Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

August 16, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Prague

August 11, 2017

For Tai Chi Students

July 29, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Wudang Sanshou Ireland

The Importance of Breath

“For many people it seems difficult to believe that changing breathing patterns can have such significant impact on mental and physical health. Not to mention performance and recovery.
It is the lowest hangning fruit and very few poeple are picking it. Instead many are looking for complicated methods or become dependent of pharmaceuticals.”

– Paul Silfverstrale, Wudang Practical Tai Chi Chuan

Here is his recent Blog Post entitled Nasal Breathing: https://wudangtaichichuan.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/tai-chi-chuan-qi-nasal-breathing/

It compliments, perfectly, all that I have said on this Blog on the subject, including the very recent Post on mouth breathing (the problem).

July 26, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: China Trip/Cheng Tin Hung/Dan Docherty

CTH starts are 51:15

 

For Tai Chi Students: Something to think about:-)

July 14, 2017

For Tai chi Students: Double Hand Sweep Lotus Leg (Othmar)

July 5, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Paul Doing The Form

 

Here is a Form you will recognize and applications from the Form that may be new to you.

June 5, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Golden Cockerel Stands on One Leg (Othmar)

May 26, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Running Thunder Hand (Wim Demeere-Brussels)

We talk about this a lot in class; and practice it almost every session. Here, Wim, has fleshed out some nuances and applied it ways that, once you see them demonstrated, seem intuitive and natural – given everything else that we do.

May 5, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: How to Get “Tai Chi Knee”

I often tell the story about my first meetings with Dan Docherty – my teacher. He asked that I show him my Form, I did, and he (generously) said, “I can see that you have put a lot of work into it, but it is neither square nor round, and know one has taught you the Knee Rule.”

Being a chiropractor, and a gym guy (for decades), I said that I did know that knee rule; then he pointed out that I was repeatedly breaking it. Whatever I paid for that 9-hour flight and the two weeks stay in London, that correction made the trip worth it.

He told me that there is only one sports injury associated with Tai Chi, and it is Tai Chi Knee – the consequence of repeatedly breaking the Knee Rule.

So, today, I for some reason decided to check on YouTube and see if there were any decent videos instructing on how to do Tai Chi walking: there were not. Instead, I found a video of someone demonstrating how to repeatedly break the Knee Rule.

The message: Just because someone is a celebrity, sells seminars and DVDs, and can speak chinese words, does not mean that their instruction is of the highest order. I know almost nothing else about the author, other than what we see in this video (and I didn’t listen to hardly any of it), but watch… and learn (probably best not to turn the sound on).

April 25, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Wutan Practice Outdoors

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