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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 […]
Intention

Intention

How do I let go while staying grounded? Comment lâcher prise tout en restant cloué au sol? -Stefan N
Moments of Great Unity and Harmony

Moments of Great Unity and Harmony

I like the virtual reunions on Saturday morning, the ones of 1000 participants from the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, during which we chant for the world. Kneeling in front of my computer, I share with everyone this moment of great unity and harmony. All I have to do is participate in these chants […]
Our Precious Arts

Our Precious Arts

For several months I have joined the Saturday Chanting sessions for the World, Festival Chanting on other days and taken part in a weekly, local, Chanting practise session. Like my individual Taoist Tai Chi® arts practise, Chanting has become a daily endeavour, one I cannot imagine not being part of my being. I find as […]
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 […]
International Volunteers Day

International Volunteers Day

Celebrating International Volunteers Day, Taoist Tai Chi® arts participants feel deep gratitude for the many opportunities to volunteer, to help others and to contribute positively to the world. With the intention to help, making tea, and even attending meetings are activities on the Taoist path. The rich rewards of a caring life include a sense […]
Volunteering and personal transformation

Volunteering and personal transformation

Volunteering has given me an opportunity to get out of my own head by being able to help others. It is hard to be weighed down by your own thoughts, fears and worries when you are busy helping such a great organization and such wonderful individuals that are the community it represents. The feeling that […]
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 […]
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