Qigong is a mind and body wellness practice integrating movement, posture, breathing, and awareness in a new category of exercise called Mind Body Exercise or Meditative Movement. Tai chi is a form of qigong. Qigong, and Tai Chi practiced as qigong, are very beneficial for health and healing.
Qigong and Tai Chi initiate the “relaxation response” which alters the neurochemistry profile to accelerate healing and enhance the immune system. It is the perfect practice to stimulate self healing.
Qigong can slow the aging process!
Dr. Oz says… “If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do Qigong.” Qigong reverses the aging process. Stress induced disease and debilitation are not part of the natural aging process. We can stay flexible in our minds and bodies! (Oprah Winfrey Show, Nov. 2007) The slow, rhythmic movements are easy on the joints and considered the perfect exercise for older adults.
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind
“Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works. ” Harvard Health Publications, 2013.
“Over time, we see people who do tai chi achieve similar levels of fitness as those who walk or do other forms of physical therapy,” says Dr. Michael Irwin, a professor of behavioral sciences and director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. – Time Magazine
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About Kathy Levac RN MS
With over 30 years experience in healthcare, Kathy is a respected researcher, author and national speaker on health issues. She presents workshops nationally, and has led numerous initiatives to improve health in preventive medicine and over 30 diseases. She offers programs on a variety of evidence-based health and wellness topics to individuals and groups. She specializes in Qigong, mindfulness, meditation, and in senior wellness training for Adult Day Centers and programs for People with Special Needs. Her passion is to help people achieve the relaxed and alert lifestyle.
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