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  T'ai Chi
T'ai chi, sometimes called t'ai chi chuan, is also an ancient Chinese martial art form that was developed to enhance both physical and emotional well-being.
It's been said that t'ai chi is a combination of moving yoga and meditation.
T'ai chi is usually practiced barefoot or in comfortable socks and sneakers.
kidshealth.org /teen/food_fitness/exercise/tai_chi.html   (1030 words)

  Chi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a Chi is a deity in Igbo mythology
Chi, Wade-Giles for the Pinyin Jì (冀), an abbreviation for the Chinese province of Hebei.
Chi, Wade-Giles for the Pinyin Jí (吉), an abbreviation for the Chinese province of Jilin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chi   (205 words)

 T'ai Chi Ch'üan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
T'ai Chi Ch'üan is considered a soft style martial art, an art applied with as complete a relaxation or "softness" in the musculature as possible, to distinguish its theory and application from that of the hard martial art styles which use a degree of tension in the muscles.
Traditional T'ai Chi training is intended to teach awareness of one's own balance and what affects it, awareness of the same in others, an appreciation of the practical value in one's ability to moderate extremes of behavior and attitude at both mental and physical levels, and how this applies to effective self-defense principles.
T'ai Chi Ch'üan's theories and practice are therefore believed by some schools to have been formulated by the Taoist monk Zhang Sanfeng in the 12th century, a time frame fitting well with when the principles of the Neo-Confucian school were making themselves felt in Chinese intellectual life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tai_chi   (3709 words)

 Chi (letter) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chi (upper case Χ, lower case χ) is the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet.
This was borrowed into the early Latin language, which led to the letter X being used for the same sound in Latin, and the modern languages which use the Latin alphabet.
Chi is the basis for the name Chiastic structure and the name of Chiasmus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chi_(Greek_letter)   (313 words)

 Chi Square Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Typically, the hypothesis tested with chi square is whether or not two different samples (of people, texts, whatever) are different enough in some characteristic or aspect of their behavior that we can generalize from our samples that the populations from which our samples are drawn are also different in the behavior or characteristic.
Chi square is used most frequently to test the statistical significance of results reported in bivariate tables, and interpreting bivariate tables is integral to interpreting the results of a chi square test, so we'll take a look at bivariate tabular (crossbreak) analysis.
Remember that chi square operates by comparing the actual, or observed, frequencies in each cell in the table to the frequencies we would expect if there were no relationship at all between the two variables in the populations from which the sample is drawn.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/ballc/webtools/web_chi_tut.html   (3712 words)

 chi, ch'i, qi
Ch'i or qi (pronounced "chee" and henceforth spelled "chi") is the Chinese word used to describe "the natural energy of the Universe." This energy, though called "natural," is spiritual or supernatural, and is part of a metaphysical, not an empirical, belief system.
Chi is thought to permeate all things, including the human body.
One of the key concepts related to chi is the concept of harmony.
www.skepdic.com /chi.html   (308 words)

 CHI 2006 | Call for Participation
We hope this will increase the visibility of these CHI communities at the conference and enable submissions in these areas to be reviewed by members of the relevant community to community-appropriate standards.
CHI Notes are 4 page papers, due at the same time as Papers, which will be rigorously reviewed and will appear in the conference proceedings.
CHI Courses are another new venue - a different way of providing professional development for attendees.
www.chi2006.org /call.php   (824 words)

 Anyone. Anywhere. - CHI 2001
Photos from CHI 2001 are available, showcasing conference activities such as the opening plenary by Bill Gates.
The annual CHI conference is the leading international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about human-computer interaction (HCI).
CHI 2002 will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from April 20-25, 2002.
www.sigchi.org /chi2001   (77 words)

 White Birch Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Kettlebell Gym
Chi, or ki or Qi, is the energy referred to when you "ki-ai" during a kick or punch.
Chi is thought to flow in channels in the body, in other words it does not go in random directions all over, but has paths through which it flows.
The embrace of Chi philosophy and practice into your training is what allows a true martial artist to move beyond his or her basic abilities and into the realm of extraordinary accomplishments.
www.whitebirchkungfu.com /what_chi.htm   (6189 words)

 Tai Chi '24 forms' Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Tai Chi masters (not all of them) can go down and walk with their thighs parallel to the ground, but it is not a requirement.
Keep in mind, that Tai Chi is based on the In-Yan symbol, where the In changes into Yan and vice versa, AND the beginning of one of them appears at the maximum of the other (otherwise, we would violate the "no stops" rule).
Tai Chi and Chi Gung are reported to releave the pain in many cases.
taichi.snowseed.com /taichi_24.htm   (5942 words)

 Tai chi: Stress reduction, balance, agility and more - MayoClinic.com
Tai chi is a series of gentle movements that can bring about stress reduction, improved balance and many other health benefits.
Tai chi (ti-CHE) is sometimes described as "meditation in motion." Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, this graceful form of exercise has existed for about 2,000 years.
Tai chi is generally safe for people of all ages and levels of fitness.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/tai-chi/SA00087   (781 words)

 Tai Chi Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Although the "chi" in tai chi chuan does not have the same meaning or Chinese character as the "chi" that means internal energy, many practitioners claim training in the art does enhance the flow of the vital stuff in a student's body.
To enhance the flow, tai chi chuan students should ensure their body is relaxed and their mind is quiet, and remain aware of the heaviness of the abdomen, Lee says.
When the chi is coursing through the body, it provides equilibrium of the yin and yang energy, and health improves." When chi stops flowing or becomes unbalanced, disease results, and when chi stagnates in a certain area, you feel pain, he claims.
www.utah.edu /stc/tai-chi/articles.html   (4700 words)

 Rush Chi Phi
Chi Phi was founded at the University of Alabama in 1920.
If you are interested in learning more about the Tau Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity, we invite you to contact us to request more information or to arrange for a visit to our chapter house.
the University of Alabama, or the Chi Phi Fraternity.
bama.ua.edu /~chiphi/recruitment.html   (606 words)

 Ancient Chinese Art: The Benefits of Tai Chi - AOL Diet & Fitness
Cliches aside, Tai Chi is a superb way to unite the physical and spiritual halves of the body.
Taoist Tai Chi, meanwhile, focuses on the spiritual method of "taming the heart" as part of its routine.
Tai Chi is a journey of the self, and if you treat it as such you'll reap the benefits more wholly.
diets.aol.com /americatakesitoff/taichi   (462 words)

 Psi Chi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology.
Psi Chi members are eligible to present research papers/posters at the national, regional, state, international, and local conventions.
Undergraduates who are elected to Psi Chi much have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 and rank in the upper 35 percent of their class (sophomore, junior, senior) in general scholarship.
maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu /psych/psichi.html   (1415 words)

 Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a low-impact aerobic activity that expends an average of 254 calories per hour for a 140-pound adult and 354 calories per hour for a 195-pound adult.
One reason may be that the Tai Chi participants tended to walk with more deliberate steps and slightly decreased their walking speed compared with two control groups - one that received non-Tai Chi balance training and another that participated in group discussions with a nurse gerontologist.
Tai Chi is not a quick fix; it could take several weeks of practice before you start to notice improvements in your balance, strength, flexibility or respiratory function.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/hl/fit/mind/taichi.jsp   (1117 words)

 Rush Lambda Chi - Live Mit to the Max   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Today, Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity is one of the largest men's general fraternities in North America with more than 227,000 initiated members.
Each year, the collegiate members of Lambda Chi keep the Boston legend of the Smoots alive by applying a fresh coat of paint on all of the markings along the bridge.
Lambda Chi spirit and pride is in full force whenever the chapter's members take the field together for the honor of the fraternity.
lambda-chi.mit.edu /chapter_history.html   (970 words)

 Tai Chi Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Although the "chi" in tai chi chuan does not have the same meaning or Chinese character as the "chi" that means internal energy, many practitioners claim training in the art does enhance the flow of the vital stuff in a student's body.
To enhance the flow, tai chi chuan students should ensure their body is relaxed and their mind is quiet, and remain aware of the heaviness of the abdomen, Lee says.
When the chi is coursing through the body, it provides equilibrium of the yin and yang energy, and health improves." When chi stops flowing or becomes unbalanced, disease results, and when chi stagnates in a certain area, you feel pain, he claims.
web.utah.edu /stc/tai-chi/articles.html   (4700 words)

 Tai Chi Chuan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
he Tai Chi Chuan, also known to western people as Tai Chi, is an exercise with the movements of one's head, eyes, arms, hands, body, legs, and feet done in coordination with one's mind and respiration.
Other secrets include gathering the chi to penetrate the entire body, unifying the strength of the whole body, and developing the chi into spirit.
If one is just learning Tai Chi for health purposes, but not for its value as a martial art, practicing some simple Tai Chi forms repeatedly will be enough for one's physical well-being.
members.tripod.com /~zenist/taichi.html   (380 words)

 YouTube - Tai Chi ——太极拳
Chi is a way of moving, so you need to feel it to know it.
They mention chi because chi is what they are using, which probably isn't something you'd get without feeling it.
Put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; put water in a bowl, it becomes the bowl; flows, crashes, etc. It's not a mystic force like some yahoos will make it out to be, but it is a thing that's a lot easier to feel than explain.
youtube.com /watch?v=DYkftdgHDJI&mode=related&search=   (539 words)

 You're Inducted: Now What? - Psi Chi
Indeed, this year, Psi Chi will begin giving summer research grants to students to support their involvement in research.
In addition, Psi Chi is contributing $20,000 to fund Psi Chi members who are participating in the NSF's summer research program.
A member of Psi Chi's Eastern Regional Steering Committee, he is also the recipient of the Lehman College Excellence in Teaching (Teacher of the Year) Award (1997), the Psi Chi Eastern Regional Faculty Advisor Award (2000), and the Psi Chi Denmark National Faculty Advisor Award (2001).
www.psichi.org /pubs/articles/article_21.asp   (2133 words)

 Untitled Normal Page
The tai chi family or style from which all other current styles or families of Tai Chi developed was the Chen family.
According to Chinese medicine, tai chi masters, and tai chi philosophy, one becomes ill when the flow of the chi through the body becomes blocked.
The tai chi form is meant to enable one to bring the principles of yin and yang back into their fundamental, natural harmony.
www.mtsu.edu /~jpurcell/Taichi/taichi.htm   (634 words)

 Asian Lifestyle Items - Clothing - Home Design - Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) DVDs
Tai Chi and QiGong are easy, simple, yet sophisticated relaxation exercises that encourage the muscles to let go of tension, the mind to let go of worry, and the heart to let go of angst.
Although Tai Chi was one of the original martial arts, it is now practiced all over the world as a relaxation technique by people of all ages in the same shape you are in, and sometimes in even worse shape.
Tai Chi is the supreme ultimate because it goes right to the root of most health problems by relaxing the muscles and mind, aligning the spinal posture, and balancing the energy systems that run through the body, providing them with life energy.
www.worldtaichiday.org /AsianLifestyle.html   (4925 words)

 Tai Chi Concho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The foundations of Tai Chi are contained within the 4,000 year-old Chinese document called the I Ching or “Book of Changes.” The I Ching teaches that all things change, which is why Tai Chi movements constantly change without stopping.
The rules of Tai Chi are contained in the 2,600 year-old document called the Tao Te Ching or “The Way of Virtue Book.” The Tao Te Ching teaches softness, relaxation, and calmness.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that has spread across the world from back yard to boardrooms.
www.tai-chi-concho.com /extras.html   (517 words)

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 CHI 2000 - The future is here
The CHI 2000 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, April 1-6, 2000.
The Introduction and Overview introduced the CHI 2000 conference, its theme (The Future is Here), the conference committee, and the conference partners.
The Exhibits section contained information about the companies which will be exhibiting at CHI 2000.
www.sigchi.org /chi2000   (281 words)

 Dr Paul Lam's Tai Chi, Health and Lifestyle Newsletter
Since tai chi is a mind-body exercise, that goal for me becomes to think a new thought, move in a new way, feel a new feeling.
I received an email request from a Tai Chi for Arthritis instructor asking for my thoughts about what should we, as instructors, consider when we lose some of our tai chi students, due to illness, and end of life issues, or they tell us the tai chi class is too much for them.
In tai chi, to move and to enter the flow, body and mind fall away, age and sickness are forgotten, pain and stiffness; right and wrong; and even time can have no meaning.
www.taichiproductions.com /newsletter/indexpc_0706.php   (4305 words)

 King Chi You Gallery
King Chi You is an ancient hero of the Hmong people in China.
King Chi You, along with Huang Di and Yan Di, is regarded as one of the three great ancestors of the Chinese Nation.
King Chi You was a key descendent of the Hmong nationality.
www.hmongcenter.org /kinchiyougal.html   (135 words)

 CloudWater.Com - Learn ChiFusion Tai Chi Qigong Online, better than DVDs and Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
I learned my first Chi exercises as far back as 1975 (at a time when they were called simply "Chinese yoga"), and began learning Tai Chi in 1984.
I joined a Tai Chi class last year but had to give up within six months since the pain was at times unbearable.
These "body regulation" practices for chi conservation, not covered in most books, videos, and classes, are at the end of your Level 2 course.
www.cloudwater.com /#register   (4149 words)

 The Daily Scandal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Chi Chi came from her mother “Moonbeam” who was a vicious cat.
It was a mixed litter with some cats gray and some white.
Chi chi was a loyal cat and would sleep on my bed every night.
www.geocities.com /chichi22ca   (171 words)

 Amazon.com: Chi: How to Feel Your Life Energy: Books: Waysun Liao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
One of the world's authorities on traditional Tao wisdom and Chi arts, he is the founder and master of the oldest Taichi center in North America.
Master Liao is the author of Essence of Tai Chi, and Taichi Classics, and Nine Nights with the Taoist Master.
Having practiced t'ai chi for 25 years, I can say that Master Liao's book is among the most meaningful ever written on the subject of chi.
www.amazon.com /Chi-Feel-Your-Life-Energy/dp/097654542X   (1225 words)

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