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Others who own this video include: employees at SRI, NASA Ames, MIT,
Tai Chi Chair is the Perfect Exercise for The Office or Home
Its easy to tell people to make exercise part of
daily routine. Its not so easy to get them up and go spend an hour and
half getting there, exercising and showering and back again when
are already packed with meetings, parenting, working, commuting, etc.
For sitters of all kinds, the slow motion movements of Tai Chi Chair
body awareness, agility, circulation, and best of all peace of mind.
Chi Chair is tai chi movement for the seated position. What makes Tai
Chair special is that instructor Cindy Mason integrates self care
acupressure into the set, including simple holds that can be used while
in meetings, at home and even commuting.
"Wow. This is exactly what we need.", Senior Physical Therapist,
Mass. General Hospital
"Its something I do in my office before meetings, and it really helps
chill out at work...", Jason, SRI
"Its not like jogging, or even fast walking. Its simple, and very
but I got a lot out of it. My back doesn't hurt as much since I
doing Tai Chi Chair. And now I'm starting to do more of the other
I used to do." Jack, Retired Physician
"I can't afford not to do this." Gregg, NASA Ames Engineer
"You can really tell that Cindy put a lot of love
this." Laurence, Artist
VHS and DVD designed for view in short segments or as continuous play.
AVAILABLE AT THIS WEBSITE (see below)
Chapter 1: Introduction
(6 min. 17 sec) Contains: What is Tai Chi
What is Tai Chi? What is Chi Kung?
Chapter 2: The Guide (5
51 sec) Contains: Acupoint locations and functions used in
Tai Chi Chair set. Posture, Energy Gates. A 5-MINUTE Body Tune-Up.
Chapter 3: Tai Chi Chair (22 min.
Contains: Series of Tai Chi Chi Kung movements integrated with Self
Acupressure in a seated position. The movements take us through a
of moves for the legs, back, arms, chest..
Chapter 4: About The Instructor
25 sec.) Short Bio
Contains: A brief bio of Dr. Cindy Mason, instructor.
of hospital settings.
Chapter 5: Tai Chi Research (1 min.
sec.) Science Meets Tai Chi
Contains: Research at Harvard, U.S. Government studies, Internet
*Chapter 6: Bonus Material (5 min.
sec.) Simple Self Care Contains: Self Care used by
at Stanford Hospital. Reported in Late Breaking News at The
Research Society, 2003, and at the Institute for Future Health
Annual Conference in Boston, MA, 2003.
This VHS/DVD is for anyone who often sits, including
workers, frequent flyers, seniors, and to keep moving while recovering
knee, hip or other surgeries. Arthritis Today called Tai Chi
made for those suffering with arthritis", and NIH studies report
in immune function, balance, and reduction in stresss. This
extends the benefits of Tai Chi integrating Self Care Acupressure, as
used by patients at Stanford Hospital, from a seated position.
In addition to a 20 minute set of Tai Chi and Chi Kung
from your chair, it also includes a guide to basic acupressure points
immune function, pain, and other acupressure points used in the set
can be used as BODY TUNE UP anytime,
DVD includes additional instruction on Self Care.
Instructor Cindy Mason provides a guide to
points for pain and immune function and visually instructs Tai
Chi Kung movement with relaxing sounds from the bubbling creek near
Canyons in Southern California where filming took place.
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