San Huang San is a traditional Chinese herbal formula that is very strong in clearing heat and reduce dampness. Use externally as a paste or alcohol rub, it can reduce inflammation or swelling of muscle injury in a very short time.
Part 2 of the Tai Ji meditation - Body Alignment and conditioning. It is a series of simple movements that help you center your mind and feel the flow of Qi in the body, The exercise is suitable for all ages and does not require a lot of space.
Call it acupressure, massage or Tui-Na, the use of little tools can make the process less work and more result. It saves time and energy for better effect. Here is my favorite tools and books for everyday acupressure.
How Taiwanese people exercise early morning in the park. Join any exercise group you like for free. Practicing Tai Ji or Qi Gong becomes part of daily routine.
A hundred years ago, martial arts were practiced a little differently. Even fifty years ago, things were not quite exactly as they were today. Now, there's martial art schools all over the world with masters everywhere. As I reminisce about what I wrote about in Root within the Wind, I remember one story I didn't put in.
Is the martial arts presentation usually “too” safe and never really expresses how the techniques are supposed to look or be applied? There is a balance of presentation vs. practicality. The beginning martial artists should learn how to spar and how they can to start practicing without fear of being hurt.