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Keystone Habits

New Year’s is traditionally a time to try to break old habits and encourage new ones. We all know that there are positive and negative habits. But did you know that there are a few “keystone” habits that once adopted tend to produce a landslide of other positive changes.   Studies over the last decade show the impact of fitness on people’s daily routines and they have found even exercising infrequently as once a week, start other unrelated patterns in their lives, often unknowingly. People who exercise start eating better adn become more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and feel less stressed. it is not clear why taking time for fitness...

Medical Qi Gong

Qigong (or ch'i kung) is an internal Chinese meditative practice which often uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of qi within the human body, and enhance a practitioner's overall health. There are more than 10,000 styles of qigong and 200 million people practicing these methods. There are three main reasons why people do qigong: 1) To gain strength, improve health or reverse a disease 2) To gain skill working with qi, so as to become a healer 3) To become more connected with the "Tao, God, True Source, Great Spirit", for a more meaningful connection with nature and the universe. In its simplest form, the Chinese character for qi, in qigong, can mean air, breath, or "life force". Gong means...