Archive for the ‘Taiji’ Category

Trying to Understand Why Taiji Has So Many Health Benefits

Modern medical/scientific research in the last 25 years have shown that practicing Taiji can give rise to a variety of health benefits. These benefits include: Lowers blood pressure Reduces body pains Increases immunity Improves physical functions Provides positive psychological impacts Helps with Parkinson disease and Alzheimer’s disease Improves general health The author recently published an […]

Back Pain and Taiji

Taiji (also spelled Tai Chi), an ancient Chinese martial art, can be a very effective exercise to avoid and to relieve back pains. This article discusses why.

Effect of Taiji Versus Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia

A recently published research investigation compares Taiji exercise with aerobic exercise for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. This research concluded that participants of either exercise routine show improvements after practicing twice a week for 24 weeks, and participants of […]

A Set of Simple Time-Tested Health Exercises: The Eight Silk Brocade (八段錦)

There is a simple set of eight exercises that is good for health and can be performed by most people.  This set of exercises has been around for a long time, about 1,000 years; so it has been well time-tested.  It is called Eight Silk Brocade or 八段錦 in Chinese.  It belongs to the category […]