Tai Chi, Chi Gung and Yoga.

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Yoga helps a person return to a state of balance and health, enhances his or her general health and enhances the movement and flexibility of body and mind. It is intended to ready the body and mind for meditation as well as for a meditative perspective on life. The theory is that it is not the yoga that actually creates health, but it helps to create an internal environment that allows the individual to come to his or her own state of dynamic balance or health. Yoga also emphasizes the importance of a simple, natural diet, exercise in fresh air, and a serene and untroubled mind (SUO weekly readings, 2011). Tai Chi and Chi Gung (which can also be spelled Qi Gong) are used not only as a particular therapeutic regime for patients but are also incorporated into the lifestyle of a normal healthy person. Because of the theory that "Qi follows the mind, the mind leads the Qi," it is important for one to have an open mind as well as an open body to experience true health. The series of movements in Tai Chi or Chi Gung support the flow and balance of Chi or Qi along the
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course NURSING 3026 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at South University Online.

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