This was written 2500 years ago:

Now when strange things begin to happen,
laws and regulations become stricter;
Then stricter laws and regulations
mean more criminals and fugitives.

Soon everyone
is either a criminal or a fugitive,
And no one can untangle the mess.

(Tao Te Ching - verse 57)


 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. 

 Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning.
 (Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health Publication, May 2009)


The perfect exercise?

University of California medical research discovered that tai chi can significantly boost the body's immune system response to virus infection.

Dr Bradley Willcox, Dr Craig Willcox and Dr Makoto Suzuki wrote a 25 year medical study (The Okinawa Program). They maintain that tai chi - with its ancient origins and incredible health benefits - is the ideal form of exercise for modern people. 


 Last night I was chatting with a young doctor who has been attending our tai chi school for a few years now. 

He has been working in the intensive care unit throughout the pandemic. 

The doctor was talking about how good PPE works and also about training with our school has improved his own health.

The doctor said that he used to get flu etc, basically whatever was doing the rounds that year. 

However, since attending our classes and training at home, he's not taken 1 day off work sick. 

He felt that the training has significantly affected his immune system.


 The Chinese exercise practice of tai chi can significantly boost the body's immune system response to virus infection.

 (ABC Science, regarding a University of California study)