2 06, 2017

Healing with Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong by Kim Kubsch

By |2017-06-02T00:25:52+00:00June 2nd, 2017|

June is National Cancer SURVIVORS Month National Cancer Survivors Day® on June 4th is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. The Casa Grande Cancer Support Center is celebrating its five year anniversary. It offers very resourceful information each weekday from 9am-1pm, as well as a great range of activities from healing nutrition to caregiver support, yoga, sound healing, etc. I am [...]

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 [...]

9 07, 2015

Tai Chi & QiGong to stay INDEPENDENT through the golden years!

By |2015-07-09T14:23:15+00:00July 9th, 2015|

July 4th is Independence Day In a June 2015 report by Consumer Reports, keeping your balance is one of five activities to live independently and enjoy healthy aging into your 80s and beyond. The report stated, “One of the simplest exercises is to practice standing on one leg. Also consider tai chi, which numerous studies have shown improves balance and reduces the risk of falls.” Find classes wherever you live or travel to by searching “tai chi - qigong” followed [...]

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 [...]

19 02, 2015

New Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Class in Sun Lakes Arizona

By |2015-02-19T01:49:02+00:00February 19th, 2015|

A new easy & gentle Tai Chi-QiGong class taught by Kim Kubsch will start on March 4th.   Sponsored by Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, this class will be held on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30pm in Sun Lakes at the Maricopa County Library Ed Robson Branch - Lecky Room. 9330 E. Riggs Road. The slow, continually-flowing movements of Tai Chi-QiGong are ideal for all ages and abilities or those with chronic diseases or physical challenges. Kim’s practice is targeted to [...]

31 12, 2014

Did you know EXERCISE is a new vital sign?

By |2014-12-31T02:26:09+00:00December 31st, 2014|

2015: Exercise is a New Vital Sign: As reported in the Wall Street Journal on December 9, 2014, did you know that exercise is a new vital sign? Patients are coming out of the doctor’s office with prescriptions for physical activity in addition to drugs, doctor referrals and follow-up protocols. Interesting to note that the original English word for “wealth” was actually wellthe” derived from the words wealth and health. Want a new prescription for your Type 2 Diabetes or [...]

8 03, 2014

Tai Chi-QiGong – a journey of continually flowing optimism!

By |2014-03-08T01:29:50+00:00March 8th, 2014|

Dear Tai Chi and Culinary Chi friends, March is National Optimism Month “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  During your optimistic journey, keep in mind that learning is a gift, even when pain is your teacher. Japanese Friendship Garden Lecture Series: Experience Tai Chi-QiGong On Sunday, March 16th at 1pm, I will share Tai Chi at the serene and tranquil Japanese Friendship Garden in central Phoenix. I [...]