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Osteoporosis y la práctica de Tai Chi Taoísta® 0

Osteoporosis y la práctica de Tai Chi Taoísta®

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 […]
Shifting to Balance — May Health Recovery Week at International Centre in Orangeville, Ontario 0

Shifting to Balance — May Health Recovery Week at International Centre in Orangeville, Ontario

“Keep it simple”, says Frazer Smith as he leads 31 participants at the May Health Recovery program at the International Centre in Orangeville.  “Up, up, …” go the participants as the instructor guides us through the first few moves of the set. And slowly, gently, softly day one ends with a shifting to balance.   […]
Taoist Tai Chi Play is Health Recovery 0

Taoist Tai Chi Play is Health Recovery

All Taoist Tai Chi® arts play is about health recovery. The 108 people who attended the recent Health Recovery Day at the International Centre had the opportunity to witness the courage, persistence, grace and dignity of people with a wide range of health problems in their practice of the set and foundation moves. Hearing first-hand […]
The Sheer Joy of Movement – Health Recovery Program at Orangeville, September, 2016 0

The Sheer Joy of Movement – Health Recovery Program at Orangeville, September, 2016

I experience the sheer joy of movement – of moving a body that has been paralyzed. These words are from one of the participants talking about their experience of doing Tai Chi at the International Centre in Orangeville. On day 4 of our 5-day Health Recovery Program there are looks of focus and determination on […]
Health Recovery in full swing! 0

Health Recovery in full swing!

It is now day three of the Health Recovery Program here at the International Taoist Tai Chi Centre near Orangeville, and what an inspiring experience it has been thus far! During the first few days, our knowledgeable instructor Jim helped us build a strong foundation through countless tor-yus and dan-yus.  He explained that the quality […]
Final night of June Health Recovery Program 0

Final night of June Health Recovery Program

With the southern Ontario heat,  we enjoyed a beautiful set outside, followed by a brush knee parade around the second floor of the Health Recovery building at the International Centre in Orangeville to take advantage of the air conditioning. The icing on the cake was a final push hands session. One more morning and then we […]
Health Recovery Week, Day 3, at Orangeville, Ontario 0

Health Recovery Week, Day 3, at Orangeville, Ontario

Working and learning (and eating!) together.   «My tai chi is improving from teaching others.» — Wade from Taraunga, New Zealand     «There’s no criticism. It’s all help» — Pat from Gravenhurst   «This Health Recovery is one of the best gifts I’ve given myself. It’s taken me a while to get here, but […]
Finding balance at Health Recovery Week 1

Finding balance at Health Recovery Week

Health Recovery participants don-yu their way down the room as they play with balance and weight-shifting.      «There’s such a strong feeling of community within the group.  It warms my heart.» – Angie from Durham, Canada     «This has been a phenomenal week to help me work on issues that are present for me. It’s […]
Things are Looking Up at Health Recovery Week 1

Things are Looking Up at Health Recovery Week

Up … Up …     Up! There’s always more up! Participants in this month’s Health Recovery Week at the International Centre, Orangeville, are enjoying getting taller and working together. From some of the participants: «It’s been more than just physical. I’m learning how to listen to my body and I didn’t realize how I […]
Taoist Tai Chi helps with “very grim” Parkinson’s challenge 0

Taoist Tai Chi helps with “very grim” Parkinson’s challenge

Simple activities like putting on a coat were becoming a challenge for Assunta Scaini as she struggled with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as constant tremors, stiffness, fatigue, poor balance and frequent falls. Assunta started practicing Taoist Tai Chi in Toronto 30 years ago. Within just a few weeks she started to feel good again […]
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