Tai Chi and Millennials

I just read a great article regarding how Tai Chi is getting more popular with millennials.  It’s an awesome stress reliever and is especially helpful in the tech industry, where these adults find themselves hunched in front of a computer for hours at a time.

Check out the article.

Until later,

Holly

 

New Yang Family Essential Form

After an inspiring and educational 5-day Directors and Instructors Seminar near Seattle, I am almost ready to start sharing some of what I’ve learned. It will be done in small bite-sized proportions so the information is easier to digest. Still trying to play catch up in the household.
So, to start off, I would like to share the new Yang Family Essential Form that Grandmaster Yang Jun created. It is beautiful. I especially like how he took “Cloud Hands” from a straight line footwork to a circular crossing footwork. Awesome. Enjoy!

Holly

No Tai Chi Classes 1/27/18-2/1/18

There will be no Tai Chi classes Saturday, 1/27/18 through Thursday, 2/1/18. I will be going to the 5-day Yang Tai Chi Instructor’s Seminar in Seattle.  I’m so excited! I am, also, anxious–I have never been away from my family for this long.  I’ve planned accordingly, but I will miss them badly.  Thank you, Mom, for coming over to help for 3 days out of the 5.  I love you!

I will let you all know how it goes.

Thank you!

Holly

Master Yang Jun performing whole 103 form

I just found this YouTube video of Master Yang Jun doing the whole 103 Yang form. He is the grandson of Yang Zhenduo. They are both the descendants of Yang Luchan, who is the creator of the Yang Style Tai Chi.

This is the style of Tai Chi Chuan that I teach–true Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. This is, also, the exact form that I teach to beginning students.  It is beautiful; it is balancing; it is spiritual.

What a great New Year’s Resolution.  Give me a call, shoot me an email, start this fabulous journey today.

Holly

The health benefits of Tai Chi

Here is a great article from Harvard Health Publishing through Harvard Medical School.  The only correction I have is they mention different styles of Tai Chi Chuan, with one of them being “Cheng”, which is incorrect, it is “Chen”.  This family style is very dynamic and involves more evident spiraling and explosive movements.

I teach Yang family style which has an even tempo with large and smooth movements. I’ve done Chen, and LOVE it, but I am certified in Yang Style and have practiced this for many years.

Tai Chi Chuan is exceptionally healthy.  It involves your body, mind and spirit.  What more could you ask?

Holly