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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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Hotai on Spring in the Winter Time

TODAY’S APHORISM from Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple “You can cut all the flowers,  but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”  — Pablo Neruda “Podrán cortar todas las flores,  pero no podrán detener la primavera” — Pablo Neruda Follow … 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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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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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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The Difference Between Tai Chi and Tai Chi Ruler Practices

The physical practice of Tai Chi is vastly different from the practice of the Tai Chi Ruler, yet they are intimately connected. They are both used by those involved in Yoga, martial arts, meditation, alternative health, and the myriad paths to new … Continue reading

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