Category Archives: immune system benefits

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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Beginning April 23, 2015 for five consecutive Thursdays, 7–8pm, I will be teaching Finding your center through movement and stress reduction. Come learn unique and effective skills for relieving stress such as: •  Breathing techniques •  Meditation •  Time management tools •  Movement forms to relieve stress •  Diet and exercise tips •  The impact of stress on your health. Simplifying...
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The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) is dedicated to mobilizing citizens of all ages, professions, economic and social status to accept the responsibility for personal health promotion and self-care.  They are a great resource for information about Qigong and it’s benefits as a healing practice. http://www.instituteofintegralqigongandtaichi.org/qigong_tai_chi_research/ You can also visit the Qigong Institute for more information: http://www.qigonginstitute.org...
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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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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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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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