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  1. Thread: T'ai Chi Ch'uan

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    I've learned mainly from an awesome DVD series...

    I've learned mainly from an awesome DVD series (Dr Paul Lam's TaiChi for Arthritis 1 & 2). I did take a class on the first part when I was almost through the series but observed that I had already...
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    Agreed. With a longtitudly split biceps tendon...

    Agreed. With a longtitudly split biceps tendon that subluxes it's about figuring out which part of the movement makes it sublux - which causes the pain. It isn't bad, am used to it, but of course its...
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    It's actually close to a miracle that I am...

    It's actually close to a miracle that I am choosing to do this before I do further damage to the shoulder. MODIFY? MEEEEE????? Noooooooo :p :rolleyes:

    Right now I'm trying to figure out just what...
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    Still enjoying TaiChi, usually 6 days out of 7....

    Still enjoying TaiChi, usually 6 days out of 7. My body seems to really like it - though one movement tweaks my shoulder with the torn biceps tendon and rotator cuff tear (yeah yeah, I know,...
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    It's been going well....AND I realized today that...

    It's been going well....AND I realized today that it's been a few weeks since I've been dizzy from orthostatic blood pressure! It's been happening for years and...suddenly...soon after starting Tai...
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    Thanks Emily - and I hope that continues -there...

    Thanks Emily - and I hope that continues -there aren't many options left! There is also QiGong, similar but different. I will eventually add that to my practice, though Sun style does include some of...
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    Here is a direct link to his Tai Chi for...

    Here is a direct link to his Tai Chi for Arthritis series (there is a 35% discount until 12/31 for ALL DVDs, coupon code required but it's right there in the product description.) He has another site...
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    Thanks have changed since this discussion in...

    Thanks have changed since this discussion in early November. My concussion forced me to slow down with no exercise for a bit, which enabled me to do further research. While the Chen Old Form style...
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    Thanks Shootingstar - I do appreciate your...

    Thanks Shootingstar - I do appreciate your comments and advice and am finding them quite helpful. As there is only one class I can find - I have to go with that one as I don't think this is something...
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    Thanks for your thoughts Rebecca, and for...

    Thanks for your thoughts Rebecca, and for initially suggesting this. I don't know if Fr. Guy is a Jesuit or not, but am thankful he opens his parish class to all comers - even those of us who aren't...
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    Hi Shooting Star - thanks for the link. I had an...

    Hi Shooting Star - thanks for the link. I had an idea on the main styles but it's nice seeing them summarized as they did the link you provided. I've been wanting to do this for years but there...
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    Thankfully, as it's the ONLY class I've been able...

    Thankfully, as it's the ONLY class I've been able to find :eek:
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    I hope it works, and Fr Guy is teaching us one of...

    I hope it works, and Fr Guy is teaching us one of the older styles which also is one of original fighting forms. I do like the level of focus that it is already apparent will be required and the...
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    Part of life is to learn to make lemonade, but...

    Part of life is to learn to make lemonade, but I've been interested in this since I gave up Taikwondo in 1999 (when I screwed up my right knee the first time). It will be interesting to see how this...
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    T'ai Chi Ch'uan

    As I've done so many times before, my ever decreasing ability to do traditional Kettlebell competition style workouts (and even the fitness styles) beyond simple swing intervals, I've found another...
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