“Tai Chi for heart health n office relaxation”

This gentle, graceful movement form packs serious health benefits for all ages that practice Tai chi daily. It has recently been in the news for its help at improving heart heart and for stress reduction.

Many of these exercises can be done sitting at your office desk as well or in a straight back chair at home.

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“Tai Chi appears to be a safe alternative to low-to-moderate intensity conventional exercise training,” for people with Chronic Heart Failure (CHD)  said Gloria Yeh of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center head of the study team . CHD is a debilitating and progressive disease that limits a person’s ability to breathe and move.

People with chronic heart failure may be able to boost their quality of life by doing Tai Chi, the ancient Chinese exercise regimen that teaches each person control of their body, mind and emotional energy through gentle deliberate quiet motions.

Take 5 minutes  to watch and relax with Tai Chi
Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association reported that the study was divided into two group sessions of one hour each per week were enough to show significant improvements in mood and confidence.
50 US heart patients were enrolled in Tai Chi program study led by an instructor who guided the class in a series of fluid motions and 50 others who took classroom study in heart education.

Physical responses were similar in both groups, but those who did tai chi showed “significant” improvements in their emotional state response questionaire. The Tai Chi group also reported better “exercise self-efficacy (confidence to perform certain exercise-related activities), with increased daily activity, and related feelings of well-being compared with the education group,” said the study.
“Tai Chi seems to be a safe alternative to low-to-moderate intensity conventional exercise training, It has a good rate of adherence and may provide value in improving daily exercise, quality of life, self-efficacy and mood in frail, deconditioned patients with systolic heart failure,” said Yeh.

Previous studies have suggested Tai Chi, which involves slow, circular movements and balance-shifting exercises, may be helpful to people who suffer from high blood pressure, fibromyalgia and stress. All ages and ability levels can benefit by daily Tai Chi practice.

Take 5 minutes  to watch and relax with Tai Chi
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“Relax and feel the blessings from North Pole”

Take a deep breath and focus on the image for a few minutes.

Just relax and give thanks for our many beautiful blessings.

 

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:49:05 -0600

 

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:49:05 -0600 

 

This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.
a scene you will probably never get to see in person,
so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole.
And, you also see the sun below the moon, an amazing photo and not one easily duplicated.

You may want to pass it on to others so they can enjoy it.
The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this:
‘When someone shares with you something of value,

you have an obligation to share it with others!’
I just did.. Your turn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author unknown “Sunset over the North Pole”

"Relax-where you want to go."

Another way people are helping people.

Take a break and relax.

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Thanks Christian Tatonetti for your beautiful music!

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The mind directs body's energy flow

Where Our Mind Goes, So Goes Our Energy.

Relax – Feel Good. The communication between mind and body is a relationship worth cultivating.

Our mind can help calm and relax us, or it can encourage the flow of the body’s energy toward illness and death.

Relax – Feel good – Take the stress out and decrease illness and weight.

Stress taxes the nervous system and increases stress hormones: adrenaline, cortisol and other stress-related hormones. Long-held negative emotions: grief, anger, sense of neglect, abandonment and worry can make a person sick physically and emotionally.

Where Our Mind Goes, So Goes Our Energy.

Our mind can help our healing and relax us, or it can seed our path to illness and death.

Let us try this exercise to discover the power of the mind.

Step 1. Sit in a chair and let your hands drop to your sides. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and relax.

Step 2. Visualize a bucket of very warm water by your stronger hand.

Imagine you are putting your hand in this bucket of very warm water.

Let your stronger hand slip into the heated water.

Bring back a time when you had your hands in very warm water, water that is hot enough to turn your hand pink, but not so hot it burns you.

When you have made your hand as hot as you can without burning it.

Take it out and let it rest on your lap where it will stay hot until you have activated your other hand.

Step 3. Now feel your weaker hand and plunge your hand into very cold water, water that has ice floating in it.

Remember a time when you were using your hand to reach something in the back of a freezer. Let your hand get very, very cold without causing frostbite.

Feel the change in how your hand feels, like tingling or a sense of a glove over your hand.
Take your hand out of the icy water and allow your two hands to touch each other.

Do you feel a difference between the two?

now allow your hands to lightly touch each other. Feel the difference in the two hands.

Now take your hands and place then over an area of your body that is tight or in dis ease. Relax your breathing and allow the energy from your hands to flow through the area of your body that was not feeling comfortable.

When you practice this exercise daily you can use it to help yourself feel more in harmony and can relieve the stress in that part of your body.

With dedicated practice this exercise can be used to decrease stress and pain. It can help, along with diet, exercise and sleep, to help you to help yourself to better health feel better and better.

For more simple steps to relax and be happy, visit our exercise section above.

© 2008 Mary Wolken All rights reserved.

Irritation 1st AID

So “He/or she makes you upset, angry, depressed?”

Let’s journey inward and do a check up from the abdomen up and try this exercise.

  • Follow the feel of irritation, anger, hurt etc.
  • As you quietly follow that emotion inside yourself, what feels tight, closed up …?
  • Now breathe deeply and slowly and go inside that area of your body and sense the colors that are there, listen to the sounds and voice or images that arise.
  • Just observe without getting involved.
  • What color is needed to make this scene calmer. What words would the people involved need to be saying to each other?  Add that color and new words and watch the scene closely.
  • Continue to breathe deeply.
  • Give yourself permission to change that scene to make it more peaceful and loving.
  • After you have changed the situation – relax
  • In the future every time you think of of this situation see the calming scene and it will reinforce the changes that have been put in place energetically.

You can change your life for the better one breath at a time.

Dr. M.