The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant threat to both physical and mental health. Physical inactivity, sedentary behaviour, and negative emotions among the general population have been significantly increased because of COVID-19 home isolation and self-imposed confinement, which is what prompted the Study into how Tai Chi is affecting its Practitioners.The study noted that effective exercise management is a recommended prevention strategy to improve both physical and mental health while also diminishing the effects of COVID-19 but went on ... read more
As a healthcare practitioner for over 26 years, I am well placed to observe clients/patients breathing patterns. One thing has become obvious over that time and it is the fact that most people now seem to have a baseline of chronic stress that has become normalized. I observe this in their; demeanour, muscle tension, speed of speech, symptoms reported and most importantly, by how rapid and shallow their breathing has become. This breathing pattern has become their set point i.e., ... read more
There have been numerous studies done over the last few decades on the therapeutic benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi. If you perform a search on PubMed for Tai Chi you will generate 2,028 abstracts on the therapeutic benefits in just the last decade. Looking across all these studies it becomes obvious there are several factors that contribute to the therapeutic outcome. The most obvious is physical movement, however there are many more that add depth and better health outcomes ... read more
Firstly, I want to say “Hello” to all my JinLi family. How are you going? I’ve been challenged and I know I’ve had it easy compared to most in Australia.
Time is very strange; the day disappears and I reflect on how long we have been “protecting” ourselves and realise it’s been a relatively short time.
Maintaining physical, emotional and intellectual health is vital for us under normal circumstances, and is even more so now. We’re all trying to keep ... read more
Can’t Sleep? You aren’t alone.
Research by the Sleep Health Foundation, “Asleep on the Job: Counting the cost of poor sleep”, 2017 highlights that poor sleep is affecting 39% of Australian
adults that are regularly struggling with their sleep. The 2017 study found that the number of sleep problems among Australians are 5-10% higher than
when the Foundation published its first survey on sleep health in 2010. Sleep disorders contribute to diseases and injuries such as heart disease,
obesity, diabetes, ... read more
"THE BEST WAY TO GET STARTED IS TO QUIT TALKING AND BEGIN DOING" - Walt Disney
It’s 30 degrees in Melbourne and in a room overlooking the leafy garden of Linden Gallery, a JinLi class chill out and
As they relax, they send their brain on a high intensity workout.
With every breath they focus attention, increase concentration, develop sensory awareness. In effect, they are growing and strengthening their neural pathways,
or brain training.
How do ... read more
JinLi is proud to announce the launch of an incredible new music album specifically designed for Tai Chi practice – “TAI CHI DREAMS”.
Tai Chi Dreams was created by musician and composer, Alf Klimek who composed the music tracks based
upon classical, warm harmonic instruments utilizing White Noise in the form of natural sounds to assist in their calming nature.
Whilst Tai Chi practice is precise in its structure and form, its movements also need to have a natural and ... read more
Every year, JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi actively supports Victorian Seniors week to ensure as many senior Australians are exposed to the health benefits of Tai
Chi and Qigong as possible.
Tai Chi and Qigong have been practiced in China for centuries but it is only in the last 25 years or so that the West is finally recognising the incredible
health-giving properties of these practices. Here is a short list of the scientifically acknowledged benefits:
1. Reduces blood pressure
2. Relieves ... read more
The stage-diving wild child of rock, Iggy Pop of The Stooges, credits 40 minutes of Qigong a day with staying on the road, staying sane and still having
pecs at 65 years of age; Lou Reed, singer and guitarist from The Velvet Underground tamed his "rock and roll animal" by practicing Tai Chi for three
hours a day; The American Grammy winning music producer, actor, rapper and leader of the Wu Tan Clan (rap group), RZA has trained in Kung ... read more
A review of scientific literature suggests that there is strong evidence of beneficial health effects of tai chi and qi gong, including for bone health, cardiopulmonary fitness, balance, and quality of life.
Researchers from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (Santa Barbara, California), Arizona State University, and the University of North Carolina analyzed 77 articles reporting the results of 66 randomized controlled trials of tai chi and qi gong. The studies involved a total of 6,410 participants.
Of ... read more