Category Archives: Moving Yoga

Relieve Spine Problems with the Tai Chi Ruler Form – Easy to Learn, Easy to Do!

There are many esoteric uses for the Tai Chi Ruler which involve the conscious manipulation of energy for the purpose of healing and spiritual growth. But novices may also use the Ruler to relieve back problems, especially in the lower … Continue reading

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Your Correct Tai Chi Practice

Like Yoga and so many other disciplines which combine the physical with the metaphysical, Tai Chi can be approached in many different ways. The motives for taking up the art of Tai Chi Chuan are as varied as the students who practice … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Vs. Chi Gung (Qigong) Vs. Yoga

There is a subtle difference between Tai Chi and the practice of Qigong, or Chi Gung, as it is often called. The arts of Yoga and Qigong are even harder to distinguish at times, and similarities in approach, expression, and … Continue reading

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Hotai Says…

TODAY’S APHORISM from Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple “I’m too busy living to look for the meaning of Life. Life is my purpose. Life itself is purpose enough.”  “Estoy muy ocupado viviendo para buscar el significado de la vida. … Continue reading

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Tai Chi and Yoga — A Brief Comparison

While both Tai Chi and Yoga offer many of the same benefits, they are practiced in very different ways. We compare the basic similarities and differences of these two extremely popular body-mind approaches in the paragraphs below. The Basics of Yoga … Continue reading

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Wave Hands like Clouds – the Colorful Tai Chi Positions

Like many martial arts pursuits, the venerable practice of Tai Chi Chuan carries with it an exotic flavor and a long tradition of mystique. These qualities alone attract today’s Western mentality to such arts. Of course, it is the long-term benefits that … Continue reading

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Is Tai Chi Religious? The Supple “Spirituality” of Tai Chi Chuan

A pervasive myth surrounds Tai Chi Chuan that it is either a religion or has religious overtones. This mistaken idea is gradually evaporating though, due to the current widespread practice of the art for its purely physical and psychological benefits. A … Continue reading

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What Is Tai Chi?

Most of us have seen pictures of people in the park doing the slow, graceful movements of the Tai Chi form. Few, however, understand the full power of this ancient form of exercise, energy healing, and martial art. A Martial Art … Continue reading

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Simplify your Martial Arts and your Life

“A good martial artist is a simplifier.” This is a statement all students at Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple have heard at one time or another. The pursuit of mastery in martial arts can get complicated, just as mastery … Continue reading

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What Is “Chi?”

The “Chi” in “Tai Chi” is the same ubiquitous “Qi” that the Chinese use to indicate life energy. According to this ancient oriental concept, Chi is a vital, living force, one which is constantly changing and yet remains imperturbably the … Continue reading

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