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About "Autonomic Tai Chi"

The Meaning of "Autonomic"

The "Autonomic" in Autonomic Tai Chi refers to the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) . There are 2 primary branches of the ANS: Parasympathetic (Yin) and Sympathetic (Yang). On October 6th 2016 I was formerly diagnosed with a form of Dysautonomia and on March 5th 2017 experienced a healing that perplexed my Medical doctors. Since then, I have devoted my life to the study and understanding of chronic illness as well as the science behind long forgotten ancient modalities designed to maximize the bodies ability to heal itself.

(read my full story here)

The Meaning of "Tai Chi"

Tai Chi is first and foremost a very ancient concept ("supreme principal") that can easily be found within every major world religion or discipline. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a religion but rather a phrase that embodies the idea of perfect balance- more specifically, the balance of Yin and Yang. It's a notion we all strive toward in every aspect of life. The many exercises and practices surrounding this principal are time tested tools designed to bring more harmony, homeostasis, and balance to the mind, body and spirit.

It is said, "Whatever art you put Tai Chi into, that art will increase and improve. Whatever art you put into Tai Chi will damage Tai Chi." (13:47 Adam Mizner)  Although the authentic practices linked to traditional Tai Chi do not corner the market on autonomic restoration, I have found them to be a profound gift.

The Practice of Tai Chi

 Our body is a system of systems. When any aspect of a system is "off balance" the domino effect can be catastrophic - be it physiological, psychological, or Spiritual. Think of Tai Chi Practice as taking out time to "check in" on all of the systems, then actively and passively allowing the body to make corrections. That said, it is almost entirely about subtraction. The "additions" take place as a result of the subtraction /active releasing. Our bodies already know how to fix system failures and injuries. These practices simply optimize functionality by providing the proper conditions. Active awareness and listening (Ting) are primary tools in Tai Chi practice. Getting out of your own way and becoming a curious observer instead of a reactive stress machine makes all the difference in the world for the health of you and those around you. It redefines your mind, body, and spirit's perception of stress.


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"Keep doing what you're doing Giuseppe, it's working!" 

Joseph Colombo PhD

Research Director, Autonomic Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Nervous System Consultant  

"So happy to see Giuseppe growing the Tai Chi community!"

Dr Gayl Hubatch, OMD, LAc, certified Yoga Instructor, Tai Chi and Chi Gong Senior Trainer

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