I'll also post my weekly class schedule, for students of mine, in and around Brooklyn.
Fall classes this month
The week of Oct. 15, 2018
Class, Wednesday, OCT 17, class is on
Thursday, Sept 18 at Spoke the Hub is on
Please note...Friday classes will be cancelled for the foreseeable future
where: spoke the Hub, 748 Union Street
By train, the R to Union or the 2,3 to Grand Army Plaza
Hope to see you soon!
Just posted a new entry on this blog, "Ruminations on Posture" Check it out!
Check out this addition (a link to an article put out by the Harvard Gazette) A memorable quote in this piece by a student of t'ai chi --
"in class, we move hands like clouds and when we leave class, we walk on clouds"
In a nutshell, the piece summarizes a recent study reported on this past April, about the benefits of t'ai chi in improving balance and alleviating arthritic pain. This is a finding that has been reported on repeatedly, but it never hurts to remind ourselves. I believe that balance is perhaps the most striking and confirmable benefits of regular t'ai chi practice.
Re back pain:
A report that came out earlier in the year -- The scientific community seldom recognizes t'ai chi among the mindfulness techniques.
Anyway, there was an exception recently. The American College of Physicians published last spring a new study re back pain. Basically, it states that someone suffering pain should not "medicalize" the problem -- in other words, don't go the route of X-rays, MRIs and def not opioids. But DO go the non-medical route.
to quote: For patients with chronic low back pain, the American College of Physicians recommends that physicians and patients initially select non-drug therapy with exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction, tai chi...
It was so nice for we t'ai chi students and teachers to have this amazing and effective movement- art recognized.