Tai Chi Brush Knee Walking

Key Muscle Activation during Brush Knee includes: thoracic and lumbar rotators, deltoid muscle, rotator cuff, and obliques.  Balance and Coordination Benefits include: postural control, anterior/lateral/diagonal patterns, gait weight shift, midline crossing movement, dynamic stability, single leg balance, step accuracy, center of gravity transfer, and rhythmic motor control.

Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane Walking

Key Muscle Activation during Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane includes: thoracic and lumbar rotators, deltoid muscle, and obliques.  Balance and Coordination Benefits include: postural control, anterior/lateral/diagonal planes, gait weight shift, midline crossing movement, dynamic stability, single leg balance, step accuracy, center of gravity transfer, and rhythmic motor control.

Tai Chi Cloud Hands with Side Stepping

Key muscle activation during Cloud Hands include: cervical, thoracic and lumbar rotators, mid and lower trapezius, infraspinatus and teres minor (rotator cuff muscles), all heads of the deltoid, abdominal obliques, quadriceps, and gluteus medius.  Balance and coordination benefits when adding side stepping to Cloud Hands include: dynamic stability, postural control, lateral plane, hemi lateral movement, midline crossing movement, and lateral stability.

 

Tai Chi Gathering

Remember to practice your principles: body (postural alignment), breath (listen to my verbal cues on where to inhale and where to exhale), and vision (your eyes’ gaze should follow your hands in this one).  This move is helpful for healing the vestibular system, increasing leg strength, improving bone density, and inducing range of motion through your spine, shoulders and legs…just to mention a few.  Mindfulness focused motion will help lower your heart rate, blood pressure, increase vital energy, and promote more efficient healing of your entire system.
Here’s to better health!