Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 11, 2017

Priority #1 Video

It is amazing where and from whom you learn the most important stuff: in this case it was while having my teeth cleaned.

What I like about this video is that, first, tai chi is never mentioned one time. And second, all of this wisdom and life-changing advice flows naturally in the learning and practice of… tai chi!

The last thing about this video that makes it priceless is that you are not hearing any of it from me. If you have heard it all from me in the past, perhaps this video will impress upon you the value of the information. If not, please take every word seriously – she makes one technical, little tiny, mistake, but the message is huge and everyone needs to hear it. You especially need to hear it if you plan to deliver via c-section, plan not to breast feed, or plan to feed your baby cow products… or if any of the above happened to you. (I know, you are wondering how and if all of those things are really related. They are.) Enjoy this amazingly important presentation.

May 8, 2017

Mindfulness and Fecal Transplants

I choose to share the link relating to mindfulness. It is about how Freshman stress less and smile more. You might like it!

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March 31, 2017

How Slow Breathing Induces Tranquility

Filed under: Exercise, General Health & Wellness, Meditation, Tai Chi Chuan, Wellness care — Tags: , , — doctordilday @ 12:02 pm

This is from Neuroscience News…

Breathing is basic. Better breathing is healthy. Access to breath control through training is access to relaxation. (We could go on all day about that by itself, and on this Blog I have – if you search the terms you will find many Posts). And relaxation is key to stress management on many many levels. (Right now I am reading The Unthinkable, where the importance of breath control is highlighted as the primary means of controlling fear in an emergency situation.)

March 26, 2017

Dr. Weil on Tai Chi: File Under: Not News But Nice To Know That He Is On Board

https://www.drweil.com/blog/health-tips/stress-management-tai-chi-for-balance/

 

For Tai Chi Students: Inspiration

http://taichivideos.org/90-year-old-performs-tai-chi-chuan/

 

 

February 10, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Sword Form Comparisons

Worth a look – lots of room for conversation.

http://jianfa.se/form_comparison/formlist_qian_kun_jian.html

 

January 24, 2017

She couldn’t wait to tell me…

The first patient in the office this morning said that she was amazed at what happened when she practiced the breathing exercise I gave her on her last visit.

Patients show up, usually, with some ache or pain. Once that is dealt with there are often underlying or other issues that come up; stress-related tension is common.

For that and many other reasons we often teach people how to breath, if they are interested. How to breath, so you can relax, so you will be less tense, so you can hold your chiropractic adjustments, so you will feel better: it all goes together.

Anyway, I gave her the most basic of breathing instructions; the same one I give every patient, every tai chi student, and anyone else that cares to listen (It is probably on the Blog somewhere in fact.). She tried it, and…

Almost immediately fell asleep.

(She was pleasantly stunned and amazed.)

 

January 17, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: A Great Review of Tai Chi by Dan Docherty

May 16, 2016

Lincoln Plaza, Bellevue WA

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This is where I did Tai chi at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Beautiful huh? (You can’t tell but it was even better than it looks: the sound of flowing water was everywhere…)

I was attending a seminar across the street at the Bellevue Club starting at 8 a.m. and I knew that I would be mostly sitting until 5 p.m., so I got there early and did both the left and right Long Round Hand Form. On person came and went while I was there. There were no other interruptions.

With Tai chi you can wear whatever you are wearing  – within reason. I wear clothes that work for the occasion, and work for doing Tai chi. With Tai chi you really only need a reasonably flat spot and a little space: parking lots, airport terminals, tennis courts, parks, banquet rooms, have all served me well in a pinch.

Tai chi takes away a lot of excuses while delivering ‘the perfect exercise’.

May 2, 2016

A Great Success, And A Lot Of Fun

Our World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event on Saturday went well. There was a good turn out of regulars and strangers (thanks Everett Herald!), the weather was perfect, and everyone had a good time. Afterward we had a potluck lunch and watched Tai Chi videos of my teacher and his teacher… so everyone also learned!

Here are a few of my more persistent students…

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April 12, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.41

Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

41. Increases the density and breaking strength of ligaments and bones.

One of the advantages of Tai Chi is that you do not have to move. Static postures have an amazing range of benefits: including this bone density enhancement aspect. Think of all the implications. I could go on and on about, but… I already have, here. You can’t really appreciate the value of static postures until you have spent a few minutes in one:-)

I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

This list of benefits of exercise will help you to remember why working out is a priority IF you want to be healthy (if you don’t want to be healthy then you are reading the wrong Blog!)

March 30, 2016

THE FORGOTTEN (FEMALE) PIONEERS OF TAI CHI IN THE WEST

 

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From Charles Russo’s Fightland Blog… 

“Clinical studies in recent years have linked practicing tai chi to a wide range of health benefits, including the reduction of heart disease, curbing stress and improving the overall physical well-being of seniors. Last year, the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggested that the beneficial attributes of practicing tai chi were substantial enough that it should possibly even be “prescribed” by doctors to address a variety of conditions, including diabetes and arthritis.”

A great and interesting story that adds a lot of context to the history of Chinese martial arts in the U.S., the huge contribution of two woman, and interesting fact that you have never heard of either of them – even though they shattered many glass ceilings in their time.

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