Life is Playful
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The tale of the meditation stool One of my students made a meditation stool. In her planning she wrote ‘bottom’ on the base to know which side to fix the legs too. Somehow the bottom became the top, and now … Read More

When resources aren’t enough
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When resources aren’t enough A delve into the Tai Chi learning process, looking at the ebb and flow of training a life-long art. How to be more productive in your training. Your Tai Chi mind is the same as your … Read More

Tai Chi Qigong Fall Prevention
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“Falls among elderly people may be costing the NHS in England up to £4.6m a day.” Reported by the BBC in 2010. It’s not just senior citizens who can benefit from learning Tai Chi and Qigong for balance and fall … Read More

What is your Goal?
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Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation Training Maybe it’s easiest to start with my goal, or rather my journey. I am striving to be myself, it is as simple as that. So my goal in my Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation … Read More

Taoist Teaching and Mid Life Assistance
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Taoist Teaching Mid Life Transformation Assistance www.personaltao.com Taoism as a practice helps people live balanced and graceful lives. In China there is a saying: “You retire as a Taoist.” This is a reflection of the fact that Taoism as a … Read More

Roland and Robs Marathon 2014
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Roland and Robs Marathon 2014 One of our students, Rob Eggers and his friend Roland Taylor are taking on Britain’s hardest marathon (The Picnic) to raise money for a charity called The Brompton Fountain. http://www.justgiving.com/thepicnic Roland’s son Finley was born … Read More

Living with EDS
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During May 2014 it is Ehlers Danlos awareness month. I have written my account of living with EDS and wanted to share this with you all. Here is my story, it is a little raw and gives honest insight into … Read More

World Tai Chi Qigong Day 2014
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The first photos are in from World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2014 in‪ Horsham Park. Thanks to all of the new and current students for attending and helping with schools across the globe celebrate our love of Tai Chi … Read More

Travel with Hope
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A Parkinsons Disease Interview Introduction This interview on April 11, 2014 is an update to a previous interview on March 15, 2013. Meet ‘John Doe’ and read his story of learning to live with Parkinsons Disease (PD).   What is … Read More

Friends of our Tai Chi Community
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Friends of our Tai Chi Community This page of our website is dedicated to our community of students, friends, teachers, colleagues and peers.  Here at Earth Balance Tai Chi we have met a number of complementary therapists, healers, spiritual mentors … Read More

Tai Chi for All Abilities
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We have been working hard on new developments within our Tai Chi and Qigong school.  We want our classes to be accessible by the whole community.  From this, we now offer Tai Chi and Qigong for all abilities, meaning seated … Read More

Chen Tai Chi Four Corners
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New beginner students in Chen style Tai Chi learn foundation exercises and the first five movements of the Laojia Yi Lu form (known as the Chen 5 Elements), facing the ‘Four Directions’, also known as the ‘Four Corners’.  Covering the … Read More

Chen Sabre Workshop 2014
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Chen Sabre Workshop 2014 Seminar: Chen Style Tai Chi Sabre (Broadsword/Dao) Content: Learning the thirteen sabre techniques: rolling, closing, pricking, blocking, cutting, hacking, scooping, cross-cutting, twisting, shaking, supporting, slicing and tilting and the complete 23 movement form. Level: Open to … Read More

Parkinsons Group Course 2014
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Parkinsons Group Course 2014 Each year I teach a voluntary course to a local health support group, to share the value of Tai Chi and Qigong movements as a way to help support overall health and wellbeing.  I work closely … Read More

The Power of Breathing
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In ancient Eastern cultures breathing is seen as fundamental to life-long health. This has become lost in the modern world, leaning more on pharmaceutical companies to provide us with ‘better health’.  Learning to breathe more effectively can have a profound … Read More