Centered in Chaos – The Lessons of T’ai Chi and Qigong

T’ai chi and qigong remind us that we are energy by immersing our mind and body in the experience of it each day. This constant immersion reminds us how closely we are linked to all things. This isn’t an illusion. The illusion is that we think we are separate from the world. The rainforest andContinue reading “Centered in Chaos – The Lessons of T’ai Chi and Qigong”

Breath Therapy: A Mind–Body Awareness Approach for Chronic Low-Back Pain Somatic Research

Contemporary treatment for low-back pain runs the gamut, from the conventional to the alternative, with sufferers seeking relief any way they can. What if it were simply a matter of mindfulness and attention to the breath? In a small pilot study from the Osher Center of Integrative Medicine in San Francisco, California, a research teamContinue reading “Breath Therapy: A Mind–Body Awareness Approach for Chronic Low-Back Pain Somatic Research”