Rami's Blog

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.

 

Exciting News! Join us Thursday, March 7 in Andover

Hello, Mind Body Students.

I am sending out a special announcement to invite you to a screening of a mini documentary about how Tai Chi and Chi Kung are helping people with fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer and other chronic conditions.

The film will feature some of Ramel Rones’ work and testimonies from some of his students.

Thursday March 7 at 7pm

Here is a link to the trailer and a link to the documentary's official website.

Please RSVP by calling 978.623.8430 or online at Memorial Hall Library’s website

2 North Main Street, Andover

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Introduction to my Online Courses: Martial Meditations: Reduce Stress & Make Better Decisions

Only two more weeks for the blog this year, mind-body students! After next week, we’ll be on our holiday break until 2019! Today, we finish up the introductions to my mind-body courses with an introduction to my newest course.

My newest Udemy course is called Martial Meditations: Reduce Stress & Make Better Decisions. I used a different design philosophy when making this course, and decided to set it out in three sections.

The first section is a set of warm-up exercises that get your body ready for the meditation in section two.

The meditation is the main focus of the course, and is meant to be the part of the course that you can eventually extend to be as long as you want. After a while you won’t even have to re-watch the meditation. You can just follow along with the warm-up, and then get right into the meditation that you know well.

The third section is the cool-down. After every good meditation, you want to gently stretch and move the energy you have built up out into your body to nourish it and energize your mind. That’s how it helps you make better decisions. By making a regular mind-body practice out of this course, you will reduce your stress levels and be better equipped to make complex decisions in your professional and personal life.

What you’ll learn

By taking this course and making the techniques part of a mind-body routine, you should see improvements in their physical and mental health, as well as your professional performance!

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • Basic mobility, such as being able to stand, walk, and sit for several minutes.

  • You will need a wall, and a chair.

Who this course is for:

  • Professionals looking to make better decisions and reduce their stress level.

  • People who work in a high-stakes or competitive environment.

  • Anyone who wishes to improve their overall quality of health and mental energy with a simple course.

This course is highly focused on developing one particular meditation technique with lots of supportive techniques and material around it. If that is the kind of program you think would work for you, then I highly recommend that you buy this course! If you think that you would like something more long-form, or with a focus on a particular part of the body, then definitely take a look at my other Udemy courses.

Until next week, happy stretching, deep breathing, empty your mind, strengthen your energetic system, and evoke your spirit!

Introduction to my Online Courses: Strengthen Your Immune System with Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Another week goes by, Mind-Body students! We are almost done with our introduction to my Udemy tai chi courses.

This week, we have one of my most interesting courses to introduce: Strengthen Your Immune System with Tai Chi and Qi Gong. The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against foreign invaders that can cause infection (from The National Institute of Health website). A compromised immune system can lead to the common cold, the flu, or other chronic health conditions and autoimmune diseases.

Some of the most promising studies of mindfulness and meditation from the past several years have suggested that a regular meditation practice can reduce immune-inhibiting inflammation, strengthen immune system cell defenses, and even slow the process of cell aging.

In this short course, composed of 19 lectures that span an hour of video time, we have packed as many immune-system boosting techniques as we could, while also keeping the length of the course something that you can review in a one hour session each day.

What you’ll learn

  • Mind-Body techniques to boost the immune system

  • Methods for deep relaxation

  • Skills for managing stress, anxiety and mood / depression

  • Prevention against sickness and the common cold

  • Mindfulness practice to be more productive

  • Improved concentration

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • 15 to 30 minutes a day - For all knowledge levels. Beginner and up!

Who this course is for?

  • Students of all ages

  • Anyone starting or looking for a new job

  • Professionals with demanding schedules and deadlines

  • Athletes

  • Medical Professionals and Care Takers

  • Anyone seeking gentle exercises combined with deep breathing and meditation

  • Cancer patients and families going through or recovering from treatment

That’s all for this week! Be sure to put this course on Strengthening the Immune System on your wish list this year! Udemy is always having great sales, so be on the lookout for a good price, and don’t miss out!

Until next week, happy stretching, deep breathing, empty your mind, strengthen your energetic system, and evoke your spirit!

Introduction to my Online Courses: Tai Chi for a Focused Mind - Pure and Simple

Welcome back, mind-body students! I hope you all had a happy, healthy holiday last week. Can you believe there are only a few weeks left before 2018 comes to a close? People are going to be preparing their New Years resolutions soon, and we all know how hard it is to stick to your resolutions.

A good way to stay disciplined and support yourself in your New Years resolution is to use one of my courses to guide you and make your learning and practice process easier.

This week, we’re doing an introduction to Tai Chi for a Focused Mind - Pure and Simple. I made this course as a nice middle ground between the long-form Tai Chi course and the 15 minute course. In this course, you will learn much of the same Tai Chi form as you would in the long-form course, but Focused Mind cuts out a lot of the extra stretches and meditations. That extra content might be something that you would find very valuable. But if you just want the distilled Tai Chi form, then the Focused Mind course is the one for you!

This course includes 72 lectures, each 3-5 minutes long. It totals roughly 3 hours of focused Tai Chi and Qi Gong content. There is also supplementary written material in each section.

What are the Requirements?

  • An interest in becoming more fit, more flexible and more relaxed

  • A small comfortable space in your house, apartment, office where you can learn and practice

  • Willingness to invest 15 minutes a day, three days a week, to enjoy life more

What am I going to get from this course?

Do you want to become more focused, flexible, and relaxed? Don't have time for long workouts?

This course in nourishing Tai Chi forms for focusing the mind will show you how to do a Tai Chi routine in a simple, step-by-step proven method. Not one for all the extra philosophy behind the techniques? No worries. This course is purposefully abridged and focuses entirely on the forms.

The course begins with a short introduction to the goals for the course. Immediately after, you'll dive right into learning and practicing the Tai Chi form. At the end, we've included a bonus section of stretches and breathing exercises that will help you take the benefits of the Tai Chi form to the next level.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in becoming stronger, more flexible and in reducing stress

  • People with little time or interest in going to the gym and taking classes

  • Weekend warriors

  • People who travel frequently

That’s all for this week. Come back next week for another intro to another one of my courses!

And as always, happy stretching, deep breathing, empty your mind, strengthen your energetic system, and evoke your spirit!