Bad Boys Rock with Tai Chi and Qigong

Monday, June 13, 2016

The stage-diving wild child of rock, Iggy Pop of The Stooges, credits 40 minutes of Qigong a day with staying on the road, staying sane and still having pecs at 65 years of age; Lou Reed, singer and guitarist from The Velvet Underground tamed his "rock and roll animal" by practicing Tai Chi for three hours a day; The American Grammy winning music producer, actor, rapper and leader of the Wu Tan Clan (rap group), RZA has trained in Kung Fu and Tai Chi for a number of years, and says it keeps him on track.

Wow, if these guys have been doing Tai Chi and Qigong, it must be cool and it must be good! They are not part of a celebrity fad; each of them practiced long before Tai Chi was in the mainstream. They are also joined by a diverse A-list that has found benefit in these ancient Chinese Arts. Names like Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Duvall, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mel Gibson, and closer to home, Jack Thompson, all come up in the Who’s Who of Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners.

These days, even world-class athletes like golf legend Tiger Woods admit to practicing Qigong to give them an edge in their game by improving mental clarity and focus.

Movie stars like Jet Li and Ken Watanabe are giving Qigong and Tai Chi sex appeal, but there has to be more to it than a celebrity endorsement. Scientists around the world are now managing to verify what the Chinese have known and relied on for centuries. Myriad scientific studies have linked the practices of Tai Chi and Qigong to improvements in sufferers of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, stroke, ADHD and depression, to name a few. However, prevention is always better than cure, and research has shown that daily practice can help increase muscular efficiency, coordination and flexibility; improve breathing, blood flow and immune system function; develop inner quietness, mental focus, self-discipline and physical relaxation.

So, who needs Botox, Wheatgrass and Colonic Irrigation, when you can get out and practice Tai Chi and Qigong? If it’s still keeping the Bad Boys rocking, imagine what it can do for you!

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