Thanks everybody for stopping by! I appreciate your interest. Since the site is still growing and getting polished a bit, keep checking once in awhile to see if there are new things to explore.

I uploaded pdfs of some of my older articles this morning, you can find them under the Classes —>  inPrint  section. 

These articles were written in 2005 and my Tai Chi education has deepened since. But they still offer good basic insights to the art of Tai Chi Quan.

Xie Xie


© Raymond L. Abeya 2016.

“Welcome to the Texas School of Taichi and Healing.”



Did You Know?

TaiChi and Qigong can increase the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in COPD patients. Compared to regular breathing and walking exercises or regular care without exercising, only the TaiChi and Qigong group significantly improved their well-being!

Article reference:
“Evaluation of the sustaining effects of Tai Chi Qigong in the sixth month in promoting psychosocial health in COPD patients: a single-blind, randomized controlled trial.”



The Scientific World Journal. 13




“The HRQL of individuals with COPD is affected by deteriorated physical functions, and their need for social support is increased. The three-month Tai Chi Qigong program indicates that Tai Chi Qigong is effective in psychosocial improvement among COPD patients. Continued self-practicing Tai Chi Qigong exercise sustains the beneficial effects for a longer period, significantly enhances HRQL, and increases self-perceived social support from friends. Its effectiveness, appropriateness, and feasibility for COPD patients make it a promising exercise option for this particular population.”

I find it interesting that the psychosocial benefits of group exercise were NOT seen in the regular exercise and breathing group.