News and Updates from Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Canada

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back

For awhile now, we’ve been delineating hand to foot continuities that run throughout the body, providing strength, flexibility and a more developed sense of one’s body in space as they unfold. … Read more…

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : La dégénérescence des disques 0

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : La dégénérescence des disques

Article #13 Article original en anglais publié le 7 juin 2010 Traduction française, révisée et approuvée le 12 oct. 2010 Nous poursuivons l’examen des disques intervertébraux commencé dans l’article précédent … Read more…

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : La sténose rachidienne 0

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : La sténose rachidienne

Article #14 Article original en anglais publié le 10 juin 2010 Traduction française, révisée et approuvée le 12 oct. 2010 Dans le dernier article, nous avons examiné la discopathie dégénérative … Read more…

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : Les ligaments rachidiens – Maintenir toutes les parties ensemble 0

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : Les ligaments rachidiens – Maintenir toutes les parties ensemble

Article #15 Article original en anglais publié le 21 juin 2010 Traduction française, révisée et approuvée le 12 oct. 2010 Jusqu’ici, on a présenté un aperçu d’un certain nombre des … Read more…

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie: les facettes vertébrales de la colonne 0

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie: les facettes vertébrales de la colonne

Article #11 Article original en anglais publié le 24 mai 2010 Traduction française, révisée et approuvée le 12 oct. 2010 Les derniers articles mis en ligne portaient sur des aspects … Read more…

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : Les disques intervertébraux 0

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : Les disques intervertébraux

Article #12 Article original en anglais publié le 1er juin 2010 Traduction française, révisée et approuvée le 12 oct. 2010 Les disques intervertébraux jouent un rôle clé dans la vie … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Hand and The Tiger’s Mouth 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Hand and The Tiger’s Mouth

Last time, we looked at how the bones of the elbow-forearm complex are designed so that the elbow bends and the hand turns. To better understand the influence of the … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: One Big Tendon 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: One Big Tendon

In an earlier article, it was mentioned that we are often asked in class to open Tiger’s Mouth, bring fingertips up, drop elbow, turn wrist or send out the hands. … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Elbow-Forearm Complex 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Elbow-Forearm Complex

In practicing our art, one of the things we discover is the steady rhythm of the body as it turns up and then down. Surprisingly, we also learn that attending … Read more…

Testimonial: Research Proves Experience with Fibromyalgia 0

Testimonial: Research Proves Experience with Fibromyalgia

As reported in the New York Times and US News & World Report, a small but significant new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows positive results … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Learning with the Hand and Elbow 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Learning with the Hand and Elbow

Taoist Tai Chi® arts introduce a way of moving that is novel for all students. Because the focus is on balance in all its dimensions, we develop over time a … Read more…

Testimonial: Full Range of Motion Regained in Spine 0

Testimonial: Full Range of Motion Regained in Spine

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we asked members around the world to share how the Taoist Tai Chi® arts have affected their lives.  “When I started practicing the Taoist … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: More On The Ties That Bind 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: More On The Ties That Bind

In the tor yu, the hands draw out the spine – as the body sends out the hands. To better understand this interplay, let’s examine further the whole body continuities … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Intervertebral Discs 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Intervertebral Discs

The intervertebral discs play a key role in the life of the healthy spine. Their degeneration is a frequent cause of pain and disability, and a herniated lumbar disc represents … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back

For awhile now, we’ve been delineating hand to foot continuities that run throughout the body, providing strength, flexibility and a more developed sense of one’s body in space as they unfold. … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 2 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 2

In the last note, we learned that bending forward with the low back in Step Up and Punch or Push Needle to Sea Bottom reverses the normal lumbar lordosis, lengthens the … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Getting the Feel of Tensegrity 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Getting the Feel of Tensegrity

We’ve spoken recently of how the body makes use of tensegrity to help hold itself together. We stretch out our soft tissues and they resist further expansion and create a … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 1 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 1

Today we want to take another look at the purposes served by our thoracolumbar fascia during the activities of a normal day. The first thing to point out is that … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Spinal Stenosis 1

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Spinal Stenosis

Our most recent discussion concerned degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine, a problem common to modern-day humans. Given the many moving parts that make up the spine, it is not surprising … Read more…