Thank you so much for attending the T’ai Chi workshop at this year’s Suicide Prevention Conference. I hope that you enjoyed your time learning a little bit about T’ai Chi. I imagine that the rest of the conference was pretty intense and hopefully we were able to lighten things up a bit as you wrapped up your time there.
I have set this page up so that you can find information and resources relating to the T’ai Chi workshop. I will probably continue to add to this over the next couple weeks as I find more resources or create new video. Feel free to browse through the links below and around the website as a whole. And please feel free to email or call me with any questions that I might be able to answer for you.
These are handouts from the workshop. Please note that the “Part Wild Horse’s Mane handout was not part of the printed packet handed out at the workshop. I included it here since we practiced that movement.
T’ai Chi – Elements of Breathing, Posture, Movement
Wu Chi Position
Part Wild Horse’s Mane movement
Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail movement
Single Whip movement
Tai Chi Medical Studies
Links to Articles
Links to articles are listed below. Some of these are actual studies, others are articles that discuss the various benefits of T’ai Chi.
Tai Chi gets cautious thumbs up for psychological health: Science Daily
The effects of tai chi on depression, anxiety, and psychological well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis.: National Center for Biotechnical Information
Tai Chi ‘can relieve depression and boost self-esteem’: The Telegraph
Tai Chi Eases Depression in Elderly: New York Times
Tai Ji Quan Exercise for People with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Movement Disorders: National Center for Biotechnical Information
A Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia: New England Journal of Medicine
Tai Chi Benefits For Arthritis Shown
These videos are some pretty basic quality videos of the first section of the traditional form. In the workshop, we went through about the first third of this. In the near future I hope to have a better quality video uploaded.
T’ai Chi First Section with Spoken Movement Names
T’ai Chi First Section with Moves Done Silently
If you are interested in taking a class with me, you can find a list of all my classes here on the Classes page.
Again, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.