Welcome to Yang-Sheng!
Yang-Sheng (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.
Highlights of March/April Issue of Yang-Sheng (Vol 3, No. 2)
[From the Editor] Introduction and welcome to Yang-Sheng Magazine by our new editor-in-chief, Michelle Wood
[East-West Perspective] Mindfulness in a Twittering World by Debi Dunn, MBA & Andrea M. Delligatti, Ph. D. relates how Debi dispelled her fears as a technophobe and how she found balance and remained in harmony among the Fans, Friends, and Follows on Facebook, and the Tweets on Twitter.
[The Daily Daoist] in Taichi: Got Gong? Jessica Sommar, Msc. explains the Chinese term “gong” as it relates to Taichi practice. She also shares a beneficial practice schedule that helps to harmonize qi with the yin/yang times of day, and the changing seasons.
[Research Update] Kevin Chen, Ph. D. compiled reports on the benefits of meditation and yoga on a variety of physical complaints such as cold and flu symptoms, and cardiovascular risk factors. In addition, featured are several studies on the efficacy of meditation, qigong and yoga on anxiety disorders, and stress and depression.
[Tai Chi & Science] To Move Or Not To Move by Chun-Man Sit outlines the two types of qigong along with the benefits of each, and shows why a practice that includes a balance between both types is good for body, mind, and spirit. Expect miracles!
Sexual Alchemy: Female Blue Water Snake Year, Michael Winn talks about the nature of the energy and symbolism in this Water-Snake year in the Chinese calendar, and how it applies to alchemy, the spiritual science of Change which allows us to create our own destiny.
[Featured Article] Taiji as Shared Bodily Experience by Mauro Carboni, is a scholarly and in-depth exploration of the various dynamics of group formation, “what brings people together to practice taiji,” and the added value that is often realized by the participants in the group practice of taiji.
[Meditation in Motion] Taiji and Meditation, Eric Borreson explores the two aspects of mind, Xin and Yi, and how intention and focus enables you to develop your taiji practice into a meditation in motion.
The Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Curriculum by Rene Navarro writes about the fascinating history of the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan and his experiences in encountering the variances developed as he studied with different teachers in different times and places.
Meditation: the Priority of Yang Xin: Mood, Food and Move – Three Secrets II by Shiuan Gee, discusses the need to counteract the information overload leading to over-stimulation and stress that many people experience due to today’s fast-paced lifestyles. A combination of practices leads to longer life!
Is Stress Making You Sick and Sad? Inflammation in the Body Linked to Depression by Ginger Garner and Tianna Meriage-Reiter, A report revealing the newest evidence that inflammation may be the root cause of depression as well as other complaints and conditions.
[Scientific Qi Exploration] The Jingluo (Meridian): The Horary Cycle, by Marty Eisen, Ph.D. – Part 2 of the detailed exploration on the 12 Primary Meridians and the cycle of qi flow through them. Includes great visuals in the form of charts.
[From the Doctor] Remembrance: Give us this day Our Daily Med by Nadia Linda Hole, MD, discusses the intentional breathing practice of “Remembrance,” and the spiritual fire and symbolism of Pele, both destroyer and creator! How they could be related to our daily Qi cultivation….
[Seasonal Harmony] It’s Summer! by Ellasara Kling outlines the joyous, firey energies of the season! She gives guidelines for healthy eating during the heat of summer as well as sharing delicious recipes made with foods that are seasonally harmonious, including the scrumptious-sounding and easy to make Watermelon/Ginger Juice.
A Comedy Moment — Laughter is the best medicine….
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