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31st Tai Chi China Tour with Tai Chi Australia

Thursday, July 19, 2018

If you have ever dreamed of visiting the real China, Tai Chi Australia’s 31st China Tour is for you from October 11 to 20, 2018.

View the itinerary and register your interest

Wuzhen ancient water town

A Guide to Tai Chi on wellbeing.com.au

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Here is a link to an article, A Guide to Tai Chi featuring Master Han Jin Song talking about Tai Chi.

Link to the article

Tai Chi can make the mind sharper

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Harvard Medical School publication reports that Tai Chi can make the mind sharper.

Earlier this year a report in Healthbeat a publication of Harvard Medical School claimed that Tai Chi improve cognitive function and allows a sharper mind. It reported that changes in brain function start at around age 50. These can affect memory and thought processes such as being able to perform multiple tasks, process information rapidly and focus on details. By age 70 one in six people has mild cognitive impairment, which may progress to Alzheirmer’s disease.

It further stated that up until 20 years ago, it was believed that the brain only produced new cells early in life. However, recent research show that the brain has the ability to change throughout an entire life span, growing new cells, making new connections and even increasing in size. These changes improve cognition.

A meta-analysis of 20 studies on Tai Chi and cognition, showed Tai Chi to improve the ability to perform multiple tasks, process information rapidly and focus on details in people without any cognitive decline. In those with mild cognitive impairment, Tai Chi slowed the progression to dementia more than other types of exercise and improved thought processes.

In one study, researchers had nearly 400 Chinese men and women with some cognitive impairment perform either Ti Chi or a stretching and toning program three times a week. After one year, the Tai Chi group showed greater improvements and only 2% progressed to dementia.

In another study, Tai Chi outperformed walking. After 40 weeks of either Tai Chi, walking, social interaction or no intervention, researchers compared MRI images and found that brain volume increased the most in the Tai Chi Group. They also performed better on cognitive tests.

 

Beginners Classes Term 3 2018 Dates

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

If you ever wanted to try Tai Chi, now is the time.

Class locations, park lessons and dates for Term 3 2018 can be found on the Beginners Classes page. More details about our classes can be found on our About Our Classes page.

End of Term Park Lesson Sunday 24 June

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Our end of term free park lesson will be held on Sunday 24 June, 2018 at Central Park, Central Park Road, East Malvern from 10.00am to 12.00 midday.

Park Lesson

These park sessions are often the most rewarding lessons of the term as they are particularly designed for you to meet students from other classes who have the same interest in Tai Chi as you do.

All are very welcome to attend to enjoy 2 hours of Tai Chi and Health Qi Gong in a beautiful park setting. Please be sure to wear your TCA T-shirt!

If it is raining (i.e. pouring), please do not come and we will organise something else another day. Your Instructor will keep you informed.

Term 2 ends Saturday 30 June 2018.

 

Central Park map
 

The 2018 International Forum in Health Qigong

Friday, April 06, 2018

Additional optional workshops have been added to the Forum.

They will held on April 23 (Melbourne), 24 (Melbourne) and 28 (Tasmania).

View the optional workshops here.

Term 2 class changes

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Please note there have changes made to the following classes:

Glen Iris has been added, a new Laverton class, change to Cheltenham and no Mulgrave class due to renovation.

Please view the details for these classes on the Beginners Classes and Regular Classes pages.

The 2018 International Forum in Health Qigong

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Final details and program of The 2018 International Forum in Health Qigong Melbourne.

The final program and Health Qigong exponents from China coming to Melbourne for the forum.

21 – 22 April 2018, Melbourne.

Full program details and booking form here.

Effects of Health Qigong and Parkinson’s Disease

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A repost of the article on relieving symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease to coincide with the forum coming up in April.

This research was conducted by three researchers from the Beijing Sport University, Texas A&M University and University of Texas at Tyler.

Link to the original article here Link to the article

Or download a pdf of the article below:

Effects of Health Qigong Exercises on Relieving Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Effects of Health Qigong Exercises on Relieving Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (1546 KB)

Qigong at Federation Square

TCA Celebrating Australia Day 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

We will be doing Tai Chi between 11.00am and 3pm, Friday 26 January 2018, at Kings Domain Gardens in the Melbourne CBD.

For the past 12 years TCA has been involved in the Australia Day Celebrations. All TCA students and their friends, relatives and public are very welcome to come along to join us for fun, revision of what they have learned or just try something different if you have never experienced Tai Chi before.

We will have a cordoned-off area central to all of the activities. See the map below for the location (blue marker) or ask one of the RACV Help Staff where to find us.

You can also download a map showing the exact location below:

Australia Day 2018 map Australia Day 2018 map (1771 KB)

We look forward to seeing you there.