Sitting Tai Chi for Spinal Cord Injuries

You probably don’t realize how much muscle strength and balance control is necessary to remain seated for extended periods of time. This is even more important for people who are confined to wheelchairs or have conditions that prevent them from standing. People who have spinal cord injuries often have to … Continue reading

Stay on Top of Your Health

We hope that as you age you continue to feel, look and more importantly be healthy. However, as we age our risk for different health problems increases. The good news is Tai Chi helps prevent, manage and treat many conditions. However, the not-so-good-news it is not a magical cure for … Continue reading

Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia

About 12 million Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia. People who have Fibromyalgia describe symptoms such as chronic muscle pain, tender spots, pain at trigger points, fatigue and trouble sleeping. Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis.  There is no consensus on the cause, but theories range from stress to genetics … Continue reading

Why Sleep is so Important

A good night’s rest is one of the simplest and most fulfilling pleasures in life. So you’d think we would not need anyone to tell us about the actual benefits of sleep because sleep kind of sells itself. However, it’s not always as simple. Life gets in the way and … Continue reading

Tai Chi and Limited Mobility

Did you know that for an older adult with limited mobility, 25-30 minutes of sedentary activity per day lead increases the risk of he or she developing heart disease by 1%? Apart from that, less movement actually reduces mobility even more. For these and many more reasons, exercise is very … Continue reading