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Ones of the most popular forms of physical, mental and energetic exercises are so far yoga, t'ai chi and qigong. People have practised them for thousands of years.These exercises are developed and have achieved support from practitioner as they are very good for body and mind conditioning.

 

Western forms of exercise USE or EXPEND our energy.

 

Yoga, t'ai chi, and qigong BUILD UP our CHI or ENERGY.

 

They give us amazing amounts of ENERGY we can then use to do everything else we love-play, sing, eat, dance, study, read-EVERYTHING!

 

There are thousands of forms of yoga, t'ai chi, and qigong.

 

In some forms, yoga poses are held like beautiful statues.

 

Others use very fluid circular movements to increase our chi.

 

T'ai chi sword is like a choreographed dance.

 

But frolicking like an animal is the most fun, creative, beneficial, child-friendly form ever created AND, it's the oldest--originated over 1,900 years ago, hundreds of years before yoga and t'ai chi.

 

Imitating a bird, bear, monkey, deer, and tiger for optimum physical and mental health was the brilliant idea of one of China's greatest physicians, Hua Tuo, who lived a healthy, productive life for over 100 years.

 

This patriarch of Chinese medicine and great qigong master said, "Man's body must have exercise, but it should never be done to the point of exhaustion. Now I have created the art called the Frolics of the Five Animals. It eliminates sickness, benefits the legs, and is also a form of bending and stretching exercise. If you feel out of sorts, just practice one of my Frolics. A gentle sweat will exude, the complexion will become rosy, the body will feel light, and you will want to eat."

 

The time-tested, proven benefits of animal frolicking, a staple of modern Chinese culture and medical qigong, go far beyond medical miracles and can be experienced by children of all ages.

 

One teacher said, "Even if children experience only a moment of personal peace consciously pretending to be animals, it's something they can take through life. This is a tool to help people."

 

Frolicking gives every child the incredible opportunity to become the wizard of their own world, the queen of their own kingdom, the master of their own mind, the king of their own jungle.

 

Children love playing with or pretending to be animals-twisting, bending, moving, jumping, and freezing in stillness.

 

As children joyfully stalk the jungle like a tiger, forage for honey like a bear, swing through the trees like a monkey, soar high like an eagle, glide gracefully through the woods like a deer, swim and roar like a dragon, and pound their chest like a gorilla, they will be developing their body and mind in the easiest, yet most profound, way possible!

 

Our children are special gifts-innocent gifts. They absorb everything, absolutely everything, they see and hear.

 

Just as a sponge releases the same water it soaks up, whether that water is pure or filthy, the daily habits your children adopt early in life, along with the actions and words they see or hear from you, relatives, friends, television, teachers, movies and more will one day be released by your children.

 

Just by having fun, pretending to be these special chi animals that were created thousands of years ago, your children are naturally and easily developing their minds and bodies, learning social and behavioral skills, connecting their inner world with the outer world, and absorbing values and habits that will serve them throughout their life.

 

Ganeshananda has been developing children's educational programs for over 20 years. He is the creator of Power Animal Frolics dvd-T'ai Chi/Yoga/Qigong for Children - and the author of over 44 Fairy Tales of the Heart for Children of all Ages. He is an AVESA Quantum Energy Master and Medical Intuitive; Usui Reiki, T'ai Chi/Qigong, Meditation Master; Ordained TOSA and Science of Mind Minister; and Certified Quantum Clairvoyant.

For more information, please visit 1. http://www.poweranimalfrolics.org and 2. http://www.blissbearybear.org

T'ai Chi has quickly become one of the most popular exercises in the world today, being practiced by roughly twenty percent of the world's population. The largest reason for this is simply that it feels so good when you perform it. T'ai Chi started out as a martial art, but has quickly become adopted and taught in schools, hospitals, and even businesses. Many companies have realized how well T'ai Chi can boost productivity by keeping employees happy, relaxed, and creative.

The biggest reason for T'ai Chi's growing popularity is our increasing level of stress. It was designed to help you work through changes by improving the way that we handle this stress. The way it does this is by helping us let this stress go, rather than storing it up and dwelling on it.

T'ai Chi allows us to relieve ourselves of all the nervous tension that we carry, allowing our bodies to work better. By doing this, we can stay in better shape and feel more healthy overall. After just a short time of practicing T'ai Chi, you should notice yourself looking and feeling better. Letting the nervous stress and tension melt away will literally add years to your life.

When our bodies are tense and stressed, it blocks the flow of our life energy, or Qi (Chi). Qi flows through all living things, and is essentially our life's energy. When we are stressed, worried, and tense, our body doesn't allow this essential energy to flow through our body. By going through the motions of T'ai Chi, you body is forced to relax, which allows you to let go of this stress that is weighing you down. After each session, your mind will be clear, your body will be relaxed, and your emotions will be calmed, allowing you to be totally at ease. No other exercise allows you to calm your body so efficiently and effectively. T'ai Chi is easily on track to becoming the exercise of the future.

While T'ai Chi is considered a martial art, it is one that can be practiced by absolutely anyone. Whether young or old, male or female, there is no one person that can't do it. It's even practiced by people in wheelchairs.

If you're at all interested in finding something that will help you calm your life, feel better, and treat your body holistically, then I highly suggest you look into T'ai Chi. There are many places you can learn it, the most popular of which is at a martial arts studio. You might check with your local community college, or even find some DVD's or videos at the local library. No matter how you learn it, you'll definitely enjoy the results. I challenge yourself to try it for 2 months and see if you're not feeling better, with much less stress in your life.

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