Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 3, 2013

The Harvard Medical School Guide To Tai Chi – A Book Review23

Stepping up to Brush Knee Twist Step

Stepping up to Brush Knee Twist Step

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Transition to Stroke The Lute

Transition to Stroke The Lute

Basic Tai Chi Breathing

“… diaphragmatic breathing, also sometimes called natural, abdominal, belly, or tan tien breathing.”

Internal Physical Massage

“Trials have shown that regular, internally directed massage led by the breath has positive effects on pain and function in back pain patients, and may more broadly help explain how Tai Chi helps with musculoskeletal pain.”

Breathing and the Other Active Ingredients

“… it unleashes a set of sensations and internal awareness deep within your body.”

About the Photos

To the beginning student the very act of intentionally moving both arms and hands at the same time as you shift weight and step is quite overwhelming. This is a great training exercise on many levels. Everything is happening at once and where there is a finish, everything finishes at the same time.

It’s been said that some people do only Tai Chi walking (without the Brush Knee Twist Step arms part) as their form of Tai Chi exercise. I have searched YouTube for a decent video of Tai Chi walking but have not found an example that I recommend. I may make one someday when I get the techy details all worked out, and can coordinate with my video “department.”

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