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Poetry can offer support and solace in challenging times. Please join us any time for recorded weekly poetry readings. Since 2017, a group of AllinaHealth employees have been meeting monthly to choose poems to post in several locations around Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Our purpose is to help bring the healing power of poetry to staff, visitors, and patients. Feedback we have received has shown that the poems have provided support to visitors and staff, and that some staff members have found it meaningful to share the poems with their patients. This informal poetry council has also offered poetry readings in the Center for Reflection and Renewal at Abbott Northwestern. As an alternative to the in-person readings during this time of pandemic, we are offering weekly poetry readings via the Learn it Live platform. The readings will be recorded and you can log in to Learn it Live at any time to listen. We hope the poems will provide hope and healing for all who listen.
Learn how to apply acupressure to improve your digestion from Penny George Institute for Health and Healing acupuncturist Pam Weiss-Farnan.
Learn how to apply acupressure to boost your immune system from Penny George Institute for Health and Healing acupuncturist Christine Gendreau.
Learn how to apply acupressure to relieve insomnia from Penny George Institute for Health Healing acupuncturist Lynn Weatherson.
Learn how to apply acupressure to relieve tension headaches with Penny George Institute for Health and Healing acupuncturist Lucy Kervin.
Learn how to apply acupressure to reduce anxiety with Penny George Institute for Health Healing acupuncturist Lucy Kervin.
Michael Egan
Integrative Health > Qigong
Recorded: Mar 31, 2020 at 01:50 pm EST
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.