Spring and the Wood Element

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we are now heading into the Wood element and this changing of the season from winter to spring brings with it a renewing of energy, a rebirth and a new beginning.   Spring always gives me a (for want of a better word) spring in my step and … Continue reading Spring and the Wood Element

Tai Chi and Diabetes

Diabetes awareness and helping those living with the condition remain healthy and in control is something which I personally feel very passionate about.   My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes when she was 7 years old and despite being a very difficult time for her and the whole family (she’d been … Continue reading Tai Chi and Diabetes

Tai Chi and Parkinson’s

What is Parkinson’s? The NHS sites the three prominent symptoms of Parkinson’s as being ‘an involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor), slow movement, as well as stiff and inflexible muscles’. From these main indicators spring a multitude of further complications - physical and psychological - which can have a detrimental effect on … Continue reading Tai Chi and Parkinson’s

Corporate Self Defence Workshops

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching two self defence seminars at 1st Central in Haywards Heath, a large insurance company. As a part of their wellness programme, staff asked to learn self defence. It's a very difficult thing to teach in 60 minute sessions but we worked on several important aspects such as: … Continue reading Corporate Self Defence Workshops

Benefits of Cross Training in Tai Chi

This blog post is reproduced from our sister site White Crane Online - where you can learn Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation online...   Whilst Tai Chi is a wonderful activity to integrate into your life, there are – apparently – other things that people enjoy doing – so I am told! 🙂 For many … Continue reading Benefits of Cross Training in Tai Chi

New Blog: 10 Health Reasons To Practice Tai Chi

We all know that feeling of being overwhelmed by the break-neck speed of life, and the stresses and strains that are thrown at us in the process. If you are balancing a family with a career, the pace can be unrelenting, leaving us desperately seeking ways to put the brakes on and decompress. There are … Continue reading New Blog: 10 Health Reasons To Practice Tai Chi

New Blog Post: Learn How To Play!

The school holidays are here and with the amazing weather here in the UK, the parks are full of families. This week just gone, I spent a day by the coast in Brighton and some of which was at a playground with climbing frames, slides, seesaws, etc… As soon as we entered the area, my … Continue reading New Blog Post: Learn How To Play!