Author Archives: Sifu Dale Guadagna

Sifu Dale Guadagna

About Sifu Dale Guadagna

Dale Guadagna began his Tai Chi journey in 1998. Encountering job-related stress, he joined The Peaceful Dragon to help manage his chronic stress. Seeing how the Chinese Arts of Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and Meditation has helped countless students, including himself, he has devoted his life to teaching these arts. In 2009, with his wife Maricris, they opened Lake Norman Tai Chi Center to serve North Mecklenburg, Iredell, and Cabarrus counties in North Carolina.

February Foods Worthy of Celebration

What Do Beans, Bananas, and Pancakes Have In Common? Do you love food? So do I. Do you love to celebrate? Yeah. me too! What do you get when you put the two together? Food Celebrations!! And that’s exactly what we … Continue reading

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Living The Tai Chi Lifestyle

What It Means And Why It Matters What does it mean to be living the Tai Chi Lifestyle? What do I need to sacrifice to live this lifestyle? Why does it matter if I do and why should I even care? … Continue reading

Tai Chi Lifestyle

What Is The Point Of Meditation?

Meditation For A Healthy Mind “Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.” – Benjamin Franklin Meditation, as simplistic as the action  is, can be difficult for some people to understand. Their heads are filled … Continue reading

Meditation, Monkey Mind

The Tai Chi Lifestyle: An Introduction

A Grand Ultimate Life With The Tai Chi Lifestyle As a Martial Arts instructor specializing in Tai Chi Chuan, I’m constantly telling my students that the ultimate goal of Tai Chi training is to be able to take what we … Continue reading

Tai Chi, Tai Chi Lifestyle

Tai Chi … Not Just For Seniors

Tai Chi Misconception #1 One of the biggest misconceptions about Tai Chi, is that it is only practiced by old people in the park. Nothing could be further from the truth! It is true that the forms, postures, and techniques … Continue reading

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Be Mindful

  Ways to be mindful Be mindful of your actions. Be mindful of your distractions. Be mindful of your thoughts. Be mindful of your steps. Be mindful of your words, all your words. Be mindful of what you eat. Be … Continue reading

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Resolve Now to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever

 Happy 2013! I hope 2012 turned out better than you expected. If it hasn’t, you have within your grasp the power to change that for 2013. Resolve now to make 2013 your best year ever. And why not? No one … Continue reading

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The Top 8 Tips and Tricks to Keep Stress from Ruining your Holidays

How To Handle Stress and Really Enjoy Your Holidays The time between Halloween and New Years can be very stressful for some people. Whether you celebrate All Saints Day, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Festivus, or any holiday that is celebrated in the Fall or … Continue reading

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Monkey Mind: Cancer Frakking Sucks!

How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Breast Cancer Awareness and Love the Avon Walk The “Bird Loop” ringtone started to play on my cell phone at a low volume. Over the next few minutes, the “Bird Loop” slowly got … Continue reading

Causes, Monkey Mind

The Tai Chi Approach to the Cold and Flu Season

Recover Faster From the Common Cold with These Simple Tips It never fails. The weather turns cooler and you start to sniffle and before you know it, your nose is redder than Rudolph’s on Christmas Eve and you’re you’re tearing … Continue reading

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