Tai Chi for Festive Cheer & it beats festive stress!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – if you get your head right!  It can be stressful trying to get everything done, writing cards, sorting out presents, decorating, visiting friends and relatives and having guests over too. Add into that your normal routine changes, sometimes leaving you wondering what day of the week it…

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Hibernation Is Not The Answer -Tai Chi Is!

Tai Chi Builds You Up for Winter It’s getting colder and the days are shorter.  Less natural light can make you want to hibernate and make you sluggish.  It can also make you irritable and stressed too!  We crave high fat, sugary foods and become annoyed and disappointed with ourselves when we put on weight and change shape.…

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Using Tai Chi to Undo Unusual Stress

We all experience stress from time to time.  But, did you know that stress is contagious?  Just watching someone else in a stressful situation will increase your level of stress hormones too!  I found some interesting, and unusual, triggers for stress.  For example, your expectations of a situation and your ability to manage stress.  So, if a situation does not go…

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Tai Chi Your Thinking And Self Talk

Nothing is Either Good or Bad Only Thinking Makes it so! William Shakespeare. I found a sad, but very thought-provoking article this week regarding the brain scans of two 3-year old children.  Bear with me on this one, I do have a point.  One had been brought up in a loving home, had been cuddled, talked to and…

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Day Dream, Meditate and Tai Chi your way to a bigger, happier brain!

I wanted to start off this week with a lovely article I found about daydreaming and how it’s actually really good for you.    Apparently, it helps with creativity, problem solving and makes your mind work more efficiently too!   This got me thinking, how does this differ from meditation and tai chi?  Well, meditation affects the prefrontal cortex…

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