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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.


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!

Introduction to my Online Courses: 15 Minutes Mind-Body Workout for Recharging & Reducing Stress

It’s Black Friday! No doubt, many of you will be running around looking for great deals all day, and won’t have much time to read a blog. That’s okay! I created a mind-body course (and this short blog post!) for exactly this busy lifestyle, whether it is for just the holidays, or someone’s entire schedule!

My 15 Minutes Mind-Body Workout for Recharging & Reducing Stress is not like my other courses, which expect you to master intermediate Tai Chi techniques slowly and over long periods of time. This 15 Minute Mind-Body Workout will synchronize your health, boosting your emotional balance while also keeping you fit and healthy. This course is for anyone and everyone interested in a more holistic workout that includes strength training, stretching, meditations, and relaxations. Once you have it down, you can do the workout in just about 15 minutes a day!

What are the requirements?

  • Only a chair!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Relieve Stress

  • Sleep Better

  • Improve Your Fitness

  • Keep Your Schedule Open

  • Balance your emotions

  • Improve your mental stability

  • Engage your inner warrior spirit

What is the target audience?

  • Everyone should use this course, especially people short on time!

That’s all you need to know! I don’t want to take any more of your busy time this holiday, and this Udemy course won’t take too much of your time either. Go get it now while it is on sale! Now is the best time to buy into any of my courses for the cheapest you can get them.

Introduction to my Online Courses: Tai Chi & Chi Kung - Sitting, Standing, & Moving Meditation

Happy to have you back again, mind-body students!

When you think about mind-body health, you probably think about holistic health. Wellness and prevention for all the parts of your being. But just barely touching on each part of your being is not enough. Let’s take meditation as an example.

Meditation is not just one thing, and there are many different ways to practice the many different kinds of meditation that you should be doing. You could take a whole course just about sitting meditation. But then you would be missing out on the unique meditation experience that standing meditations provide. And that isn’t even touching on all the different kinds of moving meditation that there are.

That’s why I made this course! Tai Chi & Chi Kung - Sitting, Standing, & Moving Meditation is a course that gives you experience in the three major forms of meditation. By introducing you to meditations of each type, as well as supporting stretches and tai chi techniques, this course gives you a very well-rounded mind-body toolkit that you can always come back to.

If you are looking for a meditation-focused course, with some supplementary stretches and techniques (such as lying down relaxations!), then this the course for you!

In this course, you will:

  • Focus on inner and outer visualizations, honing your ability to clear your mind

  • Engage in easy strength exercises to increase your body awareness and fitness

  • Practice distilled movements from the ancient arts of Tai Chi and Chi Kung

  • Strengthen the connection between your body and your mind

  • Experience more effective relaxation techniques to heal and rejuvenate faster

  • Train more with each meditation using guided and timed bonus videos

  • Improve your physical and mental quality of life

  • Establish a meditation routine that you can use forever

  • And much more!

What are the requirements?

  • A desire to learn

  • A quiet area

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Increase your focus

  • Reduce any physical, emotional & mental stress you may have

  • Strengthen your decision making

  • Strengthen your abilities to make well reasoned judgements

  • Increase oxygen & energy to your brain

  • Increase your productivity

  • Boost your immune system

  • Dissolve traumas that are stored at a physical level

  • Learn to control the fluctuation of your brain waves

What is the target audience?

  • Adults, teens or anyone who would like to achieve their goals

  • Anyone who can invest a short time each day and would like to reduce stress

  • Anyone who can invest a short time each day to become happier and more content

  • Anyone who can invest a short time each day to become calmer and more fulfilled

Don’t forget that I have seven other courses hosted on Udemy, which all help to address different conditions or mind-body goals. If this isn’t the course for you, check out my others! I am sure there is one that will fit your mind-body needs!

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

Introduction to my Online Courses: Alleviate Upper Back and Neck Pain with Tai Chi & QiGong

Welcome back mind-body students! I hope you all made a smooth transition during daylight savings, and are staying active even though it is getting darker earlier in the day! Speaking of which, a great way to stay active in the winter is with one of my online Udemy courses.

This week, we present an introduction to my course for Alleviating Upper Back Pain with Tai Chi and QiGong. This is one of my most popular, most well reviewed, and most commonly requested courses! As we all know, upper back and neck problems are becoming more and more common as people spend more and more time at their desk jobs, and on computers and phones.

Just like my last course intro, for my lower back pain course, this course is very focused on fixing upper back and neck issues. However, it does contain helpful techniques and Tai Chi principles that you can apply to your whole body health, not just your upper back and neck.

Unlike lower back issues, which usually just cause pain and stiffness, upper back and neck issues can cause stress, tension, headaches, migraines, and more, in addition to the pain and stiffness that any health issues can cause. This course is not just a physical therapy program for the upper back and neck: it is a total system of wellness (mind, body, and spirit), that you can apply across your entire health and prevention journey.

This course consists of 67 lecture videos, which total over 3 hours of video time that includes both learning and practicing each technique.

What are the requirements?

  • Willingness to invest 20 minutes a day to relieve and end your lower back pain

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Relieve and end your upper back pain

  • Provide the tools that will allow you to live a more enjoyable and pain free life

  • Prevent future injuries to your upper back

  • Learn basic Tai Chi & Qi Gong techniques

  • Learn to relax and reduce stress

  • Learn some meditation and deep breathing techniques

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who suffers from acute or chronic upper back pain

  • People who sit at a desk much of the time and have upper back pain and stiffness

  • People who would like to be more active again

  • Stay at home moms

  • Athletes who have recurring upper back pain

I hope you, or someone you know who has neck and upper back issues, will invest in this course, and invest in not only getting relief from their symptoms, but also preventing future symptoms and working toward a system of total health!

See you next week! Happy stretching, deep breathing, empty your mind, strengthen your energetic system, and evoke your spirit!