Tai Chi

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...

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...

Choosing your Path: Do I Need a Teacher?

The first answer to this question is that one must have a teacher. In traditional terms, that is ancient Chinese tradition, the secrets of healing could only be gained through a teacher. The honor and reverence that is bestowed upon the teacher is a...

Progressive Relaxation, Option I:

Mentally bring your awareness to and then consciously relax each part of you body, progressively, from the feet all the way up to your head. Your breath should be full and relaxed. In a comfortable lying position, close your eyes and take 10 slow...

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