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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 04.03.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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.

The Ancient Chinese Exercise That Helps People Of All Ages Stay Fit

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, June 17 (Reuters) - For modern, harried lifestyles focused on getting and spending, fitness experts sa...

The 4 Best Exercises For Post-50 Bodies

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

As the countries 78 million baby boomers have begun aging, "...there is a trend toward activities that are moderate in intensity and not so pounding on the body."

Tai Chi, Surfing, and the Philosophy of Water

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Tai chi, it turns out, is a simply effective program to take a surfer's skills to the next level. What a marvelous, beautiful, contemporary, functional, useful, and aesthetically pleasing use of a martial art that more people are finding to be the perfect exercise.

A Tai Chi Master Sheds Light on Couples Therapy

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

When you are attached you can only see one angle and you believe you are seeing the whole thing. When you detach from the problem you can become grounded and can see all the angles effortlessly, no longer distorted by your fragmentary point of view.

Becoming Sensitive to Life

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

What we detect of the world outside -- not to mention all our interior processes, phases, and workings -- is only a tiny fraction of what is there.

Should Your Exercise Routine Include Self Defense Classes?

Next Avenue | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mike Dunphy Martial arts are a great way for people of all ages to protect themselves In a dimly lit building in ...

Human Being or Human Doing: You Get to Choose!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Three times a week now, as I fumble with the third sequence in my tai chi class, I have the opportunity to witness a room full of individuals practice the full sequence. And every time, I am struck by how beautiful the long sequence is, and how much I want to be in that group.

Walking on the Right Side: How Stable Is Your Gait?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

As a Tai Chi teacher, I have met many people who hold their energy in their upper bodies. As we get older, it becomes more and more important to maintain stability in walking and turning by lowering our energy below the waist.

How To Stop The Internal Battle (And Find Joy And Harmony)

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

For many of us, we do not spend our days in harmony and joy. We tend to be in internal conflict. Our minds might be in one place while our bodies are in another. Our souls might long for a particular experience but we find all kinds of reasons to ignore that calling.

The Return of the Dark (K)Night: Can We Avoid It?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

I offer Sulam Chi, which means Ladder of Life Force Energy, as a simple, gentle, yet powerful tool to help you in your quest for balance and harmony in your life. Even if you have fallen badly and feel trapped in the darkness, you too can rise once again!

Working Harder Is Not Serving You: What I Learned in My First Tai Chi Class

Stacy Barrows | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

Recently, I started taking tai chi classes. I have always been interested in studying a martial art, particularly one of the healing and internal styles such as tai chi.

Healthy Aging: Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective

Dr. Jingduan Yang | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jingduan Yang

Aging is a natural process of life, and healthy aging is achievable, particularly through integrating the best of Eastern and Western medicine.

Laugh And Be Strong!

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Kabbalah's Tree of Life consists of 10 energy centers that are emanations of divine energy. Each one, called a sefirah, has many associations and qualities.

Beijing's Parks: Let's Get Loud (PHOTOS)

Christine Negroni | Posted 08.17.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

During my walks through the parks of Beijing I found people amusing themselves and each other in a variety of ways. At one particularly rambunctious square there was a badminton game going on, several people were getting back massages, another little band was performing. All of this activity was decidedly non-goal oriented.