In fact, what is Qigong? Qigong is an ancient Chinese health practice which started thousands of years ago. For the past 30 years, Qigong has become a bit more known in the west. The word Qigong is a direct interpretation of two Chinese characters : Qi and Gong. 'Qi ' (pronounced 'chee') means energy, particularly our intrinsic life energy which we need for all life … [Read more...] about Qigong Ideas And Beliefs
Could gargling with green tea prevent flu? It contains compounds called catechins, which have been shown, in lab research, to prevent the infection. One small Japanese study at the University of Shizuoka showed that nursing home residents who gargled with green tea three times a day for three months were less likely to get flu than those who did not. Larger clinical … [Read more...] about Gargle Green Tea to Fight Off Flu Bugs
In our series on Principles to Practice I mentioned discussing the five principles for an effortlessly effective body. These principles gave me an AHA! moment when I read them. Something in their simplicity struck a chord with me and in turn greatly deepened my Qigong practice. You could actually say they deepened my whole life which is always a good thing. These principles … [Read more...] about Five Principles for an Efffortlessly Effective Body
I was sitting here enjoying my morning cup of white peony tea when I decided to check my email. I saw that I had an email from Oolong-Tea.org about an article called Tea as Soma. I clicked through sat back and started reading and sipping. It's an excellent article on the origins of tea in Asia and how the ancient alchemists viewed this wonderful plant.. There is nothing better … [Read more...] about Enjoy a cup of Tea.