Wolff’s law, developed by the German anatomist and surgeon Julius Wolff (1836–1902) in the 19th century, states that bone in a healthy person or animal will adapt to the loads under which it is placed.If loading on a particular bone …

How Tai Chi Strengthens Bones? Read More »

Understanding how you skeleton and muscles create movement is important in determining the most efficient way of moving. For example, hold your hand up, there are 4 ways to move it, one is forwards and backwards from the wrist, second …

Skeletal positions of strength Read More »

Breathing is a core part of Tai Chi with the aim being to extend, through relaxation, the length of the breath. Although the volume of your lungs is set by your genetics the speed at which you in-hale and exhale …

Basics of breathing Read More »

Strength and flexibility work together when it comes to balance. Without sufficient of either then you will not be able to walk about. Balance requires strength of the large leg as well as small pelvic muscles as well as a …

Understanding strength and flexibility Read More »

Balance is essentially about keeping even distribution of you weight around your center of gravity which must be maintained within the base of the body. This is relatively straight forward while you are standing still but there is an additional …

Shifting your weight Read More »

In Tai Chi we think of the body as consisting of nine major joints. The fingers and hand make up the first joint followed by of the wrist, elbow and shoulder. The toes and foot make up a single joint …

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This first post is the introduction to my upcoming series on balance that looks in detail at all aspects balance related. Without good balance you cannot move. One of the things that you notice as you get older is that your …

Introduction to Balance Read More »