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The simple act of washing hands provides an opportunity to practice mindfulness, which has been shown to help decrease stress and support the immune system.
This micro-practice can help you to re-center yourself in the present and can be helpful as a pick-me-up when energy or mood is low.
Michael Egan
Integrative Health > Qigong
Recorded: Mar 31, 2020 at 01:50 pm EDT
The Ba Duan Jin or "8 brocades" is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine exercise known as qi gong (pronounced chee gong). Qi gong is often translated as "energy or breath cultivation". This particular form of qi gong is believed to date back to the Song Dynasty (960-1127) and is often referred to as "health qi gong". * The movements of the form can promote relaxation and awareness of the mental, emotional and physical tension we carry from day to day. This awareness allows us to work more mindfully and skillfully with whatever is arising. By promoting respiration, circulation, relaxation and mindfulness we can cultivate health. The moves in this form are relatively simple to learn and can be modified for any individual based one's ability or needs. If you need to use a chair for balance or for sitting, it is absolutely appropriate. Feel free to take a break at any time. Never push past what is comfortable for you at any given time. If you are noticing pain or discomfort or intense sensation, discontinue practice and talk to your instructor. * This form is not intended to cure or treat disease or as a substitute for medical attention. Please consult with your physician prior to starting any form of mind-body exercise to determine if it is appropriate for you.
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Maureen Rose Doran is a registered, licensed dietitian, yoga & mindfulness meditation teacher. A long time student of mindfulness, Maureen has taught yoga & mindfulness meditation for 12+ years in corporate, community and healthcare settings. At the Penny George Institute for Health & Healing, Maureen provides integrative nutrition consultations and is the senior facilitator of the Mindfulness Training program and Resilient Life Program.
Michael Egan is a licensed acupuncturist in Minnesota and nationally certified in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He graduated summa cum laude with a master's degree in Oriental Medicine from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University. After graduation, he completed a Certificate of Study at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. He uses acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help people with a wide variety of health concerns such as chronic pain, migraine headaches, sports injuries, menopause, post-stroke recovery, insomnia, cancer support and chronic stress.
Karina DiLuzio is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. She enjoys partnering with her clients as they seek sustainable healthy lifestyle changes in a wide variety of health and life balance areas. Karina enjoys the opportunity to blend her background in both tobacco cessation and coaching to assist clients who are pursuing tobacco cessation. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota, and is certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist by both Mayo Clinic and the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Counselors. She is in her fourteenth year in the health care field, and helped develop the inpatient tobacco program at Allina Health.