Treating the outside while the inside reaps the benefits.

Tai Chi should be used as a tool that that we use every day not just something we go to class, learn then forget about it the rest of the week.
Treating the outside while the inside reaps the benefits.
Small ways we can help our body to help itself while performing everyday tasks.
On doing our daily care of the body or ablutions as we wash our skin, if we become mindful of the action of washing and apply our minds to the doing of the action with intention and actually feel the action of one hand touching and doing something for the other part of the body like a massage of the skin then with slightly more pressure and mindfulness we can use the washing to activate our internal system so the inside reaps the benefits of an external action. This can be applied for drying the body and applying creams . If you want to take it one step further and really help the body, make sure you wash and dry with the action of stimulating or sedating the body in the correct manner and places that need it by following the flow of the energies of the body. To activate or stimulate while doing our daily care move the hand from the inside upper arm to down around the fingers and back up the outside arm to up and over the shoulder, to calm and sedate the internal system reverse the action. On the legs move the hand down the outside of the leg around the foot then back up the inside of the leg up to the abdomen, again to calm or sedate the system reverse the action.
Most of the time you would want to stimulate in the morning and sedate in the evening.
 

About Angie Wood

Angie was born in Scarborough in 1954 the 5th Daughter and the 7th child from the family of 12 of Mr & Mrs Robert Arthur Cammish and Pauline Bestwick. Married to James Kennedy Wood known as Ken. They have two daughters Dawn and Siobhain. Angie and Ken started out in the Catering Industry then spending many years (30) as Independent gift and antiques retailers owning various gift and antique shops in Whitby and Scarborough, with the advent of the world wide web this lead to a whole new way of trading, which has led to an extended love and knowledge of antiques and collectables. On looking for something to give life a fuller meaning Angie came across the Art of T'ai Chi Ch’uan and after passing her Teaching Training in the Lee Style of Tai Chi in 2002 teaching weekly classes at the Tai Chi Workshops in Scarborough UK and has founded the web site www.Taichiworkshops.co.uk. Angie spends many hours exploring antique and boot fairs around the UK looking for old and interesting items to sell on her web site www.angiescollections.co.uk. While continuing to study and teach the Art of T’ai Chi keeping an open mind to all the various other health and wellbeing aspects like mindfulness and meditation, for ways on how to make her life and maybe others fit, strong, healthy and wealthy in body, mind and spirit.
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