Tag Archive: health

There is Nothing Like Playing Push-Hands for Exercise!

There is nothing like playing some push-hands to enjoy an afternoon. Josh and I frequent the game for a bit of fun and exercise. Once in a while we get a little rowdy . . . but usually we simply train to sweat a bit. This day was a rather demure day of simple exercise….

Trying Too Hard

Instead of trying too hard, overworking and adding to your frustration list, slow things down. Take a deep breath and relax. Wake up each day and make your classes. Listen to the instructors: participate and enjoy yourself. There is nowhere to go and all the time to get there (my common and long standing mantra)….


One of my favorite mantras — returning to it over and over: “Instead of making excuses on why you cannot do something, make excuses on how you CAN do it! Become a CAN person instead of a CANNOT person.” Your world shrinks with “I cannot. It expands with “I can.” Which kind of world do…


“Imagination is what opens us up to the Universe — the plethora of possibilities. The intellect is like a container, holding trivia well organized as though it were important. Imagination isn’t contained, it isn’t bottled, there is no top nor bottom, nor end in sight: it is our creator within — our co-creator — the…

Train Martial Arts for Life

“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way…

Life so Short

“Life so short, the craft so long to learn.” (Hippocrates) As you age, this phrase may have more impact. It’s very difficult for younger folks to realize how precious life is and respect how rapid it passes. Time runs; perceptions change – growing more keenly focused on a “lifetime”, whatever that is or how long….

Exercising With Cancer – Staying Safe While Staying Fit

Welcome to our guest article by David Haas. We enjoy having guest authors from time to time; David has offered this wonderful article encouraging cancer patients to exercise (as best they can under Doctor’s guidance). Please note: obtain your Doctor’s guidance and approval before engaging in any exercise. It’s the smart thing to do. Once…

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) for a Healthier Life

In traditional Chinese medicine the following 7 emotional factors are considered the most likely causes of cancer: joy, anger, melancholy, mental activity (excessive), grief, fright, and fear – important influences on health. These factors generally fall within the normal psychological reactions of the human being. They are a major part of the internal/external being. They…

Tai Chi for Parkinsons

This is a really great article and study, as reported by ABC Network, regarding Tai Chi and Parkinsons disease. In the USA there are over 500,000 cases of Parkinsons at various levels of intensity. Take a moment and read. It’s interesting and once again, shows that studying this soft, gentle art is so beneficial to…

Half Hour Exercise

Please take a moment and watch this clip. It’s an excellent piece on the benefits of exercise … down to earth … easy to understand … by a respected doctor. (Thank you Master Adam for the information) Link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo&sns=fb All the more reason to train Kung Fu!!!!!