Tag: stress

Downward Dog or Yang 24?

December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Downward Dog or Yang 24?

  National Health Statistics Reports, February, 2015 reports that US complementary health approaches of yoga, Tai Chi/Qigong practice increased linearly over  ten-year period 2002 to 2012 from 5.8% to 10.9%, with many more practitioners of Yoga (9.5%) than Tai Chi/Qigong (1.4%) You may be thinking that Yoga or Tai Chi/Qigong could be right for you, but how […]

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My New Best (virtual) Friends

May 29, 2014 0 Comments
My New Best (virtual) Friends

There are many excellent, expert Tai Chi teachers.  We have many right here in Iowa, which is about as far away from China, where Tai Chi originated, as you can get.  There aren’t as many bloggers, or Tai Chi Centers or activities in our parks as in other parts of the country.  Our YMCAs do a great job […]

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Finding Balance

February 4, 2014 1 Comment
Finding Balance

Today, the World is conspiring to spin me off the edge. We are in the midst of another winter storm.  I’m supposed to teach class tonight.  Do I cancel or do I drive downtown this evening? The automatic payment that was to change from an old checking account to a new account failed and I’ve […]

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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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Q Tip # 12: Hug It Out

September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Q Tip # 12:  Hug It Out

We spend hours hunched over steering wheels, computers, our smart phones, and even eating.  Of course this results in unnatural postures.  Our heads are down, our necks and shoulders are pushed forward, and our breathing is constricted.  Is it any wonder we have headaches, back aches and trigger points of pain? Well, just hug it […]

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