May 15, 2018 Pam Dye No comments exist

Kids taking Tai Chi and Qigong? I don’t think so. Tai Chi moves too slow; kids don’t have the patience to do the long forms; they can’t benefit from an internal art; children are better off learning an external Chinese art like Kung Fu. These were my thoughts, even though I’ve seen first hand children…

December 11, 2017 Pam Dye No comments exist

Fall Equinox and Qigong Fall equinox, which arrived on September 23rd, means the seasons are opposite each other at the Equator. People living in the Northern Hemisphere call it the autumnal or fall equinox and people living in the Southern Hemisphere call it the  spring equinox – their first day of spring. Qigong and Tai…

August 16, 2017 Pam Dye No comments exist

How Tai Chi and Qigong Helps the Physically Challenged You’ve heard this before “Tai Chi Chuan is for everyone-all ages and abilities”. Numerous studies conducted have shown some of the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qigong over a period of time can help a person’s  balance and flexibility, relaxation, increase their cognitive ability, and…

June 16, 2017 Pam Dye No comments exist

Practicing Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan Every new student that joins one of my classes is asked a simple question – “Why do you want to study Tai Chi?” I usually get the same responses: “To improve my balance, coordination, flexibility.” “ To learn to relax.” “For health and personal wellness.” “To help me with…

May 4, 2017 Pam Dye No comments exist

How Was Your World Tai Chi and Qigong Day? World Tai Chi Day and Qigong Day is an annual worldwide event that occurs on the last Saturday in April. It is celebrated in over 100 cities and 80 nations where people come together to breathe together, providing a healing vision for our world — “one…

April 6, 2017 Pam Dye 2 comments

Welcome Spring Equinox! I don’t know about you but winter always seems like it will never end in the U.S. northeast! We had a few warm teaser days with temperatures in the 50’s, 60’s and even 70’s only for it to drop back down to frigid teens and 20’s with snowstorms and Nor’easters looming. March…

February 9, 2017 Pam Dye No comments exist

Wuji (Wu Chi) — Always Wuji (or Wu Chi) is a classical Tai Chi posture known in most styles of Tai Chi Chuan. The literal translation means “nothing, nothingness, or empty” for Wu and “limits, end, extreme boundary” for “chi or ji (the “chi” is the same life force of “chi” but it has a…

February 9, 2017 Pam Dye No comments exist

What-Basics Again? “Groan, not a class on basics again? I want to work on forms!” thought the brown sash student. This may be a familiar thought to some students in any martial arts class. I am guilty myself – as I went up in rank all I thought  was important was to do our lovely…

December 30, 2016 Pam Dye No comments exist

Happy Winter Solstice Winter officially started on December 21, 2016 in the Northern Hemisphere at 5:44 a.m. EST. It is the shortest day and longest night of the year. It’s the time of year when people want to spend more time indoors to avoid storms and colder temperatures. With reduced sunshine many people feel deprived…

December 23, 2016 Pam Dye 1 comment

Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong is For Everyone People these days take Tai Chi for many reasons but most people take it because of the positive health benefits: – Improves flexibility – Increases blood circulation, muscle strength and physical stamina – Promotes relaxation – Has been known to lower blood pressure – Decreases the risk…