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Tai Chi & Alternative Health Issue 88 is now out.

Here is the Editorial of this issue.

The modern world we live in today is ever so busy. So much so that it has the potential to literally sap away all our energies if we allow it. Too often, we forget to look after our own well being, as we focus most of our daily activities externally – work, friends and family. Little time is left for oneself and often it is a case of ‘Too little, too late.’ We should take time out to “service” our bodies, just like our cars. When asked what surprised him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama gave an interesting reply, ‘Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.’ We should look after our health in order to derive a better quality of life. Good health is one of the most valuable and important aspects of our life. Regular practice of Tai Chi Chuan will help maintain our health – mind, body and spirit.

In this issue, we look at the growing evidence for the health benefits of Tai Chi Chuan with help of a medical systematic review charting art’s evidenced benefits by Patricia Huston and Bruce McFarlane. Master John Ding’s articles, Power through Structure and Tai Chi Chuan applications will provide valuable reference points as regards to improving your form and applications. Nick Cheang’s article, “Formlessness” looks at how it comes from actualisation of Tai Chi's concepts and principles, rather than from the pursuit of ever more physical movement. We also have an abstract, “Dynamic Stillness” from Ged Sumner’s book, “Body Intelligence Meditation” to give us an insight of the mystery of life being the blend of dynamism and stillness. Lastly, a big welcome to our new contributor, Jamiel El-Sharif who shares his understanding of the importance of the Tai Chi principle – Peng Jing.

As this is our last issue for 2017, we at the TCAH team would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May all your goals be achieved in the coming year. For the Chinese readers, “Kung Hei Fatt Choy” in the coming Year of the Dog, which begins on the 16th February 2018.

Until, then see you next year!
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Tai Chi & Alternative Health Issue 88 is now out. 

Here is the Editorial of this issue.
 
The modern world we live in today is ever so busy. So much so that it has the potential to literally sap away all our energies if we allow it. Too often, we forget to look after our own well being, as we focus most of our daily activities externally – work, friends and family. Little time is left for oneself and often it is a case of ‘Too little, too late.’ We should take time out to “service” our bodies, just like our cars. When asked what surprised him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama gave an interesting reply, ‘Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.’ We should look after our health in order to derive a better quality of life. Good health is one of the most valuable and important aspects of our life. Regular practice of Tai Chi Chuan will help maintain our health – mind, body and spirit.  
 
In this issue, we look at the growing evidence for the health benefits of Tai Chi Chuan with help of a medical systematic review charting art’s evidenced benefits by Patricia Huston and Bruce McFarlane. Master John Ding’s articles, Power through Structure and Tai Chi Chuan applications will provide valuable reference points as regards to improving your form and applications. Nick Cheang’s article, “Formlessness” looks at how it comes from actualisation of Tai Chis concepts and principles, rather than from the pursuit of ever more physical movement. We also have an abstract, “Dynamic Stillness” from Ged Sumner’s book, “Body Intelligence Meditation” to give us an insight of the mystery of life being the blend of dynamism and stillness. Lastly, a big welcome to our new contributor, Jamiel El-Sharif who shares his understanding of the importance of the Tai Chi principle – Peng Jing.
 
As this is our last issue for 2017, we at the TCAH team would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May all your goals be achieved in the coming year. For the Chinese readers, “Kung Hei Fatt Choy” in the coming Year of the Dog, which begins on the 16th February 2018.

Until, then see you next year!
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