How Tai Chi Strengthens Bones?

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

Skeletal positions of strength

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

How to change

Next in my series on change is about how does change take place. We are often impatient when it comes to changing things, we want to se those instant results. There is almost this internal bargain that you make deep

Basics of breathing

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

Further thoughts on nutrition

One of the keys to healthy eating is making sure you get enough micro-nutrients. A friend had for a long time recommended that I should start the day with what he called the “Big Green Drink”. He explained how much

What to change

This is my first blog in a series on how to generate change in your life to find the middle way and ultimately the harmony you desire. There is a saying that goes like this: Watch your thoughts For they

Initial thoughts on nutrition

There is an expression that goes “We are what we eat”, which is by and large true. Tim Noakes in his book Lore of Nutrition explains that if you have to exercise to maintain your weight then change your diet.

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Understanding strength and flexibility

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

Shifting your weight

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

Balance is more than standing on one leg

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