Article Archive for T'ai Chi & Qigong

Competition can be a path to personal and spiritual growth — if you strive together
Each Saturday my daughter straps on her shin guards and little-kid cleats — the ones with the pink shoelaces — and heads out to...
Get a new shape for the new year!
If “get fit” or “lose weight” top your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone: January is one of the busiest times of...
An introduction to qigong, plus 4 styles of the calming exercise
Asian cultures have long known what Western medicine discovered only 20 years ago: Moderate, gentle exercises such as qigong (...
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Between working in Marketing for Gaiam, caring for an active and adorable 18-month-old daughter and trying to grab some “hey, how...
Centuries’ worth of anecdotal evidence attests to the medical benefits of qigong and t’ai chi, two closely related Chinese health...
6 personality types + compatible workouts
When I take my daughter to her dance class at our community rec center, I’m always amazed at the number of people pacing doggedly...
A yoga alternative that will give you all the same benefits
There is no doubt that there are great mental, physical and spiritual benefits when it comes to practicing yoga. Yoga tones the...
Alternative exercise choices that engage both the body and the mind
Are you looking for something different in your workouts—exercise that will engage your body and mind in a new way? Mind-body...
Francesco "Garri" Garripoli almost became an M.D. But when he realized soon after beginning pre-med in the mid-1970s that Western...
Since the day t'ai chi master David-Dorian Ross took his first t'ai chi class and was catapulted into a moment of "peak...