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This is the hardest newsletter I’ve ever felt called upon to write. Why? Because I wish I could share more unequivocally positive coming attractions for 2017 and beyond. So, I apologize in advance for not pulling my punches.
But, those of you who know me well personally ... Views:337
SUN entered Gemini this morning. FULL MOON tomorrow in Sag at 5:14PM EDT conjunct MARS RX. MERCURY stationing DIRECT Sunday Morning. What does it all mean?
If you feel like you're being shot out of a cannon, or conversely, simultaneously or in an alternating current, as if you're being ... Views:285
If you have not already done so, this is a perfect day to begin preparing for the winter season and the new year ahead. The December Solstice occurs on either December 20, 21, 22 or 23. It is called Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the shortest day of the year. In the ... Views:808
It was a Saturday morning as we began our seven hour drive from Burlington, VT to home after dropping off our daughter for her freshman year of college and because of the weekend event I was thinking that it was extremely important to be able to create harmony within myself and my ... Views:853
By Shoshanna Katzman
Acupuncture and Qigong are two methods of relieving stress, improving mood and enhancing overall health – minor differences.
Acupucture is a technique that an individual receives from an acupuncturist, whereas Qigong is an exercise that is done by the person ... Views:1099
By Shoshanna Katzman
Acupuncture and Qigong are two methods of relieving stress, improving mood and enhancing overall health – minor differences.
Acupucture is a technique that an individual receives from an acupuncturist, whereas Qigong is an exercise that is done by the person ... Views:908
Getting pregnant is not always easy and there are couples who have to deal with fertility problems. But difficulty conceiving does not always mean you cannot get pregnant at all. There are couples who also took years to conceive. Here are some tips to increase your chances to get ... Views:1159
I was quite surprised when I began searching for research on Tai Chi’s benefits for diabetes . . . it was very difficult to come by. Because on its face, Tai Chi seems to possibly offer many benefits to someone with diabetes. Tai Chi is known to stimulate microcirculation in practitioners, and ... Views:1454
Tai Chi-Qigong is practiced around the world by a wide variety of people and ages. Originating as one of the martial arts, Tai Chi and Qigong originated in China centuries ago. Its values include tranquility, harmony and reflection.
The practice of Tai Chi and Qigong helps relax the mind ... Views:1990
Living in an urban city such as London, we are constantly bombarded with external stimulus, such as work, traffic, sirens, financial concerns, and advertisement. Over time the accumulation of these daily hassles and can cause chronic stress, which is linked to diseases and major health ... Views:1779
Due to the advantages of Qigong meditation to our health and wellbeing, many are practicing this healing procedure. It is an old Chinese that calms the mind and spirit and improves a person’s health and lifestyle. This exercise is also a body activity that combines relaxation through meditating ... Views:1730
Qigong is considered as a precious Chinese heritage and today, it still remains an inseparable part of alternative medicine which is becoming popular all over the world. It is a specific mental and/or physical exercise which aims to train, develop and condition the mind and body for the purpose ... Views:1512
Stress is a normal part of our lives. Whether we react to our environment, a particular situation, or a particular person, we are all designed to feel and experience stress. It is our body's natural response to the internal and external surroundings. However, too much of stress can result to a ... Views:1577
Let's face it. Stress is an inevitable part of our life. In fact, stress is not all that bad at all. It is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. When you feel stressed, your body reacts by releasing chemicals into the blood, giving you more energy and strength. This can be a good ... Views:1485
In this day and age, lots of distractions and a busy schedule lead us to a stressful life. It is always a challenge for us to cope up with these things. That’s why several people nowadays are becoming mindful of trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. In this fast-paced world, understanding which ... Views:1344
Every day, we typically encounter things that stress us out. Either it is an issue at work, family problems, or just a simple traffic, we might regard this as a challenge or threat to our well-being. Such things are expected as we go on with our daily routines. However, if we don't take care of ... Views:1703
Yoga and Tai Chi have become popular worldwide. They appear in commercials and are taught in many fitness and community centers. Seniors and the sedentary are persuaded that Yoga and Tai Chi are ideal for their health. In addition, Tai Chi is described as being very easy to learn and ... Views:3687
Tai Chi has increased in popularity in the western world. It often appears in the background of advertisements of unrelated products. It is recommended for seniors and by the American Arthritis Society, which has its own simplified version. Many health clubs and martial arts studios offer Tai ... Views:1325
You can learn to reduce the effects of stress and achieve relaxation by first learning the basic technique of diaphragmatic or "belly" breathing. This can be done sitting in a chair or lying down. Your breathing pattern is most noticeable when you are lying down. Place one hand on your upper ... Views:1105
Heat comes in many forms, not just the weather. It can represent struggle, inflammation and illness (particularly cancer).
Visualize a large ice cube at the top of your head melting downward and washing away all tension, stress, pain and struggle as the coolness flows to your toes.
Use ... Views:1471
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Taiji is a Chinese fitness system based on relaxed body alignment and smooth flow of energy. It is also a moving meditation based on the philosophy of Laozi, a legendary ancient sage who taught about the virtues of remaining calm, yielding, and returning ... Views:1183
Today Qigong is most often referred to as any set of breathing and Qi circulation techniques that are capable of improving health, preventing illness, and strengthening the body. Qigong is slow meditative exercise for the body, the breath, and the mind.
'Qi' is the vital force behind ... Views:1150
Xin Huxi Qigong has as its central concept that of "Center Breathing." Center Breathing is breathing in a fashion such that the Dan Tian - Elixir Field - is balanced, abundant and flowing with Qi. As with any system of exercise whether it be Qigong, Tai Chi or Kung Fu it is always recommended ... Views:1167
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been developed over a period of 3000 plus years. It is based on the BALANCE, ABUNDANCE, and FLOW of Qi through the meridians and organs of the body. To maintain a smooth flow of Qi and thus vibrant health and abundant energy it is necessary to balance your Qi and ... Views:2953
Xin Huxi Chang Bao Qi and Other Types of Breathing
There are three main goals in the practice of Qigong those of Balance, Abundance and Flow. It is through the regulation of the breath that you Balance your Qi, increase the Abundance of your Qi and create a smooth Flow of Qi through your ... Views:1620
There are always two sides to a story. It is like a coin with two sides which analogous to the yin and the yang as a unit. LaoTze always suggested to look at the yin side of the story to understand the yang side. In the case with the interpretation of chi, one must look at it from the other ... Views:1143
One of the ways is through the CT or connective tissue. The Connective Tissue in the Body is pervasive.This subtle extremely strong tissue which resembles silk sometimes in sheets sometimes like cables and also surrounding the muscles is called the myo-fascial layer and is everywhere in the ... Views:985
A Taoist has a will to preserve his body by maintaining a state of homeostasis. A normal body can handle the daily chores with no difficulty. Unless, there is an event which requires a quick response in all the sudden. Hence, the body must be prepared to handle any unexpected adverse ... Views:1474
It will help in your practice of Xin Huxi Qigong or any style of qigong if you have a basic understanding of the underlying Yin and Yang philosophy that is being applied.
Xin Huxi Qigong
Xin Huxi Qigong (Center Breathing Qigong) focuses on the chang bao qi (long, thin breath). In Xin Huxi ... Views:1119
There are many ways of meditation for different purposes. Meditation includes concentration, feeling, sensitivity, imagination, thoughts, and insinuation. In the west, meditation is not necessarily part of Chi Kung. However, to a Taoist, meditation is a requirement for Chi Kung in order to bring ... Views:1434
Why do you breathe?
Do you breathe to live? Or do you live to breathe? The masses would say that you must breathe so that you can live. But this is little more than just survival. As you breathe in an unconscious fashion you do nothing more than take in enough air so that the minimum amount ... Views:1468
氣(chi) , in the west, was only known or translated as energy. Unfortunately, the character was abide by the sole definition restricting to move forward for other explanations. If the character was traced back to its root, then, its multi-definition may be more versatile to be used in other ... Views:1454
What causes the heart beat and the flow of blood through the veins and arteries? William Einthoven a dutch physician in and around 1906 discovered that an electrical charge builds up in the heart and discharges - causing heart beat and blood flow one small portion of a very complex internal ... Views:1060
Hypertension of a normal person may be caused by the abnormality of the arteries. The cause of essential hypertension is multifactorial. Secondary hypertension was caused mainly by hypoxia or a disorder of blood vessel or the kidney. If one understand the function of the kidney and what cause ... Views:1667
That which is looked upon by one generation
as the apex of human knowledge
is often considered an absurdity in the next,
and what is regarded as a superstition in one century,
may form the basis of science for the following one!
Paracelsus, sixteenth-century European Alchemist
I have ... Views:1043
The star of the TV show “The Doctor OZ Show”, Dr. Mehmet Oz stated, “If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do Qigong.” What is Qigong? The answer can be found in (1).
Qigong has been shown to be effective in more than 200 diseases, including cancer. Many forms of require long periods of ... Views:3557
The character "Qi" is a very mysterious term. Everybody uses it, most of the time, it just come out very loosely without clarity. Even philosophers use it with ambiguity. Its interpretation was up to the readers to define and it was often misinterpreted. Especially, it would be more ambiguous ... Views:1262
Spheres, Circles and Spirals are all shapes that appear naturally in nature. They appear because the laws that govern energy and its physical manifestation take these forms. The first basic shape of the sphere can be used in qigong practice to manifest an abundant quantity of Qi within ... Views:2776
During the spring time, the organ of the liver can manifest imbalances more profoundly. The liver is associated with the wood element and spring time on an energy level. Imbalances of the liver include:
Challenges with the eyes including foggy vision, high pressure, tumors or other eye ... Views:3719
In Part 1 of this series, the universal concept of Qi was introduced. Then, the various types of bodily Qi, used in traditional Chinese medicine to explain health and disease, were defined. Here the functions of Qi and its relation with the Chinese Organs and various substances in the body will ... Views:1841
IT IS A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY AND SNOWY DAY HERE! As I look outside I once again realize that my reality manifests from the future infinite field of possibilities through my words, my deeds, and my beliefs. I find increasingly that it only takes a simple positive adjustment of what I believe, what I ... Views:1583
You can make the quantum leap to health, wealth and success using an easily learned qigong exercise that will turn you into a positive qi magnet for attracting and creating your awesome reality. You can cultivate your qi and thus increase and maintain yourself in a very positive level of ... Views:2116
Chi Kung encourages to perform the abdominal breathing with slow movements to bring out its effectiveness in two folds. The abdominal breathing is to increase the volume of air intake; the slow movement is to increase the rate of cell respiration.
Under normal breathing, one inhalation of ... Views:2310
Stress, anxiety and depression can ruin your holiday if you let them get the better of you! But, you already have the tools need to cope. Your mind, your breath and your spirit are all you need along with a few awesome Qigong Exercises to alleviate the stress of the holidays.
I am sure that ... Views:2063
Do you know how things happen, how they come about? Do you know how your mind works? Do you realize that you think in pictures? Everything you do starts out in your mind as an idea. As you are reading this you are putting the picture of letters together to form words that you hear and see in ... Views:2250
Today I want to share with you a quote from Joe Vitale who is a self-help author, speaker and entrepreneur. Joe said, "You want to become aware of your thoughts, you want to choose your thoughts carefully, and you want to have fun with this, because you are the masterpiece of your own ... Views:1497
In the practice of Qi Gong, an ancient method of health cultivation from China, you will often hear something similar to the following statement:
The body is like a vase that holds water to nourish the flower. If the vase is tipped over or broken, water will leak and the flower will wither. ... Views:1244
Do you ever say to yourself, “I just don't want to!,” “I'm just too tired!,” or “I can do that tomorrow!.” Does PROCRASTINATION creep into your life and you just don't seem to get things accomplished?
There was a German philosopher, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, that said “Seize this very ... Views:1660
What a wonderful weekend and what a beautiful day it is today. Sun, leaves and 60 degrees, an awesome autumn day in the North East of the USA. Stepping outside this morning on my front porch I took a deep breath of the leaf scented fall air and said to myself “This is what feeling better and ... Views:2001
Benefits of Qigong
First let me clarify that I am not an expert on qigong, but a student of the practice. There are many forms of qigong, which has been said to me the mother of tai chi, dating before 206 B.C., if not earlier. I have found a lot of conflicting information about the history. ... Views:1326