Its February already and we’ve all had an opportunity to start our exercise and fitness programs for the year. Whether you’ve joined a local gym, started jogging, or enrolled in a group fitness class of some sort, you are well on your way to treating your body to a more healthy lifestyle. You will tone your muscles, lose a bit of weight and increase your stamina. But wait a minute! Haven’t you forgotten something?
Very often we get so focused on our bodies that we forget about an equally important part of our being; our minds. After all, what is it that controls all aspects of our perceptions, our reasoning and our thinking, both conscious and unconscious? That’s right, our minds! So why do we often neglect mind exercises? READ MORE
Are you truly listening? What’s that you say? Have you ever stood listening to a friend tell you a story or talk about a problem and then when all was said and done you wondered what it was she was talking about? Have you gone to a concert then afterwards tried to recall or hum some of the songs?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We all ‘listen’ to things but many times we don’t actually hear them. We are either exercising our selective hearing or perhaps we are relying too much on our ears to hear.
Of course we have to use our body’s auditory instrument to listen but there is another way to actually hear, whether it is spoken word, music, natural phenomenon (like thunder) or any other sound. Read more.
Many people are surprised to hear that tai chi is in fact an ancient Chinese martial art that could help you fend off an attacker. People are even more surprised to hear that tai chi may also help you fend off an attacker of other sorts; viral attack. This year the flu seems to be running rampant particularly in the Northeast. Read more.
What is it that makes us better, gives us confidence and provides us with a sense of accomplishment? For many of us, taking on a challenge or confronting an obstacle and finding a way to persevere and overcome is a sure-fire way to give us a sense of achievement. Thomas Edison once said, ‘The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.’
Tai chi can easily provide a challenge for anyone. The trick is the stick-to-itiveness part of the equation but traveling the long road has its benefits. Read more
Can it be that the year 2013 is upon us already? Another year has passed by so quickly and you still didn’t start that exercise program that you swore you would start last year. Now is the time to start thinking about what you can do to start the New Year off in an active and healthful way. READ MORE