Monday, 6 December 2010

Exercise - The mind body connection

Tai Chi masters say...............
The body mirrors the mind, and that mirror works both ways, the mind can mirror the body. So wholesome movements and shapes create a wholesome mind. We have an original shape which gets bent out of true by our fear of life and our need to survive it. When we can feel our true nature, we have a choice as to who is going to be in charge, conditioning, reactivity and family patterns, or our true nature. It all flows from there.

Inspired? Why not get up off the couch and practice some tai chi moves for better health.

The Science.  Tai Chi which involves deep breathing, mediation, and slow movements, was recently shown to ease aching joints and other symptoms of fibromyalgia. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine evaluated the effectiveness of tai chi versus wellness education and stretching exercises in 66 patients with fibromyalgia. At the end of the 12-week study, those who practiced tai chi twice weekly experienced decreased pain, improved sleep and mood, increased exercise capacity, and better quality of life – and benefits endured after 24 weeks. The stretching/education group reported minimal improvements. 

Who knows about this?


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