Tag: breath

Q Tip # 13: Qigong Flu Shot

October 10, 2013 0 Comments
Q Tip # 13:  Qigong Flu Shot

There are signs, notices and bill boards all over town reminding us to get our annual flu shots.  It’s up to you and your doctor whether you get your shot.  I have no opinion. However,  the arrival of flu season does allow me to share a fun story about the “Qigong Flu Shot”.  There is a […]

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30 Days of Asking: Midway

September 17, 2013 0 Comments
30 Days of Asking: Midway

I’ve reached the midpoint through a month of simplifying my life as I sort, purge and organize my physical and emotional space.  If you’ve followed my blog,  you know that up to this point, I’ve reported on things, not thoughts. In the first two weeks, I have done internal work.  Each day, about an hour […]

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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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Q Tip # 6: Email Apnea

September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Q Tip # 6:  Email Apnea

As you sit down in front of your computer, you click on email.  At that moment 1578 unopened messages assault your brain.  If you are like a majority of people, you will hold your breath.  Studies show that your amygdala has difficulty recognizing the difference between the ancient response to a life threatening attack of […]

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Transitioning in to Fall

August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Transitioning in to Fall

It’s still a hot summer in Iowa, but fall will be here in a couple of weeks.  With fall comes farm dust, pollen and debris in the air. We are also blessed with a jet stream bringing both welcome moisture and (not so welcome) ashes from the fires in the West.  How best to adapt […]

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