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Other Mind-Body Disciplines
Because of the Mind-Body fitness boom, there are all sorts of new techniques being
developed, and old techniques which are becoming popular. Here is a sampling of some of the more
||Using the Secrets of Qigong to Live a More Effective Life|
This article from Qigong expert John DuCane points out that we have let our "monkey mind" run riot,
and that we need to calm our minds, and heal our emotions and bodies to live a more fulfilled life.
Ducane explains how Qigong can be utilized to attain health, serenity and well-being.
||The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique|
The Alexander technique invites you to become aware of your body. It improves posture, increases
energy and makes you more relaxed. This site, run by an instructor who teaches in both Lincoln,
Nebraska, and Toronto, Canada, offers loads of information and resources.
||Qigong Association of America|
Like Tai Chi, Qigong is a health-giving blend of meditation and movement which originated in China.
It also goes by the name Chi Kung. This site includes a teacher registry, articles and a message board.
Nia is a fitness and healing system that combines Eastern and Western styles, and has a freeform,
body-mind-spirit approach - and it's low-impact, too! This introduction is part of a larger website
that will tell you everything you might want to know about Nia.
Is it yoga? Pilates? No, it's...Yogilates! This site invites you to "feel the fusion" of ancient wisdom with modern science. More scientific than spiritual, this workout claims
to combine the best of both yoga and Pilates.
This cutting-edge form of exercise was created by Juliu Horvath. Its contains elements of gymnastics,
yoga, swimming and ballet in fluid, non-impact movements. Similar to Pilates, Gyrotonics emphasizes
quality of movement over quantity, and uses a machine called the Gyrotonic Expansion System®.