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Awareness Through Movement (ATM)
Tai Chi, Qigong, Moving Meditation, (Life Dance) Motion
According to the U.S government Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; The mind-body exercise of Tai Chi/Qigong practice is placed tops to all meditative therapies in reducing stress through the measurement of blood pressure studies. The Harvard Health Publications states that Tai Chi is "Medication in Motion" using evidence from their research of clinical test to not only just release stress and increase blood flow, but also enhance mood and well being, boost immune response, raise body energy and strength of both slow and fast muscle fibers, help body flexibility, balance, improve mental clarity into focus, breast disease, lower cholesterol, and prevent/relieve many disorders such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, reduce stroke, parkinsons disease, insomnia, arthritis, osteopenia, osteoarthritis (bone density), ankylosing spondylitis, and fibromyalgia.
More at Harvard Medical Studies
Additional Health Benefits (Based on other symptoms)
Tai Chi and Qigong Postures Shape Our Mood Towards an Embodied Cognition Framework for Mind-Body Research- see link
Health Benefits by category (More Info)
Tai Chi Testimonials What people are saying about Tai Chi Classes facilitated by instructor John Salat
Tai Chi Certificate Program Becoming a Tai Chi/Qigong Instructor
One-on-One: Functional Integrative Work
Personal body mechanic attunement on a massage table (Requires appointment)
Class 1: Tai Chi Chuan (64 forms)
Formal Choreograph of Tai Chi Chuan (Exercise outline to movement steps) Schedules and Locations
Class 2: Qigong Combo styles with breath, sound, and movement exercise Schedules and LocationsClass 5: Experiencing Meditation Flow"
Class 3: Spontaneous Tai Chi ~Qigong Class
Improvisational Form (Visual/Intuitive Style for Gathering Chi) Schedules and Locations
Class 4: The Way of Motion "Tao"
Lecture and Movement (Listening & Communicating for Effectiveness) Schedules and Locations
Streaming Gradient Flow of Moving Meditation styles Schedules and Locations
Words for thought: CopyrightAnatomical Center: Through our axis (center point) we may listen to our body mechanics to lead us into concentric rather eccentric balance. Gravity allows us to organically empower our movements so stillness may take place thus allowing movements occur restfully and seamlessly.
A.T.M: "Awareness Through Movement": Health Exercises for Personal Awareness Growth of taking slow micro aware frames of moves into mindful acts. Tai Chi, Qigong and gentle slow transnational yoga are examples, However ATM originated by "Mosh´ Feldenkrais." All forms of mindful movements can achieve powerful effects in terms of strength, flexibility, and holistic integration of body and mind.
Body Mechanics: We think immediately of posture, yet it also refers to how you carry yourself to your body while in any form of motion or stillness. Adjusting from old habits with proper feedback helps avoid muscle fatigue and injuries in all reaches of physical activity weather walking, bending, lifting, etc,.. to find most natural the true posture from any position.
Ergonomics: Body structure union with living environment to interact most efficiently and safely. Biotech to human engineering the anatomy in order to optimize human well-being and overall performance together from other subjects such as to ensure complementing the strengths and abilities while minimize the effects of ones limitations.
Embodiment: Viewing the body as a doorway to discovery through embracing the singular body-mind experience. This cognitive science is expressed as mindful states of the natural collective whole and feeling complete-the product is peace
Kinesthetics: Awareness going beyond traditional physical exercise or therapeutic applications as instead being able to feel body motion through the limbs and body as an tangible experience. Mind/body/physical coordinated exercise to enhance awareness of Interior world through all exteroceptive senses, including nero-muscle and bone awareness, movement sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing, and balance. An physical physiology for interventions that aids improving mind, physical endurance and coordination.
Neuroplasticity: The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. A.T.M. enhances the process no mater your age, history or conditions thus remapping healthy neurons.The brain is always embodied, and our subjective experience always has a bodily component, just as all so-called bodily experiences have a mental component," Doidge explains in The Brain's Way of Healing.
Proprioception: The sense of the relative position of neighboring portions of the body with space/distance by which we map to perceive the outside world from our mind (juxtaposition body to mind awareness).
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