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Like the Yin-Yang, Eastern Martial Arts and Western medicine are two halves of a whole. My mission is to preserve the ancient mind-body tools, and pass them on to you.

 

Mind-Body Workout #6: Outdoor Edition

Summer is here and the sunshine is out! That means it's time to get outside and get some fresh air while you exercise. So here we go!


Mind-Body Workout #6: Outdoor Edition

Diving for Pearls: Let's start with getting some of that fresh air into our lungs. You've never appreciated how nice that summer air is until you hold your breath for a while.

Get the Kids Outside: TV and Video Games are just as entertaining in the summer when your kids aren't in school and actually have time to play them. But balance is everything, so make sure your kids come out to play and exercise (and meditate!) with you for a few minutes. This will build hand-eye coordination and concentration.

Upper Body Movement: "White Ape Picks Up the Peach" is a great motion for increasing flexibility and range of motion in the upper body. Do this movement to stretch your arms, chest, back, and shoulders.

Finish with a Walk: A Tai Chi walk, of course! Make sure you are keeping your mind centered and letting the thoughts drift by like clouds. This is a meditation that also builds leg strength and range of motion.

That's it! Go outside in this beautiful weather and get healthy.

Happy stretching!