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Tai Chi and Qigong: Heatlh Benefits and Precautions

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Tai chi and qigong are two mind-body practices that originated in ancient China. Practiced widely in China for thousands of years, both have become popular in the West. People of almost any age or condition can participate in them. Many people who practice tai chi and qigong report heightened feelings of well-being along with a variety of other health benefits.

Tai chi is a type of low-impact, weight-bearing, and aerobic -- yet relaxing -- exercise that began as a martial art. As it developed, it took on the purpose of enhancing physical and mental health. Practiced in a variety of styles, tai chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation. The meditation is sometimes called "moving meditation."

Some people believe that tai chi improves the flow of energy through the body, leading to greater awareness, calmness, and an overall sense of wellness.

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Protesting Thai rubber farmers defy martial law

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The Standard Tuesday 9th December, 2014

Thai rubber farmers Tuesday defied a law banning political gatherings as the industry reels from record low prices, testing the junta's resolve to end the kingdom's subsidy culture.

Dozens of farmers gathered in the southern towns of Surat Thani and Krabi to urge Thailand's new military rulers to do more to arrest tumbling prices that have left many facing financial ruin.

The protests are a significant test for the generals now running the world's largest rubber producer. They vowed an end to the country's history of populist subsidies as part of their justification for seizing power in May.

Many rubber farmers live in the south, a region which is home to the ultra-royalists who backed the May coup. As their profits shrivel, the farmers now want payback.

Organizers have vowed to step up demonstrations if the government refuses to buy their product at significantly above market prices.

"If our demands are not met we will intensify our demonstrations,'' protest leader Pairod Rerkdee told AFP by telephone.

Pairod said farmers were demanding 70 baht for a kilogram of latex rubber and 80 baht per kilo for rubber sheet.

In Surat Thani Tuesday, latex rubber was selling for 33 baht per kilo while the Rubber Research Center in Bangkok said processed sheet rubber Monday was at 51.65 baht a kilo, its lowest in five years.

Sheet rubber fetched as much as 120 baht in 2011 but prices have since tumbled, thanks partially to falling demand from Chi...

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Tai-chi-chuan Wikipdia

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Un article de Wikipdia, l'encyclopdie libre.

Le tai-chi-chuan ou tai chi ou taiji quan [1] (chinois simplifi: ; chinois traditionnel: ; pinyin: tijqun couter; Wade: t'aichich'an; cantonais Jyutping: taaigikkyun; cantonais Yale: taaigihkkyhn; littralement: boxe du fate suprme) est, selon comment il est pratiqu, la fois une gymnastique de sant, un art martial chinois, dit interne (neijia), d'inspiration taoste, et une voie spirituelle.

Les sinogrammes du tai-chi-chuan sont composs des lments taiji , fate suprme, et quan , poing, boxe et traduits littralement par boxe du fate suprme, ou boxe avec l'ombre, car l'observateur a l'impression que le pratiquant lutte contre une ombre. Une autre traduction courante est la boxe de l'ternelle jeunesse, le fate suprme pouvant tre traduit moins littralement par immortalit; but suprme de l'alchimie taoste, o l'homme est un intermdiaire entre Ciel et Terre.

Lobjectif du tai-chi est daffiner son nergie vitale (le chi) et ainsi douvrir sa conscience une dimension suprieure[2].

Les mouvements ont la fois une application martiale (esquives, parades, frappes, saisies) et nergtique. Ils auraient t crs et dvelopps par des guerriers taostes ou des moines mdecins. Le tai-chi-chuan se pratique mains nues mais est associ des arts utilisant des armes (ventail, pe, sabre, lance).

Les premiers philosophes taostes comme Lao Zi (vers 500 av. J.-C.) pratiquaient une srie d'activits physiques trs proches du tai-chi-chuan, sous la dnomination wei-wu-wei (), agir-sans-agir. On trouve galement mention au chapitre 3 du dao de jing d'agir sans agir[3]. Le chapitre 69 du dao de jing[4] mentionne: On dit justement qu'il marche sans voyager, qu'il rsiste sans (se servir de) bras, qu'il projette un adversaire absent, qu'il tient sans soldats.

C'est ce mlange de philosophie et de techniques physiques mles au travail du souffle qui rendent ces premiers textes taostes si tranges aux Occidentaux. Il existe plusieurs hypothses sur l'origine du tai-chi-chuan en tant que tel.

Le Taiji Quan serait originaire de la rgion du Hubei, berceau du taosme et plus prcisment du mont Wudang (Wudangshan).

Certaines lgendes attribuent l'invention du tai-chi-chuan au taoste semi-lgendaire Zhang Sanfeng, vers le dbut de la dynastie Ming (XIIIe-XIVe sicle). Le Livre complet sur les exercices du tai-chi-chuan, crit par Yang Chengfu (1883-1936), raconte que Zhang Sanfeng cra le tai-chi-chuan vers la fin de la Dynastie Song (960-1279) puis le transmit Wang Zongyue, Chen Zhoutong, Zhang Songxi et Jiang Fa. Un peu plus tt, Li Yishe (1832-1891) crivit dans sa Brve introduction sur le tai-chi-chuan: Le tai-chi-chuan fut fond par Zhang Sanfeng des Song. Zhang cra l'cole intrieure (neijia par un syncrtisme no-confucianiste des arts martiaux du bouddhisme Chan du monastre Shaolin et de sa matrise du daoyin (neigong ) taoste. Il s'installa dans le temple du mont Wudang, province de Hubei, pour enseigner sa discipline.

partir des annes 1930, Tang Hao, pionnier des recherches historiques sur les arts martiaux, dmontre l'absence de fondements historiques concernant la cration du tai-chi-chuan par Zhang Sanfeng. Ses conclusions furent reprises la mme poque par Xu Jedon, et sont encore valides de nos jours par les recherches historiques contemporaines.

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Yoga – Power Yoga – Video

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Mat Pilates Ideal for Pilates Work Out and Hot Yoga – Video

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Mat Pilates Ideal for Pilates Work Out and Hot Yoga
Mat Pilates Ideal for Pilates Work Out and Hot Yoga Pilates Workout 2010 Aqua Purha Released on: 2011-02-16 Composer: Giuliano Sacchetto-Giordano Trivellato Auto-generated by YouTube.

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Respirazione & Relax (Yoga) – Video

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Magical Journey Yoga Music for Well Being – Video

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Easy Piano Music for Meditation, Relaxation, Massage and Yoga
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