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International Awareness Day – Rome, Italy

International Awareness Day – Rome, Italy

On Saturday,  October 19, 2019, Rome, hosted the 6th International Awareness Day of the Taoist Tai Chi Association of Italy. In the setting of the beautiful Piazza Cavour, over 60 participants and significant guests gave life to a joyful demo and ceremony.   While exchanging greetings, not only members from all four Branches but also local […]
Building Strength with Tai Chi

Building Strength with Tai Chi

The strength to be gained by practising Tai Chi has been recognised in an article published by the widely-read New York Times this week. The author, Personal Health columnist Jane E. Brody, says she was surprised by Tai Chi’s effects on strength, „but good research — and there’s been a fair amount of it by […]
Windsor Branch Featured on Local Radio

Windsor Branch Featured on Local Radio

On Saturday February 17 participants from the Windsor, Ontario branch answered questions and discussed different topics on Taoist Tai Chi® practice. Topics included building a strong foundation, mind and body connection, balance and harmony, health benefits, the importance of daily practice, and benefits for both younger and older practitioners. Upcoming open houses and new classes were discussed in the […]
Helping The Heart

Helping The Heart

Tai chi might be a useful way to introduce reluctant people and heart attack survivors to exercise, according to a small new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and reported by Time. The dietary and exercise changes that doctors recommend to people after heart attacks are often too intimidating and frightening […]
News From Mexico Branch

News From Mexico Branch

Carmen Landa reports from Mexico: All members have reported safe. A few of them lost their houses and/or offices. The building where our center space is has been evaluated by private engineers but not by the government yet. This means that we cannot enter into the building to see the damage. The private experts have […]
Doing the ‚impossible‘ and helping others

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 […]
Labour Day Weekend Radio Broadcast from Windsor, Ontario

Labour Day Weekend Radio Broadcast from Windsor, Ontario

Saturday September 2, on the Labour Day weekend 2017, participants from the Windsor, Ontario branch answered questions and discussed different topics on Taoist Tai Chi® practice. Topics included building of a strong foundation, mind and body connection, balance and harmony, our recent health survey, research on health benefits, the importance of daily practice, and benefits for both […]
Volunteering – it’s good for your health

Volunteering – it’s good for your health

Researcher Stephen Post has told CBC’s Tapestry program about studies showing the psychological and physical effects of being kind. Post,  a professor of medicine at Stony Brook University in New York, has written about the „helper’s high“ and his research looks at the effects of being helpful and volunteering on things like pain management and […]
Kingston 40th anniversary in the news

Kingston 40th anniversary in the news

The Kingston Heritage has reported on a demo tour by Kingston participants in Ontario, Canada, to celebrate their 40th anniversary. “We wanted to get out in the community and really show people what we are all about,”  Kingston branch leader Terry Kirkham told the news organisation. “We want to share what we do and the […]
Tai chi fares well in cross-fit comparison

Tai chi fares well in cross-fit comparison

Time is reporting that while tai chi may look mundane—even boring to some—experts who’ve studied it say its benefits are vast and hard to oversell. It also holds up when compared to other more strenuous types of exercise. It says one study in the American Journal of Epidemiology concluded that tai chi was nearly as […]
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