2: Tai Chi Ambassador Rod Fergueson and the need for Community engagement
In Difficult Times
Welcome to In Difficult Times - and in todays episode we talk to Rod Fergueson Rod is based in Australia and has been a full-time professional Tai Chi and Qigong teacher for over 45 years. He not only has a deep knowledge of these arts but has an infectious enthusiasm that emerges in an ‘easy-to-understand' exploration of practical techniques. Rod’s emphasis on teaching in a way that really makes sense to ordinary people, distinguishes him from many in the mind/body community. Rod has lectured and taught not only in Australia but also in the United States, South Africa and New Zealand. He has been a driving force to ensure that both Traditional and Applied Tai Chi and Qigong are accessible to people of all abilities from Olympic athletes to the frail elderly in aged care. What comes over in this illuminating interview is Rods approach, his commitment to community care and his work with local and state governments in securing funding and promotion to provide free and low-cost classes. Rod is truly an ambassador of the art. So, sit back and enjoy a talk with Rod Fergueson. Rod Ferguson Senior Tai Chi Master & National Chief Instructor Australian Academy of Tai Chi & Qigong www.LivingChi.com.au https://www.facebook.com/TaiChiMasterRod Rod Ferguson Events page www.youtube.com/c/RodFergusonTaiChiMaster PODCAST UPDATE Rod notes update - The population of Australia is now 25 million (not 22) 2. The total number of Covid deaths in the whole of Australia is 910 (not 90) - 820 of these cases were in the state of Victoria (so 90 in all the other states combined). The number of deaths in my state of Queensland is 7, I was correct about that. INTRO MUSIC BY https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/aa-sea/some-good-guys-id-1316 Intro/Outro Narrated by JT Turner YOUR HOSTS ARE: PAUL READ - https://www.teapotmonk.com/ ANTHONY GILBERT - https://anthonyguilbert.net/ In Difficult Times - https://indifficulttimes.com/
Tai Chi for Baby Boomers and Military Veterans, with Master Instructor David-Dorian Ross
The Optimal Aging Podcast
When David-Dorian Ross was in his early 20s, he had a brief, intense experience that changed his life.It was during his first session of tai chi, and the way he describes it is how others recall a profound religious experience."It was a gift," David-Dorian says now. "I had this knowledge, this certainty, like a memory of the future that I would do tai chi for the rest of my life and that I would someday be a famous teacher."And, indeed, all that came to pass.David-Dorian has been teaching Tai Chi since 1979, focusing on making Tai Chi more accessible to all and has been a record-holding competitive martial artist.He created his own tai chi method, called taijifit, and he teaches and certifies instructors at taijifit.net. He is also the national network manager of Tai Chi and yoga instructors for the Veterans Affairs Community Care Network - providing free Tai Chi and Yoga classes to our nation's military veterans. David-Dorian served in the Navy from 1975-1980.In this episode, David-Dorian shares powerful perspective about tai chi, his outreach with veterans and Baby Boomers, and lots more I know you'll enjoy.Key Moments:5:50 -- His first tai chi session, when "all of a sudden, everything changed"12:25 -- Tai chi as part of holistic health18:00 -- 'The job I was sent her to do' -- working with veterans25:10 -- How to find tai chi instructors for vets29:10 -- Tai chi as fall prevention34:50 -- Incorporating tai chi into your fitness business43:40 -- What's wrong with the fitness industry49:50 -- Three Things I Like This Week: Laughter Yoga, Everyday Mindfulness, 1-800-FLOWERSLinksDavid-Dorian RossTaijifit.netNaamly : Support our advertiser, and keep your clients engagedEveryday Mindfulness on TwitterLaughterYoga.org CelesteGreeneLaughs.
Tai Chi - the thing old people do right? Not if you are doing it with ex-Royal Marine Andy Denney! We chat about the origins of Tai Chi, and why it has changed from a functional martial art, into something mainly practiced by older people as a way of staying healthy and mobile. Can Tai Chi every bring back the martial side of the art?As always thanks for listening and supporting our community! Main site - http://www.themartialview.comFacebook - http://www.facebook.com/themartialviewMartial Masters Volume 1 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1911559060Buy me a coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/themartialview
Satisfy My Soul Interviews - Katherine Leamy - Tai Chi.
Satisfy My Soul.
The ‘Satisfy My Soul’ interview series from Soul Shack, where we hunker down, dig in, and talk about what lights our candles, floats our boats, and generally makes life worthwhile. This week Katherine Leamy talks to me about Tai Chi and we ponder life as we come out of the pandemic. So grab yourself a cuppa and see if today’s discussion can help satisfy your soul... P.S You can buy my album here, should you feel so inclined..
Pilates for PTs: Interview with Tai Chi PT Adam Potts
Pilates for PTs Podcast
Today, I have a guest on the podcast, Adam Potts. He currently works as a Physical Therapist (PT), Health Coach, Tai Chi Instructor, and Yoga Teacher. In regards to PT, he integrates yoga, qigong, tai chi, mindfulness, and meditation with a traditional orthopedic approach. In This Podcast: 01:08 – Introducing Adam Potts 06:08 – His journey to yoga 09:52 – How did he handle the approach from PT school compared to where he came from? 11:58 – The process of going into business after PT school 17:25 – How does he do an assessment with Tai Chi? 20:23 – Traditional Tai Chi 29:09 – The difference between being a PT versus being a health coach 32:51 – Adam’s program 34:46 – People who should join his program 38:04 – Does his clients find him for PT or for Tai Chi? 39:43 – Mindful movement 47:15 – Where can you find Adam Potts? Begin with Breath: www.beginwithbreath.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stephen-dunn/message
BodCast Episode 65: The Ways of Tai Chi with Master Young
Original Strength Bodcast
In this episode, Tim talks with Tai Chi Master Wasentha Young about the genesis of Tai Chi, what it is, and what it does. Master Young is full of grace and wisdom. You'll love the way she talks about breathing. To learn more about the amazing Master Young, or to train with her, check out her many talents on her sites: https://wasentha.com/about/ https://peacefuldragonschool.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/original-strength/support
Graeme Waterfield - Tai Chi and Meditation Instructor discusses living into our practices and finding bliss Ep. 128
I'm Awake! Now What?
This week I sit down with Tai Chi and Meditation Instructor Graeme Waterfield discuss his life journey, his love of Tai Chi, Chi Gung, and finding peace and liberation on the path of the spiritual seeker. He gives a beautiful account of the origins of Tai Chi and the influences of the Tao Te Ching. He reveals a spiritual experience that changed him forever and shares how his practice of Tai Chi and Chi Gung have given him more joy than he ever imagined and the bliss of simplicity. To learn more about Graeme, head over to his website and follow him on Facebook and Instagram at Graeme Waterfield. Tao Te Ching This podcast was written, directed and produced by me, your host Krista Xiomara in alignment with LightCasting Networks. Music curated and created by Mr. Pixie. You can find I'm Awake! Now What? Podcast on all social media channels by searching for IANW Podcast.
Do you love Keanu Reeves? How about humility? If you answered yes to either, then you’ll love this week’s episode! When special guest Jon Abrams challenges hosts Vanessa and Elijah to find a horror film to pair with underrated martial arts gem Man of Tai Chi, they must first admit to having overlooked Keanu Reeves for far too long. After an appropriate amount of time spent admitting their past failures, they make their case for Cheap Thrills as the perfect companion. Both films feature desperate men going down a dark path for the promise of easy money, but is that enough to convince Jon that it’s a perfect double-feature? Join the gang as they discuss why Keanu can sell absurdity so well, the dangers of not meditating enough, and ultimately, the thesis of this very podcast. The official movie snack pick of Man of Tai Chi and Cheap Thrills is a ghost pepper you eat in a food challenge and a glass of water. (Optional: Chicken wings with edible gold leaf). This episode was brought to you by the horrors of late-stage capitalism. Produced by: Sam Varella, Vanessa Guerrero, and Elijah Taylor Music by: Travis Clark Art by: Joe Oliver --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vanessa-gritton/support
S1: Mimi Zhu, Musical Tai Chi, Queer Asian identity, Astrology
Hello! Special Guest Mimi in the haus! She's a singer, song writer and a freelance writer for Vice! In this house, we stay committed to musical tai chi. Get into it! We talk about sex, enhanced sex, astrology and sex... and what it means to be a QPOC. Hint: We get HELLA introspective. Seriously. Get ready to relate your own lives to this! Half of it is me basically telling Mimi that she is smart. Enjoy! Follow Mimi @mimizhuxiyuan --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fruitythot/message
32: Br Max Sculley - A Christian’s Guide to Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki
Episode 32 In this episode of the Parousia Podcast, Charbel is joined by Br Max Sculley to discuss Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki. Practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki have become well known for their health and fitness benefits, but what are the spiritual risks? Brother Max Sculley explores why these practices and their underlying philosophies are incompatible with Christianity. Get your copy of Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki: A Guide For Christians - Br Max Sculley DLS from the Parousia Media Online Store.