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    Read More

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    EM Technique interview and demonstration 
    with martial arts master’s Livingston & Everton Kelly.  
     
     
    There is a depth of study that is common to all disciplines and sciences that should also be present when training with a master in the martial arts.
     
    Join us as we continue the conversation and elaborate on understanding the process of

    Read More

  • What does being a martial arts “master” really mean?

     

    A rare and honest look at the inner realm of martial arts from the perspective of two lifelong practitioners. Demonstration and discussion follows Master’s Livingston and Everton Kelly as they illuminate the ”heart” of a martial artist.   The passion and benefits are explained eloquently touching on the realms of character development and self actualization within

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    As you exhale, draw your navel in. (Henry Chan/The Epoch Times)

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    EM Technique interviews  Juergen Bamberger  a master Gyrotonic instructor with 30 years of teaching experience in dance, Gyrotonic and movement education.  Join us as we are treated to Juergen’s knowledge and insights on what makes our core strong. What roll does the Psoas (Hip Flexors) play in the  three dimensional  structure of the human body? …

    Read More

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    Read More

  • Wellness in movement – “Organizing attention for grace”. EM Technique Interview with Bill Hedberg founder of Shen Tao studio

     

    Join us as we discuss the quality and attributes that are fundamental components of moving, staying and being well. EM Techniques interview with William Hedberg movement educator.

    Bill began with teaching Pilates in 1984 at the California Institute for the Arts. A senior staff instructor at the original White Cloud Studio from 1987-1999, training …

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    Do you eat soy for all its health benefits? The aisles of many health food grocers can sometimes seem like shrines dedicated to tofu, soymilk, soy bars, and more. Perhaps more than any other health food, soy is marketed as the healthiest new food product in the new millennium. But contrary to common belief, there …

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    Experts and evidence suggest that positive thinking can shape the body, heal internally, and even nurture a healthier child during pregnancy.

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    Just as high-level athletes can improve their performance through visualization, a pregnant mother can improve the outcome of her labor. (Photos.com)

    Whether it’s called visualization, mental imagery, mental practice, or mental rehearsal, research for nearly a century has proven conclusively that “if you’ve been there in the mind, you’ll go there in the body.” Though this rings true in a vast spectrum of activities, from sports performance and self-defense to improving leadership and childbirth, it seems …

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    This is my last post for 2013. Have a wonderful Holiday and a healthy New Year! 

    The Water element refers to the water that comes down from the heavens, permeates the earth, and collects into the deep. It is dark and mysterious, and it is also the source of life. In Chinese medicine, water is …

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    During pregnancy, water may be most underutilized nutrient. After conception, water demands increase since the infant’s cells divide and mom’s blood volume increases. With thirst an unreliable indicator, symptoms of dehydration so vague, and drinks that may dehydrate, every pregnant woman needs to increase her fluid intake.

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    Join us as we continue the EM Technique interview with Mark Jackson about the inner cultivation practice of Falun Gong.
    Qi gong or chi gong are ancient internal exercise practices that were once practiced freely in China. This interview discusses what the process of meditation is like and what are some of the benefits you

    Read More

  • Exercise from the inside out

     
     
     
     
     
    There are many ways to ”exercise”. This interview with veteran personal trainer and Falun Gong practitioner, Mark Jackson focuses on exercise for the inside. What is meditation? What is it like to still the mind? Join us for this candid and enlightening interview on an authentic meditation practice. 
     
     
     
     
    Mark Jackson
    www.newwarriorfitness.com
     
     
    Falun Dafa 
    www.falundafa.org…

     
     
    Through

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  • Is getting a Black belt really important? What happens after you get it?

    EM Technique interview and demonstration 
    with martial arts master’s Livingston & Everton Kelly.  
     
     
    There is a depth of study that is common to all disciplines and sciences that should also be present when training with a master in the martial arts.
     
    Join us as we continue the conversation and elaborate on understanding the process of

    Read More

  • What does being a martial arts “master” really mean?

     

    A rare and honest look at the inner realm of martial arts from the perspective of two lifelong practitioners. Demonstration and discussion follows Master’s Livingston and Everton Kelly as they illuminate the ”heart” of a martial artist.   The passion and benefits are explained eloquently touching on the realms of character development and self actualization within

    Read More

  • Healing Back Pain Through Breathing

    As you exhale, draw your navel in. (Henry Chan/The Epoch Times)

    One of the simplest and most underused techniques for reducing low back pain is deep diaphragmatic breathing. Low back pain is estimated to affect between 80 and 95 percent of the population at some point in their lives. There are numerous possibilities why back pains develop, and our ability to use our diaphragm effectively plays …

    Read More

  • Do you really get a strong “core” by training the abdominals?

     

     

     

     

    EM Technique interviews  Juergen Bamberger  a master Gyrotonic instructor with 30 years of teaching experience in dance, Gyrotonic and movement education.  Join us as we are treated to Juergen’s knowledge and insights on what makes our core strong. What roll does the Psoas (Hip Flexors) play in the  three dimensional  structure of the human body? …

    Read More

  • How extreme does your workout have to be?

     
    Join us again for an EM Technique interview and demonstration with James MA Nicholson, Apollonia Holzer and Lesley Powell.  A powerful gathering of high level bodyworkers and movement exercise teachers experts in Pilates, Gyrotonic, Laban Movement Analysis, Franklin method, dance, yoga and massage therapy. Sift through the marketing images of ripped bodies and ever youthful 

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  • Is having a six pack or the “beach body” look really important to health and fitness?

     

     

    Join us for a rare interview.  Experience a demonstration by James MA Nicholson on his unique stretching technique followed by an EM Technique interview with Apollonia Holzer, Lesley Powell and James. 

    Pilates, Gyrotonic,Laban, Franklin method, yoga dance and martial arts three expert exercise and movement professionals with over a hundred years of experience …

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  • Wellness in movement – “Organizing attention for grace”. EM Technique Interview with Bill Hedberg founder of Shen Tao studio

     

    Join us as we discuss the quality and attributes that are fundamental components of moving, staying and being well. EM Techniques interview with William Hedberg movement educator.

    Bill began with teaching Pilates in 1984 at the California Institute for the Arts. A senior staff instructor at the original White Cloud Studio from 1987-1999, training …

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  • When in Doubt, Leave Soy Out

    Are soy products healthy or not? The debate continues. (Credit: Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)

    Do you eat soy for all its health benefits? The aisles of many health food grocers can sometimes seem like shrines dedicated to tofu, soymilk, soy bars, and more. Perhaps more than any other health food, soy is marketed as the healthiest new food product in the new millennium. But contrary to common belief, there …

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  • Getting Pregnant: 10 Ways to Increase Chances of Conception

    These days, conception is tougher than ever, but there are a handful of lifestyle factors that can help if implemented. (Photos.com)

    Getting pregnant in today’s world can be tougher than ever. Stressful lifestyle factors are making it more difficult to conceive than at any point in history. A 2007 Newsweek article calls infertility a “common problem, besetting an estimated six million American couples.” One study of over 18,000 women found “one in six women had trouble …

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  • Fire – the Communicator

    A person with a fiery personality can be very active, outgoing and dynamic. The Fire element within our body deals with the communication and the relationship to other people. The heart is one of the organs in association with this element. The colloquial expression, “big heart,” indicates someone who is friendly, loving and open to …

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  • A Mother’s Emotions Affect Her Unborn Child

    How a mother feels and handles stress during pregnancy will affect the baby both psychologically and physically. (Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Experts and evidence suggest that positive thinking can shape the body, heal internally, and even nurture a healthier child during pregnancy.

    A pregnant woman’s thoughts have a physical connection to her unborn child. “Everything the pregnant mother feels and thinks is communicated through neurohormones to her unborn child, just as surely as are alcohol and …

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  • Wood – the Visionary

     The Wood element and its energetics remind us of spring. To use one word – determination! In the spring all the seeds that hid underground during the winter months, spring up and grow toward the sky. Even on a cement sidewalk, we see small flowers breaking through, in their attempt to grow, higher and taller …

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  • Healing Your Body After Birth

    New moms can avoid a variety of pains by reactivating muscles that were weakened during pregnancy, such as the core muscles. (Dereje Belachew/Photos.com)

    The benefits of postpartum exercise are numerous, but a new kind of exercise may soon be the top choice for new moms. That choice is corrective exercise, which means using the right muscles for the right job.

    There are a few muscle imbalances or misalignments that nearly every new mom will have. How fast she …

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  • Mental Imagery and Pregnancy

    Just as high-level athletes can improve their performance through visualization, a pregnant mother can improve the outcome of her labor. (Photos.com)

    Whether it’s called visualization, mental imagery, mental practice, or mental rehearsal, research for nearly a century has proven conclusively that “if you’ve been there in the mind, you’ll go there in the body.” Though this rings true in a vast spectrum of activities, from sports performance and self-defense to improving leadership and childbirth, it seems …

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  • Water – the Wise

    This is my last post for 2013. Have a wonderful Holiday and a healthy New Year! 

    The Water element refers to the water that comes down from the heavens, permeates the earth, and collects into the deep. It is dark and mysterious, and it is also the source of life. In Chinese medicine, water is …

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  • Metal – the Purist

     

    The ability to let go is related to the strength of the Metal element in our body. The lungs and the large intestine are the organs that correspond with the Metal element. These are the only two organs that open to the outside world, and allow for the release of waste from the body. …

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  • An Integrated Approach to Pregnancy Wellness

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    Wellness: Being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate intention.

    Integrated: Achieving a harmonious interrelated whole by coordinating separate elements.

    Despite living in an age that demands quick answers and a pill-popping approach, the synergistic combination of basic wellness factors may prove more effective for healing our mothers-to-be and their unborn …

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  • Fun Family Fitness Ideas for the Holidays

    During the winter months, don't just stay indoors and sip hot chocolate, get outside and get fit with the whole family. (Photos.com)

    Finding fun ways to exercise and bond with the kids during the holidays is an easy an inexpensive way to give the gift of love, attention, and endorsement of a healthy lifestyle. To begin, get bundled up and ready to brave the winter snow. There is something for all fitness levels.

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    Snow Man Building

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