Category exercise

Letting Go and Saying Hello

Chinese Medicine follows the wisdom of the natural rhythms. One of the earliest books on Chinese Medicine, the Nei Jing, offers specific examples of how to stay healthy as the seasons change. At the very heart of it, this medicine is about prevention and empowerment. There are so many small steps we can take in […]

Home care for healthy connective tissue

Athletes, weekend warriors and those of us who engage in less physical activity all can suffer from aches and pains related to our muscles, tendons and ligaments. Many of our daily activities encourage our muscles to tighten, like sitting at a computer, carrying heavy objects, or standing in place for long periods of time. Treatment […]

Green Friday — Opt Outside on Black Friday

Give a slew of shiny, gold stars to REI this November for their campaign #OptOutside. I am super grateful that a corporation is promoting healthy bodies and healthy relationships for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. If you are unfamiliar with the campaign, REI is choosing to close its doors on Black Friday to allow their employees […]

Build Your Kidney Qi: How to exercise in winter without damaging your kidneys

If you’re a regular reader, you know that winter is the season to strengthen your energetic reserves, and build your vitality by slowing down as presented in the post Winter: The Season of the Kidneys. Chinese medicine has specific recommendations for when  to exercise during the winter months, which I cover in the post: Exercise According […]

Exercise According to Yin And Yang

Winter is a time of rest and internal cultivation in Chinese medicine. In a previous post, I discussed why winter is an important time to rest and regenerate from the rest of the year. You can read more about that here: https://stickoutyourtongue.org/2013/12/11/winter-the-season-of-the-kidneys/ Rest does not mean a cessation of exercise. Physical movement is still a very […]