anjaneya asana
nataraja asana
Take the leap!

Suggested links

National Qigong Association (NQA)
        -Premier organization in USA for certification in Qigong

Yoga Alliance
        -Premier organization in USA for certification in Yoga

Traditional Yoga Studies
        -Site for yoga scholar-practitioner Georg Feuerstein

Dr. Robert Svoboda
        -Teachings on yoga, ayurveda, and tantra

Pauli Zink
        -Founder of yin yoga

East West Clinic
        -Herbs and Acupuncture from the pioneer of Planetary Herbology


Tibetan Quote

Our 2015 Taiji Form:

Take a quick look at this simplified 13 posture yang style taiji form. It's the same form that we practice in the Tue/Thu classes.

In the News!

Mar 6, 2014
      Under the Spell of Yoga
        New York Review of Books takes a look at the exhibit on the visual history of yoga that is currently at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.  This is a good primer to read before you to go to the exhibit in person

Jan 16, 2014
      Harvard study includes Taiji in top 5 exercises!!!
        Harvard Medical School Health Publications says that taiji (tai chi) is one of the best exercises you can ever do!  It goes on to say that kegels are good too...

May 23, 2013
      Qigong may ease cancer patients' stress
        Houston Chronicle reports findings from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center  that qigong, an "ancient Chinese mind-body practice", reduces symptoms and improves quality of life in cancer patients.  The study tracked 96 patients as they underwent various treatments in Shanghai, China.

Dec 13, 2012
      How easily can you get up from sitting on the floor?
        European Society of Cardiology demonstrates the correlation between longevity and the ability to rise from a seated postion without the use of the hands (really). Here's a video of the exercise.  How did you do?  Here's a link to original study done in Brazil.


News Archives

Apr 05, 2012
      Tai Chi named as perfect exercise for the elderly
        -The Telegraph quotes scientists as saying taiji should be the "preferred mode of training" for the elderly.  In the Hong Kong study, those participants who practiced taiji were healthier in almost every way than were those who did not practice taiji.

Oct 7, 2010
      How Meditation Affects the Gray Matter of the Brain
        Ever wonder what really happens when you meditate?  So did these Harvard scientists.

Aug 19, 2010
      Tai Chi (Taiji) Seen as Fibromyalgia Therapy
        -New York Times explores a study by the New England Journal of Medicine on the concrete benefits of taiji practice.

July 6, 2010
      Slow Movement with Awareness: Better than Exercise?
        Psychology Today presents "mounting evidence that slow movement, with body sense awareness, has astounding health benefits by itself and in combination with regular exercise routines." Apparently, people who practice such things experience less pain, stress, depression, and disability while simultaneously experiencing more confidence, increased awareness and a greater quality of life!

July 28, 2009
      Relax Your Way to Perfect Health
        -The Independent article on how cutting edge science is finally beginning to measure and confirm the beneficial effects of yoga, meditation and stress-relieving activities:

May 21, 2009
      Meditation May Boost Short Term Memory
        -U.S. Department of Health and Human Services article on a University Study showing the benefits of visualization based meditation on short term memory:
Original Study:

May 11, 2009
      Acupuncture-Like Treatments Improve Outcomes Compared to Usual Care for Low Back Pain
        -National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) article on the efficacy of acupuncture and related modalities for relieving chronic low back pain

Feb 23, 2009
     More hospitals focus on mind-body connection
        -MSNBC article on the rising number of mainstream medical centers that offer health coaching and classes.

Jan 15, 2009
      Health care exec focuses on wellness, prevention
        -The Business Ledger article on how Blue Cross is beginning to reimburse members for yoga and alternative medicine

Jan 9, 2009
    'Alternative' Medicine Is Mainstream
    -Wall Street Journal article on how alternative medicine can alleviate US healthcare crisis

Oct 5, 2008
Health Files: Yoga in school
CNN video clip on yoga programs in U.S. K-12 schools

July 6, 2008
        -The Guardian article on the effects and uses of acupressure

May 21, 2008
    Sit down, shut up, breathe
        -San Francisco Chronicle article on the everyday benefits of meditation

April 5, 2007
    Exercisers Slow It Down With Qigong
       -New York Times article on practice and benefits of medical qigong

Sep 28, 2006
    Make Exercise Work for You
        -American Cancer Society article on how to find the kind of exercise that works best for you

Oct 1, 1990
    Chinese Medicine Proves Itself Where Western Medicine Fails
        -New York Times letter to the editor on the value of qigong and Chinese medicine.

Dec 2, 1986
    A Traditional Chinese Therapy Harnesses the 'vital force'
        -New York Times article on the practice of medical qigong across China and in the XiYuan hospital in Beijing


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