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What You Need to Know about Tai Chi Portland OR

Tai Chi has also been shown to strongly stimulate the immune system. It improves attention disorders in children, and helps the elderly guard against the kind of dangerous falls that can ultimately prove fatal.

Taoist Tai Chi Society-Oregon
(503) 220-5970
239 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Family Martia Arts Academy
(503) 977-3300
11513 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR
Martial Art Styles
Iaido, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Shorin Ryu, Tai chi

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Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Ctr
(503) 357-8917
24300 NW Timber Rd
Forest Grove, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Whispering Waves Tai Chi Club
(541) 614-0261
540 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Tai Chi Healing Arts
(503) 540-7598
910 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Aim High Martial Arts
(503) 640-8628
16205 NW Bethany Ct. #100
Beaverton, OR
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Jeet Kune do, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Modern Style Of Everyday Martial Arts

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Chinese Kung Fu / Tai Chi
(541) 579-3612
1331 W 7th Ave
Eugene, OR
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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International Northern Tai Chi
(541) 469-3328
PO Box 124
Brookings, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Family Martia Arts Academy
(503) 977-3300
11513 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR
Martial Art Styles
Iaido, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Shorin Ryu, Tai chi

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Taoist Tai Chi Society-Oregon
(503) 220-5970
239 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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What You Need to Know about Tai Chi

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What You Need To Know About Tai Chi
By Arthur Rosenfeld 
   

Tai chi is the fastest growing exercise in America. More accessible than yoga because it doesn’t demand great flexibility, and easy for people of all ages to begin because there are not special fitness requirements, it is a gentle, beautiful exercise that improves strength, balance, hand-to-eye coordination, teaches you to relax more deeply than ever before, and gives you an unparalleled workout for butt and legs. There are many medical studies touting its good effects on the degenerative diseases of aging, including arthritis, diabetes, high-blood pressure, and asthma. Tai Chi has also been shown to strongly stimulate the immune system. It improves attention disorders in children, and helps the elderly guard against the kind of dangerous falls that can ultimately prove fatal. In addition to all this, tai chi is fun to practice, beautiful to watch, and is based on a philosophy that helps change the way you see the world for the better. Here are five things you need to know a
bout Tai Chi:

1. Tai Chi and other martial arts

Tai chi differs from all other forms of exercise because it sits atop the unique legs of a very special tripod. The first leg is China’s long history of folk martial arts, systems developed in the days before firearms and before the kind of reliable infrastructure that protected people and their property from bandits and other criminals. Chinese martial arts enjoy a great reputation for effectiveness, although these days we see and appreciate them mostly in the movies. Tai Chi is one of the most sophisticated and effective of all Chinese martial arts, although it does take a while to learn to use it for self-defense.

2. Tai Chi and Chinese medicine

The second leg of the tripod is Chinese medicine. Devotees of Chinese medicine claim it is cheaper and safer than Western medicine and just as effective. Chinese medicine is holistic, meaning it looks at the whole person rather isolating specific problems and trying to figure them out. Because of this “system-thinking” Chinese medicine is more likely to put together symptoms and observations rather than considering them separately. In the Chinese medical model, and in Tai Chi, the body is crisscrossed by energy pathways known as meridians. These meridians carry “qi” or life force, a vital elixir the body requires for health. Some scientists define qi as the bioelectric energy of life, the information contained in our DNA, and even as ultra-low frequency vibration. The object of Tai Chi practice is to open all the body’s meridians so that the extremities, skin, senses and organs receive maximum qi flow. In this way, Tai Chi assures optimum health.

3. Tai Chi and Asian philosophy

The third leg of the Tai Chi tripod is a philosophy called Daoism. Daoists were woolly mountain men in China, great lovers of ...

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