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Tai Chi: The Moves, the Method

Tai Chi: The Moves, the Method

What exercise tightens muscles, firms your frame, and creates balance—both physical and mental—while using warrior moves and simple choreography to begin? Of course, it is the ancient disciple of Tai Chi Chang, Qigong, and other martial arts (pronounced tie-Chee). Chinese masters and the Westerners who practiced under them helped to spread Tai Chi to people all over the world. Rooted in History The inspiration for this multidimensional art form is based on the deep-seated tenets of Taoism, which a person practices to embrace wonder and the joy of living with style.
Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

You may have heard the expression, “Tempest in a teacup.” The literal way of thinking about this idiom is when an ordinary event is given much more significance, and in other cultures and lands, there are various ways of expressing this idea such as, what the French might say, “Une tempete dans un verre d’eau” or a “storm in a glass of water”. Nonetheless, drinking tea, musing over tea, and reading tea leaves is more pleasant than tempest, and is technically referred to as Tasseomancy or Tasseography and it is a form of divination.
Art Heist: Gardner Museum Theft

Art Heist: Gardner Museum Theft

Under the Influence: Art Itself Do you know art? Have you been to a museum or a gallery where you can see legendary works of art? How did you feel when you saw your first famous painting? Art makes of itself an emotional experience and we may feel sadness, surprise, curiosity, or even have feelings that evoke anger or repulsion. Art has always been the catalyst for emotion and there have been numerous studies on human aesthetic responses to art.
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