The Power of Consistency: Yoga as a Lifestyle

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“Yoga in America is becoming what it needs to be. We cannot step backward from those ways of doing things [in India], because we never had them to begin with.” – Nina Moliver The practice of yoga, which began about 5000 years ago in India, has become a booming $27 Billion industry in the U.S., with more than 15 million …

Why More and More Men are Practicing Yoga

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It’s a peculiarity of western culture that yoga is practiced primarily by women. Here, it’s often thought that men do sports and women do things like yoga and stretching. Ironically, many men have reported that their first yoga class has often ‘kicked their ass’ and that it requires a lot more strength than they imagined.  In its origin countries, yoga …

Men’s Health for Each Season

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” — Benjamin Franklin If we didn’t change the oil in our car for 10 years, some very major, costly issues would come up – the kind that could be easily avoided if we’d just changed the oil. We do regular anti-virus scans to catch the bugs that can crash and …

High Performing Back = High Performing Activity

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Care for your active body starts with a healthy lifeline. Most folks don’t realize how essential chiropractic care is to your overall health. Far too many people still believe that chiropractic care is needed only when one has a severe headache or low back pain.  Truth is, millions of folks get adjusted regularly to improve their health and their body’s …

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthiness

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We the people of Root Whole Body, in order to form a more healthy union, establish balance, insure internal tranquility, provide for natural defense, promote holistic welfare, and give thanks for the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this conscious Community – for the enlightened and relentlessly curious citizens of America. This holiday week, …

Dr. Tony Murczek on the Miracle of Medical Qigong

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Soaring Crane Qigong: Medicine doesn’t always come in the form of a pill. “It just flat out works” says Dr. Murczek, who has been teaching this medical form of qigong for more than ten years. Since he’s a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, applied kinesiologist and homeopath, we think he might know what he’s talking about. And we’re thrilled to have him …

The Medical Benefits of Soaring Crane QiGong

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  In 1982, Professor Chen Hui Xian was diagnosed with breast cancer. The prognosis was grim, until she began learning Soaring Crane Qigong from one of Master Zhao’s first students. One year later she was in excellent health. The ancient traditions of Chinese healing, movement, and martial arts bring with them a profound and poetic ‘something’ that has enticed more …

Yoga: Body purification, breathwork and postures

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Yoga as an integrated system for boosting immunity: body purification, breathwork and postures 1. improve the circulation of white blood cells and lymph 2. stimulate the thymus gland and 3. clear the broncials. Immune System 101 The immune system is made up of different organs, cells and proteins and aside from the nervous system – it is the most complex …

The Science (and Joy) of Stretching

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  “It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a super inducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.” ~ Thomas Henry Huxley Ask different scientists or physicians, and they will not all agree on what is the most limiting factor for flexibility and what you …

Yoga and Running: The Perfect Match

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  “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy At first glance, running and yoga might not seem to go hand in hand. But actually, they are a perfect match. Yoga can help to alleviate the sore backs, knees, hips, …

What Your Posture Can Tell You about Your Health

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It’s a chicken-or-egg question: What came first, the stress that caused bad posture, or the bad posture that enhances a foul mood? Our emotional and physical health are intertwined; awareness of one often leads to straightening up the other, Our bodies are designed for movement and stability. As we age, we create muscle imbalances from bad habits in how we …