Solve the Health Care and Health Care Cost Crisis with Tai Chi Easy™
The following video is a brief (1:52) introduction to Tai Chi Easy™. Health promotion is easy when you use Tai Chi Easy™ for managing stress, and cultivating and nourishing your vital energy.
Tai Chi Easy™ is a carefully developed method and approach to Tai Chi and Qi (Chi) Cultivation that makes it easy, beneficial and fun from the very beginning.The student does not have to devote years to learning the traditional 108 movement form or even the shortened (24, 36, 42 movement) form to enjoy the calming emotional and health benefits of Tai Chi (Taiji).
Tai Chi Easy is not “just” an exercise program that uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion and to help maintain muscle strength. As a practice of “meditation in motion,” the slow movements and mindset of Tai Chi can be used to manage stress levels by creating a sense of choice and a heightened awareness of our capacities to mobilize the motivation, cognitive resources, and courses of action in every movement.
Learn more about the actual practice and components fo Tai Chi Easy.
Maximize Well-Being and Inner Peace with Tai Chi Easy™
Research is confirming that Tai Chi and
Qigong, Chinese wellness practices for Mind-Body health, prevent and heal disease. It is estimated
that over 100 million people practice Qigong and Tai Chi in China daily for maximizing their well-being and inner peace, and supporting active aging and vibrant longevity.
The Tai Chi Easy program evaluation studies are from formal evaluation reports and published journal articles. Future study proposals are being designed and considered.
The Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project: Health Care Solutions Throughout the United States
The Tai Chi Easy™ community of practice leaders and certified teachers has been working with the The Healer Within Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to meet the challenge of Healthy People 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Control set of health goals for the nation which has these primary objectives:
Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death;
Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups;
Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all;
Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.
Putting this vision into action, The Tai Chi Easy Dissemination Project is the active plan to bring Tai Chi Easy to the greater population by training and empowering citizens to lead practice groups in their community. With express permission from Dr. Roger Jahnke, the founder and creator of Tai Chi Easy, to use Tai Chi Easy for this community service, this project is a non-profit initiative to train thousands to lead Tai Chi Easy practices to underserved populations at locations such as inner city schools, senior recreation programs, or healthcare centers.
By bringing these powerful wellness practices to the underserved, health disparities across diverse populations can be eliminated through Tai Chi Easy. You may have a free Tai Chi Easy practice leader training program in your area coming soon!
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Your Organization Can Partner with Tai Chi Easy!
Tai Chi Easy can help employers, managed care organizations, community services agencies and organizations reduce costs by providing the preventative care and interventions that reduces the risk of more costly care. If you would like to know more, you may be interested in speaking with our staff about physical activity and wellness and the option to bring Tai Chi Easy to your place of employment or community.
The Tai Chi Easy practice and the 25-hour Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader training program were derived and adapted from the Institute for Integral Qigong and Tai Chi training program and includes copyrighted materials, such as manuals and learning aids, belonging to Dr. Roger Jahnke and the Health Action family of companies.
Tai Chi and Qigong for Health, Active Aging, Inner Peace
Tai Chi Easy™ is a trademark of the Health Action family of companies.
Tai Chi Easy is designed to improve the quality of life for all people, including those who may be dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis or other such conditions that limit mobility and prove to be a challenge. Using simplified Tai Chi based on the four major recognized styles of Tai Chi, this program is straightforward and highly adaptable resulting in empowerment and self-management skills.
This style includes steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. The movements don't require deep bending or squatting, which makes it easier and more comfortable to learn. In addition, the instruction includes seated and standing stationary versions of all the movements.
This encourages people of all levels and abilities to learn and participate. Minimal equipment is needed: level space in which to move, optional chairs, optional music-playing equipment, and comfortable clothing.
The program itself consists of 10 movements — 5 basic and 5 advanced — a warm up and a cool down, self-massage, breath exercises, and meditation. Once becoming familiar with the movements and exercises, the program is designed to provide continual challenge by gently “holding” postures and being conscious of weight-shifting and limb position, including doing the movements in different sequence, such as reversing the direction of the movements.
Students and practitioners develop their abilities to focus and concentrate in a deep state of relaxation through breath practices and meditation. Self-massage practice encourages self-knowledge and self-care, skills that can be used throughout life and well into the “successful aging” process.
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF TAI CHI
"Tai chi is often described as 'meditation in motion,' but it might well be called 'medication in motion.' There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health." - Harvard Women's Health Watch May 2009
"The face of exercise is changing in America. Instead of relentlessly pursuing a sculptured physique, people are chasing longevity, stress reduction and improved health through mind-body practices like qigong. The realm of working out has shifted from people just wanting to build bulk and lean, toned muscles to them understanding that the inner health of the body is just as important as the outer health." - New York Times April 5, 2007
" A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society describes the "striking immunity-boosting effect" of Tai Chi, the most well-known moving form of Qigong. Tai Chi "builds aerobic conditioning. It relaxes the body's response to stress, which tends to intensify as people age. And it increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain." - Los Angeles Times April 24, 2007