Introducing Taoist Arts Center NY

Taoist Arts Center New York:
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On these pages you will find articles and research on the healing effects of tai chi, chi kung (qigong), Taoist Meditation, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Doctors and medical researchers continue to investigate the effects of these arts on conditions including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, and stress management. This page presents a selection of health articles along with others on Chinese philosophy and culture.

Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation

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Introducing: The Taoist Arts Center

The Taoist Arts Center, located in New York's Lower East Side,  emphasizes healing, self empowerment and self actualization through Chi  Kung (qigong), Tai Chi (taiji) and Meditation. Founder and Director  Susan Rabinowitz is a senior student of Masters B. K. Frantzis and B.P.  Chan. She teaches classes in Wu style Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan), Chi  Kung (qigong) and Taoist (Daoist) Meditation.

The Taoist Arts Center's approach to the internal arts is rooted in the  Water Method of Lao Tsu (Laozi) and the early Taoists which Ms. Rabinowitz learned from B.K. Frantzis, a lineage disciple of the Taoist  Sage Liu Hung Chieh. The Water Method underlies all teaching at the Taoist Arts Center, and  is based on the idea of going with the flow of nature and letting things happen rather than making them happen. As water wears away rock, so  practitioners of this method dissolve energy blockages and allow their  energy to circulate freely. The practices are designed to harmonize  individuals with themselves, their environment and the universe and to  help them maintain their health and balance amid the stresses of daily  life.

The Taoist Arts Center caters to students at all levels who want to  raise their energy and achieve a relaxed vitality through authentic  Chinese health, martial arts and meditation systems and aims to make  these systems accessible to students through clear and thorough instruction in Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation. An increasingly popular aspect of Chinese medicine, Chi Kung balances and increases the body's energies and helps develop feelings of health,  strength and well being by using the natural functions of your body to  release stress, develop flexibility, coordination and stamina and to  heal chronic joint and back problems.

Centuries ago in China, Taoist Meditation was created to help people  turn Chi (qi) into spirit and emptiness. It's main technique the Taoist  "inner dissolving" practice is especially effective for helping people  to become aware of their hidden motivations and enabling them to change  or eliminate those that they no longer find useful. Taoist Meditation  contains sitting, standing, lying down and moving techniques, and joins well with Wu style Tai Chi. Widely practiced throughout the world Wu style Tai Chi is perfect for Americans because it is so kind to the knees. Its small movements  and emphasis on health make it especially good for healing joint and  back pain and releasing stress and trauma.

Western doctors are now studying the effects of Chinese health practices like Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation, and research has verified many  of their claims. An extensive directory of information on the  scientifically verified effects of these arts can be found Taoist Arts  Center's website, including studies on the favorable effects of Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation on conditions such as Arthritis, HIV, Multiple  Sclerosis and ADHD, as well as studies demonstrating improved breathing  and balance, lowered blood pressure, stimulation of the immune system,  and enhanced recovery from illness and surgery

Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Taoist Meditation classes are taught at the Taoist Arts Center year round. Interested? Visit the Taoist Arts Center 342  East 9th Street, New York City. 10003 Info: 212/477-7055

This article was published in the Autumn 2006 Qi Journal. You may read  it online (subscription only) at

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