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No Hurry at Brisbane International Workshop 0

No Hurry at Brisbane International Workshop

The five-day International workshop held recently in Brisbane Queensland had the highest number of attendees so far at an Australian workshop. There were 191 participants doing Taoist Tai Chi® arts, creating an...

Edmonton Celebrates 35 Years 0

Edmonton Celebrates 35 Years

  May 1st – 3rd 2015; the 35th anniversary of Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi™ in Edmonton. We were honoured to have John Huang from Sarnia, Ontario lead us...

Mother’s Day Banquet on April 25, 2015 in Toronto 0

Mother’s Day Banquet on April 25, 2015 in Toronto

The Mother’s Day Banquet on April 25 in Toronto was a great success in bringing together 360 of our friends and family from all over Ontario and parts beyond. This...

Note on Anatomy and Physiology: Suppleness of Focus 0

Note on Anatomy and Physiology: Suppleness of Focus

We’ve concentrated a lot lately on the upper limbs. We’ve emphasized that, because the hands form one end of a number of continuities running through the body, their proper use...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back

For awhile now, we’ve been delineating hand to foot continuities that run throughout the body, providing strength, flexibility and a more developed sense of one’s body in space as they unfold....

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Hand and The Tiger’s Mouth 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Hand and The Tiger’s Mouth

Last time, we looked at how the bones of the elbow-forearm complex are designed so that the elbow bends and the hand turns. To better understand the influence of the...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: One Big Tendon 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: One Big Tendon

In an earlier article, it was mentioned that we are often asked in class to open Tiger’s Mouth, bring fingertips up, drop elbow, turn wrist or send out the hands....

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Elbow-Forearm Complex 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Elbow-Forearm Complex

In practicing our art, one of the things we discover is the steady rhythm of the body as it turns up and then down. Surprisingly, we also learn that attending...

Testimonial: Research Proves Experience with Fibromyalgia 0

Testimonial: Research Proves Experience with Fibromyalgia

As reported in the New York Times and US News & World Report, a small but significant new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows positive results...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Learning with the Hand and Elbow 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Learning with the Hand and Elbow

Taoist Tai Chi® arts introduce a way of moving that is novel for all students. Because the focus is on balance in all its dimensions, we develop over time a...

Testimonial: Full Range of Motion Regained in Spine 0

Testimonial: Full Range of Motion Regained in Spine

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we asked members around the world to share how the Taoist Tai Chi® arts have affected their lives.  “When I started practicing the Taoist...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: More On The Ties That Bind 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: More On The Ties That Bind

In the tor yu, the hands draw out the spine – as the body sends out the hands. To better understand this interplay, let’s examine further the whole body continuities...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Intervertebral Discs 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Intervertebral Discs

The intervertebral discs play a key role in the life of the healthy spine. Their degeneration is a frequent cause of pain and disability, and a herniated lumbar disc represents...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back

For awhile now, we’ve been delineating hand to foot continuities that run throughout the body, providing strength, flexibility and a more developed sense of one’s body in space as they unfold....

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 2 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 2

In the last note, we learned that bending forward with the low back in Step Up and Punch or Push Needle to Sea Bottom reverses the normal lumbar lordosis, lengthens the...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Getting the Feel of Tensegrity 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Getting the Feel of Tensegrity

We’ve spoken recently of how the body makes use of tensegrity to help hold itself together. We stretch out our soft tissues and they resist further expansion and create a...