October 8, 2016

The Water element is one the of five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Five Elements Theory is a Chinese philosophy used to describe interactions and relationships between things. The five elements — wood, fire, earth, metal, and water — are believed to...

August 18, 2016

Last month, I wrote a short article about the fire element, which is one of the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  The next element on the creative cycle (see diagram below) is the Earth element and is very appropriate for this time of year as we tra...

April 12, 2016

 

 

Many of you are familiar with the Chakras from your yoga classes and the Ayurveda. Well, they are also important in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Qigong for supporting a healthy flow of energy.  Like in the Indian tradition, there are seven main chakras with...

December 24, 2015

 

We are all looking for ways in this busy world on how we can find a more balanced lifestyle and release the stress and anxiety that builds up over time.  Here are 5 quick exercises to help you shift your state of being and give yourself a break from the chaos.  

 

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September 8, 2015

 

Yoga is such a wonderful practice, which has taken North America by storm.  You see yoga centres everywhere, even in small town Canada and USA.  While it is perceive by many as only a form of workout, it is becoming increasing noted for it’s other benefits, such as lo...

May 7, 2015

 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which Qigong is a part of, there are three main internal energy centres rooted deep within the body along the center core called dantians (pronounced - Don Shen) and they act as energetic reservoirs for your Qi (chi - life force)...

April 4, 2015

 

 

For those of you that know me well...you know that I love to laugh.  It is something I take great pleasure in.  I laugh at jokes.  I laugh at life's circumstances and, most of all, I laugh at myself.  It gives me great joy.   

 

According to Tr...

March 10, 2015

 

Spring is beautiful season of growth and renewal after the winter's energetic down time of hibernation.  Here in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, we are seeing it with all the daffodils, cherry blossoms and trees beginning to show signs coming back to life. 

 

All...

January 12, 2015

 

As we start a new year with all the hopes, dreams and possibilities for growth that we envision making this a year, many good intentions (or resolutions) are made.  Now, a little over one week into the new year and we may be feeling the pressure to commit, to move for...

November 2, 2013

 

 

“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Being Present.  We hear this all the time nowadays and as we can see Mr. Emerson was contemplating it, too.  It seems that we have always looked, as a species, for those ins...

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