Living in a Yang Culture Achieving Balance from Tai Chi

When you picture Tai Chi , what do you see? A group of people enacting different movements gracefully in a park? Or a spiritual leader, guiding his pupils through ancient Chinese holistic practices meant to inspire balance of the body and mind? Well, either is true. In fact, Tai Chi can be practiced in many different ways and forms according to your fitness and spiritual needs. While it is important to keep in mind the basics of Tai Chi, sometimes modifying the traditional movements to fit your lifestyle can be helpful in achieving the desired state of balance.

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Instant IQ. Ace your next test with snacks that feed your brain

It’s 11:00 PM and you’re cramming for your 8:00 AM chemistry exam. That super hard one. And it’s the first time you’ve opened your textbook. You need an energy boost ASAP to get through three more chapters. All these molecules and equations and charts and little
numbers on the page are making you hungry. What munchies will you reach for to help you burn the midnight oil and ace that test?

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Be a Dorm Room Champ

You want to look good. We get it. But it’s cold outside, and the gym is a good 15 minute bike ride away. It’s late, you’re tired, and the thought of going to the gym sounds just as exciting as reading about different evolutionary anthropology theories. You want to relegate your workout to yet another evening and watch reruns on TiVo instead, but you can’t shake that nagging feeling in the back of your mind that’s telling you to get off your butt and move. You fear the dreaded freshman (or sophomore, or junior, or senior) 15. You also know that once you bike in the foggy cold all the way to the gym, it might be twenty minutes before someone decides to get off the elliptical and let you have a go. You are faced with a dilemma.

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Lesley Hall

Lesley Hall is the Marketing Director for Moms In Motion, an organization that connects moms across the globe througha fitness, and helps women achieve their goals, ranging from triathlons to stand up paddle boarding. This August, Lesley stepped out of her comfort zone to successfully compete in her first triathlon with the Moms In Motion team. Lesley and Moms In Motion continue to inspire women to reach their goals, and support local philanthropies to further community bonds.

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