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Others who own this video include: employees at SRI, NASA Ames, MIT, and
"Wow. This is exactly what we need.", Senior Physical Therapist, Mass.
"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.
AVAILABLE AT THIS WEBSITE (see below)
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 3: Tai 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 4: About The Instructor (1min.
25 sec.) Short Bio
Contains: A brief bio of Dr. Cindy Mason, instructor. Images
of hospital settings.
Chapter 5: Tai Chi Research (1 min. 24
sec.) Science Meets Tai Chi
Contains: Research at Harvard, U.S. Government studies, Internet References.
*Chapter 6: Bonus 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.
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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