Can Exercise Boost Your Mood?

  Does exercise improve  your mood or does your mood improve  your exercise? We know they go together.   But a new study from Harvard Medical School showed a 26% decrease in depression for each major measured increase in physical activity.  For example 15 minutes of walking instead of 15 minutes of sitting. Does it matter […]

MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM

MINDFULNESS in the classroom can make a huge difference. “Mindfulness is a way to pause and reflect on the here and now. To be fully present in what is happening in the present, without worry about the future or past. The idea is that teaching this philosophy and using activities and practices in the classroom […]

TAI CHI IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE POPULAR

Great News:  Regular  practice of mind-body activities such as Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga are up by 300% over the past 15 years.  Tai Chi is becoming more and more popular.  Why?  Because they are beneficial, natural and focus on the whole body.  Acute and chronic pain, arthritis and depressions are the three medical conditions […]

Tai Chi for Strength as well as Calmness

We often talk about the calming side of Tai Chi since we live such hectic lives in an over-busy world of constant stimulation and connection. But it is good to know that Tai Chi is also a great exercise for improving strength and stamina to keep you going.  Strength and stamina are not just about […]

Lack of Sleep – a big problem

Sleep is necessary to: repair tissue boost learning and memory potential flush toxins from the brain Is inadequate sleep really a problem?    Aren’t you just a bit tired? Can’t you make it up another night? Inadequate sleep can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Less than 6 hours of sleep a […]

Finding peace with Tai Chi for Kids

  What a small world we live in.  We can connect with anyone, anywhere, almost.  We share this planet, the air, the breath, the peace.  But sometimes it feels like we share too much hostility, pollution and negativity.               Every year it becomes more and more important to find […]