Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ten Principles of Yang Style Tai Chi (part 2 of 2)

5. Elbows and Shoulders Sinking

Always keep your shoulders in a relaxed, natural position because the moment you lift it, the energy (Qi) will go up with it thus leaving the whole body in a strength-less state. Maintain your elbows down so as to keep your shoulders at a relaxed state and make your body move with ease.

6. Use the Mind and Not the Force

Upon practicing Tai Chi Chuan, it is expected that the body be relaxed. And it is also expected that the mind is the one that tackles all aspects of the human being. There are no presence of any clumsiness or stiffness in the joints and veins that will hinder the body’s movement.

7. Coordination

There is but one theory that supports the elements of Tai Chi. It will start at the roots which is the feet, launching the force to the legs, controlling the waist and elevates through the arms that is expressed by the hands and fingers. Therefore, the feet, legs and the waist must communicate well to pass the energy in a harmonious manner.

8. Internal and External Harmony

Tai Chi Chuan lets the mind be the commander of the entire body. Let it be the one to direct orders and let the body to follow. If the mind is in a tranquil state, the body observes it by producing graceful and soft movements.

9. Continuity

Practicing Tai Chi Chuan requires an upbeat continuity. It must never be lost. The mind must always assert the attention and movements from beginning till the very end.

10. Tranquility

Tai Chi Chuan is always based on peacefulness. In every performance, there must be strict tranquility in order for the mind to interact effectively with the entire system of the body. Tranquility can make the movements slower and precise and make the body move smoother without stiffness and pain.

Ten Principles of Yang Style Tai Chi (part 1 of 2)

1. Head Straightening

Do this by holding the neck and head at an erect position, naturally, together with the mind while concentrating on top. Brush away the feeling of being tensed or else the needed vital energy and blood will not circulate properly.

2. Back and Chest Position

To correctly position the back and chest, you must feel that air properly “coming in”. The chest must be inward, slightly, so that you are can sink to the lower belly through breathing. Avoid chest protrusion for it will make you feel uneasy and breathing will be heavy. Vital energy that is derived from your lower belly can launch massive force.

3. Waist Relaxation

The most dominant part of the body is the waist part. The moment you relax your waist, your stance will be strong, forming a base that is firm. All movements that are made depend on the reaction of the person’s waist.

4. Stances: Empty and Solid

Primarily, it is quite important to distinguish the difference between empty and solid. It all depends on the shifting of energy in both feet. The moment you put the weight of your body on your left leg, it will become solid and the right leg will become empty. On the other hand, if you shift your weight on the right leg, it will be the one that becomes solid and the left leg being empty. Recognizing these tactics will enable the person to move and turn the body without any stress and additional effort. Otherwise clumsiness and slow movements will arise thus making you unstable to stand firm.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Home Boxing Gym – The Benefits That Are Meant To Suit You (part 2 of 2)

What benefits are you likely to earn from having a gym set up in your home?

Here is the good news. You can always train in boxing under your own roof and that is by setting up your personal gym. There are a number of benefits which you may stumble upon. Read on below to further gain the understanding you seek.

Boxing is an activity which involves your entire body. It lets you flex your muscles so they get toned down to the core.

With the gym right inside your home, you may train anytime you want without the worries of having to hit the heavy traffic flow. You can work at your own phase without the worry of an overpriced fitness program.

The pricey pieces of exercise equipment are yours to keep. They are worth investing on.

The punching bag, the treadmill, the medicine ball, as well as the jump rope are all geared towards the improvement of your cardiovascular health and thus develop more of your endurance and strength.

Finally, you get the chance to check your own health status all the time.

No doubt, the home boxing gym is surely going to appeal to you as one place of solitude!

Home Boxing Gym – The Benefits That Are Meant To Suit You (part 1 of 2)

Is a home boxing gym a wonderful idea? Will it make up as a good investment?

As a kind of sport, boxing training is one of the best types of physical workouts that you may get yourself involved in. Boxing training is a kind of body fitness program that helps one maintain a fit physique. Sure you may practice your punches via the punching bag but have you ever explored the possibility of bringing the benefits of the boxing gym right into the premises of your own home? Yes, that is truly possible and also fairly easy.

Several years ago, boxing made its way into becoming a fully recognized brand of sport. A lot of men got engrossed to it. Some women likewise joined their own boxing craft. They all had the same routine and that is to periodically go under the training until they strain themselves. Nevertheless, the now renowned boxers owe their triumph to their training sessions and trainers who always pushed them towards the best of their abilities.

Where is the best place to train?

Now where do these people practice? Of course in the boxing gyms! The place is their comfort zone. Everything they need is well laid out. There are boxing gloves, jump rope, punching bag, treadmill, leather medicine ball, and other high end electronic fitness equipment. All of which are aimed at helping the boxer achieve his goals so that he will have more endurance to go.

You are right in assuming that your own taste of body fitness training will be more properly guided if you have your own gym at home. It will not only guide you in keeping a check on your health but it will make sure that you are in the best shape ever. All of your goals will be very possible with your own determination and gym equipment at hand. You can always turn your home into your personal area that is devoted for physical training. You see, the training will tone your muscles without having you exposed to several other hassles that come around with the stressful going to and fro the modern gyms.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Youth Group Games Activities (part 2 of 2)

4. Sentence partners

Each student should be given a secret word. The words can be verbs, nouns, adverbs, prepositions, and many others. After that, each student should look for at least two partners so that they can create a correct sentence. When everyone is finished, let them read the sentences. All the sentences should be correct in order to win the game. You can do this all over again. Yu simply have to prepare many words that can be matched together.

As you can see, the games are similar to kids’ games. But that’s just the idea behind it so that the youth don’t get bored in class. With the games, they can have fun while learning their lessons in English. You can even use the games in other subjects like mathematics. Try the games and the class will surely have fun.

There are still other fun youth games that you can use. The internet can provide you with the needed resources. You simply have to search the internet and that’s it. The games will be all there, including the instructions and needed props.

Learning is a continuous process and for as long as you live, you will learn new things. This is the very reason why you shouldn’t lose the child in you. Having fun is not bad especially if you’re learning in the process. It will be bad if you’re not learning at all and if it is done excessively.

Spending everyday in class without having fun at certain a time can be very boring especially for the youth. Adolescence is a period of great change for individuals. To keep things running smoothly in class, have youth group games and activities.

Youth Group Games Activities (part 1 of 2)

Even if you’re already grown up, or you’re in your adolescence, you shouldn’t lose the child in you. Give yourself enough time to have fun by participating in youth group games activities.

Games and grammar activities will definitely help you have fun while learning. If you don’t want to get bored while trying to learn your lessons in school, take a look at these fun youth games.

1. Tic Tac Toe

Draw a tic tac toe giant board in class. In the squares, you need to write a sentence using a verb. Leave a blank space for the verb. If the missing verb can be identified, that is the time to place an ‘x’ on the box. The teacher will also participate in the game and should check the different answers of the students.

Aside from using verb in the sentence, you can also use other grammar rules.

2. Sentence Auctions

When doing youth games in school, you should start with the easy ones. Now, this game is harder than the first one. The class should be divided into groups. Teach them everything about auctions. Each group should be given points or even money so that they can bid for the given correct sentences. The teacher will be the one to auction correct as well as incorrect sentences. The group that earns the highest points wins.

3. Sentence Maze

The student should each hold a printed maze. Make sure that the students start together. Read sentences that are grammatically right and wrong. Students will have different answers. If the students are able to tell the right from the wrong sentences, they can finish the maze.