Beginners and Enthusiasts,
Understand, we are not here to compete with your teacher, but to honor their work, by augmenting it.
In a class the focus is on teaching forms. There is often little time to delve into some of the deeper aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong philosophy or Traditional Chinese Medicine, let alone the volumes of modern medical research on these ancient arts.
Even long time teachers and masters come to our content for insights of innovative ways to explain these ancient mind/body sciences, we are all still learning ...
Side note: A martial arts magazine interviewing an old Tai Chi master, who'd been studying Tai Chi for 60 years, asked, "When did you feel you mastered Tai Chi?"
The master looked at the interviewer with a mischevious smile and replied, "I'll let you know as soon as I do."
So, we all are learning, no matter how long we've done it. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, provides videos, graphics, and text to help you "get it" on a deeper and more meaningful level, that will enhance, not compete with, what you are learning in class.
In fact we have readers who are top champions in Tai Chi and master coaches, who've said they get something new from our content every time they read it. If you want to learn more about Tai Chi or learn more about Qigong (Chi Kung), you've come to the right place.
(If you have not yet begun a Tai Chi or Qigong class, see the "Find Local Classes" in the top of the menu to your right. If you can't find classes in your area, see our Official Sponsor for a fine line of teaching DVDs.)
In the menu to the right, you'll find Tips on Classes that will help you deal with issues and challenges of learning, that can also benefit the way you approach everything in your life.
You'll see explanations of Tai Chi and Qigong Terms and Concepts, that will deepen your understanding of things you are already doing in class.
The TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Acupuncture section, helps you know on a deeper
level how your Tai Chi and Qigong practice are
actually TCM therapies, benefiting you in
many deep and abiding ways.
Our Medical Research section exposes you to the
vast modern medical research revealing what powerful health & healing tools Tai Chi and Qigong are.
You might ask, "Why should you read this, if you already have begun learning?" In TCM centuries ago, Traditional Chinese Medical pioneers realized that the more a client understands the therapy ... the more benefits they get from it.
This is now being validated by the modern
science of pscyhoneuroimmunology, which
studies the relationship of the mind and body.
The new science of neuroplasticity or
understanding how our thought processes
actually physically alter our physical structure,
are also discussed in this website.
By understanding on a left brain analytical level
the power of Tai Chi and Qigong, then when
practicing, your mind will allow you to relax
deeper into the benefits.
Learn how Tai Chi and Qigong can maximize
your Sports and Life performance. Again, if
you are already a practitioner, you may
have already felt those changes, but
to understand them intellectually as
well can help deepen your benefits.
Did you know that modern medical research indicates that Tai Chi can boost your immune system resistence to viral infection by 50%, lower high blood pressure, reduce anxiety and depression, treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, treat type 2 diabetes, and much, much more?
Hopefully your doctor told you this already, but just in case he/she hasn't, you've come to the right place. Begin by watching the below video, then scroll down to learn more about exactly what Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) are, the science behind these ancient and highly effective mind/body sciences, and why YOU should begin learning them today. Be sure to enjoy our FREE Online Lessons, and search the Medical Research section to learn how Tai Chi or Qigong may help you or a loved one with health challenges. (See menu to your right.)
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