Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tai Chi for Cancer Patients and Survivors

I decided that it's time I help cancer patients and survivors with my skills.  If I can, in a small way, provide hope and inspiration, then it's all worth it.  Wednesday morning 10 to 11.  See calendar below.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tai Chi Can Ease PTSD in Vets

Courtesy of inquisitr.com

Please click link below.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Incredible Story of Guolin: Cancer Survivor

Courtesy of Guolinqigonghk.com
This is the  story of Guolin. I'm sure many of you have no idea who she is.  But for those of you who have or have had cancer, this is a story, I’m sure, you'll like.

Ms. Guo Lin taught traditional Chinese painting and, at 43, was diagnosed with uterine cancer.  She had her uterus removed in 1949 while in Shanghai, China. Unfortunately, it spread to her bladder and, in 1960, had half of it removed.  After four additional operations, the doctors gave up and, in 1964, told her she had months to live.

Not one to give up hope, she searched for options. Then by chance, she found, while cleaning her home, ancient Qigong texts left to her by her late grandfather (a Taoist priest).  Without a sifu or instructor, she self-taught herself these forms.  Incredible as this sounds, in after six months, Guolin’s cancer went into remission.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Steps On How to Be Mindful

Courtesy of ricecatalyst.org
Being mindful is a personal attempt to know thyself. 

Deep. Philosophical. Easy. 

Hard to do. 

You can read books, articles, listen to audios, watch videos and be taught or mentored. It can be complicated. Or you can make it as simple and natural as breathing in and out.

Each morning, I start my mindful day with Tai Chi and Qigong. It would be nice for you to join me. Unfortunately, you will have to walk that path by yourself, a journey if trekked properly will lead you to self actualization and inner peace.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Being Mindful During the Holiday Season

Courtesy of npr.org
This is the time of year when we celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.  

Unfortunately, happy times comes with the burden of additional tasks and responsibilities like carrying  heavy rocks on our backs with every step we take.

Mindfulness of Normal

Courtesy of Forest Farming Community
Recently, I revisited the practice of mindful meditation. For those who aren't aware, it’s simply the ability the focus on the moment.

Now think about it?  How many of us can focus on one thing; for example, a job to be done without distraction; multitasking, listening to headsets while cooking, watching television while texting, or thinking about a multitude of things while walking to work.  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

David Dorian Ross' 16 Step Yang Style Form




Don't forget to subscribe to his channel.  He's a World Champion and has a great deal to offer to Tai Chi practitioners world wide!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Benefits of Tai Chi Energy: Healing and Staying Healthy

By Sensei Domi

Staying fit and healthy are things we seniors or baby boomers think about all the time.  As soon as we wake up and roll out of bed, the aches and pains remind us of our ages.

My wife and I were at a friend's house, sharing wine and conversation.  Aside from talking about grandchildren, retirement, and fixed incomes, we talked about our health, how once vibrant and athletic we were, now reduced to taking handfuls of pills --  our bane: arthritis, diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure; in essence, taking synthetic prescription medication to stretch the inevitable.

Gotta stay alive, right?  But is pill taking our only option?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Anti-Aging, DHEA and Qigong


By Sensei Domi

As a long time martial artist who now trains Taijiquan and Qigong every day, I’ve definitely enjoyed some of the neat benefits, one of them is appearing youthful, years younger than what my nearly 60 years on this earth presents.  Everyone who I meet with ask me what my secret is, I tell them that I eat right, avoid stress, enjoy life and most importantly, exercise daily, more specifically qigong and taijiguan, you may know it more as Tai Chi.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

People Who Practice Tai Chi Stay Mentally Sharp

As I surf the web, I do my share of reading and, in doing so, discovered this recent article (July 10, 2015) that supports the theory that those who practice tai chi regularly stay mentally sharp.  Well, that's good for me as I can attest my pencil isn't as sharp as it used to be and wonder how much dull it would be had I not practice, faithfully, my daily and early morning tai chi.  I'm going to be one to lead the charge on this, validated or not.  These articles and studies give me credence on why I promote this exercise and martial arts.  So click on the link below and get yourself practicing tai chi everyday.  It ain't no worse than taking those prescription pills every morning!!!

New Study Links Long-Term Tai Chi Mind-Body Exercise to Improved Cognitive Function in Older Adults Study Published in the July 2015 Issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine

Friday, August 12, 2016

Dizziness Holding You Back?


 By Robert Raad

If you’re an active, healthy boomer—but at times you experience bouts of debilitating dizziness or a strong sense of spinning—chances are you’re feeling the effects of vertigo. Vertigo is the feeling of uncontrollable movement causing one to experience their environment spinning, resulting in dizziness or nausea for the sufferer. The symptoms may be ongoing or can only happen infrequently. Hearing loss, ringing in the ears, visual disturbances, and difficulty performing physical movements—even walking, can also occur.

What’s Really Happening?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cancer Hates Mind Body Breath




Though this is my story, it's not about me.

It's about all those courageous people who face the biggest challenges of their lives.

I'm talking about those who are diagnosed with cancer.

A crazy and invasive disease involving abnormal growth in a body that eats up healthy cells subsequently increases mortality to healthy individuals. I am not immune to this disease.

My goal is produce video documentary from the heart, a story where Tai Chi is used to bring hope and inspiration to those diagnosed and suffering from the big "C".

To read more go to:   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/416964540/cancer-hates-mind-body-breath