We believe a healthy, happy life is a choice. To accomplish that we need to choose wisely how we live our life.
In living a healthy and happy life one is influenced by many factors. Both positive and negative. Some of the main choices that affect us the most are our nourishment, physical movement and our thinking.
Nourishment: What feeds our life? Food is the obvious choice. Eating, think TED (The Earth Diet) things that grow in or live on the earth. Clean organic, chemical free plants, meats, and fish. Nourishment also comes in the form of our spiritual beliefs, our relationships, and our careers. All can bring us joy or pain.
Physical movement: The human body is meant to move. Natural movement. Martial arts movements have for centuries proven to be one of the best ways to keep the body, mind and spirit strong and healthy. The human body’s natural design is to be able to stay in balance, to stay healthy, strong and flexible.
Thoughts: Our thinking is the one thing we have total control over. Learning meditation, learning to control ones thoughts, learning to contemplate on one’s life we learn to take full responsibility for our life. You are no longer the victim. You can choose to see the good in anything you are experiencing. You can choose to make positive changes that will help create the life you want. How do you know if your thinking is right? Our emotions are our guide. Does what you think about make you feel good (correct thinking). If you feel bad change your perspective.
Tai Chi can be considered a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. One of the aims of Tai Chi is to foster the circulation of chi within the body and by doing so, to enhance one's health and vitality. The movements in Tai Chi are done slowly, smoothly and gracefully and can be used for healing and as a martial art. Tai Chi is a proven antidote to stress and tones muscles without the punishment of violent exercise. These changes in muscle improve posture. Ligaments become more supple and the movement of the spinal column tends to be more free and comfortable. Tai Chi works on the elasticity and strength of all the major joints as it helps retard the degeneration of joints. Recent studies show that practicing Tai chi regularly improves cardio-respiratory fitness, concentration, coordination and inner balance.
We live in a field of Chi, "vital breath"or "life energy." Yet, like a fish in water, we are unaware of the medium that supports us. Chi Gong means "energy work". It is the ancient Chinese art and science of becoming aware of this life energy and learning how to control its flow through a precise choreography of posture, movement, respiratory technique, and meditation. Like biofeedback, Chi Gong teaches psycho physiological self-regulation; the student becomes aware of bodily functions conventionally considered involuntary blood pressure, respiratory rate, even the flow of blood and nutrients to internal organs, and learns to restore a healthier balance. Qigong is one of the most cost-effective self-healing methods in the world. The only investment needed is time, a half-hour to an hour each day; the dividends of better health, increased vitality, and peaceful alertness accrue daily.
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