Since the release of Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age many people have asked me about the most beneficial activities for healthy longevity. I recommend the Alexander Technique. (Please join us at Sweet Briar College in Virginia on July 10-15 for a wonderful Alexander Residential Seminar.)
I also recommend practicing Tai Chi (and Chi Kung). Practiced by millions of Chinese, Tai Chi is becoming increasingly popular in the West. The benefits of this elegant, graceful movement practice are being confirmed by scientific study. Peter M. Wayne, PhD, of, the Harvard Medical School explains, “A growing body of carefully conducted research is building a compelling case for tai chi as an adjunct to standard medical treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many conditions commonly associated with age.”
I’m therefore especially pleased to announce the release of the new book by my Tai Chi teacher Robert Tangora, The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands: A Gateway to Advanced T’ai Chi Practice. The book is officially on sale June 12! It makes a great gift for anyone who might be interested in learning the “Inner Game” of Tai Chi, (and it includes a Foreword by Yours Truly).