Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 15, 2018

Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation Response Have Different Effects on Brain Function

Whenever I read about studies having to do with these or other related subjects (e.g., rehab, fitness training, self-defense tactics), I am struck by the fact that they are really researching Tai chi. (Here is the link to the discussion of the Study that provoked this Post.) Grey Cook’s book, Movement comes to mind as a classic example.

Tai Chi Chuan (the “Chuan” connotes the martial aspects of the discipline) is all of these things simultaneously; and more. People that I speak with know that I am a Tai Chi guy, so they just chalk it up to my enthusiasm. Some people, though, who are in the middle of the world of related research are able to appreciate the “complete” nature of Tai Chi Chuan.

Of course not all Tai Chi is equal: you have to have good instruction; and you have to practice correctly. But training within a traditional Tai Chi syllabus under good instruction provides as complete a system of exercise and self-defense, including all aspects of exercise (including rehab) as a person is going to find.

 

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June 7, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Eight Directions Bruch Knee by Ian Cameron

This is a great way to learn and train how we generate force from the floor: it is the heel pivot that matters. Look forward to us doing this in classes regularly from now on.

June 6, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Applications from the Hand Form (Torben)

April 3, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Running Thunder Hand – An Example

Watch from the 5 minute mark…

March 27, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Step Back Repulse Monkey (CTH)

Filed under: Exercise, Tai Chi Chuan, Wellness care — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 9:56 am

March 6, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Form + Applications

February 19, 2018

Great News for Exercisers, unless…

…well, unless focus is one of the things that the exercise you do is suppose to enhance. New Research: Check it out!

 

February 16, 2018

For Tai chi Students: Training Session

There is plenty to notice here:

Mental Rehearsal – Visualization

One of the tricks for learning Tai Chi is to visual yourself going through the Form; to mentally go through the checklist of cues that are given in class, and rehearse.

According to recent research, it works.

February 13, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Sabre vs Saber

February 9, 2018

Neuro Science & Doing Tai Chi in the Dark

One thing tai chi people do, eventually, is train in the dark (or with the eyes closed). It has a profound effect on a number of things – but it effective in spades when it comes to training balance and the motor control that that implies. Here you can read about how profound that effect might really be.

February 2, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Hand Form Comparisons by Dan Docherty

http://www.taichichuan.co.uk/new-material/comparative-hand-forms.html

 

 

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