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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 Nov/Dec Issue of Yang-Sheng (Vol 3, No 5)
[From the Editor] by Michelle — It seems appropriate to close out 2013 with the topic of Longevity since we tend to have more time for quiet activities like qigong and meditation, as well as making special holiday meals at this time of year. It’s a wonderful time to focus on new practices which, if allowed to become habit now, will not only enhance your life and lifestyle, but help you maintain your new practices as we move later into the busier times of the year.
[Tales from the Dao] Old Man of the South Pole by Roy Hanney– is a fascinating look at longevity from the perspective of myths and legends of the stars, as well as illuminating the difference between longevity and immortality. Simplicity is just one of the Daoist practices he shares that you may use to enhance long-life.
[Food as Medicine] Roses and Longevity by Katrina Everhart — shows how roses make a difference in our lives and not merely by beautifying our gardens and homes. While exploring ancient uses, she shares the medicinal properties that can help us live longer and better today.
[Daoist Internal Alchemy] Sexual Alchemy by Pascal Schonknecht — discusses one of the most profound and most widely known of the Taoist internal arts which, at the same time, it is also one of the most challenging and poorly understood practices used today. He shares a different perspective on this ancient practice.
[Meditation in Motion] Truths About Tai Chi for Health and Longevity by Eric Borreson — explains two basic truths you need to understand in order for your tai chi practice to deliver the most benefit, and tells you how you can take charge of your own health and longevity through your practice.
[Feature Article] The Longevity of Primordial Wuji Qigong by Shifu Michael Rinaldini — describes the philosophy of this practice which not only cultivates Five Element energies, it transmutes jing, qi and shen energies, and brings one into harmony with the Dao. It includes detailed instructions on how to practice the visualizations and movements to align oneself with Source.
[The Dancing Doc] Longevity: Lengthen Your Telomeres with Meditation And Die Like a Squirrel by Sharon Montes — discusses the scientific evidence of how lifestyle changes like nutrition, movement, stress-reduction and social contact help lengthen the amount of time you get to enjoy all those things! She also explains how these practices change the structure of our genes, enabling the promotion of long-term health and wellness.
[From the Master] Evolutionary Growth and Embodied Learning in Taiji. by Mauro Carboni — offers a fascinating discussion on how the slow, studied movements in the practice of Taiji expand awareness of the space in time. It also creates a unified experience of mind-body through breath and imagination.
[Book Review] The Sustainable You by John Loupos, HSE, MS reviewed by Michelle Wood — explains the practice of somatics, “expanding the use of the human brain to improve communication with muscles and the rest of the body, resulting in vastly improved levels of function and pain reduction,” as well as case studies with proven results, and information on the “how to” of the practice itself.
[Research Update] Updates on Scientific Research of Longevity compiled by Kevin Chen. This month’s reports include research on epigenetic changes (i.e., a set of reversible, heritable changes in gene function or other cell phenotype that occurs without a change in DNA sequence) and longevity, the possibility that meditation diminishes age-related brain degeneration, and nutrition.
[Spirituality of Dao] Laozi 老子–Legend or History? A brief biography of the author of the Dao De Jing By Christina J Barea is a compilation of several myths and legends about the man who is considered the Father of Daoism. One thing is certain, the DaoDe Jing is one of the world’s most renouned works on the philosophy of living in balance and harmony.
[Scientific Qi Exploration] Part 2. The Collaterals by Marty Eisen –continues from the last issue of Yang Sheng in which Dr. Eisen explains and displays the collateral qi channels used in Chinese Medicine by acupuncturists and other practitioners. Charts of symptoms, and graphics of the channels, are featured.
[Seasonal Harmony] Winter: A Time To Reflect by Ellasara Kling — shares her longevity secret, as well as fabulously delicious recipes utilizing foods for the winter season; teas, soups, and this one that makes my mouth water: Roasted Garlic Miso Cauliflower with Caramelized Black Plums. I can hardly wait to try it!
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