3 10, 2017

Healing and rejuvenating with Tai Chi-Qigong

By |2017-10-03T01:40:03+00:00October 3rd, 2017|

Dear Tai Chi and Culinary Chi Friends, October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) and October 7 is National Qigong Day Tai Chi that translates into physical therapy (PT) is relaxation. Physical therapy exercises and sessions are more effective when the participant is relaxed and his or her muscles are “loose.” With Tai Chi and PT, participants relax, maintain the correct posture and then use breathing techniques plus mind-body coordination. Their awareness focuses on increasing flexibility as well as strength. [...]

2 08, 2017

Smooth, Relaxing Movements with Tai Chi & Qigong by Kim Kubsch

By |2017-08-02T02:12:03+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

August 15 is National Relaxation Day Relaxation Day is all about winding down and just taking it easy. If you’re lucky, you celebrate some relaxation every day. Maybe enjoy a quiet time watching TV from the sofa, a nap mid-day, a mindless bath. Exercise is proved to help lift your mood and reduce stress. Perhaps consider some easy and gentle Tai chi – Qigong, all in the spirit of RELAXING! Do you want to delay Brain Aging? MIND Diet Workshop [...]

9 05, 2017

With balancing movements, there is improvement!

By |2017-05-09T14:34:55+00:00May 9th, 2017|

May 31st is National Senior Health & Fitness Day 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 as we celebrate the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day: to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. This year’s theme for the nation's largest annual health promotion event for older adults is With Movement, There’s Improvement. What will you do to improve [...]

5 07, 2016

Strengthen your body to Live INDEPENDENTLY!

By |2016-07-05T16:27:59+00:00July 5th, 2016|

July 4th – A Celebration of our Independence AARP created a HomeFit Guide to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a "lifelong home," suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. The guide offers solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that are more involved and require skilled expertise but are well worth the expense. Click to download your guide to live independently at home as long as possible. With [...]

31 05, 2016

How Tai Chi Helps Conquer Fear of Falling as We Age

By |2016-05-31T14:04:34+00:00May 31st, 2016|

How Tai Chi Helps Conquer Fear of Falling as We Age: Residents who are 55+in Parker Arizona have been taking Tai Chi classes to help conquer their fear of falling. The benefits of this slow, gentle, flowing exercise were cited in a Wall Street Journal article dated May 24, 2016. Click to read more. See for yourself by attending one of my classes listed below.   Hydrate for YOUR Body Weight: Check out this easy hydration calculator to determine how [...]

24 04, 2016

Celebrate your health & fitness with Tai Chi-Qigong

By |2016-04-24T22:10:54+00:00April 24th, 2016|

May  is time for  the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day: Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held the last Wednesday in May. That week and every week, celebrate your health and fitness with a variety of mature adult-friendly activities – maybe water exercises (improve your  balance and relax your  back by walking BACKWARDS in a 3 foot deep pool), line or ballroom dancing,  or our Tai Chi class!. For more information about the National Senior Health [...]

10 04, 2016

Manage Stress with Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong and Deep Breathing

By |2016-04-10T15:42:49+00:00April 10th, 2016|

Dear Tai Chi-Qigong Friends, April is Stress Awareness Month: How often you hear yourself thinking “slow down,” yet you keep the hectic pace with a to do list that never ends? I think Lily Tomlin says it best, "The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat." Slow, deep breathing combined with gentle and easy Tai Chi and Qigong is just one practice that encourages your heart to beat slower and your muscles [...]

28 02, 2016

Expand your practice with “Forever Young Tai Chi” with Kim Kubsch

By |2016-02-28T13:37:54+00:00February 28th, 2016|

Dear Tai Chi & Culinary Chi Friends, March is National Nutrition Month: Is it time to provide your body more fuel? Want to learn more about nutrients that the older adult body is in need of?  Celebrate your nutrition this month by exploring this resource of eatright.org - click here to expand your Nutrition IQ.   March 8th Release of Forever Young Tai Chi DVD:  Filmed at the intermediate class in Casa Grande, Forever Young Tai Chi will be released on [...]

28 05, 2015

Smile and practice Tai Chi-QiGong to reduce stress!

By |2015-05-28T02:38:27+00:00May 28th, 2015|

June is National Smile Month Smiles are the second best thing to do with your lips! While some may promote good dental health during this National Smile Month, I encourage you to support more frequent smiling for stress reduction! The energy required to smile is two-thirds less than to frown. Plus stress-busting smiles often generate more positive connections with others. Try this easy exercise: Hold either chopsticks or a clean, new pencil in your mouth. Doing this activates the same [...]