Learning Tai Chi from Virtual to Live by Mel Mobley ~ (Sep 2022)

It was to be my first experience practicing tai chi in a room filled with other people at the week-long Tai Chi Retreat on Whidbey Island, Washington this summer. I had finished learning the last third of the form about a month prior through an online class. I was anxious and internally repeating the mantras, “I can do this. I can do this without looking ridiculous.”  Clearly, I have a bit left to learn about the mental and spiritual aspect of tai chi.

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7 Things to Do in Northampton, MA

If you live in or are visiting Northampton, Massachusetts this summer, there won’t be a shortage of things to do. And if you’re one of the millions of Americans feeling stressed about everything from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to inflation prices, it makes sense to center your summer activities around physical and mental wellness. Here are some ideas for fun, relaxation, and rejuvenation:

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8 Things to Do in Cheltenham England This Summer

If you’re a resident of Cheltenham, UK, or will be visiting this area in England this summer, count yourself lucky. This inviting Regency town has plenty to offer, including activities geared toward boosting your mental and physical wellness during unusually troubling times. Here are some wellness activities for rest, relaxation, and recovery in Cheltenham this summer:

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Reasons to Take a Summer Wellness Vacay

What Is a Wellness Vacation?
For most Americans, typical vacations offer an escape from the fatiguing cycle of our workdays and weekend obligations. However, they don’t do anything to change our daily realities when they are over. Wellness vacations, sometimes called wellness retreats, are guided trips that provide tools and strategies for handling stress in your everyday life. They may include eating healthy foods and exploring relaxation techniques, meditation, yoga, or Tai Chi.
 
Why You Need a Wellness Vacation
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Reduce Stress with Tai Chi & Qigong

Most people are aware that practicing Tai Chi regularly helps you to improve your overall physical health, strength, and balance. However, doing Tai Chi for stress reduction is highly beneficial for your mental health as well. In fact, many aspects of mental health are interlinked with physiological processes.
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Tai Chi for Seasonal Arthritis

Although arthritis can certainly flare up frequently in the wintertime and in cold climates, studies suggest that spring is the worst time of year for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The greater humidity that comes with spring rain, rising temperatures, and changes in atmospheric pressure may be responsible for this. It’s smart to be proactive about counteracting RA symptoms, and Tai Chi exercises are a great way to do this. Here’s what you need to know about Tai Chi for arthritis this spring.
 
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