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Taoist Tai Chi® in the Classroom 0

Taoist Tai Chi® in the Classroom

A project in the Quebec City Area shows that it is possible for 9-10 year old children to appreciate, and benefit from, Taoist Tai Chi® arts. Tracey teaches a grade 4 class. She began practicing Taoist Tai Chi® 2 years ago. She immediately thought of her students. She said:  Wow! I would love for my […]
Doing the ‘impossible’ and helping others 0

Doing the ‘impossible’ and helping others

“The fact that you can do something that you’re told is impossible gives you hope.” Providence Healthcare, which provides rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care and community programs in Toronto, has just published a story in its Outlook magazine about long-time Taoist Tai Chi® arts participant Assunta Sciani.   Assunta, who has had Parkinson’s Disease for […]
‘A Gift That Flows Through Me’ 0

‘A Gift That Flows Through Me’

Luana Goodwin has told the Tallahassee Democrat how her Taoist Tai Chi® arts story is long, complicated, and difficult because it’s been a journey not only of physical changes but emotional discovery as well. Diagnosed years ago with panic attacks, Laura  says that now she is pushing through the fear to tell her story. “It’s […]
Becoming the captain of your soul 0

Becoming the captain of your soul

It matters not how strait the gate How charged with punishment the scroll, I am a master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.                 (from Invictus, W. E. Henley)   Hello, my name is Simona and since last year I decided to commit to the practice of Tai Chi because I […]
Snow Shoveling as Practical Taoist Training 0

Snow Shoveling as Practical Taoist Training

Participants in Vancouver, Canada took part in some very practical tor-yu training to help make the Pacific Region Centre more accessible during a recent snowfall. The 10-20 cm accumulation of the seasonal white stuff was wet and heavy but not too daunting for the early birds arriving for Saturday morning class.
Canadian Health Questionnaire Preliminary Findings 0

Canadian Health Questionnaire Preliminary Findings

Thank you to the 6,000+ participants who completed the health questionnaire. Your support to this project made it an overwhelming success and provided our organization with a wealth of information demonstrating the benefits of Taoist Tai Chi® practice. A Preliminary Report is now available in the Downloads section at www.taoist.org/media. The link can also be […]
Osteoporosis and Taoist Tai Chi® practice 0

Osteoporosis and Taoist Tai Chi® practice

Did you know that Taoist Tai Chi® arts can straighten out severely damaged osteoporotic vertebrae without the aid of analgesic or prescription drugs? These two X-rays show: left the spine in 2016 and on the right 2015. 2016 shows the expansion created by straightening things out so now I can sing again as the air […]
A Few Words of Trust 0

A Few Words of Trust

On the first day of the international workshop currently being held at Bayswater I was privileged to receive individual instruction from Tony Kwong who is the workshop leader.  I had arrived at the workshop after a recent back episode that had left me immobilized and bedridden for a few weeks. X-rays showed that an injury […]
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