eNews about Tai Chi & Qigong

 On this page, we will keep you posted on news related to Tai Chi (Tai Ji)  and Qigong (Chi Gong) around the world.  

The news will be mainly in Englis.    Like art or music, the spirit of Tai Chi is transmitted via its own universal language as well.  

Stay tuned.

eNews from North America

  • An Introduction to Tai Chi:  Mind-body exercises, such as tai chi and yoga, have been gaining popularity over the past few decades. This is not surprising, given the increasing number of studies on the positive effects of these gentler forms of exercise—everything from lowering blood pressure and managing depression to building strength and improving balance. There is even evidence that tai chi may help you live a longer, more vital life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Harvard Medical School
  • 5 of the best exercises you can ever do: Tai chi. This Chinese martial art that combines movement and relaxation is good for both body and mind. In fact, it's been called "meditation in motion." Tai chi is made up of a series of graceful movements, one transitioning smoothly into the next. Because the classes are offered at various levels, tai chi is accessible — and valuable — for people of all ages and fitness levels. 

           Source: Harvard Medical School 
  • Why Tai Chi Can Help Just About Anyone:  A Cardiologist Explains:  Here are some of the scientifically proven benefits of Tai chi: 1. Tai chi is good for your heart.   
              Source: MindbodyGreen
  • Tai Chi exercise may reduce falls in adult stroke survivors:  Tai Chi may reduce falls among adult stroke survivors, according to research presented at the American Stroke  Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013.           Source: American Heart Association
  • The Health Benefits of Tai Chi: This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.   Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.            Source:  Harvard Medical School's Health Publication                                                                                                                                                       
  • Tai chi: getting there more slowly, but gracefully and intact: NEW YORK (Reuters) - For modern, harried lifestyles focused on getting and spending, fitness experts say tai chi, the ancient Chinese slow-moving exercise, can be an ideal way for anyone to stay fit.
           Source: Reuters, Reuters, Dorene Internicola
  • Tai Chi Helps Parkinson's Disease Patients:  In an original article published in the February 9, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), ORI scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D. and colleagues report that a tailored program of twice-weekly Tai Chi training resulted in improved postural stability and walking ability, and reduced falls in the participants.
    Source: Supreme Chi Living
  • Preventing falls with balance exercises  Balance tends to erode over time, and regularly performing balance exercises is one of the best ways to protect against falls that lead to temporary or permanent disability. Balance exercises take only a few minutes and often fit easily into the warm-up portion of a workout. Many strength-training exercises also serve as balance exercises. Or balance-enhancing movements may simply be woven into other forms of exercise, such as tai chi, yoga, and Pilates.
             Source: Harvard Health Publications on HEALTHbeat Extra: The secret to better health — exercise
  • The health benefits of tai chi: Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. Tai chi is easy to learn and you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.
             Source: Harvard Medical School's Publications
  • Alternative cancer treatments: 10 options to consider : Many people with cancer are interested in trying anything that may help them, including complementary and alternative cancer treatments.  If cancer makes you feel as though you have little control over your health, alternative cancer treatment may offer some feeling of control.

             Source: Mayo Clinic

  • Going with the flow   Tai Chi ranks among the best forms of exercise for maintaining all-around health and wellness.  The benefits it offers go beyond physical fitness, bringing mental and siritual gains to those who practice this internal martial art with Qi, the living force energy.  Tai Chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical and mental exercise......by Betsy Levinson 

             Source: Littleton Independent: Wicked local newspaper
  • Duke University & Taichi   Duke also provides a wide range of physical education courses to its entire student body.  Aikido and Taichi (Tai Chi, Taiji) are among the 40 plus PE courses that students can select for credit...... Taichi has huge health, fitness and wellness benefits for people of all ages. It also helps practitioners relieve stress. Colleges have increasingly recognized this and included Taichi in their PE courses......                                                        
  • Exercises based on the Chinese martial art Tai Chi may provide a surprising answer to the high risk of falling among elderly people, reports the Journal of the American Medical Association. A study of 2,328 people over 65 shows that general exercise could reduce the risk of falling by 13 percent. But when one group of seniors learned moves based on the popular, slow-motion Kung Fu, researchers say, the risk dropped by 25 percent. Tai Chi's slow, controlled movements emphasize maintaining good balance and good muscle tone. The study says unintentional injuries are the sixth leading cause of death for the elderly in the U.S.
             Source:  HI-YAH! - TIME  Exercises based on the Chinese martial art Tai Chi    

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Last News Update June 20, 2019  by Sharon Pei