Tai Chi and Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
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Tai Chi and Hypermobility Joint Syndrome

Tai Chi and Hypermobility Joint Syndrome As a Tai Chi Instructor I live with hypermobility joint. The good news is that Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation are all recommended ways to help manage the symptoms of this connective tissue disorder. I changed career becoming a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor as my physical health…

Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia
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Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia

Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia A non curable medical condition/syndrome that causes chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Fibromyalgia Symptoms & Effects Polymyalgia Rheumatica Rheumatoid Arthritis Fibro Fog (common name for the brain fog that sufferers experience) Lack of energy and chronic fatigue Muscle twitching, soreness & weakness Acute and chronic…

Tai Chi for Ankylosing Spondylitis
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Tai Chi for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Tai Chi for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) An auto-immune disease causing inflammation of the spine, vertebrae, sacrum and can also affect other major joints.  The connective tissues; tendons and ligaments harden (ankylosing) where they attach to the bone.  At the later stages of progression, the spine can fuse together. Ankylosing Spondylitis Symptoms & Effects Fatigue Joint…

Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi
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Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi

Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi Help activate the relaxation response with deep breathing, slow connected whole body movements and applied relaxation. Stress = activation of the sympathetic nervous system (automatic stress response) This is the bodily state when tissue is being broken down, energy is used and the body systems are working.  An extreme of…

Static Stance Training Tai Chi
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Static Stance Training Tai Chi

Static Stance Training Tai Chi As a beginner, Tai Chi can be perceived as something quite simple.  Yet the emphasis on achieving the correct posture whilst relaxing the body and breathing deeply can be quite difficult at first.  As soon as you concentrate on dropping your shoulders, your lower back closes.  Ok, try again…. as you…