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Taoist Tai Chi® on Good Morning America

Taoist Tai Chi® on Good Morning America

The NYC Tri-State Branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA was contacted for a television interview on Good Morning America, an internationally broadcast program. They answered a call that came in during last Thursday night’s class. The caller said he was from ABC News, and that the Mayo Clinic and the NIH (National Institute […]
Good News for Cross-Canada Seniors’ Day

Good News for Cross-Canada Seniors’ Day

As locations across Canada get ready for Cross-Canada Seniors’ Day next week on June 9, a new meta-analysis suggests tai chi can lower blood pressure in older people as effectively as drugs or aerobic exercise. Researchers also found that the reduction in systolic blood pressure was greater in people who performed tai chi more frequently. […]
Brisbane Twentieth Anniversary Dinner

Brisbane Twentieth Anniversary Dinner

Members and special guests in Brisbane, Queensland (Australia), celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Brisbane branch at a dinner on March 10, 2016. We were pleased to be joined by special guests Mr. Duncan Pegg MP, member for Stretton and representing the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk; Councillor Vicki Howard from Central Ward of the City […]
Active Senior Makes the Most of Every Day in Stratford, Ontario

Active Senior Makes the Most of Every Day in Stratford, Ontario

The benefits of an active lifestyle are well documented in studies.  But for living proof look no further than Stratford’s Isabel Plant. A five-day-a-week regular at the city’s branch of Taoist Tai Chi the energetic and charming senior celebrated her 90th birthday with fellow participants at the Ontario Street facility this week. Along with Anneli […]
Tai Chi Deemed One of the Five Best Exercises

Tai Chi Deemed One of the Five Best Exercises

Harvard Health Publications, the media and publishing division of the Harvard Medical School of Harvard University, one of the oldest and most trusted sources of medical information in the United States of America, reports that one of the five best exercises you can ever do is tai chi. As reported in the article No matter […]
Dan Yu Challenge Comments From Canada’s Pacific Region

Dan Yu Challenge Comments From Canada’s Pacific Region

Participants from across Canada are taking part in a six-week national dan yu challenge.  One only challenges one’s self to do more dan yu’s, not others.  Donations are freely given to support fundraising for the International Center in Florida.  Better health for the individual and for the organization is the best reward.  Here are some comments from participants in Canada’s Pacific […]
Halfway through the National Dan Yu Challenge

Halfway through the National Dan Yu Challenge

Here’s what participants in Western Region are saying about their practice: “It’s a good way to start the day.” Audrey “It softens the stiffness in my hips.” Phyllis “I’m doing the same number of Dan Yus every day, and it feels like it’s getting easier.” Eileen “The more Dan Yus I do, the more I […]
Danyus for Dunedin in the Atlantic Region

Danyus for Dunedin in the Atlantic Region

Many welcome thoughts on the Danyu Challenge…… The Danyu challenge has encouraged many participants to extend their limits and to discover the benefits of the extra practice. Je sens la chaleur sous mes pieds ..Jean/ Moncton, NB It makes shovelling snow easier..Claude/ Dartmouth, NS Il faut en faire plusieurs chaque jour, pour sentir une différence […]
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