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Meditation is good for your heart. This is the message recently (in the year of 2006) conveyed by the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study reported that transcendental meditation (TM), a relaxation technique, reduced the risk factors of coronary heart disease in a 4-month clinical trial. Significantly reduced insulin resistance and lower blood pressure were found for patients who meditated. These patients also had more stable functioning of the autonomic nervous system that controls heart and other involuntary muscles.


There is closed relationship between stress, meditation, and heart health. It is evident that severe emotional and physical stress raises adrenalin levels or sympathetic drive, which in turn can lead to higher blood pressure or in worst case, may even transiently impair the ability of the heart to contract well. Stress can also cause the body to become less responsive to insulin, which is a hormone that controls the amount of sugar in the body. If you are already pre-diabetic or have metabolic syndrome, risk factors for heart disease, this condition will worsen. Meditation or any activity that can reduce stress levels is useful to improve blood pressure or metabolic syndrome.


What affect your brain is connected to what your heart functions. Emotional distress affects part of the brain function, which affects the sympathetic drive and so, the heart. The happier your brain is, the better your heart functions.


What is meditation? This is simply the practice of closing your eyes and focusing on your breathing as you go into a state of deep rest. It is a technique that can benefit not only your mind but also your body. It can actually reduce your risk of collapsing from heart problems by modulating your body's response to stress. In short, meditation is a practice that involves calming your mind and body.


TM is an effortless technique practiced for about 15 to 20 minutes twice daily. It allows a person to attain deep rest for the body and mind. A suitable time to meditate is when the person is not feeling tired, hungry, or irritated. He or she should feel comfortable and be in a positive frame of mind.


Drugs cannot effectively reduce stress levels and should not be considered as the primary approach. A happy, spiritual or emotional heart is basically good medicine. This is an advice from a friend of mine who is also a consultant cardiologist. So, perhaps you may wish to consider meditation as one of the alternatives to help you reduce your stress level.

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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 10, 2015

Saturday, April 25th, Shaolin Institute observes World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day with a 9:00 a.m. breathing meditation to start and followed by a talk of happy health Zen meditation and Tai Gong through quantum conscious communication and cosmic Qi. The event will also present Zen Tai Gong and Kung Fu demonstrations, teachings and festivities at Shaolin park (4350 PeachTree Industrial BLVD), on Peachtree Corners, GA 30071.

This free public event is hosted by SCF and sponsored by Shaolin Institute. This is a worldwide global health and healing event which will begin in New Zealand at 10:00 a.m. and spread time zone by time zone around the globe as it has since 2002. Locally, Shaolin Grand Master Shi Deru, along with Shaolin Institute staff members will demonstrate the ancient Chinese healing art of Tai Chi (pronounced “tie-chee”) and Tai Gong with meditation.

People of all ages, fitness levels, and abilities are invited to freely participate in cosmic Qi lecture, Qi Gong (“chee-gung”) breathing mind exercises and to learn basic Tai Chi movements alongside Grand Master Shi DeRu and his highly trained instructors.

These ancient arts not only provide significant health benefits, but have the added advantage of “not feeling like exercise”. Tai Chi and Zen Tai Gong are simple, slow, fluid, movements that, along with naturally controlled deep breathing, create cosmic Qi space, calmness of mind, body, and spirit.

This graceful art of Zen Tai Gong like health Tai Chi includes relaxing and stretching and each form or posture is supposed to flow seamlessly into the next. Zen Tai Gong is similar to Tai Chi and Qi Gong combined, a slow mental and physical Qi exercise, so the movements are in high conscious stream of mind with very easy motion on muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints, making it an ideal exercise therapy for the aged, injured, and even disabled individuals.

Close to 30 years ago, Shi DeRu, also known as Shawn X. Liu, founder and Chair of SCF and Headmaster of Shaolin Institute, brought Qi Gong and traditional Tai Chi to the southeastern U.S., opening schools in Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. He has devoted his life to helping people and is doing so through generous community outreach efforts like World Tai Chi Day, Asian cultural celebrations, and martial arts performances by his highly acclaimed Shaolin Institute Performance Team worldwide.

Over the years DeRu has developed Tai Gong, his own amalgamation of Tai Chi, Zen meditation and Qi Gong, designed to redirect the body’s natural energy or “Qi” to and through Jing Luo (healing meridians or healing energy points) located throughout the body.

This dynamic cosmic Qi is the body’s natural healing mechanism, stimulating blood flow, improving organ function, and awakening the communication channels between mind and body while strengthening muscles and ligaments.

Zen Tai Gong like Tai Chi helps in the treatment of anxiety, depression, back pain, arthritis, low bone density, breast cancer, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, and speeds rehabilitation after a stroke.

Grand Master Shi Deru has helped many students overcome life-threatening conditions that did not respond well to conventional therapies. He credits success to the “mindset and cosmic qi flow” in one body-mind system.