Ramel 'Rami' Rones has witnessed first hand the profound long-term benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong practice. Since 1989 he has been working to improve the lives of Cancer and Arthritis patients. He is a Scientific Consultant of Mind/Body Therapies at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Tufts School of Medicine. He is author of several books, including Sunrise Tai Chi with David Silver, and of numerous scientific publications.
He is the creator of the exhibit "Tai Chi Chuan - Secrets of Aging" Science Museum traveling exhibition (Boston, Columbus, Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Minneapolis) 2000-2004.
A senior disciple of renowned teacher & author Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, PhD in Boston, MA, Ramel is a Gold medalist in Internal and External Martial Arts: Three-Time Gold Medalist in Shanghai China, for Tai Chi, External & Internal Weapons (Grand National Championship 1994) & Gold Medalist for Tai Chi & Kung Fu Sword, 1994. From 1991-1993, Ramel earned Gold Medals for Tai Chi, Pushing Hands and Tai Chi Sword in the International North American Chinese Martial Arts Competition.
In 2004, National Geographic filmed a study done on the effects of Meditation and Tai Chi for a program called 'Explorations'. Ramel Rones, the test subject, was asked to meditate using various methods, while his brain was scanned and vital signs were recorded by researcher Dr. Sarah Lazar at Mass General Hospital, the world's foremost brain research facility.
The data extracted dramatically demonstrated Rami's ability to rapidly modulate his breathing rate and physiological arousal level as he entered a meditative state. This finding complements Lazar's broader study which found that advanced meditators like Rami are able to activate a broad network of cortical and subcortical areas associated with emotional and cognitive regulation, which has many health benefits.
This six-minute documentary of the study offers a brief synopsis of the day's events.
Rami's first program, Sunrise Tai Chi DVD has been in or near the #1 bestselling position for online sales of instructional Tai Chi DVDs since its publication. It was featured in an article on MSN and in Prevention magazine in September 2006.
In autumn of 2012, Ramel launched an online Tai Chi training program hosted by Udemy.com
Ramel's testimonials from patients. Successful clients hosted by Youtube.