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Tai chi health benefits

Tai Chi and Diabetes

Diabetes awareness and helping those living with the condition remain healthy and in control is something which I personally feel very passionate about.   My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes when she was 7 years old and despite being a very difficult time for her and …

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Parkinson’s and Tai Chi

What is Parkinson’s? The NHS sites the three prominent symptoms of Parkinson’s as being ‘an involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor), slow movement, as well as stiff and inflexible muscles’. From these main indicators spring a multitude of further complications – physical and psychological – which can …

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The Benefits of Seated Qigong

Qigong is generally thought of as being an activity we do standing up but the exercises – practically all of them – can be adapted just slightly, making it the perfect solution for those who are not able to stand at all, or for long periods of time. In this short …

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Tai Chi for Asthma

Of all the chronic conditions we face in the modern world, asthma seems to be one of the most prevalent. According to the Office for National Statistics, 1320 people died in England and Wales alone. In the UK, 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment – this includes 1 in …

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Balance and foot strength – the benefits for martial arts and everyday life.

When we think of strength in the West, we will often imagine broad shoulders, prominent chest muscles and thickly set arms. Undoubtedly, such physical attributes will often infer a degree of physical strength but looked at from an Eastern mindset, it will appear top heavy, disproportioned and unbalanced if such …

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The Best Medicine: East Meets West

Western medicine is amazing, one of the wonders of the modern world and how could I fault a medical system that keeps billions of people alive by curing illness, disease and improving quality of life for many who live with chronic conditions? Including members of my close family. There are …

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World Tai Chi Day 2018 – One World… One Breath

April 28 2018 is World Tai Chi Day, a day to celebrate the amazing art of tai chi around the world. The theme of this year’s event is One World… One Breath, so I thought it an ideal time to ponder the breathing in our tai chi practice and give a …

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Tai Chi for Everyone

If you do a Google images search for ‘tai chi’, chances are you’ll be browsing through a lot of pictures of retirement age groups practicing outside in a sunny park somewhere. I love the fact that tai chi provides mature students with an activity they can get better at as …

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4 Ways Tai Chi Boosts Happy Vibes

Today marks International Day of Happiness and, while we realise that life can often be difficult, it is worthwhile pausing to reflect on what we are grateful for, as well as to find new ways to increase our quota of happiness. Here at WCO we are firm believers that exercise …

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8 Ways Tai Chi Improves Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

  We can’t express enough the many health & wellbeing benefits of tai chi practise. For the body and mind, there are few forms of exercise that bring so many rewards with no harmful effects. Tai chi is low impact, so the perfect complement to other more intense workouts or …

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