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JudgMENTAL me

The readings for the June Embodied Daoist Book Club, hosted by Dao Shr Suzy, included an essay: The Daoist Discourse on Nature by Dessislava Damyanova The theme was how to attain a more stable state of equilibrium by reining in wide swings of emotions. Daoism...

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Flexible Hands Exercises Video

Here is a video with several easy exercises to help arthritic hands be more flexible and ease the pain.Hands that don't get exercise tend to become less flexible. Hands that get overworked will become sore. We are aiming for Goldilocks exercises that provide just...

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We Have A New Venue

Blue Heron Tai Chi has partnered with The Therapy Center to offer Tai Chi classes twice a week. For more information about the Therapy Center, go to mytherapycenteronline.com. Patricia Vickland, D.P.T., heads up the Therapy Center and she and the staff are happy to...

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Preaching To The Choir

John Haskovec sent me a link to a video called The Science of Yoga. If you replace the label Yoga with Tai Chi throughout the article, it still rings true. I know this is preaching to the choir, but sometimes it is good to remind ourselves why we want to keep on this...

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Posture and Breathing

I've been reading up on posture, breathing, and their relationship to well-being in the book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor. It may come as a surprise, but you can get healthier by standing up straight and breathing through your nose. Better...

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The Daoyin Manuscripts

In 1973 a tomb was unearthed in the Hunan province of China, which was originally sealed in 168 B.C. In it were the bodies of the Marquis of Dai, his wife, and his son. The tomb also contained thirty manuscripts, including two versions of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Jing,...

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How to Get to Carnegie Hall

We all know the old joke: A tourist stops an old man on the street in downtown Manhattan.He asks: “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?”The old man wags a finger and replies: “Practice, practice, practice!” One may ask, “Why practice? It’s just the same old stuff over &...

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