Archive for the ‘Taiji’ Category

Wonders and Mysteries of Chinese Martial Arts

Internal and external components of Chinese martial arts: There is an internal component and there is an external component of Chinese martial arts. Internal component talks about Qi, some sort of bio-electric energy that circulates throughout the body. With proper training, one can build up and guide this Qi to circulate in one’s body. Practicing […]

Can Taiji Be of General Appeal to Youths?

Taiji is an established and well-known exercise around the world, especially in China.  Why the majority of people who practice Taiji are senior citizens?  Why there are not many young people, like teenagers and younger, who practice Taiji?  Furthermore, why we seldom see children, like 10 and younger, in a Taiji class? This article answers […]

Some Speculative Thoughts on Qigong

We offer some speculative thoughts on the scientific basis of Qigong. This speculation borrows and extends on the field concept of physics that started in the 19th century with the work of Faraday and Maxwell related to the electromagnetic force, and is now the fundamental concept underlying all modern physics covering all types of interactions, […]

Some Thoughts on Meditation: What Is It, Benefits, and Scientific Basis

Mindfulness is to train the mind to focus on the present task at hand, being aware of the environment but at least for that moment not overly anxious or worry by what is going on around us.  Mindfulness is also known as meditation. This article discusses the benefits of meditation and discusses the current understanding […]

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