Category Archives: alternative therapy

I have taken a couple of classes from Roger Jahnke, a TaiChi and Qigong teacher, and he has a lot of good information on the web, both at his website (which you need to subscribe to) and on the Omega Institute website: http://www.eomega.org/videos/roger-jahnke-3-minute-breathing-exercise-for-good-health The Omega Institute site is an excellent resource and on this same page you will be able...
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For those who have some interest in TaiChi, I highly recommend looking at the YouTube videos on TaiChiCentral.com.  Ian Sinclair is a pretty amazing teacher and has an excellent lesson (lesson 4) on TaiChi Tuishou or Push Hands.   He is a patient and thorough instructor and his videos have a nice relaxed sense of humor along with excellent instruction.  His...
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Qigong is an ancient Chinese health-care system which is over 5,000 years old.   It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing, increasing vitality, and spiritual cultivation. Visualization In order to understand how Qigong achieves it’s effects, imagine a garden hose – water flows freely if there are no obstructions in the hose. If there is a kink or constriction...
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Blending the special healing powers of Qigong and Taichi to promote improved wellbeing Wendy Smith is a highly experienced student and instructor of Qigong and Taichi with many years of experience teaching the forms and techniques to a variety of audiences, ranging from 8 to 93 years of age. Testimonials Her unique style is a blend of different approaches resulting...
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The word Qigong (or chi kung) is made up of two Chinese characters. Qi (pronounced “chee”) is usually translated to mean the life force or the vital energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, gong (pro- nounced “gung”) means accomplishment or skill that is cultivated though steady practice. Together, Qigong means cultivating energy. Qigong is...
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Wendy Smith, Phd My introduction into the world of Qigong occurred as a result of my own search for healing outside of traditional western medicine. In 1995, while focusing on my career in film/video production, I broke my right ankle several times and then the left ankle.  Then I developed acute tendonitis in both wrists from the crutches I had...
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