This past Saturday I was honored to receive 1st place at The Golden Dragon Warrior Event in Taichi forms. With this accomplishment it encourages me to improve my practice that I bring to you and many others. My question to you is what do you currently do to improve? Do you compete, take an online class, take lesson for a hobby to hone your skill? I encourage you to do so and with that live an extraordinary life so when we are gone other with know our legacy.
Your Movement Video The video for this week is Taichi as we review Yang style Open the big fan. This is a favorite posture of mine so please enjoy, subscribe and share. Thank you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtCEKuWzRpQ
Health and Wellness Topic
I know the human body is an amazing instrument that can do so much we haven't begun to explore but listen to Jim Kwik as he describes 10 Things that Will Change Your Life Immediately
1. Brain diet
2. Killing ants
4. Brain nutrients
5. Positive peer group and you'll have to watch to get the rest and killing a.n.t.s. isn't really killing ants, you'll see.
I want to thank you all and hope the activity no matter what we are doing becomes a lifestyle and in the end you pay it forward as we only have 1Life. 1Body. Make the most of Both.
Are you interested in having a Taichi Demonstration for your civic organization or community? This is a great way to "pay it forward" in health and wellness. Reach me by email and we can plan your event!
Preview YouTube video Open the big fan
Open the big fan
Preview YouTube video Jim Kwik: 10 Things that Will Change Your Life Immediately
Jim Kwik: 10 Things that Will Change Your Life Immediately
One of the most important principles of Taichi practice is to keep the spine straight, and the back relaxed. The Taichi posture entices the flow of fresh blood into the muscles, generate immense energy, and allow Qi to ascend up the spine through the Governing meridian to the head, like acupuncture from the inside to every part of the body. Training the body to avoid slouching and rounding the shoulders from daily activities brings better posture and spinal alignment and reduces stress on the components of the spine.
The BMI chart isn't what you should be concerned about, but the BF % chart is as it will better predict the health risks based on actual fat your body is holding onto.
In an article by Josh Hillis on www.Livestrong.com, If you are an athlete or active, you are going to have more weight in muscle than the average person, and your BMI may not accurately reflect your health and fitness, or how healthy and fit you look. Many athletes have a higher than normal scale weight, despite being active and being lean. It's not unusual for a bodybuilder, football player or basketball player to have a BMI that reads overweight or obese, despite the fact that they are obviously lean and fit.
This is where body fat percentage comes in. Body fat percentage is literally measuring what percentage of your body is made up of fat. Everything else is usually referred to as "lean tissue." This gives a more accurate representation of health, fitness and leanness for someone who is physically active.
Yes the last three months, the end of 2018 is fast upon us but alas we will be strong! We shall make healthy choices most of the time and on that very special day of days at the right place and time you will eat whatever you want. You must though be diligent on the portion size and when you eat. Your digestive system may fire back at you for being so good as of late.
Let's play, maintain and don't gain! It's a fun game many people across the globe set out to attain during "The last three months".
So weigh yourself in the birthday suite, measure your dominate mid bicep, at your belly button and dominate mid thigh. MAINTAIN those inches and numbers through THE LAST THTREE MONTHS and the new year will be so m u c h easier for goals and fitness endeavors.
Break a leg you all and let me know your obstacles and or questions so we can guarantee success.
This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.
More and more people are hearing of the clinically proven benefits of Taichi. Here is some great information for you to take advantage of before coming to the classes offered here in Celebration.
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.
In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions named for animal actions — for example, "white crane spreads its wings" — or martial arts moves, such as "box both ears." As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention — as in some kinds of meditation — on your bodily sensations. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.
A meta-analysis of 40 studies on Tai Chi published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found a reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms and improved self-esteem with regular Tai Chi practice. (Not to cause alarm, but stress is actually killing American women.)
Taichi is adaptive as well for individuals impeded by life’s circumstances. I.E. Breast cancer recovery, paralysis, COPD, arthritis, MS, cardiac recovery, vestibular imbalances, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, ADD. Resource sited: WebMD; psychcentral.com; nationalmssociety.org; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov; healthland.time.com; Harvard Women's Health Watch; www.shape.com
In my classes I have seen children’s attention spans become more focused, active agers become stronger and even my doctor commented on my resting heart rate thinking I do “a lot” of cardio. Come and let us explore Taichi together.
Yes it is real. You've felt it before, sometimes there is that person that when they are gone you say " Ugh! they drained my...energy, right. Consequently there is that person or persons that when you are with them revitalize you. Wow! you feel more ...energized.
Your brain fires electrical impulses between synaptic junctions, you run your feet on carpet then touch an object and you can see the electricity exchange.
Qi is real! Qi translated from Chinese means energy, it's not mystic or new age, it's you and through practice you can increase your qi to improve health and wellness in your life.
Welcome to Glassmeyer Health and Wellness. It is an honor to be here for you in your endeavors to better life.
There is a lot of information out there in this world on what to try, do, eat, and stay away from. It can take up your time and well, that where I come in. My knowledge and experience will take you, your staff or business to a healthier direction whether it be a personal coaching session or a weekend retreat with some great morning classes to get everyone up and going.
Glassmeyer Health and Wellness will be there for you and again welcome to my and your future. It's bright, healthy, calming and exciting.
Many thanks to everyone that had a hand in this as I look forward to extending mine to you, so we may positively affect any endeavors you may have.
Jacob Kyle Glassmeyer