This week an article in Huffington Post titled "12 Reasons to Try Tai Chi," explained that the over-prescribing of antibiotics is creating a new strain of superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics. The article highlights how Tai Chi boosts the immune system, and goes on to cite that 99.9% of all illness is either caused by or exacerbated by stress. Tai Chi and Qigong are perhaps the most effective stress management techniques on the planet, meaning that we as Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners and teachers are profoundly precious gifts to the world. Teachers who focus on the stress management mindful meditative quality of Tai Chi and Qigong often hear students thanking them for profoundly changing their lives, by finally giving them a way to loosen, breathe, and unload stress.
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Another article about Tai Chi:
Cardiologist explains Tai Chi's powerful medical benefits ...
May, 2014 MindBodyGreen article
Tai Chi originated from the martial arts while a closely related practice, Qigong, began as a healing tool. Today both are thought to improve mind-body coordination, breath and movement control, coordination, balance, and to reduce stress. I will refer to them together as Tai Chi for the purposes of this article.
Here are some of the scientifically proven benefits of Tai Chi?
1. Tai Chi is good for your heart.
2. Tai Chi can help people dealing with cancer.
3. Tai Chi can help if you're dealing with lung disease.
4. Tai Chi is good for your joint health, especially if you're dealing with fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis.
5. Tai Chi can help with Parkinson's Disease.
6. Tai Chi is good for oral health.
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My friends brought this gift back to me from a recent trip they made. It isn't something that sits on the shelf and collects dust, thank goodness! It is the gift of words and life lessons from Tara Barach! Tara teaches life lessons based in peace practices, she's also a psychologist, so the physical side or body reaction side of feelings and emotions is explained as well. Her talks on Conflict are terrific. And within each talk is at least one meditation designed to increase awareness, enhance peace and heal the past. I hope you will enjoy listening to her as much as I have! Here's her link on You Tube: http://youtu.be/a25T4KlaQDs
I just found this great article on our body's Facial System. Our what? You may have never heard of this system unless you are a massage therapist or other therapist dealing with the body, but this is an amazing system. Also known as connective tissue, this is the stuff we are made of. Runner's World has done a terrific job explaining the system and how attention to it can help you heal faster from injury or other pain. Thanks to The Yoga Blog for tweeting this article. Enjoy!