A friend describes in less than a minute (!) how he learned to meditate.
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Simple and easy stretch for the back and hips
De-stress your spine with this easy standing stretch
This is a very simple, easy, and effective way to bring circulation into the entire length of your spine.
Massage these two easy to reach acupressure points to help ward off colds and flu.
When holiday stress lands in your back, here's a good stretch to try. Especially good after a long drive!
Truly: it is never too late for a new start. That is the message in my book "Strength Training, Staying Fit and Fabulous" which will be re-published January 18, 2018! Originally published in 2005, a young editor at Dover Publications found it at her Grandmother's house and thought it deserved to be re-published. (Thank you Nora Rawn!)
I wrote this book as a sort of primer, specifically focused on the timid or out- of- shape beginning level exerciser. More than 30 years as a teacher convinced me how (understandably) afraid of injury many people are, and I felt that that issue was not well served by other publications. So this book is replete with tips on how to do the exercises: the correct alignment, breathing, what and where to focus. I even convinced the original publisher to include anatomical diagrams of the muscles, to help readers get a clearer picture of what they were trying to do. The result is a book I am proud to share with you.
As subscribers to my blog, I know you'll find it helpful to have this book as a reference. I will be referring to specific exercises from the book in future video posts. As a special thank you to those of you who pre-order the book, I will be happy to answer any questions you have, and even help you design a little routine for yourself, using the book as a reference. (Contact me at email@example.com). Please, tell your friends and family, too. This may be just what they need to jump-start a new exercise habit.
So please, pre-order my book, and help me get the attention of distributors and bookstores ! Let them know you are out there, looking for more books like mine. Thank you so much. I am honored to have you as subscribers, and I look forward to helping you get the New Year off to a flexible, energetic, and healthy start.
— Lee Holden, author, Qi Gong Master Teacher
This exercise, Knocking on the Door of Life, activates powerful acupressure points for a healthy immune system. At the same time it relaxes and warms up the entire spine. Knock on the upper chest with a soft fist to help fight off respiratory problems. Take deep, full, relaxed breaths to help circulate healing energy through the lungs.
"The beautiful Qigong exercise "Moon Over the Lake" is an excellent way to let go of stress, clear your mind, and gather in the energy of nature. Great for strengthening the immune system!"
This week's "exercise hor's d'overe", Plank pose, is considered one of the best and safest core strengthening exercises and doesn't involve unsafe "crunching".
Here is how to stretch your hamstring muscles without injuring or stressing your lower back. It's simple and safe, even if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Every runner should check this out!
This video describes how to maintain proper back alignment during abdominal exercises
A quick and easy way to learn how to sit and stand straighter, reduce neck pain, and even improve blood flow to your brain!
Three simple and safe exercises to gently stretch and relax your lower back, in the flowing style of Qi Gong