Category: Articles by Teachers and Students

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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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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24 September

Sometimes learning more about the science behind the benefits of T’ai Chi Chih is helpful in explaining the positive benefits so many teachers and students experience. Still, there’s a lovely bit of mystery in considering what the Chi is, and how it works, to bring about the scientifically-explained results. Beneficial Healing Of Hands By Diana […]

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05 September

Sometimes learning more about the science behind the benefits of T’ai Chi Chih is helpful in explaining the positive benefits so many teachers and students experience. Still, there’s a lovely bit of mystery in considering what the Chi is, and how it works, to bring about the scientifically-explained results. Beneficial Healing Of Hands By Diana […]

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29 August

“From start to end, I have grown mentally, physically and, especially, emotionally. I am so very thankful that I can maintain my positive attitude and keep myself motivated. I am also more focused than ever.” By TAM, Ellicott City, Maryland When signing up for a T’ai Chi Chih summertime class, I thought it would be […]

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15 August

“I used to do everything for everyone and kept forgetting about myself.” Sound familiar? To Speak Or Not To Speak By Dr. Pauline Bacani Quimson, Pittsburg, California One my physical challenges has been repeatedly losing my voice. And it’s not just a figurative thing of not expressing myself. I literally start saying something and nothing […]

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08 August

It Takes A Village: Evolution Through Chi By CLB, Albuquerque, New Mexico One day during the last month of his life, Justin leaned over to me as I was leaving his home and said, “Be sure to tell all of them how grateful I am for all they have done.” My heart felt as if […]

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