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Others who own this video include: employees at SRI, NASA Ames, MIT, and Intel

"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 me chill out at work...", Jason, SRI
"Its not like jogging, or even fast walking.  Its simple, and very gentle but I got a lot out of it.  My back doesn't hurt as much since I started doing Tai Chi Chair.  And now I'm starting to do more of the other things 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 into this."  Laurence, Artist

VHS and DVD designed for view in short segments or as continuous play.
Chapter 1:   Introduction  (6 min. 17 sec)   Contains: What is Tai Chi Chair?   What is Tai Chi?  What is Chi Kung?  
Chapter 2:   The Guide  (5 min. 51 sec)  Contains: Acupoint locations and functions used in the Tai Chi Chair set. Posture, Energy Gates.  A 5-MINUTE Body Tune-Up.

Chapter 3Tai Chi Chair (22 min. 17 sec.)  Contains: Series of Tai Chi Chi Kung movements integrated with Self Care Acupressure in a seated position. The movements take us through a series of moves for the legs, back, arms, chest..

Chapter 4About The Instructor (1min. 25 sec.)  Short Bio
Contains:  A brief bio of Dr. Cindy Mason, instructor.  Images of hospital settings.

Chapter 5Tai Chi Research (1 min. 24 sec.)  Science Meets Tai Chi
Contains:  Research at Harvard, U.S. Government studies, Internet References.

*Chapter 6Bonus Material (5 min. 41 sec.)  Japanese Self Care Contains:  Self Care used by patients at Stanford Hospital. Reported in  Late Breaking News at The Psychoneuro-immunology Research Society, 2003,  and at the Institute for Future Health Technology Annual Conference in Boston, MA, 2003.   This Self Care recipe is now used by patients, health care workers, and individuals all over   the world to rejuvenate, regenerate, and quietly restore health and quality of life.     Can be done in 5 minutes or less. 


This VHS/DVD is for anyone who often sits, including office workers, frequent flyers, seniors, and to keep moving while recovering from knee, hip or other surgeries.  Arthritis Today called Tai Chi "tailor made for those suffering with arthritis", and NIH studies report increase in immune function, balance, and reduction in stresss.  This DVD/VHS extends the benefits of Tai Chi integrating Japanese Self Care, as used by patients at Stanford Hospital, from a seated position.
In addition to a 20 minute set of Tai Chi and Chi Kung moves from your chair, it also includes a guide to basic acupressure points for immune function, pain, and other acupressure points used in the set which can be used as BODY TUNE UP anytime, anywhere.  DVD includes additional instruction on Japanese Self Care - based on the same methods used by patients at Stanford University Hospital to reduce hospital stay by up to 21 days for bone marrow transplant patients, as reported in Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society, 2003, by the instructor.
Instructor Cindy Mason provides a guide to acupressure points for pain and immune function and  visually instructs Tai Chi Chi Kung movement with relaxing sounds from the bubbling creek near Indian Canyons in Southern California  where filming took place.

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