T’ai Chi Ch’uan

Range Of Motion Dance

Bodyworkers Add Another Healing Technique to their Tool Kits

I am sitting on my chair
at a quiet beach.
The sun is shining brightly.

Warm waves lap at my feet
as they dangle in the water...

I move my feet together
and scoop the warm water over my shoulders
and scoop the warm water over my face...
then scoop the warm water over my head
covering me with a warm waterfall.

Tai Chi

Multiple Benefits for the Elderly

The body movements of tai chi, so graceful and fluid, have long been practiced by both young and old in Eastern cultures. This ancient conditioning exercise, also referred to as tai chi chuan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan or TCC), is rooted in martial arts folk tradition, with “chuan” meaning “boxing,” sometimes referred to as shadow boxing. An exercise in mind and consciousness, the movements are representative of the circular, encompassing state of the universe, bringing “serenity in action and action in serenity.1