Seated Exercises for You #34

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This week we’re going to try something new.  Look at it as “new approach” for a New Year.    This is a contemporary therapy that combines the old with the new.  It is called “tapping”.  The video below will introduce you to it.  It is quite simple to follow even if you have no experience with tapping.

Tapping is used primarily for the release of negative emotions and to ease the physical and spiritual effects of these emotions.  Worry, anxiety, fear, anger, agitation and grief are released by a combination of ancient and contemporary methods.

Tapping makes use of the meridians and the most sensitive points along those pathways referred to as acupoints as described and practiced in Traditional Chinese Medicine.   Along with the use of this physiological energy system, principles of current psychological modalities are applied to problems that may be deep-seated and of long duration.    With the assistance of a mental health care professional, almost anyone can achieve a state of emotional release and gain an enhanced feeling of well-being.

A word of caution:  the video here is not intended for long-term or severe psychological problems.

After trying this simple tapping exercise, please feel free to leave a comment in the “leave a reply” box below.


Please join us in our quest to find the best seated exercises for those of us with temporary or permanent mobility limitations.  So…if you are a healthcare professional, caregiver or a taiji or qigong instructor, we would like to hear from you.  Please send a short article, photos or videos of the exercises (seated or standing) you use for your students or patients to with the subject line “chair tai chi blog.”


The exercises in this blog are intended for educational purposes only.  Please consult your healthcare provider before you begin any new exercise program,


Welcome Back!

images (2), welcome 4We’re back with a new format for the Chair Tai Chi blog.

      This blog is now a meeting place for anyone involved in caring for the elderly or disabled.  Healthcare professionals and caregivers are welcome to submit articles.  Write about an exercise program, an alternative health methodology, or anything else you think might be of interest and help to those who care for people of any age with limited mobility, mental health issues, or chronic illnesses.

Below are some topic suggestions:

  • Tapping
  • Meditation
  • Natural remedies
  • Cranial sacral therapy
  • Qigong
  • Taiji
  • Acupressure/acupuncture
  • Yoga

      Everyone is encouraged to contribute.   Whether you are a nurse, a physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician’s assistant, a martial arts or yoga instructor, a family member or friend of someone who is elderly or disabled…we want to hear from you.  If you have a question, a suggestion, a story about your experience with a patient/student or a family member, let us know about it.

      Please send a paragraph or two or a complete article to with the subject line “article for chair blog”.  If your article seems a bit long for a blog, I will run it as a two or three part article over a period of weeks.  You’re welcome to also send photos or a video of a class you teach or group you work with.  Please remember, you must have permission to photograph or video tape anyone, even family members.

      We look forward to hearing from you soon.  Thank you for your interest in alternative therapies and the Chair Tai Chi blog.