Category: Tai Chi

Articles, stories, films and instructional material to help inspire students of T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Tai Chi).

October 5, 2021 Joe Brady

A Modern Take on an Ancient Practice from the National Institutes of Health You may have seen the flowing postures and gentle movements of tai chi and wondered what it’s all about. Tai chi is an ancient mind and body practice. While more research is needed, studies suggest that it may have many health benefits….

July 26, 2021 Joe Brady

Tai chi results in similar or greater improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms when compared to aerobic exercise, according to a new study from Tufts University and Brown University. Aerobic exercise, a core part of standard fibromyalgia treatment, is the most commonly prescribed non-drug treatment for the disorder, which can involve widespread pain, tenderness, fatigue, and other…

March 23, 2021 Joe Brady

With millions of recovering COVID patients around the world, new approaches in treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may well involve some ancient treatments as well. Research has shown that Tai Chi and its related Qigong breathing exercises improve lung function in COPD. This has profound implications for recovering COVID patients. A recent article…

March 1, 2021 Joe Brady

Leading Scientists Discuss Their Scientific & Personal Encounters with Qi SEE HISTORIC SUMMIT “THE SCIENCE OF QI” with Harvard Osher Center Director, Dr. Peter Wayne, author of “Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi” in discussion with Dr. Richard Hammerschlag, neuro-biologist and naturopathic researcher. A profound 2-hour exchange with audience questions. Brought to you by…

December 14, 2020 Joe Brady

We are all going to be somewhat cooped up over the next few months in order to avoid COVID. For many, that means their health will be deteriorating in other ways. However, you can be proactive and reduce this decline. You can still exercise outside as long as you are being careful…and indoor Zoom classes…

October 5, 2020 Joe Brady

Tai chi and qi gong are related mind and body practices that originated in China. Both involve specific postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Tai Chi has turned out to be an ideal exercise during COVID quarantines in that it can be done outside at socially appropriate distances, requires no equipment…

February 2, 2020 Joe Brady

A growing body of research shows that fall-related injuries and cognitive decline are highly interdependent. How sharp we are mentally, changes the way we walk, and our risk of falling. This may explain why exercises like tai chi, which strengthens both the mind and the body have such dramatic effects on improving balance and more…

July 21, 2019 Joe Brady

The elixir of life and the fountain of youth have been sought for centuries by those who wish to stay young . It still seems that each month we hear about a new anti aging drug or product that promises the proverbial youth in a bottle. There is one anti-aging therapy that has been around…

July 7, 2019 Joe Brady

Recent studies on Tai Chi funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) have added to the growing knowledge of the potential benefits of some mind and body practices and provided insights into how these practices may work. One study involved a detailed examination of the effects of tai chi training on…

February 16, 2019 Joe Brady

Tai Chi and Qigong Viable for Post traumatic Stress Disorder (review of 16 studies) Mind-body practices are increasingly used to provide stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body practice encompasses activities with the intent to use the mind to impact physical functioning and improve health. Researchers conducted a literature review of 16 studies in…