Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mind-Body Research Updates

[Research Update] Mind-Body Medicine Research Updates Compiled by Kevin W Chen, Ph.D. Meditation-based treatment yielding immediate relief for meditation-naïve migraineurs.  Pain Manag Nurs. 2014 Mar;15(1):36-40. By Tonelli ME, Wachholtz AB. Meditation is gaining popularity as an effective means of managing … Continue reading

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Yin, Yang, and Work Life Balance

[East-West Perspective] by Peter Morgan The typical soloist is a master of Yang, i.e. hard work, striving and making things happen. But what about Yin, and the magic, ease, flow and balance it offers? Most of us recognize the Yin-Yang symbol. The … Continue reading

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Early Summer – Blossoming

[Seasonal Harmony] By Ellasara Kling “The wise nourish life by flowing with the four seasons and adapting to cold or heat, by harmonizing joy and anger in a tranquil dwelling, by balancing yin and yang, and what is hard and … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang: Unify to Create Daily Orgasm

[The Dancing Doc] by Sharon Montes, MD * Image reprinted by permission of Rex F. May (Baloo):   I had my first orgasm when I was 10 years old.  Over 40 years later, the vivid memory of the joy … Continue reading

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What is Yin–Yang?

[Featured Article] by Casey Kochmer A starting definition: The nature of change, balanced as two halves of a whole. Yin and Yang is perhaps the most known and documented concept used within Taoism. Yin and Yang is the concept of duality … Continue reading

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The Chakras Part 1

[Energy Healing Through Science & Spirit] The Chakras (1): How the Rainbow Colors came to be… by Cindy Cicero Did you ever wonder how the colors of the chakras found their way into our present culture?  I have. As an … Continue reading

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Yin Yang You

[Spirituality of Dao 道之 神] By Raven Cohan A swirl on one side, black. A swirl on the other side, white. A dot in the thick parts… Like a star in the night And a cinder in the cream. The … Continue reading

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The Divergent or Distinct Meridians (Part 2)

[Scientific Qi Exploration] Part 2: The Divergent or Distinct Meridians By Marty Eisen, Ph.D. The Third Confluence (a)  Stomach Divergent Channel Departing from the Stomach Meridian on the thigh, it enters the abdomen, connects with the stomach and disperses into … Continue reading

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Manifesting Yin and Yang in Taiji

[Meditation in Motion] By Eric Borreson One of the fundamental principles of tai chi is that we start in wu ji, or neutral emptiness. As we begin to move, wu ji separates into the yin and yang that our body … Continue reading

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Can You Grasp The Sparrow’s Tail?

[Experience Exchange] By Bob McBrien & Natasha Shangold When tai chi chuan students learn and practice “Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail” (also called “Grasp Bird’s Tail”), they learn that the four movements are expressions of: ward off (peng), roll back (lu), … Continue reading

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