May-June 2014

Welcome to Yang-Sheng《養生》欢迎您! 


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(Nurturing Life; ISSN: 2326-277X) is an E-magazine and a network for all healthcare professionals of preventive medicine, practitioners of  mind-body exercise (such as meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, Reiki, and mindfulness), true health seekers, and spiritual cultivators. It promotes philosophy and methods of self-healing, positive mind and health preservation, and shares knowledge and experiences with those who are interested in the subjects and their applications in everyday life.

Yang-Sheng merges traditional life-nurturing knowledge with modern scientific research and clinic evidence, and combines ancient wisdom with our own experience to support our daily practice and well-being,  and to reach true meaning of health in body, mind and spirit… Your contribution, participation, sharing and suggestions are truly appreciated.

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Highlights of  Current Issue of  Yang-Sheng (Vol 4, No 3)

MichelleFrom the Editor introduces this month’s theme of Happiness and welcomes you to enjoy fun and excellent articles such as “20 Habits to Make You Happy – Guaranteed!” “Happiness In Your Life,”  “Happy Body,” “Taiji: A New Foundation” and our Feature Article Happy Qi!  Also our regular columns Dancing Doc, Tales of the Dao, Illuminating the Dao, Scientific Qi Exploration, Seasonal Harmony, and Research Update.

Jing 20-happiness-habitsBased on her own personal experience and the 20 happiness facts published by Harvard University, “20 Habits to Make You Happy – Guaranteed! by Jing Jin includes great practices such as “take care of yourself,” “practice forgiveness,” and my favorite “do what you love!”

lilian_kluivers-zw-klein_thumb Your body will be happy when you practice the simple and easy but very effective Do-In mind-body exercise, described by a special teacher and therapist, Lilian Kluivers, in her article Happy Body — Do-In.”

Alan Sims offers more fine movements of a taiji flavor in “Taiji: A New Foundation,” a new and different spin on this ancient practice.

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Our Dancing Doc Sharon Montes, M. D. “clowns around” this month with an article on Humor in health in a variety of different venues such as a women’s prison, psychiatric hospital, a children’s hospital, as well as some very interesting street encounters!

Dr. Nadia Linda HoleOur Featured Article this month offers Surfing Happy Qi: 7 Secrets for happiness from Nadia Linda Hole, M.D., one half of a a surf-happy couple in Hawaii! It’s a very humorous column on how to have Happy Qi!

Solala TowlerIn Tales of the Dao, Solala Towler of The Abode of the Eternal Dao offers a playful story about Playing with fish!  The tale is an ancient teaching about surety in the face of change.

Ellasara KlingAs always, Ellasara Kling’s popular column Seasonal Harmony presents you with ideas on living in harmony with Nature and the season, and includes fabulous recipes and food suggestions to enable you to do just that! Simple Lotus Root Stir-fry, refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Mint Salad, and Mango/Orange/Strawberry Dessert Salad are a few of the offerings.

MIchelle WoodMichelle Wood’s Illuminating the Dao column, When Less is More,  explores the Daodejing verse 44 and the idea of achieving happiness by letting go of attachments, a simple idea that is easy to say or understand but hard to practice in reality….

Marty_Eisen_Snapshot_20110110 In Scientific Qi Exploration, Marty Eisen Ph.D. gives information on the Extraordinary Meridians this month, how they function alone and in conjunction with the familiar Meridians most acupuncturists use.

happiness_in_your_life_cover2_Doe Zantamata’s Today, And From Now On offers a point-by-point agreement you can make with yourself, ways you can set the intentions and make the choices to be happy! For example, are you ready to commit “To fully appreciate this gift of life. This magical, mysterious miracle that we all experience, yet so many take for granted. To be aware of the bigger picture, and not get caught up in little distracting details.”? Go for it!

Kevin ChenResearch Update compiled by Kevin Chen Ph.D. reports on the newest reports on the role happiness plays in health and wellness, for example on short-term memory, pain reduction, obesity, and with adolescent boys and girls.

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