Eastern Traditions

March 15, 2009 | Filed Under Nutrition Update 

Drawing on ancient traditions said to go back at least 3,000 years, Oriental movement and balance therapies aim to affect the flow of life energy, or chi. They encourage sensitivity and flexibility in the body while at the same time utilizing breath control and an inner focus to free up energy blockages and increase energy levels. T’ ai chi and chi kung, for example, are practiced on a daily basis by hundreds of millions of people in China, where they also form part of normal hospital therapy.

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