Exercise #208 – Exercise and Acupressure Point for Seasonal Allergies, Part 4

Welcome to Healing Tai Chi!

Books by Cynthia W. Quarta

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Foreword by:  Michelle Maloney Vallie

Published by Singing Dragon


“A welcome addition to the sadly neglected area of exercises for the less physically able.”

Gordon Faulkner, author of the award-winning Managing Stress with Qigong

Seated Taiji and Qigong reveals the secret of health, happiness and peace.  Herein lays an invaluable tool for the mental health professionals offering a free, sustainable source of energy, an avenue for self-care, and a therapeutic exercise aiding clients in easing their stress while motivating and energizing them.”

  Wanda S. Diekhans, MPC, LCPC, Good Grief Counseling, USA



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Published in 2001 by Fair Winds Press


“This book was introduced to me by my Tai Chi Instructor as I was beginning my own journey as an Instructor.  While teaching either standing or sitting in a chair, I have been able to blend Cynthia’s information into the class.  Introducing/recommending this book to others is a must!!  The simplified way it is written and explained will definitely help others in their journey no matter what level of ability.  Cynthia makes it easy to work the program into your day and life.  I encourage anyone, instructor or student, to add this book to their health library!”

  Tammy Cropp, Tai Chi Instructor  (Clarkston, MI, US)

 “If you are a fitness professional and teach chair based classes this book will open a whole new world for you.  If you teach tai chi or yoga and are looking for a way to create the tai chi or yoga practice in a chair, this book is your road map.  If you are experiencing frailty as a result of chronic illness or injury or from a sedentary life style, you will find Cynthia Quarta’s 15 minute practices very healing.  I am a raving fan of Tai Chi in a Chair!  I have incorporated Cynthia’s 15 minutes practice in my tai chi classes and into my own personal practice with excellent results.  I have been recommending this book to other tai chi instructors and my students.”

Denise Murray, ACSM HFS, Yoga Alliance RYT



For further information and to purchase at Amazon click on this link:  http://www.amazon.com/Maria-Magica-Taglioni-Ballerina-ebook/dp/B008ND5362/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1343054695&sr=1-1&keywords=maria+la+magica

For  further information and to purchase this ebook from Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/maria-la-magica-cynthia-quarta/1112185919?ean=2940014981736


Your free weekly seated exercise:

This week we will be releasing congestion from the ears.  This exercise/massage can be used often during the day.  It will help to clear the overall congested feeling in  your head that results from a stuffy nose or clogged sinuses.

Behind the ear rub:

  1. Sit as usual in a comfortable chair with your back supported by the back of your chair, feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.
  2. Breathe in and out through your nose (if possible) slowly and thoughtfully for 6 to 12 breaths.
  3. Place your thumbs behind your ears and rub up and down firmly for a full minute.
  4. Return your hands to your lap and breathe in and out again through your nose.
  5. Repeat the ear rub again.

Welcoming Perfume (LI 20):

  • Take a close look at the photo above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
  • Press firmly on the point as pictured above for at least a full minute while continuing to breathe in and out through your nose.

Benefits:  These effective points can relieve sinus pain, facial swelling or paralysis and nasal congestion.


Did you know?

“The Chinese Naturalist School developed the theory of the five elements more than two thousand years ago based on the premise that these elements were an integral part of the dynamic processes of nature.”

Seated Taiji and Qigongpage 16


(This blog is sponsored by the Exercise Equipment Super Store and the Healing Tai Chi Store)

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