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“Qi actually shifts and changes. That is to say life is full of change. The more subtle layers of energy you begin to work with, the easier you can change it. Conversely, the more solid you perceive the energy, the more challenging it will be to change it.”   –  Master Mingtong Gu From Wisdom […]

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7 Ways To Alleviate Arthritis

Interested in Ways to Alleviate Arthritis? Here’s 7 Ways to Try. Arthritis is a condition characterized by painful inflammation and stiffness in the joints. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52.5 million U.S. adults suffer from either arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, or lupus1. If you have arthritis, you should try […]

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Diaphragm Breathing Exercise

Diaphragm Breathing Exercise Diaphragm breathing exercises are simple breathing techniques to relieve stress, promote health, strengthen lung function and develop a deeper mind-body connection. It’s important to feel comfortable through this breathing practice. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during practice, just let go of trying to control your breathing and simply observe your […]

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Health Tips for IBS

Health Tips for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vhbelvadi/12254733866 – V.H. Belvadi; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0 – CC BY-NC-SA

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Tai Chi and Chi Kung for Health

New Years Special Offer

New Years Special Offer – Tai Chi and Chi Kung – try one class for FREE in 2015! Limited offer through the month of January 2015. I would love for you to visit and “LIKE” my facebook page and leave a comment to let me know your interested in trying a Tai Chi or Chi Kung […]

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Relaxation Stress

What is Stress?

In Traditional Oriental Medicine stress can be viewed as an excess condition like fire that overheats the body and causes dis-regulation to many major body functions including digestion, sleep, mental focus and stamina. Body function is based on a natural rhythm of cyclical patterns – sleep, activity, eating, inhaling, exhaling and so on. Moderation and […]

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Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 5 of 5

Let’s review some key points to form a simple meditation for stress relief that we covered over the past 4 articles. Allow yourself to be still and quiet for about 5 minutes before beginning your meditative practice. Beginners level – Your goal is to practice each component (body, mind and breath) individually in an effort […]

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Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 4 of 5

Continuing to explore a simple meditation for stress relief I’d like to make this practical so you can take this meditation with you instead of feeling you have to lock yourself away in a quiet room to practice. Each of the concepts of regulating and relaxing the mind, body and breath in the previous  3 […]

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Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 3 of 5

The past 2 related articles focused on finding a deep sense of relaxation by regulating the body and the breath. In this article “simple meditation for stress relief – 3 of 5” will focus on regulating the mind or mental focus. The mind is likened to an insubstantial, and highly active force directing our qi (vital […]

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Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 2 of 5

In the first article of this series called “Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 1 of 5” we introduced the concept of regulating or controlling 3 components – body, breath and mind and explained a method to regulate the body. Regulating these components means to practice them until they become natural or until they occur habitually with the goal […]

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