9781594396175

Mindful Exercise Metarobics, Healing, and the Power of Tai Chi: A revolutionary new understanding of why mindful healing works

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    9781594396175

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    1594396175

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-08-07
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
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Summary

This groundbreaking book demonstrates the link between health and Metarobics, the author's term for slow, meditative mindful exercises that enhance blood oxygen saturation, diffusion, and oxygen-based metabolism. Metarobics—including tai chi, qigong, and yoga—focus on movement, relaxation, and deep breathing. Dr. Gryffin's research shows that these mindful exercises offer a wide range of benefits for treating chronic disease.

Tai chi practitioners have long reported health benefits including fitness, flexibility, calm, and focus. These reports were largely anecdotal until recent years, as Western researchers began investigating Metarobic activities and their many benefits. Today, scientists study tai chi's effects and doctors prescribe tai chi for patients recovering from injury, illness, and surgery.

In Tai Chi Healing Power, Dr. Gryffin cites numerous scientific studies as well as testimonials from patients who have experienced the natural healing benefits of Metarobic exercise. Many of them surmounted chronic health problems to improve their quality of life. Some even overcame grave diagnoses.

This book features

  • More than 120 scientific studies on tai chi and other Metarobic exercises
  • More than 50 case stories from tai chi practitioners
  • Clear, straightforward language
  • Tested guidelines to improve your Metarobic exercise and maximize health benefits

“This book presents over ten years of research into how and why tai chi benefits health from a physiological perspective,” Dr. Gryffin says. “The links I discovered will allow everyone from novice students to veteran teachers to maximize benefits for health and chronic conditions.”

In 1968, Dr. Kenneth Cooper's book Aerobics changed the world of health and fitness. Tai Chi Healing Power: The Metarobic® Effect How and Why Healing Works in Mindful Exercises is the next step in this evolution.


Author Biography

Peter Anthony Gryffin, PhD, MS, has over thirty years of experience with tai chi, qigong, yoga, and gongfu. His research includes implications related to hypoxia (oxygen deficiency in the body), cancer, and tai chi; the development of the theory of Metarobics; and the application of mindfulness-based practices for dealing with stress, trauma, addiction, and destructive behavior. Dr. Gryffin holds a PhD in health and human performance and a master's degree in kinesiology and health.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Metarobics and Tai Chi

A New Paradigm of Fitness

How a Student with Cancer Changed

my Understanding of Health

Chapter 2: Qi - Science or Magic?

Experiences with Language

and the Mysteries of Qi

Chapter 3: Metarobics and Cancer

The Battle against Hypoxia (Oxygen Deficiency)

and the Experiences of Three Students

with Cancer

Chapter 4: Metarobics - Heart Disease,

Stroke and Kidney Disease

Dealing with the Pressures of Life

Chapter 5: Metarobics and Lung Disease

(COPD and Asthma)

Better Breathing through Tai Chi and Qigong

Chapter 6: Metarobics for Immunity,

Diabetes, and Pain

Enhancing Qualify of Life

Chapter 7: Essential Elements of

Metarobics and Tai Chi for Therapy

Teaching, Learning, and Researching

Tai Chi and Qigong for Health

Conclusion and Future Directions

Metarobics and Tai Chi Therapy

The Beginning of a New Field of Exercise

References

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