Health Benefits of Tai Chi
Who Can Benefit from Tai Chi?
History of Tai Chi
1. Tendency to think and act spontaneously, rather than from fears based on past experiences.2. An unmistakeable ability to enjoy each moment.3. Loss of interest in judging self.4. Loss of interest in judging others.5. Loss of interest in conflict and one-upmanship.6. Loss of interest in interpreting actions of worry.7. Loss of ability to worry (This is a SERIOUS symptom!).8. Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.9. Feelings of contentment and connectedness with others and with Nature.10. Frequent attacks of smiling.11. Increased susceptibility to love and to "passing it forward."12. Increased tendency to let things happen rather than make things happen.NOTE: If you have all or even most of the above symptoms, your condition of Inner Peace may be so far advanced as to be untreatable!
Psssst: Learn more about Symptoms of Inner Peace and buy a lovely poster version at Saskia's website.
|A General Introduction to Daoism in China.|
Taoism (or Daoism) refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions that have influenced Eastern Asia for more than two millennia,
We are a small school hidden deep in the Wudang mountains, China. We offer traditional training in :- Kung Fu, Qigong, Taiji (tai chi), Doaist Philosophy, Meditation and Internal Alchemy.
Our aim is to provide an amazing, enjoyable experience when you come and study at our school. We have picked a secret spot up in the mountains to run our school, this helps to remove all of life's distractions and allows you to focus on training. We keep class sizes small and food clean and healthy - the way it should be.
American Taoist is a blog of an average guy who is trying to get right with Tao. The idea being that there is no expiration date on wisdom, he takes the ideas of the ancient philosophy of Taoism and applies them to modern day situations. The goal is to show people that you don't always need to be searching for elightenment when studying philosophy and using Tao one can find happiness even in today's hustle and bustle world.
Notes, essays, musings, lessons and reflections.
A small sample of Sifu Waller's thoughts and insights.
Is it even possible? With the right toolkit and online support then it is possible to learn and maybe even master Tai Chi Chuan. Discover how today.
Tai Chi Discussion - YOUR Tai Chi Stories
Great Tai Chi stories, contributed by visitors from around the world. Add yours to the growing collection.
Tai Chi Blog
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What is Tai Chi?
An introduction to the basics of Tai Chi Chuan, where it comes from, and how to start learning.
The Benefits of Tai Chi
You get many rewards by practicing Tai Chi ranging from proven health benefits through to mental focus and peace of mind and even self-defense.
The History of Tai Chi
Finding its roots in ancient China, Tai Chi has grown and grown until it’s now a worldwide phenomena.
Tai Chi Chuan Styles
Starting with the original Chen style Tai Chi and then Yang style Tai Chi, this art form has diversified into many different styles across the globe.
The Principles of Tai Chi
There’s plenty here to deepen your understanding and enjoyment whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner. Covering Yin Yang theory and the tai chi symbol, tai chi postures, song and gun, plus heaps more.
Some would argue that any discussion of Tai Chi wouldn’t be complete without proper referencing to this treasured Chinese tradition. And I happen to agree. By understanding the deeper principles of Tao you can significantly improve your Tai Chi practice.
Worldwide Directory fo Tai Chi Classes / Schools
There are literally thousands of Tai Chi Chuan classes and schools across the world. There are also many hundreds of Taoism schools as well. In fact there could be one right near you and you didn't know it. Here is a growing directory of Tai Chi and Taoist schools from all over the world.
Worldwide Tai Chi & Taoist Events Calendar
There are great Tai Chi and Taoist workshops, seminars and events taking place all the time. Find them here, list your event, and write/read reviews.
Free Tai Chi Chuan clips
There are some great free Tai Chi video clips on the net and I have collected quite a few of them for your enjoyment and learning. Join in the development of this area by submitting your own favorite clip.
Tai Chi Books, DVDs, and Supplies
Having the right Tai Chi shoes, Tai Chi clothes, Tai Chi swords and training tools can make all the difference in your training. Find also Tai Chi books, Tai Chi music, and Tai Chi videos / DVDs.
Tai Chi E-zine
The e-zine for lovers of Tai Chi Chuan, or those who'd love to learn more about it and the rich rewards it offers.
Tao Manor allows visitors to learn more about Taoism through videos, books, online articles, and a link directory. Bias is more toward philosophical Taoism and practical applications, but resources for other traditions are available.
This is the easiest summary of taoism on the internet.
A short and personal sketch of Lao Zi and the Dao De Jing.