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  • Time to sign up for the Tai Chi Gala program
    Time to sign up for the Tai Chi Gala program
    Whether you are completely new to Tai Chi (Taiji) or any Chinese healing or martial art, or if you are experienced, there’s something at Tai Chi Gala for you to learn and enjoy. This year Tai Chi Gala will be hosted in Albany, New York, on...
  • Bright Path Meditation Retreat
    Unexpected Health Benefits of Meditation
    What’s the deal with meditation these days!? It seems that no matter who I talk to; whether they’re business people or stay at home moms, everyone is raving about how meditation has changed their life. What gives?The bottom line is...
  • IIQTC Brings Qigong and Tai Chi to Veterans
    IIQTC Brings Qigong and Tai Chi to Veterans
    The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) directed by Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD, has benefited veterans across the country and its success continues to grow. The IIQTC trains Qigong and Tai Chi (Taiji) teachers and has recently released...
  • calming-meditation
    Yoga calms arthritis tension and inflammation
    When it hurts to walk, kneel, lean, lift or simply move, the thought of exercise can become frightening. However, gentle exercise from programs such as yoga can effectively help alleviate painful symptoms. According to experts, the relaxation and...
  • Gather your tools to connect spiritually.
    7 techniques for your spiritual toolkit
    Spiritual health is one component of living a holistically balanced and well life. As more people define themselves as spiritual seekers, a connection to the higher aspects of consciousness becomes an integral part of self-care and daily routines...
  • Merton - the mystic
    Arguments against meditation and the mystic
    Recently a student queried me about an article written by an Anglican clergystating that people from his tradition should not practice yoga, and indicating that yoga was in some way worshipping Hindu gods. As an advocate of interfaith dialog, I...
  • Balancing our lives
    Balancing our lives
    We have all read, heard or experienced the ‘what if’ part of life. This is one of the most difficult parts when we are no longer able to go take care of ‘it’ for ourselves. “What if’s’, goals and ambitions...
  • Treasured companions
    Treasured companions
    Our treasured companions, you know the one’s who are there to listen (without taking sides, provide one of the best sounding boards or just understanding nods). Each of us have times when caring about our very best friend is above the...
  • Powder Mountain Meditation Retreat
    Could wellness retreats help overworked business owners combat stress?
    According to statistics verified by the American Psychological Association, job pressure is the top cause of stress in the United States. The second biggest cause? Money.With work and finances sharing an obvious connection, difficulties in one...
  • Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice
    Exclusive Interview with Alan L. Pritz, Author of Meditation as a Way of Life
    Stacey Chillemi: What inspired you to write your book?Alan L. Pritz: I continually heed an inner calling to teach meditation and writing is an excellent platform for doing so. Not that I’m an extraordinary writer or exceptional meditation...
  • People Celebrate the Spring Festival in China
    2015 Year of the Wood Goat
    This year most of the world in one way or another either celebrated , or was at least aware of, Chinese New Year on February 19th.The celebration usually lasts several days, and in some areas can last an entire week.There is some discrepancy,...
  • Daydreams
    Daydreaming by Guest Columnist Debbie Ihburg-Smith
    Dear Readers, I am thrilled to pass the keyboard to my sister, Debbie Ihburg-Smith for today’s column as she shares another segment in her dream series. With no further delay, here’s Debbie to bring us up to speed about daydreaming...
  • Keep your brain healthy with meditation
    Keep your brain healthy with meditation
    A new study by UCLA researchers has found that meditation can slow the loss of age-related gray matter in the brain; thus, preserving cognition. The findings were published online on January 21 in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry.The study...
  • Zen meditators at the Zenshoan Temple in Tokyo
    Try meditation if you want to stay young in mind even as you age
    Many natural health care enthusiasts appreciate the benefits of meditating to help them relax without drugs. The actual benefits of meditation may go even further than that. UCLA Newsroom reported on Feb. 5, 2015, meditation may help you stay stay...
  • Grandmaster Sun Yongtian is cute
    Grandmaster Sun Yongtian is cute
    Spiritual, energetic, brilliant, gentle, and calm are words normally used to describe a Tai Chi (Taiji) grandmaster. During the 2014 International Tai Chi Symposium, many attendees called Grandmaster Sun Yongtian as cute though.Born in 1948,...