Q Tips

Q Tip # 18: Look Back to Feel Good

April 27, 2016 0 Comments
Q Tip # 18:  Look Back to Feel Good

Practicing good posture has many benefits. Good posture can improve your breathing ability. It can relieve pressure on the spine, including muscles and ligaments, and it may lessen headaches or neck and back pain.   Chances are you’ll have more energy and feel better when you are aware of and practice good posture. Perhaps you are […]

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Q Tip # 17: Taming a Dry Cough

June 17, 2014 0 Comments
Q Tip # 17:  Taming a Dry Cough

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a movie theater, or in church, and experienced a pesky dry cough.  Typically, I rummage through my pockets or purse and come up empty-handed.  No cough drop, no lozenge, not even a stick of gum within reach.  “hack, hack, swallow, eyes watering, hack, hack” — dirty look […]

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Q Tip # 16: Crown Pulling

May 15, 2014 0 Comments
Q Tip # 16:  Crown Pulling

I read a lot.  I curl up.  I slouch.  I stay in the same position way too long.  I lose track of time.  And then, I  get a stiff neck. After I turn the last page and emerge from my mini-retreat, I need relief and relaxation for my poor neck and head. The Crown Pull […]

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Q Tip # 14-2 Posture

January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Q Tip # 14-2  Posture

The first fundamental of Qigong / Tai Chi is to Adopt an Upright Posture.  There are three components to this rule lift head, lower shoulders and natural stance.  Last week we discussed Lift Head / Lower Shoulders.  Today’s Q Tip covers the third fundamental:  Natural Stance. Natural Stance is a delicate balance between slumping shoulders […]

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Q Tip # 14 Lift Head / Lower Shoulders

January 21, 2014 0 Comments
Q Tip # 14  Lift Head / Lower Shoulders

The first fundamental of Qigong / Tai Chi is to Adopt an Upright Posture.  There are three complementary components to this rule. Today’s Q Tip covers two of the three. 1.  Begin by lifting the head.  Many of us walk around looking at the ground.  Others, including me, tend to lead with our chins.  Chin […]

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