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  • 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,...
  • Mindfulness for every day
    Mindfulness for every day
    Mindfulness is a practice to help people "wake up" to the present moment. With daily life stresses, it is a chance to hit the pause button and recharge before allowing uncontrollable forces rule behavior and feelings. Clinging to past...
  • Sports, energy, and consciousness
    Sports, energy, and consciousness
    In the book Sports, Energy and Consciousness: Awakening Human Potential through Sport, edited by Eric Leskowitz, one of the experts, Scott Ford, gives a definition of the ‘zone’ as a “colloquialism for the human Peak Performance...
  • If you think karma's a bee-otch fear is a cold mother
    If you think karma's a bee-otch fear is a cold mother
    Working with fear is the basis of fear and the tenderness that lies with it. Staying in the present is not about your favorite addiction in the moment of crisis. You need this kind of fear; you need the challenge of fear to ripen your reality in...
  • What Elvis taught before he left the building
    What Elvis taught before he left the building
    Life, it’s all about the issues of relationships. The prominent singer/actor known as The King had one so-called life to share with others, and that indeed he did. Life is simply experience, and experience is relationship. We can’t...
  • The neuroscience of healing migraines and seizures with mediation
    The neuroscience of healing migraines and seizures with meditation
    Meditation/prayer can take on many formsIt’s a form of mental exercise, the focus on an object or thought will produce dramatic results and there is scientific proof. Evidence that tells us that we have the power to change the way our brains...
  • Master He Yu Lu on He Style Tai Chi
    Master He Yu Lu on He Style Tai Chi
    Chen, Yang, Wu, Wu-Hao, and Sun are the five major Tai Chi (Taiji) styles known in China and to the world. During 2014 International Tai Chi Symposium hosted in the U.S., Master He (pronounced “her”) Yu Lu was invited to do a pre...
  • Bringing Chen Village (Tai Chi training) to the U.S.
    Bringing Chen Village (Tai Chi training) to the U.S.
    Located in Henan, China, Chen Village (or Chenjiagou) is the birthplace of Tai Chi (Taiji). Millions from all over the world have paid homage to the place and learned the authentic Chen Style Tai Chi.In Chen Village, people of all ages practice...
  • Holistic ways to beat chronic pain
    Top 3 Holistic Solutions to Chronic Pain
    For millions of people living with chronic pain it means struggling to do the basics, missing out on the little things, and even being dependent on a team of doctors, specialists and even family. Since chronic pain is usually treated with some...
  • Students meditate
    Meditation is taught in school: Popular trend among teenagers
    According to ABC News on Jan. 2, a lot of teenagers are meditating. This trend is becoming more popular because studies have shown that meditation can help teens reduce stress, balance emotions, get along better with others, and an extra bonus is...
  • 2014 year of the horse is preparing its transition
    Review of the top Taoism stories for 2014
    2014, the year of the Yang Wood Horse has proven to be everything one would expect from this type of year. This year we left two years characterized by inward searching energy (water dragon and water snake) and entered a year dominated by an...