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Monday, October 27, 2008

Tai Chi, How to Breathe & Get More Energy

John Crewdson is another enthusiastic T'ai Chi Blogger. He recently posted about how most people have forgotten how to breathe properly. He points out that we all knew how to breathe as children, but that we forgot as we became adults and that we struggle because of it.

John writes that breathing "wrong" is bad for us over the long term. Because of the way most of us have learned to breathe we slowly loose lung capacity over the years. Our lungs stop working as well because we only use part of them, and as John points out, what we don't use, we lose.

To improve your breathing use your stomach to pull down on your diaphragm so your lungs can fill up with air. Let your ribs expand naturally. Don't lift your chest. Sometimes it's easier to do this lying down until you get the hang of it. Soon this way of breathing will become more natural to you again as you begin to feel the benefits of filling your lungs with more air. You will have more endurance, more energy, be more relaxed and think more clearly.

Regular T'ai Chi practice helps you do this naturally. Read more about T'ai Chi--Click Here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Does Faith Guide Your Everyday Actions and Emotions?

"All men are driven by faith or fear--one or the other--both are the same. Faith or fear is the expectation of an event that hasn't come to pass or the belief in something that cannot be seen or touched. A man of fear lives always on the edge of insanity. A man of faith lives in perpetual reward."
~~Andy Andrews
The Traveler's Gift

Monday, October 06, 2008

What The World Needs Now

If you are watching the news on TV or reading about it on the internet, the news media would have us be very worried. I am choosing not to buy into the panic that seems to be all around. Two quotes come to my mind that I would share with you.

Don't ask yourself what the world needs.
Ask yourself what makes you come alive.
Then go and do that.
Because what the world needs
is people who have come ALIVE!
~~Harold Thurman Whitman

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
~~Martha Graham

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Time to Play.

The following video is lots of fun to watch. Relax with a Cup Of Tea and let the magic happen!