Beginning Tai Chi - the first step


Membership Guidelines

1) Welcome to NSSTC
2) First Principle - Presence
3) FTCM© Postures 1 - 3
4) FTCM© Postures 4 - 6
5) FTCM© Postures 7 - 9
6) FTCM© Postures 10-11 & Close
7) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - The Kidneys
8) Your personal practice - What is in the way?
9) Why practice Tai Chi?
10) The 3 principles. Presence - Relax & Let go - Heart
11) The 4 principles briefly & Wu Wei
12) What the benefits are of each posture of the Foundation Form
13) What is Spiritual awakening?
14) What is All Energetics - Divine Energy Therapy?

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Continuing Tai Chi - the next step


The Yang Family Short Form to Cross Hands
Yang Family Short Form with Teri, Andy & Colin

Here are some of the recognized benefits of the Foundation Form for Beginners

Movement One
1. Will assist in harmonizing, integrating & deepening the breath within the bodymind.
2. Balances blood pressure
3. Strengthens the Heart organ & Energizes Heart Qi
4. Improves flexibility & function of the joints
5. Smoothes the flow of Qi in the meridians & other energy systems
6. Helps to prevent Arthritis

Movement Two
1. Expands the chest & enhances the function of the breath
2. Releases tension in shoulders & neck muscles
3. Corrects alignment of upper spine
4. Connects the mind & brings awareness to the energy of the Heart
5. Benefits those suffering from depression, insomnia & hypertension
6. Stimulates the Heart Chakra

Movement Three
1. Opens the thoracic cage to stimulate heart & lungs
2. Opens the Yin structure ( Soft front of the body)
3. Stimulates digestion & elimination
4. Releases muscles from contraction to improve posture
5. Massages internal organs, opening & compressing
6. Massages the spine & promotes healthy nervous system
7. Improves oxygenation & circulation of blood
8. Balances blood pressure