Tai Chi Boosts Immune System
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In 2007, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego carried out medical research on adults over a 25 week period. The findings at the end showed that those participants who practiced Tai Chi three times per week had double … Read More

Help Reduce Stress
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Do you have a spare 5, 10 or 15 minutes today?  What are you doing whilst the kettle is boiling?  Can you grab 15 minutes of privacy?  Whilst the dinner is in the oven can you take 10 minutes ‘me … Read More

Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi
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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 this state is known as the … Read More

Qi Gong for Women
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Internal Healing Art for Women For women everywhere, allow me to introduce you to the Earth Qi Gong for Women practice by Sifu Tina Chunna Zhang.  Developed by Qi Gong Masters, Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors and Daoists, it is a … Read More

Tai Chi for better health
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Tai Chi for better health There are many health benefits that come with regular Tai Chi practice.  The online health resource “InteliHealth” has listed health problems that have scientifically been assessed when practicing Tai Chi.  The problems mentioned where the … Read More

Chen Tai Chi
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Movement and Stillness for Life-Long Health Encouraging Daily Practice of the Classical Chinese Arts Expansion/compression of joints Coiling of soft tissue Lengthening connective tissue Softening muscles Relax the nervous system Posture and structure Whole body coordination Focused concentration Uninterrupted circular … Read More

Doing One Thing Correctly
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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 … Read More

Tai Chi for Seniors
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Tai Chi is suited to any age, young or old.  There are many health and wellbeing benefits that help with students in their later years.  Tai Chi is low impact, making it an ideal form of exercise for elders, helping … Read More

Tai Chi for Arthritis
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Tai Chi for Arthritis For people living with arthritis, Tai Chi and Qigong can be a great way to keep moving without impact and working the body in a soft yet powerful way. Tai Chi and Qi Gong help keep … Read More

News
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Read over our blog for the latest updates and school news from the nourishing world of Tai Chi, Qigong and Taoist meditation written by instructor Nicola. Find resources for your internal martial arts training, information on the health and wellbeing benefits of qigong practice and meditation practice, and much more. Happy reading!… Read More

Tai Chi Instructor
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“Where Movement Follows Nature” Hello and welcome to Earth Balance Tai Chi, school of internal martial arts, qi gong and Taoist meditation.  Meet instructor Nicola, in her own words dated July 2018… “I have been a student of Tai Chi … Read More

Tai Chi Foundation
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Chen style Tai Chi foundation exercises are for beginner Tai Chi students. The foundation exercises include; Chen style Tai Chi warm ups Qi Gong breathing Standing meditation Standing postures Silk reeling energy Basic Chen style Tai Chi movements Chen five … Read More

Tai Chi Private Tuition
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Personalised Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation Practice Learning the principles of Tai Chi and Qi Gong through private tuition with personal attention will help advance your progress.  You have the undivided attention of your instructor and can benefit from much … Read More

Tai Chi Beginners
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FAQs for New Students Tai Chi & Qi Gong   Before you join read these It’s not a Quick Fix I Forgot the Moves Struggle is Opportunity What is your Goal? When the Resources aren’t enough This isn’t your grandmother’s … Read More

Tai Chi Links
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This page shares a collection of Tai Chi, Qigong and martial arts instructors who we highly recommend by Earth Balance Tai Chi.  For friends of our Tai Chi community visit this page. Cherry Collins. Surrey and Hants Tai Chi  www.surreyandhantstaichi.webs.com … Read More