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Videos For Back, Hip & Joint Pain!

2 Great Free Videos 

For Back, Hip & Joint Pain

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Added by Anna York on March 6, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

WELCOME TO THE RISING UP! WEBSITE!

Sharing Life!

Hello Friends and New Members!

I am delighted to invite you to our website! Whether you have been around for a while or…

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Added by Anna York on December 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Walking & Balance DVD: The Best Thing Ever for My Gait!

ANNA YORK'S HEALING TESTIMONY 

I looked in the full length mirror to check the fit on my new…

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Added by Anna York on April 19, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tai Chi-Qigong & Fascial Fitness: Say No to Neanderthal Neck & Quasimodo Crunch!

So you just realized you have the incipient signs of the dreaded and deadly "computer slouch syndrome" that is reversing the evolution of homo sapiens and sending our once-noble human profile back to cave man status. Say hello in the mirror to homo neanderthalensis!

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Added by Anna York on February 15, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tai Chi-Qigong & Fascial Fitness: Correct Computer Slouch! (Includes YouTube Link)

Everyone who uses a computer--who doesn't these days!--is a candidate for "computer slouch," a postural habit that can cause pain, deformation and dysfunction. This blog will describe the consequences of computer slouch, discuss fascial lines involved and show how postural elements of Tai Chi & Qigong can give longterm help.

This graphic from Roy Pumphrey's website stimulates…

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Added by Anna York on February 12, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tai Chi-Qigong & Fascial Fitness: Relieve Back Pain! (Includes YouTube Link)

As we get older, many of us get up in the morning with aches and pains, feeling a little tight, feeling like we just can’t get moving.  Even worse, we might have back pain that is severe enough to be disabling. 

In this blog we will look at “Touching the Earth” as a great Qigong movement for relieving back pain by stretching the line that Thomas Myers calls “The Superficial Back Line” or SBL. Thomas Myers,*…

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Added by Anna York on February 3, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Try This Quiz About Body Shape!

See if you can answer the following quiz:

Imagine that we could magically make every part of the body invisible except for the specific, single anatomical system of our choice.

Which physiological system, standing in space and moving as in life, would show us the complete, recognizable shape of the body. Check all that apply.

A. The skeleton

B. The nervous system

C. The muscular system

D. The circulatory system

E. The fascial system

F.…

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Added by Anna York on January 29, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Fun Facts About Fascia

In this blog we will discover some fun facts about fascia that may surprise and enlighten, as well as dismantle some old ideas about how our bodies function.

Here is a picture of the fascia around muscles and bones. You have seen…

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Added by Anna York on January 29, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Fascia Give the Body Its Shape

In a previous post ("Nurturing the Body's Fascia: Definitions") we defined "fascia" as the network of connective tissue that holds our organs and tissues together, protects our nervous system and helps us move in a harmonious way. Healthier fascia means better flexibility and mobility. This series will ultimately explore how Tai Chi and Qigong can help nurture…

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Added by Anna York on January 27, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Nurturing the Body's Fascia: Definitions

The most recent addition to the New Creation Tai Chi-Qigong video library is:  New Creation Tai Chi-Qigong Muscle, Joint & Fascia Warm-Ups. This blog begins a series that explores the importance of fascia and how Tai Chi can be an important practice for nurturing the fascia to enhance harmonious movement and reduce pain.

Fascia is the network of connective tissue that holds our organs and tissues together, protects our nervous system and helps…

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Added by Anna York on January 25, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Hand Massage in the Healing Your Hands DVD

The New Creation Healing Your Hands DVD presents hand massage in a way that is highly accessible and easy to use for almost everyone. Instructions are simple and straightforward with familiar imagery (such as "milking the cow") for the various movements. It is an approach that can provide comfort, healing and pain relief for everyday situations and needs. It is also a great way to share healing and comfort with someone you love. 

The hands have many acupressure and acupuncture points…

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Added by Anna York on January 15, 2016 at 9:52am — No Comments

Tai Chi-Qigong: A Whole-Person Approach to Restoring Function (MS, Stroke, Parkinson's, Arthritis)

Part 3 of a series on Tai Chi-Qigong for rehabilitation.

When one of our body parts stops functioning, let’s say an arm, there is such a mental, emotional and physical shock that we tend to focus our attention on that one part.…

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Added by Anna York on February 7, 2013 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Tai Chi-Qigong for Stroke Recovery When Progress Has Plateaued

Second Article in a Series on Tai Chi-Qigong for Rehabilitation

Ralph and Maria, two people in my Chi Kung class, both had strokes many years ago, and when they came to my class, they had not had…

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Added by Anna York on February 7, 2013 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Tai Chi-Qigong: Restoring Lost Function from Stroke, MS, Parkinson's, Spinal Cord injury, much more! Part 1

Part 1 of a Series on Tai Chi-Qigong for Rehabilitation

Jeff and Maria had strokes many years ago, and  were attending my Tai Chi-Qigong (Chi Kung) class during the summer to see if they…

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Added by Anna York on February 7, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Tai Chi-Qigong: Moving Mountains

One of the Chi Kung movements we do most frequently in my classes is called “Move the Mountain.”  This movement is powerful in building physical strength, and it is also a powerful symbol for moving any kind of huge obstacles in life, whether they be in relationships, illness, emotions, or even in…

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Added by Anna York on February 7, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Tai Chi-Qigong: Posture and the "Power Chair"

“I’ve heard it over and over, but I never got it until today!”

Mary came into class literally glowing and looking different as she sat in her electric-powered chair.  Mary has CP, and previously she was kind of scrunched down in her chair and…

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Added by Anna York on February 7, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Qigong: "I Bought Hiking Boots!"

Counting elephants in Kenya—not your typical everyday activity! But Jenny loves travel and that’s where she had her most recent adventure. She spent two weeks in the nature parks in Kenya roaming the tundra in search of wild elephants. Jenny has multiple sclerosis, but you can tell she doesn’t like to…

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Added by Anna York on February 7, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Tai Chi Saved Me! "Rooting" Prevents an Accident

Lori came rolling into class with something to share. Lori has multiple sclerosis, and because of weak legs and spasticity she has her feet strapped down to her electric wheelchair footpads. We had been practicing “rooting” in class, and that’s what Lori wanted to talk about. 

“Rooting” is the…

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Added by Anna York on February 7, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

The Disabled Maharajah: An Inspiration to the World

Major-General H.H. Maharajadhiraja Maharana Shri Sir Bhopal Singh Bahadur, Maharana of Udaipur

Udaipur is the most beautiful city we visited while in India. Little did I know that one of its most noted Maharajahs was disabled with Potts curvature…

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Added by Anna York on February 7, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Getting Around in India with a Disability

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

There is a greater variety of ways to travel in India than just about anywhere we have been--bullock carts, tuk-tuks, tongas, motorcycles, bicycle rickshaws and much more.…

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Added by Anna York on February 7, 2013 at 4:07pm — No Comments

DVD: Tai Chi-Qigong for All Abilities

DVD: Tai Chi-Qigong For Walking, Balance & Strength

NEW DVD! Tai Chi-Qigong Muscle, Joint & Fascia Warm-Ups

NEW DVD: Tai Chi-Qigong Healing Your Hands

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