Thank you for your interest in Tai Chi Easy™!

Tai Chi Easy™ is a  method and approach to Tai Chi and Qi (Chi) cultivation carefully developed by Dr. Roger Jahnke, O.M.D.. The Tai Chi Easy™ technique makes the practices easy, beneficial and fun from the very beginning.The student does not have to devote years to learning the traditional 108 movement form or even the shortened (24, 36, 42 movement) form to enjoy the calming emotional and health benefits of Tai Chi.

The Tai Chi Easy™ methods are designed to improve the quality of life for people of all ages – whether well or unwell. This includes those who may be dealing with disease, chronic pain and health conditions, limited mobility, deficient immune systems, anxiety or depression. Using simplified Tai Chi based on the four major recognized styles of Tai Chi,
this program is straightforward and highly adaptable resulting in empowerment in self-care and self management skills.
In 2016, the nonprofit Healer Within Foundation became the exclusive provider of Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training.

At a time when resources and funding are scarce, Tai Chi Easy™ is gaining popularity as an evidence-based and cost-effective health intervention that works for any population. It uses slow and careful movement without strain to strengthen the body’s own healing forces and is medically proven to:

  • Support disease prevention
  • Accelerate healing
  • Reduce stress
  • Radically reduce medical costs – with little expense for large populations

The 4 components of Tai Chi Easy™

This simple form of mind-body self-care requires no equipment or special clothing and focuses on:

  1. Mindful Movements – gentle exercises that move, relax and stretch the body and increase balance and coordination.
  2. Breathing practices – triggers the de-stressing effects of the Relaxation Response™, increases circulation and energy, and enhances the body’s natural healing process.
  3. Self-applied massage – stimulates energy and circulation flow throughout the whole body.
  4. Meditation – relaxes the body, centers the mind, and calms the emotions.

Best of all, anyone can learn these methods and quickly begin leading practice sessions with others to spread the benefits in a community.