Mindful Exercise: Metarobics, Healing, and the Power of Tai Chi
Today, more doctors than ever are prescribing tai chi for patients recovering from injury, illness, and surgery.
This book presents over ten years of research into how and why tai chi benefits health from an evidence-based, medical perspective.
Dr. Peter Anthony Gryffin demonstrates the link between health and metarobics, his term for slow, meditative exercises that enhance blood oxygen saturation, diffusion, and oxygen-based metabolism. Metarobics—including tai chi, qigong, and yoga—focus on relaxation and deep breathing. Dr. Gryffin’s research shows that these exercises offer a wide range of benefits for treating chronic disease.
Dr. Gryffin cites numerous scientific studies as well as testimonials from patients who have experienced the natural healing benefits of metarobic exercise. Many have surmounted chronic health problems to improve their quality of life. Some even overcame grave diagnoses.
This book features
- More than 120 scientific studies on tai chi and other metarobic exercises
- More than 50 case stories from tai chi qigong, and yoga practitioners
- Clear, straightforward language
- Tested guidelines to improve your metarobic exercise and maximize health benefits
“This book presents over ten years of research into how and why tai chi benefits health from a physiological perspective,” Dr. Gryffin says. “The links I discovered will allow everyone from novice students to veteran teachers to maximize benefits for health and chronic conditions.”
In 1968, Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s book Aerobics changed the world of health and fitness. Mindful Exercise: Metarobics , Healing, and the Power of Tai Chi is the next step in this evolution.
Presenting over ten years of research into how and why tai chi benefits health from an evidence-based, medical perspective, Mindful Exercise demonstrates the link between health and metarobics. Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, Mindful Exercise: Metarobics, Healing and the Power of Tai Chi is impressively informative and very highly recommended for personal and community Tai Chi and Health/Fitness collections.—Margaret Lane, Midwest Reviews, Wisconsin Bookwatch
Eric Hoffer Award - 1st Runner Up - 2019