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ROCKING MOTION
BIRD FLAPS ITS WINGS
AROUND THE PLATTER
AROUND THE PLATTER VARIATION
BASS DRUM
DAUGHTER ON THE MOUNTAINTOP
DAUGHTER IN THE VALLEY
CARRY THE BALL TO THE SIDE
PUSH PULL
PULLING IN THE ENERGY
PULLING TAFFY
ANCHOR TAFFY (PULLING TAFFY-lst Variation)
WRIST CIRCLE TAFFY (PULLING TAFFY-2nd Variation)
PERPETUAL MOTION TAFFY (PULLING TAFFY-3rd Variation)
WORKING THE PULLEY
LIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE HEAD/LIGHT AT THE TEMPLE
JOYOUS BREATH
PASSING CLOUDS
SIX HEALING SOUNDS
COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS POSE

What are Tai Chi Chih® Movements?

A set of movements completely focused on the development of energy, called Chi, 19 stand alone movements and one pose. Not a martial art - completely non-violent

Easy to learn - usually around two months or 8 once a week classes - varies according to the teacher Does not require physical fitness or coordination - seniors, children, all can learn it.

What are the Benefits of Regular Practice?

Promotes longevity and increases the quality of people's lives

Improves balance, physical fitness, flexibility, and stamina

Circulates and balances the internal energy, called Chi

Balancing of Chi increases health and well being

Circulation of Chi increases physical energy

Expands creativity and awareness

Benefits cannot be predicted or guaranteed, but will only come with regular practice

Tai Chi Chih practice offers a way to gently and steadily improve functioning of the body-mind complex, on your own and at your own pace. Please remember, the movements are easy, but you must practice to gain the benefits. Regular daily practice can result in better balance, toning and strengthening of the body, inner peace, and improvements in health, creativity, performance, and intuition.

Who can do the Tai Chi Chih® Movements? *

Persons of any age or physical ability

Movements may be adapted to be done while seated or for other physical limitations

No special clothing or equipment required

All classes taught by accredited teachers

The Arthritis Foundation believes that slow gentle movements build muscle strength without stressing the joints, improve balance, and relieve stress and depression. Exercise programs, such as Tai Chi Chih, that embrace these principals can be beneficial for people with arthritis.

Kim Sammons, Associate Vice President, Public Relations, The Arthritis Foundation

From the Journal of Gerontological Nursing: Exercise can reduce the inactivity induced loss of strength, mobility, balance, and endurance that are vital for the safe performance of activities of daily living for older adults (Ory et al., 1993). Exercise is also recommended for the treatment and prevention of complications from coronary heart disease, hypertension, non-insulin dependent diabetes, osteoporosis, and depression (Harris, Caspersen, DeFriese, & Estes, 1989).

1. Physical inactivity is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among elders.

2. Nurses are frequently in the position to recommend and encourage exercise and activity for clients.

3. Tai Chi Chih movement is a safe and enjoyable form of exercise that may be ideal to improve and mantain physical function in older adults.

Tai Chi Chih Movement: An Exercise Option for Older Adults, Kevin J. Schaller, BSN, MSN Journal of Gerontological Nursing, October 1996, 22(10), 12-17

San Clemente physician David Walker says, "Tai Chi Chih reduces stress, and if you can reduce your stress, it can work on all kinds of ailments. We know ulcers, chemical dependency, emotional neuroses, hypertension -- a lot of common 20th Century ailments -- are stress-related. Those who practice Tai Chi Chih regularly report that the benefits spill over into their daily lives. "

St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City teaches Tai Chi Chih movement to arthritics in its Center for Health Enhancement, and patients report greater mobility, coordination and flexibility after taking the classes.

Professional golfer Ann Marie Palli found that Tai Chi Chih was right in line with things she was working on: relaxing her body, mind, focusing on her feet to get grounded before a swing; Pam Towne, Cypress, CA TCC Instructor

There are many organizations, groups, and individuals that have experienced the benefit of regular Tai Chi Chih practice. Speak with Dennis Landes about any specific questions you have regarding Tai Chi Chih practice for your own benefit.
Phone 0985581165--Dennis Landes, MAcOM, Accredited Teacher

Potential Benefits:

Improved concentration--More energy--Reduced cravings

Restful sleep--Stronger bones--Weight balance

Healthier cardiovascular system--Increased creativity

Blood pressure balance--Improved circulation

Increased agility--Improved joint function

Greater stamina--Lower stress--Improved coordination

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