World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

10:00–11:00 Saturday April 28 Library Courtyard (weather permitting). The Allen Chapter of Lu Tai Chi Players will perform their Forms at the Allen Public Library to celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. Enjoy the demo and then join them to “Paint the Numbers the Tai Chi way”. Free; no registration, all ages See: https://www.facebook.com/World-Tai-Chi-Qigong-Day-393654825812/…

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Balance – The Keynote To All Life

The Quality of your Life Depends on Balance. By Carole Lee Booth, Tai Chi Instructor at the City of Allen-Joe Farmer Rec Center & the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium Change is constant and eternal. To work well with change is the key to Balance. From the moment you open your eyes in the morning to when…

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International Cultures Day

On Feb. 27, 2015, the Beverly Cheatham Elementary School in Allen, Texas, celebrated International Cultures Day.  Terri Eck, teacher, (Left)  and Insiya Patwa (on the right) orchestrated a program featuring people of 3 cultures most represented at their school… Hispanic, Indian and Asian. I demonstrated T’ai Chi from the Asian culture with some Form movements…

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Look Forward to Updated Information

On the blog page you will find the latest information about your Tai Chi Training. Carole and Kelly will be posting here regularly.

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Relieves Stress & Creates Peacefulness

The demands of living are stressful for adults of all ages. Although one cannot directly point to studies showing a reduction in stress from practicing tai chi the breathing, movement, and mental concentration required of individuals who practice tai chi may be just the distraction you need from your hectic lifestyle. The mind-body connection is…

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Increase Energy & Alertness

Regular Tai chi practice has been shown to improve the ability to stay focused on particular tasks and studies have shown that it can increase mental alertness and clarity. This translates to operating efficiently and higher productivity. Various Tai chi movements incorporate ‘whole brain thinking’ using both left and right hemispheres as well as the…

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Develops Strength and Endurance

One study took adults who practiced tai chi three times a week for 12 weeks (60-minute classes). These adults were given a battery of physical-fitness tests to measure balance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility before and after the 12 weeks. After just six weeks, statistically significant improvements were observed in balance, muscular strength, endurance,…

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Improves Balance, Grace & Health

Because tai chi movements are slow and deliberate with shifts of body weight from one leg to the other in coordination with upper body movements (sometimes with one leg in the air), it challenges balance and many have long assumed it helps improve balance and reduce fall frequency. A study involving 22 men and women…

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