Category Archives: cardiovascular support

Here is an interesting link for an article about a Tai Chi master who was studied for his ability to control his body through Tai Chi. The research was done at Stanford and seems very solid. Other studies at Stanford and elsewhere have shown that adult practitioners gain balance, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and immune benefits. http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2008/05/tai-chi-master-studied-for-power-to-control-body.html...
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For those of you who are enjoying the Swimming Dragon routines I have posted, you may also enjoy the Wuji Swimming Dragon Qigong Exercise with Francesco & Daisy Garripoli that you can find here. I really enjoy practicing this as well as the Wuji Dragon Pearl that they also teach. http://www.wujiproductions.com/wuji-qigong-with-francesco-daisy/ There is a great explanation of Wuji and Wuji...
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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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Visit the National Qigong Association website for a wealth of information on Qigong, events, articles and research.  Moreover, they are promoting the Five Treasures Qigong with a detailed online video you can easily follow at the following link: http://nqa.org/2008/11/five-treasures/ I really enjoy this practice which promotes blood and Qi circulation and vitality.  I come away feeling more centered and balanced as...
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For many years we have known that mindfulness meditation has a positive effect on the brain and in the link below is another study to support this.  According to Sarah McLean in her book, Soul Centered, in the January 2011 issue of Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital found that after only eight weeks of meditation for an...
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Tai chi has been shown to be effective for many things, bone density, cardiovascular health and brain functioning, among other things.  Here is an article and a study that supports this and confirms what I have always suspected. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/22/tai-chi-brain-functioning-memory_n_1612276.html...
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I highly recommend the Huff Puff Qigong that Jeffrey Yuen teaches because of the multiple health benefits for those with a range of challenges from hypertension to chronic illness to cancer.  It is really fun and easy to do and the benefits are immediate.  The article below is very thorough and as an added feature, it gives you an email...
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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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