Tai Chi Australia

Tai Chi is an Chinese martial arts, but had wings worldwide especially in Australia.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi cures arthritis by a regular functioning of muscles and bones during practice.

Tai Chi for Stress Relief

Tai Chi brings freshness and relieves all stress of mind, soul and body.

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi can be learnt by attending regular classes by trained instructor and experienced professionals.

Tai Chi Online

Online video of Tai Chi and the availability of DVDs can also make a learning of Tai Chi.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Health Qigong and Cancer

There is a study indicates that  Health Qigong can improve cancer patient's overall quality of Life and mood status and reduce specific side- effects of treatment. It may also produce physical benefits in the long term through reduced inflammation.
Results suggest that Health Qigong benefits cancer patients' self- reported congnitive function, quality of life, and inflammation. A larger randomized controlled trial including an objective assess,emt of cognitive fucntion is planned.
"Byeongsang Oh & Phyllis N. Butow & Barbara A. Mullan & Stephen J. Clarke & Philip J. Beale & Nick Pavlakis & Myeong Soo Lee & David S. Rosenthal & Linda Larkey & Janette Vardy"1 September 2010 / Accepted: 30 May 2011 # Springer-Verlag 2011

These studies suggest, that there is a positive relationship between practicing Health Qigong and reducing stress related conditions. Although, these studies were done with patients' suffering from cancer, it is reasonable to infer that non cancer sufferers would benefit from Health Qigong in a similar way.
In his work on the electromagnetic effects of Health Qigong practice on the body Martin Eisen Ph.D describes how the practice of Health Qigong effects the bodies system such as the electro magnetic spectrum as well as Photon light emissions. The later is of discussion here, Prof. Fritz- Albert Pop is studying photon light activity inside a cell, he calls bio photons. In the body, light is used by cells to communicate with each other. A coherent relationship between cells that is where the light is consistent throughout, Is usually a sign of a healthy body system/ function. Whereas diseased parts of the body such as cancerous, growth's show incoherent light emission. Effective communication between cells allows the functions of the body to regulate its system and maintain a healthy relationship. Ineffective or incoherent bio-photon activity allows for disease to take over the body.

Therefore, considering Health Qigong practice is based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine meridian system, that this practice also improves the coherence of the bio photon regulation system.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Keep Stress Under Control

A 2 second exercise that works out your entire body, muscles and joints
1 minutes every 30 minutes = 18 minutes over 8 hours

This is no joke
It really works

Simon Frazer reported this story on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 18:43:00
"The study builds on previous research showing the health risks faced by people stuck at their desks from diseases such as diabetes and that the long-time health mantra of 30 minutes a day of exercise may not be enough for such a sedentary lifestyle." To read more click here.

Half an hour exercises is better than nothing. However, definitely not enough for sedentary lifestyle people. It is recommended to exercise for 2 hours per day and moving around every 30 minutes so get blood circulation all over our body. This is the first step to preventing occupational health diseases.

Lots of people suffer from stress. Most of which, do not exercise at all.
Imagine how much damage they have caused already? They're already experiencing headaches, sleeping problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high sugar levels, stiff shoulders, sore neck and backache. This is the result of long periods of sitting down. On top of this, they are sitting and standing in the incorrect posture. This puts a lot of pressure on their spines, resulting in neck and back pain.

So how do we exercise in an efficient and effective manner?
Tai Chi is the answer. You use 620 muscles in 2 seconds. This is 2 minutes in one hour. Wouldn't you want to learn it?

Spare yourself one day to relax and learn lifelong beneficial skills.

Click here to find out more.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Relaxation Qigong Workshops - June 2013

Relaxation Qigong is a one day workshop by International professors and Health Qigong therapists from China Health Qigong Association 5-9th June 2013.

Why Health Qigong?
  • Simple method, powerful result of + 100% natural self-energy healing
  • Relax your mind, strengthen your body
  • Power and serenity, build up energy within
  • Helps nervous system, breathing, blood circulation, endocrine system
Health Qigong is called Chi Yoga or Chi dancing, which has been practised for over 5000 years, originally created by herbalist doctors as part of Chinese medicine for self-energy healing. Meditation leads Chi and the "Chi" energy acu-pressure therapy activates the body's Acu-points and meridians to address the cause of imbalances and clear the "blockages" to build up energy and heal disease.

Who should attend?
  • Stressed from everyday living with symptoms such as headache, poor sleep, stiff neck or shoulders, backache?
  • Suffering diabetes, menopause and high blood pressure?
  • CEO or human resources managers, supervise your staff at workplace
  • Fitness Instructor or health industry staff, school teachers
  • Psychologist, physiotherapist, doctor, herbalist
  • Whoever wants to spend a short amount of time and get life-time health benefits for everyday living
If you are under stress or have any of these health problems, this workshop is for you.

What you are going to achieve?
You are going to experience life-time benefits of feeling Chi massage your body. You will learn relaxations skills, self-development skills, correct posture, profile improvement, flexibility, balance, improved circulation, energy build-up, and self-massage skills.

Relaxation Qigong Workshop Timetable: 
 Time                                 Program
 Thursday 30 May 2013 TCFA Studio 9 Wistaria Pl, Baulkham Hills
 NSW 2153
 7-9pm      Introduction of Relaxation
 Friday 31 May 2013  Taogungfu 2/97 Hunter St, Hornsby
 NSW 2077
 7 - 9:30pm          Health Qigong for
 Friday 7 June 2013 Ashfield Catholic Club 11 Charlotte St,  
 Ashfield, NSW, 2131
 7 - 10pm                             6 secret
 Words created by famous herbalist
                    Dr. Sun Simiao CMASA
 Saturday 8 June 2013 Ashfield Catholic Club 11 Charlotte St, Ashfield,
 NSW, 2131
 9am - 4pm                          Shao Lin
     Internal Gongfu Qigong Yi Jinjing
 Sunday 9 June 2013 Taogungfu 2/97 Hunter St, Hornsby
 NSW 2077
 9am - 4pm                 Health Qigong
                                    8 Piece of Silk

1 Day Workshop is $198.00  (price includes a free Relaxation Qigong DVD valued at $35).
Early Bird: Enrol by 24 May and you only pay $110!
INSTRUCTORS: Your professional membership fee of $110.00 (including Chinese Medicine Association fee).
To enrol in a workshop, please click here.
For further information: phone: (02) 9686 2282 or email us.
For more information about the international professor click here.

Who is going to teach?
Professor Zeng Weihong is an International Health Qigong coash, China Wushu 7 Duan, Super referee, Professor of Fujian Sport Institute, and Chairman of Fujian Health Qigong Association. She was trained by her father, Zeng Nailiang, since she was a child and has achieved many gold medals for various competitions.

This workshop is accredited by TCFA, TCFAA and Chinese Medicine Society and China International Qigong Association.

This Health Qigong Workshop is credited as part of Health Qigong instructors. For those enrolled in the Health Qigong instructors course, this workshop has been included into your training so no extra payments are required.

If you are working in the health industry and want to add Health Qigong as part of your business, this workshop is for you.
Want to become qualified Health Qigong instructors, click here to find out more or contact us now.

If you want to know more about the benefits of Qigong, please click here

Sunday, 10 March 2013

NSW Seniors Week 2013

Tai Chi and Health Qigong have been practised for hundreds of years in China as Martial Art. Nowadays, science has suggested that it is one of the best alternative medicine for health purposes. Health Qigong and Tai Chi is especially suitable to senior people. It consists of soft and gentle exercises, as well as, integrating your mind, body, and spirit.

Tai Chi and Health Qigong are part of Chinese Traditional medicine (TCM), which has been inherited for thousands of years. Science research shows that the benefits include reducing stress, and promoting balance and flexibility. Health Qigong is like body rhythms dancin
ough practicing Tai Chi and Qigong, it can help people increase their strength and developing a calm and harmonic lifestyle by improving the flow of internal energy (or qi) throughout the body.

Indeed, people who do Tai Chi regularly say they feel better, look better, think better, and improve their general sense of well-being.

The Senior people, George and Jan, are excellent examples for us all, they said:  “Tai Chi does not only help us step out from the depression, but builds a kind of relaxing, comfortable and healthy lifestyle.  Now we are enjoying everyday living”.

Sue Chang Tai Chi master suggests that seniors persist in practising Tai Chi, keep their body & mind in a good balanced healthy condition before chronic diseases come to you.

So come join us in the celebration of NSW Seniors Week by participating in the following free Tai Chi classes:
  • Lidcombe - Tuesday 19 March 10-12pm
  • Winston Hills - Friday 22 March 9:30-10:30am
  • Merrylands - Saturday 23 March 9-10am
  • Castle Hill - Saturday 23 March 8-10am
Hope to see all the seniors there!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Free Tai Chi Workshop 2013

Want to learn more about Tai Chi, but don't want to fork out any cash for it until you're convinced that it works? Here is your solution!

TCFA is currently holding free Tai Chi workshops at Mt Druitt for people to learn and practice the skill of Tai Chi. For more information visit www.tcfa.com.au or simply call us at (02) 9686 2282.

The Wash House
5 Kelly Close, Mt Druitt NSW 2270
Thursday 14 March - Tai Chi for Relaxation
Thursday 21 March - Tai Chi for Arthritis
Thursday 28 March - Tai Chi doe Correct Posture
Thursday 4 April - Tai Chi for Inner Health
Phone: (02) 9677 1962
Email: info@tcfa.com.au

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Yang Style of 85

Classes for Yang Style of 85 is starting today! It is suitable for those students who have experienced the Yang Style of Tai Chi and want to move onto something more challenging. The class will be held by Master Zhang Xiandeng on Mondays from 7 to 8pm at Lidcombe's Dooleys Club.

Master Zhang Xiandeng is the 6th generation of Yang Style from Master Zhao Youbin. He is extremely experienced in teaching the Yang Style. Perfection takes years and Master Zhang can help you get here.

Click here to find out more about the Yang Style of 85.

Do not miss this opportunity!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Happy Chinese New Year 2013

Farewell, Year of the Dragon. Welcome to the Year of the Snake!

Wishing you good health!
Peaceful mind!
Nothing to worry!
Happy heart!
Never aging!
Young forever!
Harmony in living everyday!
Profit is coming!
Always smiling!
Joy in body!
Snake swimming freely in water!
Phoenix dancing in sky!
Birds singing for you!
Flower opening for you!
Sun shining you in day!
Moon soothing in sleeping!
Listen to the rhythm of music of your own body singing!
Welcome the spring of Chinese New Year of the Snake!

May Tai Chi bless you, your family and friends a very happy, healthy and prosperous Year of the Snake 4711.

Gong Xi Fa Ca and Gong Hei Fa Choi!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Chinese Astrology

Legend has it that one Chinese New Year many centuries ago, Buddha invited all the animals in creation to come to him. Of all the animals, most ignored his call except for the twelve animals that did go to him. They were, in order of their arrival, the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig (some traditions replace the Rabbit with the Cat and the Pig with the Wild Boar). To thank them, Buddha offered each a year which would be dedicated to that animal alone through the ages. Each year would carry the animal’s name and express the animal’s symbolic character and specific psychological traits, marking the personality and behaviour of people born during that year. It's fun to take a look at the qualities of each sign, perhaps not to be taken too seriously!
Personality qualities of each sign:
The Rat:
·         Postives: Charm, intelligent, imagination
·         Negatives: Aggressive and individualistic. Insists on living only at their own rhythm
The Ox
·         Positives: Hard worker, well balanced, patient
·         Negatives: Stubborn, a bad loser. Not particularly lucid about what concerns them personally
The Tiger
·         Positives: Loyalty, courage, enthusiasm, generosity
·         Negatives: Imprudence, toughness, selfishness, impulsiveness
The Rabbit
·         Positives: Discreet, prudent, profoundly honest
·         Negatives: Easily offended, egotistic, sometimes pedantic
The Dragon
·         Positives: Active, dynamic, scrupulous and lucky
·         Negatives: Demanding, impatient, intolerant
The Snake
·         Positives: Reflective, organised, alert and wise
·         Negatives: Jealous and obstinate. Does not listen to a word one says to them
The Horse
·         Positives: Loyal, enthusiastic, enterprising
·         Negatives: Unstable, flares up easily, impatient and talkative
The Goat
·         Positives: Peaceful and adaptable and has a gentle and easy character
·         Negatives: Irresponsible, irrational, inconstant, unsatisfied, undisciplined
The Monkey
·         Positives: Intelligence, clear-sightedness, keenness of mind
·         Negatives: A slight superiority complex and often indulges in low opinion of others
The Rooster
·         Positives: Honest, frank, obliging, courageous
·         Negatives: Vain, thoughtless, preoccupied with appearance
The Dog
·         Positives: Loyal, faithful, unselfish
·         Negatives: Anxious, pessimistic, doubting everything
The Pig
·         Positives: Honest, rigorous, tolerant
·         Negatives: Profoundly egotistical despite their generosity, their own well-being always comes first

Reference: "Chinese Zodiac Signs" 1982

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Tips for everyday living

Communicate with your body and listen to your body's signals.  Summer is hot and you may hear signals from your body saying: dry throat, short of urine, or urine is hot or yellowish.

Do you know that fresh corn can help you? Many people remove the hair (or silk as it is otherwise known), of sweet corn when they are cooking and it is really a waste. Whenever I buy fresh corn I boil it with the hair and drink the water like tea. Both the hair and corn can be eaten - it is all very yummy!  Actually the hair is considered important in Chinese medicine.

In Chinese medicine it is used to treat the kidney and liver system. It is has the health benefit of treating the urinary system as it reduces heat from the body.  It has been used to treat urinary and kidney infections, it reduces swelling, lowers blood pressure and prevents gall stones. It has been reported by research that it has the function to lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Free Tai Chi class for women recovering from breast cancer

TCFA in conjunction with Sharewest are offering free classes for women recovering from breast cancer

When: Mondays at 2.00pm during school terms

Where: Breast Cancer Institute Uniting Church, 115 Station St, Wentworthville.

It has been reported that women with breast cancer who practiced Tai Chi showed significant improvements in self-esteem and quality of life. International research has demonstrated that Tai Chi creates a physical sense of balance and completeness, so you will feel better. Your metabolism will improve, your heart and lungs will function better, your digestion and circulation will improve and your bones, muscles and joints will strengthen. Tai Chi is a fantastic form of gentle exercise that works your entire body. You will increase your flexibility and gain strength whilst losing weight. 

Breastcancer.org suggests it important to consider the following precautions before trying Tai Chi: 

  • Tell your doctor. Before starting tai chi, tell your doctor. It's particularly important to talk to your doctor if you've recently had surgery, if you haven't exercised in a while, or if you have osteoporosis or joint problems.
  • Start slow. Gradually build up your tai chi experience. Learn how to position your body properly, and take your time. Overdoing it during practice can result in muscle strains or sprains.
  • Know when not to practice. Don't practice tai chi immediately after a meal, if you have any type of infection, or if you're tired.
  • Know your limits. If you're unable to stand for long periods of time, modified versions of tai chi can be done in a chair or bed. Talk to your instructor about other ways you can do tai chi.

Full article here: http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/comp_med/types/tai_chi