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14 September

This longtime TCC teacher reflects on her current practice in Hawaii as well as her history as the first TCC teacher in Chicago. All Benefit 100% By HH, Mountain View, Hawaii I treasure our teacher community beyond words; the organic evolution keeps me Chi-ful. My practice and approach to teaching change as I “mature” (at […]

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11 August

Reflections On Learning TCC … One Year Later By GH, Atlanta, GA I was introduced to T’ai Chi Chih at a retreat for women. In a beautiful mountain setting, with light streaming through the windows, I was amazed I could feel the energy. About a year later when another opportunity arose, I knew that despite […]

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16 July

People who’ve done TCC for decades have experienced, and seen in others, a wide range of physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Here, a TCC teacher from Maine tells his story. My Story By RR, Portland, Maine This is my journey. I went to my first T’ai Chi Chih class in Montclair, New Jersey, thinking it was […]

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07 July

From aiding recovery after two knee replacements to guiding a student navigating “on thin ice,” Tai Chi Chih aids in balance and in moving through life a little more smoothly. “TCC Appears in Everyday Action” by CW, Tupelo, Mississippi A competent young orthopedic surgeon recommended T’ai Chi Chih as a resource in my recovery from a total knee […]

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23 June

A TCC student describes how gradually this moving meditation practice became easier, softer, more grounded, and eventually effortless at times. As TCC originator Justin Stone recommended, “the effort of no effort.” By DD, Arizona “A marionette is a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings … a marionette’s puppeteer is called a marionettist.” (In our […]

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10 February

The process of becoming a T’ai Chi Chih teacher helps make our practice stronger, more accurate, and of more benefit to ourselves as well as future students. It’s also a process supported by members of the TCC community worldwide, bringing new friends and surprises along the way. Passing The Test by SQ, Poinciana, FL What in […]

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30 January

“My brother Patrick was terminally ill with multiple myeloma. He needed an outside donor for a stem cell transplant. I was a genetic match. If he could just get well enough for the transplant of my stem cells into his marrow, and survive the procedure, he would be cured. “One day during my personal T’ai […]

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14 January

From better balance to a stronger immune system, the benefits of TCC help people of all ages stay healthier. Here, TCC practitioners explain in their own words how this moving meditation has improved their health. To read more stories, consider subscribing to the TCC journal, The Vital Force. A Miraculous Recovery – TCC Makes Retirement a Time […]

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30 December

Scientific research shows TCC improves immune system The strong relationship between the practice of T’ai Chi Chih and improvements in the immune system have been studied for many years, initially led by Michael Irwin, MD at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). (See list of links to academic research articles lower in this post.) […]

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12 December

As winter arrives in much of the U.S., Canada and Europe, days are shorter, temperatures are colder, and opportunities for outdoor exercise are fewer. For some, this time of year is a time of feeling lower energy, less vibrant than in summer when long days of sunshine provide a boost. The antidote? T’ai Chi Chih […]

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03 December

A T’ai Chi Chih teacher in Albuquerque, NM teaches this moving meditation to high school students. In a TEDx talk, she and students explain the benefits students experience that help make their academic lives more successful and less stressful. View the talk here. Several academic studies over many years have found that practicing TCC helps lessen stress, relieve […]

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23 November

“If you want a happy life, be grateful,” Justin Stone, founder of T’ai Chi Chih, used to say frequently. This simple practice brings deep and profound results – including, yes, joy. After Justin died in 2012, an outpouring of gratitude from TCC students and teachers from around the globe followed. As many in the U.S. […]

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15 November

Another day, another news report about the benefits of mindfulness. The evidence supporting the health benefits of T’ai Chi Chih and similar practices literally grows by the week. And it’s no wonder why – TCC practitioners worldwide have experienced these results. The practice of “mindfulness,” another word for meditation, shows in study after medical study […]

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07 November

What motivates someone to practice this moving meditation for so many years? Marie Dotts of Colorado tells what brought her to Tai Chi Chih and the many benefits that keep her going, year after year. Thanks to Peggy Freeh at SimpleDailyPractice.com for this interview. Download or listen to the podcast here. From their website: Starting […]

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29 October

Scientific research shows that practicing T’ai Chi Chih can significantly calm part of the nervous system that contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. In this article from The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, researchers explain their study results addressing the sympathetic nervous system. This system, part of the larger autonomic nervous […]

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