Snow Removal Qigong

Phil just reminded me about remembering good posture when shoveling ( and snow blowing). Thanks for the reminder Phil!!
Note to myself; You can turn snow removal into great training! Qigong even!! (now that’s a positive spin..eh?) Just use good alignment, leg power instead of the lower back, avoid twisting with snow on the shovel, using stepping instead twisting (kai bu, bei bu), use longevity breathing, change sides often, drink plenty of water and remember to stretch after the ‘snow removal work out’! 
Be safe! 
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The Meaning of Life……two

:: Pamper yourself…..

:: Face your fears…..

:: Go to a museum 

:: Exercise

:: Limit television

:: Get in touch with nature…..

:: Lighten up

:: Get a good night’s sleep

:: Read books

:: Buy yourself flowers

:: Don’t compare yourself with others

:: Don’t beat yourself up

:: Be open to new ideas

:: Don’t focus on negative thoughts……

:: Focus on creating what you want

:: Make time just to have fun…..

:: Keep the romance in your life…..

:: Make a gratitude list…..

:: Love your mother earth

:: Want what you have….

:: Be true to yourself….

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The Meaning of Life……one

 :: Show Up
 :: Follow your heart
 :: Find a new perspective
 :: Have a sense of wonder……
 :: Find people you love
 :: Set goals….
 :: Help others…
 :: Dance
More to come…….
Note: I recently received an animated video from my diving pal Gerri. She posted this video on YouTube. I was unable to link the video to the studio blog….but I really liked what it said…..so here’s the first installment’s of the text….ponder at will….
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Congratulations to Sensei (Mr. Kratz) on his promotion to 6th Dan “Sensei”!!

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Mrs. Gobiel, Alexis D., Sifu, Peter D. and Sensei
Semsei (Mr. Kratz) at his best…mentoring and guiding….a good example is Peter D. to his right…I watched Sensei with him this past Thursday….Wow! And then the other students he worked with, the classes he led…again…Wow!! Leadership like that is hard to come by….Congratulations Sensei!
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J. R. Roy Studio Holiday Party – Saturday Dec. 4th – 10am-1pm

All past and present students their family and friends are cordially invited to the

Dojo Holiday Party 
Saturday from 10-1pm 
Pot Luck (sign up in hallway)
bring one small wrapped gift per person
(sign up for ‘set up’ and ‘tear down’ in hallway)
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Laughter is good for you health – Hope your having a great Thanksgiving Holiday Week End

This is a link to an article from Harvard Medical School Publications (one of my favorite e-publications) about how laughter and joy can positively impact your health. Note that the other side of things i.e. anger, depression, and stress will have a negative impact on your health and well being.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FgnoEXE&h=4f86a

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