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Introduction Liu Zi Jue is a traditional Chinese health practice. Liu Zi Jue or Six Healing Sounds is an exercise that regulates and controls the rise and fall of Qi inside the body and related in halation and exhalation through different mouth forms. The six healing sounds are “XU, HE, HU,SI, CHUI and XI” and their aim is the strengthening of the liver, heart, spleen, lungs, kidneys and sanjiao (the three portions of the body cavities housing the internal organs). The exercises are designed to be completed slowly, gently, with extended and graceful movements. Practitioners of these exercises report not…

Introduction Yi Jin Jing is an exercise from ancient China. The features of this classical traditional Chinese health practice include extended, soft and even movements that flex the spine invigorate the limbs and internal organs. As an exercise it should be performed in a way that integrates the mind, body and spirit, during the practice practitioners must remain relaxed. If you would like to learn Yi Jin Jing there are a number of special qigong retreats where this is possible. This article details guidance from the Chinese Health Qigong Association on how to best perform the exercise. The origins According to…

Introduction Ba Duan Jin or Eight section exercises dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Ba Duan Jin is characterised by easy movements and impressive health benefits for practitioners that dedicated themselves to correct and regular practice. Clinical tests undertaken in China have proven the medical benefits of Ba Duan Jin practice. These include improvements to the respiratory system, limb strength, flexibility of the joints and fortification of the nerves as well as overall enhanced balance. Improved cardiovascular function from consistent practice helps cure coronary artery scleroses and osteoporosis. Other benefits include strengthening the immune system and increasing overall longevity…

by Bryan Balandowich It seemed fitting that with the first chapter being about starting the New Year right, and hint: this writing is full of many metaphors, a New year is not just Dec.31st, but can be any day, only you can tell yourself what day it is so to speak. Time in the grand universe is relative. Body Back Guarantees One of the biggest topics during this time of year is getting in or back into shape. Gym memberships sell hard and customers go for broke to get that beach body. Problem is that unless you’re living in the tropics,…

by Bryan Balandowich “The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear or your hang-ups” – Bruce Lee Reflect on the past year Sit down. Close your eyes, and reflect on this past year. Are you the person you wanted to be a year ago? The only constant in life is change and in more practical terms and better to set a stage for our discourse, the great Director Steven Spielberg once intimated, “All of…

Today there are so many fitness trackers available for you to choose from various bands, watches and apps. All these gadgets are equipped with accelerometers and sensors to track you all day (and night) long. But do they really work or are they just a gimmick? Here are 3 reasons why if used correctly they can help you become fitter and healthier. 1. You can see your fitness goals: It’s one thing to have a sense of how healthy you are, but it’s another thing to see the numbers. Many fitness trackers can record your steps, calories burned, and sleep,…

With more than 30 years of martial arts experience behind him, Kimura BJJ Purple Belt Steve Baccari of Medford has been training under Master Jean Kleber since 2005. Steve has witnessed the evolution of martial arts training first-hand throughout his career and is always happy to share his deep depth of knowledge with Kimura BJJ students. Steve has been a guest instructor for law enforcement agencies and the U.S. military including the U.S. Navy Seals and national nuclear security team. Steve trains a stable of MMA fighters Kimura BJJ. In this article Steve lays out his 10 commandments of fighting…

by Luke Sherrell from AMN Academy What do you think is more important, Strength and Power, or Coordination and Flexibility? It depends on the goal I hear you cry! Plus, how strong or how flexible are we talking here? There is a big difference between achieving box splits when compared with touching your toes or bench pressing 200kg’s vs nailing a pull up. These are fair comments so let me put this another way. If you could be naturally gifted with strength and power or coordination and flexibility, which would you choose? In the absence of specific goals, the way I’d answer…

In this article I lay out  some of the top 10 Benefits of Running. But before you read any further or dust off those brand new trainers lying in the back of your closet, maybe you should also consider if these benefits are worth sharing with those closest to home. “With the top benefits of running including; Improved Health, Disease Prevention, Confidence, Stress Relief, as well as Mind Development and Co-ordination development don’t you think they are worth sharing with your children?” Today both parents and children are living fast passed busy lifestyles. Muchof the family budget is spent on gyms or fitness…

Pine Pollen may be one of the most potent and powerful natural food sources available today. It is the male spore of the pine tree and has been used for thousands of years. There are 115 species of pine, but only a select few are used for their amazing pine pollen benefits. Our pine pollen is collected from the Masson pine (aka Chinese oil pine) from the mountainous regions at an altitude of 500-800 meters. And what might just be the best thing? We can help you get your hands on this quality super food through our shop!  The Pine Pollen A…

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