Mindful Exercise: Metarobics, Healing, and the Power of Tai Chi: A revolutionary new understanding of why mindful healing works

Mindful Exercise: Metarobics, Healing, and the Power of Tai Chi: A revolutionary new understanding of why mindful healing works


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594396175
Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 487,376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Peter Anthony Gryffin, PhD, MS, has over thirty years of experience with tai chi, qigong, yoga, and gongfu. His research includes implications related to hypoxia (oxygen deficiency in the body), cancer, and tai chi; the development of the theory of Metarobics; and the application of mindfulness-based practices for dealing with stress, trauma, addiction, and destructive behavior. Dr. Gryffin holds a PhD in health and human performance and a master’s degree in kinesiology and health.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface Chapter 1: Metarobics and Tai Chi A New Paradigm of Fitness How a Student with Cancer Changed my Understanding of Health Chapter 2: Qi - Science or Magic? Experiences with Language and the Mysteries of Qi Chapter 3: Metarobics and Cancer The Battle against Hypoxia (Oxygen Deficiency) and the Experiences of Three Students with Cancer Chapter 4: Metarobics - Heart Disease, Stroke and Kidney Disease Dealing with the Pressures of Life Chapter 5: Metarobics and Lung Disease (COPD and Asthma) Better Breathing through Tai Chi and Qigong Chapter 6: Metarobics for Immunity, Diabetes, and Pain Enhancing Qualify of Life Chapter 7: Essential Elements of Metarobics and Tai Chi for Therapy Teaching, Learning, and Researching Tai Chi and Qigong for Health Conclusion and Future Directions Metarobics and Tai Chi Therapy The Beginning of a New Field of Exercise References

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Mindful Exercise: Metarobics, Healing, and the Power of Tai Chi: A revolutionary new understanding of why mindful healing works 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TGMaples More than 1 year ago
Peter Anthony Gryffin’s Mindful Exercise is an interesting new addition to the literature relating the effects of Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and other practices that work with the concentrated regulation of the breath. The author, who has a PhD in health and human performance, is well within his area of expertise when commenting on how Tai Chi “works” since he has been a practitioner for over 30 years. In attempting to understand the “training effect” that these type of exercises manifest in their practitioners, Dr. Gryffin observed an “enhanced blood oxygen saturation, diffusion, and metabolic function” improvement that didn’t fit into either aerobic or anerobic strength building exercises, so he coined the term, Metarobics to cover this third category. This book discusses how Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and other Metarobics seem to oxygenate the various organs and processes of the body in a distinct manner. After an explanation of Metarobics, most of the remaining chapters deal with the effects of Tai Chi and Qigong on specific illnesses such as Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart, Lung and Kidney ailments. Although the author is quick to emphasize that these various practices DO NOT cure any of these diseases, the multitude of short testimonials throughout Mindful Exercise seem to indicate otherwise. To me, this was the biggest weakness of the book. While a later chapter offers some general rules for Tai Chi practice, some actual forms could have been helpful, but I assume future volumes will give more specific instruction. All in all, Mindful Exercise is a good introductory book on the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong and it points the way to areas for further research. I was given an advance copy of this book for a fair and honest review.
RichardHoang More than 1 year ago
The book , MINDFUL EXERCISE by PETER ANTHONY GRYFFIN, PHD, has an unique look into the wonderful benefits of practicing such arts as tai chi, yoga, pilate, reiki healing , etc.... This book used the western scientific approaches to explain how the slow exercises like tai chi can be beneficial to a person's health and how they can be an important adjunct to the conventional treatment to cancer and diseases. To verify and support these results, the author provided multiple datas from various verifiable sources as well as testimonials of real people. I would like this book more if he provide a few mental and tai chi exercises that will allow the readers to try. Nevertheless, I believe that this metarobic concepts and the mindful exercise approach will be important add-ons to modern medicine in the near future and definitely helpful for those seeking an alternative ways to control and/or curing the various deadly diseases.