Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Longevity and Immorality An excerpt from The Healing Promise of Qi by Dr. Roger Jahnke Time Reversal One of the most fascinating things to me in Qigong has been the Chinese fascination with longevity and immortality. Immortality is not living … Continue reading

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Selected Secrets and Maxims of Longevity by Famous Chinese

Lao-tzu lived to be 160 years old. He had three treasures to support attaining longevity: kindness, thriftiness, and modesty. His longevity maxim was: “Let nature take its course; remain detached and lower your desire; apply qigong to nurture your spirit, and swallow saliva to nurture your life.” (顺其自然;恬然寡欲;气功养神;咽津养生) Continue reading

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Women’s Empowerment in an Age of Illness, Part 1

Health care in America needs a mother/woman-centered approach. American mothers and women are in great need of holistic, patient centered care, rather than disease care centered around drugs and diagnostic testing.Our current approach in women’s health care in the US is not working.

In the US, there are more women living in poverty and suffering from chronic diseases than men.
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How to Overcome Your Worries: 5 Timeless Thoughts from the Last 2,500 Years

Another reason is that the ego wants more. It wants to feel better or worse than someone else. By making things more complicated than they need to be you can make them feel very important. And since you are involved in these important things, since you have these BIG problems, well, then you have to be important too, right? Plus, by doing so you can get a lot of attention and comfort from other people.

So how do you get out of the habit of making mountains of molehills? Two tips: Continue reading

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There Is No Jin 劲 (part 2)

All our lives we are fighting against the gravitational pull of Mother Earth. There is not a moment we can get away from gravity. Gravity is what stops us from performing levitation. A person jumps from a tall building to kill himself is performing suicide by gravity. Gravity doesn’t hurt him. He was killed by a great impact against the ground when his body hits the ground. Mass times acceleration. Continue reading

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How Can Bio-Energy be Measured? Part 1

How can bio-energy be measured? by Sifu Cindy Cicero This article and video is about my visit to the Rhine Center’s Bio-Emissions Lab in Durham, NC.  The recent invitation to the Center was extended by Executive Director John Kruth and … Continue reading

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Even though we all have genetic predispositions, our health and aging aren’t predetermined. By making conscious choices in our behavior and where we focus our attention, we can transform our experience of our body to decrease our biological age.

The seven steps outlined below are practical ways to tap into your inner reservoir of unlimited energy, creativity, vitality, and love. Continue reading

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From the Editor

Welcome to the September issue of Yang Sheng! It is my pleasure to introduce this issue as the new editor-in-chief of Yang-Sheng. Many thanks to Solala Towler, for doing a wonderful job as Yang Sheng‘s previous editor-in chief, and for recommended to Kevin Chen that I step into this role. Our theme for this issue is “secrets of longevity.” This subject becomes less academic and more personal, very personal for us, as we grow older. If we like our lives, we want to extend them, to live longer. However, longevity is more than just extending our lives. Continue reading

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Mind-Body Medicine Research Update

Mind-Body Medicine Research Update Can meditation slow rate of cellular aging? Cognitive stress, mindfulness, and telomeres. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172:34-53. by Epel E, Daubenmier J, Moskowitz JT, Folkman S, Blackburn E. from University of California San Francisco, … Continue reading

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The Key To Long Life: Live Well!

Illuminating the Dao The Key To Long Life: Live Well! by Michelle Wood That seems a little simplistic, doesn’t it? If you want a long life, you have to live well. It actually is just that simple, but here’s the … Continue reading

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