Of all the exercises i should say

Of all the exercises, I should say that T’ai Chi is the best.  It can ward off disease, banish worry and tension, bring improved physical health and prolong life.  It is a good hobby for your whole life, the older you are, the better.  It is suitable for everyone – the weak, the sick, the aged, children, the disabled and blind.  It is also an economical exercise.  As long as one has three square feet of space, one can take a trip to paradise and stay there to enjoy life for thirty minutes without spending a single cent.  ~T.T. Liang (Liang Tung-Tsai, 1900-2002), T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Health and Self-DefenseTPV

Tai chi is the one exercise that

Tai chi is the one exercise that can universally help solve our growing health crisis.  It has stood the test of thousands of years.  We have a generation of baby boomers with increasing health problems; old people who are sick, in pain, fearful, and cranky; a middle class that is increasingly incapable of affording most of the drugs that are prescribed for their ailments; children that are flaccid, diabetic and asthmatic.  People of all ages are addicted to drugs, alcohol, sugar, cigarettes, and caffeine.  Stress follows almost everyone like a shadow.  ~Bruce Frantzis

Yoga an ancient but perfect science deals

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity.  This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization.  Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul.  Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.  ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala

It has long been my dream that

It has long been my dream that one day Americans of all ages, creeds and colors will be practicing taijiquan in the parks of this nation as they do in China.  Few places in the world have such beautiful open spaces which can and should be used productively at no expense.  The result would be tremendous improvement in mental and physical well-being.  ~Jou Tsung HwaTPV

I was in yoga the other day

I was in yoga the other day.  I was in full lotus position.  My chakras were all aligned.  My mind is cleared of all clatter and I’m looking out of my third eye and everything that I’m supposed to be doing.  It’s amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence.  "Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama’s got the magic of Clorox 2."  ~Ellen DeGeneres