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Tai Chi

3 Simple Ways to Relieve Holiday Tension With Tai Chi

Karl Romain | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

The three main components of a tai chi practice -- movement, meditation, and breathing -- can help you shake off stress this season. So, when you catch yourself tensing up, try these instant soothers borrowed from the ancient martial art.

We Are Our Shadows

Karri Jinkins | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Karri Jinkins

It's now been 20 years since I've had a panic attack. Although the depression continues, I work through it daily on my yoga mat -- most days that works. My mother takes her daily dose of anti-depressant pills, and for the last 10 years I can't remember seeing her so content.

Mind-Body Therapies To Ease Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recent research shows that mind-body practices can be one effective way to treat insomnia and some of its symptoms.

How I Went From Veterinarian to Yoga Teacher and Launched My Own Desk Yoga App

Fiona Patterson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Patterson

Guilt was a factor that stopped me changing my career. New people I met would often say, "You're so lucky, I always wanted to be a vet!" Those to whom I vocalized my discontent would remark "Really? But you studied for so long!"

Faux Pas: Good for the Soul

Mackenzie Long | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

We make mistakes, and with time they become our special stories that we lean on to teach us future lessons or even to have a future chuckle. But what about those moments, those mishaps, that give us nothing but a funny story and a smile?

Astoria Characters: The Shaman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's a piano tucked into the corner like a baby in a bassinet. It's guarded by a pair of guitars. But these instruments play second fiddle to the incense. There is none burning, yet the living room is filled with the memory of its sweet, seductive scent.

Lessons From Opera Camp

Karl Romain | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Karl Romain

The art of tai chi and the art of singing share many things -- discipline, regular practice, and an emphasis on the breath. But, what may surprise you, as it did me, is that the breath, as a vehicle for directing energy to the singer's stage presence, was paramount in the success of any stage production.

5 Ways To Give Dad The Gift Of Health This Father's Day

Dr. Daniel Hsu | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Hsu

Father's Day is the occasion to show your appreciation. It's also an opportunity to help your father get some balance and feel better. Here are five ways to give him the day he deserves and kick start some habits that will keep on giving!

3 Ways Tai Chi Trains Your Brain

Karl Romain | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

In the beginning, strive for consistency and habit, practicing at the same time each day or committing to a weekly or bi-weekly class. You'll feel better -- more focused, less stressed -- almost immediately, and the effects will only continue with a consistent practice.

Weight Loss for Summer: How Traditional Eastern Medicine Could Help

Dr. Daniel Hsu | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Hsu

If you adopt an Asian diet and avoid sugary, nutrient-free foods, you could see the pounds melt off and look forward to looking great in a swimsuit this summer.

A New Way of Thinking About Autoimmune Disease

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

We don't have to choose Eastern or Western -- just what is effective. Now we have a demonstrated scientific underpinning linking the two.

Can Tai Chi Really Slow Aging? A New Study Has The Answer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.29.2014 | Fifty

Seeking to roll back the clock? Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, may be the answer. A new study published in Cell Transplantation found tha...

Tai Chi, Part 1 (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Tai Chi is for everyone, and you can do Tai Chi wherever you happen to be in your life and your location. You don't need special clothes, and you don't need a special place. Every place is special when you practice Tai Chi there.

12 Reasons to Try Tai Chi

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Taking five minutes to practice Tai Chi out of the 1,440 minutes given to you in each day is truly not that much. And when you consider the mountain of scientific evidence supporting health benefits from Tai Chi, it seems like a great deal.

Ann Brenoff

7 Things We Can Learn From The East About Aging

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty

The world's largest population of older healthy adults is on the Japanese island of Okinawa. And the last two people who held the title of world's old...

3 Ways to Clear Your Mind

Karl Romain | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

The beauty of practicing ancient martial arts, such as tai chi and qigong, is that you can cultivate stillness without standing still. Tai chi and qigong clear those blockages and restore the body's natural energy back to balance.

Transformation or Evolution?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Well, I think there's value in both, really. But let's drill down into this one. I took a seminar when I was 19 and remember hearing the phrase, "Tr...

Truly Bringing the Body-Mind to Psychotherapy

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

I realized that I wanted to give more attention to the body-mind connection. It wasn't that I was ignoring the mind-body, but I was working to reach the body more through the mind. Now I encourage my patients to also find a practice like Qigong, yoga or Tai Chi to allow the gentle flow to create internal equilibrium.

Tai Chi in Beirut (貝魯特的太極練習課)

Emily O'Dell | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

With car bombs exploding almost every week in Lebanon, it's only natural for those of us living here to feel stressed out. Everyone has their own way of coping.

Enzan -- The Far Mountain: Kung Fu Noir Grows in Appeal

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

What makes this book worth the review, and worth your reading time, is, in the end, none of the usual ingredients already covered, but rather Donohue's wise, asides, particularly during the first third of the book, regarding martial arts, Japanese culture, and Zen influences.

This Ancient Martial Art Can Fight Disease, Calm The Mind And Slow Aging

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Americans have no difficulty adopting ancient practices into their health regimens. Take yoga, the ancient mind-body practice and contemporary fitness...

10 Easy Resolutions for Healthy Aging at Home

Rachel Adelson | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

As you look ahead to 2014, do you wonder what you or your parents might need in the year ahead to stay safe, healthy and independent at home?

Ancient Healing Techniques That Can Improve Your Modern Life

Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Ironically, when it comes to treating the ailments of modern life -- which can be exacerbated by chronic stress and a relentlessly fast-paced life -- ...

Statin Drugs, Profits, Politics, and Compassion

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

The latest guidelines for statin drugs, issued by the makers of those drugs, would have us believe that pretty much everyone should be taking them. Th...

Bruce Lee Breaks Through Time

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Recently, on writing retreat in Hilo, Hawaii, I had an opportunity to experience the wondrous workings of the Tao in its stretch across both time and space and in the way it manifests through both intellectual and energetic coincidence.