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Building a Fairer Healthier World

Building a Fairer Healthier World

The ancient Chinese believed that true health comes when body, mind and spirit work together in harmony. Taoist Tai Chi® arts grew out of this tradition and are a path of ultimate transformation. Taoist Training is profoundly beneficial for health. Taoist Tai Chi® practice helps the mind be calm and clear yet creative and dynamic, […]
Rapid Recovery after Kidney Transplant

Rapid Recovery after Kidney Transplant

    In 2019 I had been practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts for 22 years; it is also the year I had a full medical check including scans, bloodwork, and psychological assessment in hopes of donating a kidney to my husband.  Through the years of my Taoist Tai Chi® practice, I noticed the physical benefits […]
Improved Functionality

Improved Functionality

https://www.taoist.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SMP90B_Copy-of-brain-activity-MH.mp4   Taoist Tai Chi®️ practice has improved the  functionality of my life immensely – mental clarity,  organizational abilities, mental memory and problem solving skills.  Also, I am more cheerful and have […]
Help Depression and Anxiety

Help Depression and Anxiety

Research and anecdotal evidence show that Taoist Tai Chi® practice helps people with both depression and anxiety. Their energy increases, mood improves, and anxiety decreases.Read more about how the Taoist Tai […]
Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Regular Practice

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Regular Practice

Losing brain function is not just about disease and decline, it’s about a person. Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with some form of dementia. Alzheimer’s brings loss of memory, and other aspects of cognitive function that are profoundly life changing. Fortunately, research shows that being physically active can reduce the risk, or […]
Cultivating Healthy Habits

Cultivating Healthy Habits

Living with agoraphobia and social anxiety as I do, the regular virtual meetings along with my daily Taoist Tai Chi® practice have become an extremely vital part of managing my mental health and  staying positive and balanced. I find great strength and resilience in connecting with Fung Loy Kok Institute of TaoismTM  through teachings, encouragement […]
Osteoporosis and Taoist Tai Chi® practice

Osteoporosis and Taoist Tai Chi® practice

  I have osteoporosis. I was frightened even to walk and couldn’t live a normal life. Taoist Tai Chi® arts have returned my  sense of self and given me power over my life. This practice helps me balance and stretch, creating a place for the bones to go. Without this practice I would be completely […]
Balance, Identifying Worry, and Listening

Balance, Identifying Worry, and Listening

When I joined the Saturday chanting sessions last May, I was looking to remain connected with   Taoist Tai Chi® arts and our participants. But, with the chanting and discussions that followed, I realized there was so much more. The continued focus on self-practice was a concept I had never considered. I preferred to practice with […]
A New Avenue of Discovery

A New Avenue of Discovery

When classes were suspended in March, little did I know I would be embracing another avenue to develop in my Taoist Tai Chi® practice. I have practiced Taoist Tai Chi® arts for over twenty years, but only chanted occasionally. I always felt awkward and uncomfortable. The invitation to join the first Saturday morning Zoom meeting […]
Getting Stronger

Getting Stronger

I have had a deep and chronic illness for a long time. I remember over the years how my practice helped me to respond to some of the ups and downs of my illness with greater equanimity. And when it didn’t, how my instructors corrected me in my Taoist Tai Chi® practice in a way […]
Lung Cancer and Taoist Tai Chi® Practice

Lung Cancer and Taoist Tai Chi® Practice

  I had surgery because of lung cancer. The muscles, ribs and nerves were all involved and the deep #pain I experienced was indescribable. I was on the highest dose of narcotics and was considering assisted suicide. I began Taoist Tai Chi® arts and, almost unbelievably, the pain went away. I got rid of all […]
Consistency

Consistency

I have been steadily working on posture and voice. I do the chanting on my knees, giving me a straighter spine. Today, doing the long chant, I finally felt more power from the lower dantien and a stronger voice. But the surprise bonus from the chanting was during the standing jongs that I practiced afterward: […]
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