Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

February 13, 2019

More is Better When Coordinating with Others

Think Tai Chi class when reading about this new research.

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January 29, 2019

Train the Brain to Form Good Habits Through Repetition (10,000 reps)

 

In Tai Chi, in particular, and martial arts in general, it is known that you do not really have a skill until you have performed 10,000 repetitions of that skill. One reason for daily practice; and one reason Tai Chi is so repetitive in practice.

 

Summary: According to researchers, forming both good and bad habits depends more on how often you perform an action than the satisfaction you get from the action.

Source: University of Warwick.

You can hack your brain to form good habits – like going to the gym and eating healthily – simply by repeating actions until they stick, according to new psychological research involving the University of Warwick..

January 28, 2019

For Tai Chi Students: Podcast by Dan Docherty

https://embodiedfacilitator.com/59-hard-and-soft-with-dan-docherty/?fbclid=IwAR3lhoLcB16xHtV0SOQY62ErOmerBQXrnXazEgakmuUl8_6QtCJ8APNCK_w

January 27, 2019

Truth: On Many Levels (Seth Godin)

Relentlessly lowering expectations

We always compare performance on a relative basis. “Well, it’s better than it was yesterday…”

Toddlers, for example, seem like geniuses compared to the babies they used to be.

Some people around us have embraced a strategy of always lowering expectations so that their mediocre effort is seen as acceptable. Over time, we embrace the pretty good memo or the decent leadership moment, because it’s so much better than we feared.

And some? Some relentlessly raise expectations, establishing a standard that it’s hard to imagine exceeding. And then they do.

If you’ve been cornered into following, working with or serving someone in the first group, an intervention can be rewarding. For you and for the person trapped in this downward cycle.

Raising our expectations is a fine way to raise performance as well.

January 8, 2019

For Tai Chi Students: Too Good or Not Good Enough

Routinely I get questions about whether a person is right for participating Tai Chi classes: some people think that they are in too bad of shape for it; others think that Tai Chi is not nearly demanding enough for them.

The spectrum of possibility for participation in Tai Chi is almost unlimited: I don’t teach ‘chair tai chi’ but there are those that offer it. What I do tell people is that they need to be able to stand up; it would be good if they could also walk. (There are a few assumptions there: legs and feet to name two. Eyes and ears would be nice, but if you have one or the other, it would work.) So you are probably not going to be disqualified on disability, but you might be – so I have tried to answer that.

If you think that you are too fit for Tai Chi, then you just do not know enough about it. As an 800-year old Chinese mixed martial art, Tai Chi is ‘complete’ – and that is not part of a marketing phrase. There are almost infinite ways to scale the challenge to training, once you learn.

Perhaps the first thing you learn is patience – if you are patient enough to learn it.

We can and do accommodate (almost) all types in Tai Chi.

December 26, 2018

Tai Chi: “It’s more aerobic than you think.” Harvard Research

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/best-exercise-for-balance-tai-chi

December 20, 2018

Harvard University Studies Tai Chi (& Falling)

December 4, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Our Elder Sisters in France

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I think that it is important to know who you are associated with.

Here are two who represent an impressive standard. I think that you will enjoy knowing more about them and their journey.

October 6, 2018

Women and self defense

I got an email yesterday about a female student being assaulted in a parking lot at the college, early in the morning, one day last week.

Many people feel safe until they discover that they are not safe. Many fail to be aware of their surroundings – focused instead on their next task or whoever they are “connected” with at the moment.

Make prevention a priority. Learn to be aware and to defend yourself. At the college, tai chi classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 a.m., and Thursday night at 7:20 p.m. There are also classes at 7 p.m. on Monday nights at Peak Fitness on the corner of Hewitt Ave and Rucker Ave. Call (425) 348-5207 to learn more. Or go here: https://doctordilday.wordpress.com/everett-tai-chi-chuan/

October 5, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Repulse Monkey

Paul Silfverstråle

 

September 4, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: A (different) Version of the Long Round Hand Form

August 4, 2018

Brett Jones of StrongFirst writes on Tai Chi & Learning

He doesn’t realize that he is righting about tai chi, but everything that he says about learning and about kettle bells does apply to tai chi directly. And a complete system with a varied syllabus, taught well and practiced regularly, is a way to realize all the benefits of learning using the latest scientific technics. Tai chi has been doing it for 800 years!

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