8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science

8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science The Huffington Post | by Alena Hall The Earth may not be flat nor is it the center of the universe, but that doesn’t mean old-world intellectuals got everything wrong. In fact, in recent years, modern science has validated a number of teachings and beliefs rooted in […]

Tai Chi with Dharma Chi Kung at Mount Royal Universirty

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Calgary, Chi Kung, Tai Chi | 2 Comments

Tai Chi with Dharma Chi Kung Register:   https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/mountroyal/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?aid=9740 http://www.mtroyal.ca/wcm/groups/public/documents/pdf/danny.pdf Chi Kung means energy work and is an effective and enjoyable way to improve flexibility, balance, coordination and relaxation. Dharma Chi Kung helps muscles and tendons become stronger, more relaxed and flexible. Tai Chi and Dharma Chi Kung can be practiced by people of all ages […]

Dharma-Zen Tai Chi Retreat at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog, Calgary, Chi Kung, Tai Chi | No Comments

To Sign Up, Click Here:  http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp Date: August 23-25, 2013 Retreat Itinerary Day 1: Arrive at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre by 5:00 p.m. After preliminary introductions with staff and facilitators, you will have the opportunity to discuss more about the coming weekend experiences, settle in to your cabin and the Wilderness Centre, and relax and enjoy […]

‘Understanding of I-Ching and Tai Chi in Relation to Our Lives’ Article

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Austin, Philosophy, Tai Chi | No Comments

Interesting article from C. Guan Soo: http://EzineArticles.com/49595 Tai Chi, The Great Ultimate, was found earliest in the Book of Change, or otherwise known as I-Ching. Legend said that this scripture was written by the first emperor of the Zhou Dynasty – Zhou Wen Wang. Thus I-Ching is also known as Zhou-Yi. I-Ching, or the Book […]

Song(Loose) Jìng(Calm) ZìRán(Nature)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Chi Kung, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | No Comments

Look deep into a park corner and you may see a senior citizen practicing Tai Chi Ch’uan. With its distinctive soft and slow movements you may be led to believe that this exercise is exclusively for the silver-haired race, practiced to keep them in good health. This is a common first impression. “The layman watches […]

Live 20 Years Longer Through Tai Chi, Flossing and Avoiding Texting

In this Woman’s Day article that I picked up via Yahoo, Alyssa Shaffer talks about simple ways to extend your life.  Of course exercise is in there, walking, weight training, that sort of thing.  She talks about eating and sleeping well.  She talks about stress.  And she talks about even flossing your teeth and texting. […]

So you want to live a long time?

Make good choices.  Make good decisions.  Walk a moderate path. Danny and I have posted a few times on Chinese Medicine.  We’ve posted about and linked to articles that discuss the health benefits of Tai Chi, meditation, stretching and chi kung, four of the pillars of our practice. The classic Chinese perspective is live a […]

Dharma-Zen Tai Chi Studio – Taichung, Taiwan School

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in Chi Kung, Tai Chi | 6 Comments

“I first met Danny in Taichung, many years ago. I saw his flyer in a local restaurant advertising peace of mind and a comfortable body. I thought to myself, that sounds really good. I had always been athletic, but I was in my late 20s and was already starting to feel aches and pains and […]

Study: Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain, Improves Reach, Balance, Well-Being

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Tai Chi | No Comments

“http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2010/November/unc-study-tai-chi-relieves-arthritis-pain-improves-reach-balance-and-well-being?utm_source=release&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=tai-chi” The study found that there are significant benefits of Tai Chi for individuals with all types of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, lead author. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement […]

Tai Chi Push Hands

Posted by on Aug 23, 2010 in Austin, General, Tai Chi | No Comments

Went to push hands in the park in Austin, today.  A really nice group of people.  Old and new friends.  If you’re looking for Push Hands in Central Texas, check out Austin Pease Park push hands here. Tai Chi the sport is a great one.  Today I pushed with several people.  Very different styles.  Some […]