Qigong and Tai Chi

Gentle Movements and Postures, Part II

The self-applied health enhancement methods movements are meant to be the seeds of your own inventiveness. In “Gentle Movements and Postures, Part II” Dr. Roger Jahnke reminds you not to sabotage your mastery by thinking they must be done a certain...

Full Chest and Abdominal Breathing

This method is simply a deepening of the breath. When the diaphragm drops down, the abdomen is expanded allowing the air to rush into the vacuum created in the lungs. Then the chest cavity is expanded, allowing the lungs to fill completely. When...

Breathing Practices

The presence of special breathing practices in the ancient cultures has always been a mystery to people in the Western world. In "Breathing Practices" Dr. Roger Jahnke explains the numerous beneficial physiological mechanisms that are triggered when...

Self Applied Massage of the Ears

The traditional systems of medicine from the Asian cultures have always had some type of massage stimulation to the ears. When you work on your ears you will notice that within 4-5 minutes of vigorous massage your ears get hot. This is cause by the...

Progressive Relaxation, Option III

Because we are generally addicted to complexity and busyness, reaching a state of authentic relaxation is a challenge. Many of us are locked into worry, hurry, overwork and compulsive behaviors and the mind is very difficult to quit. The beauty of...

Gentle Movements and Postures, Part I

Slow, non-intense, daily practice of moderate exercise, as it has been done in China through Qigong and in India through Yoga for centuries, is now emerging, with scientific authorization as the fitness enhancement practice of choice, according to...

Alternate Nostril Breathing.

The technique described in the Dr. Roger Jahnke column "Alternate Nostril Breathing”" has been employed by practitioners of Yoga in India for thousands of years who were aware of the significance of balancing the breath in both nostrils and employed...

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