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Annie Ollivier

Annie Ollivier

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Weight Loss and Health Chi Kung

News, articles and events regarding Health and Weight Loss Chi Kung, Taoist Diet and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Annie Ollivier Annie Ollivier
Articles : 41
Since : 12/04/2009
Category : Beauty, Health & Fitness

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Monthly inspiration - March 2011

Monthly inspiration - March 2011

Everything is speeding up! 6 planets (+ Black Moon) are going to enter the Aries sign at the beginning of April 2011. Hold your hat and keep grounded because things are going to rock! It may have already started. Do not resist and listen to your little inner voice who will give you some hints! Do not act impulsively. Such are the recommendations gi
WHAT IS CHI KUNG? Intention, breathing, movement

WHAT IS CHI KUNG? Intention, breathing, movement

Qi Gong (Pinyin spelling), also written Chi Kung (Wade-Gilles spelling), is a science that delves deeply into the human body and mind, seeking to discover the secrets of rejuvenation. It promotes the full manifestation of human powers and the discovery of the deepest wisdom. On the other hand, Chi Kung is a medical and health exercise going back th
Body twists like a snake (Gall Bladder and Liver; also good for back ache)

Body twists like a snake (Gall Bladder and Liver; also good for back ache)

Lie on your back, bend your knees and bring your feet close to your buttocks, soles of the feet on the floor. Open your arms to the sides at shoulders level. 2) First we do two preparation breathing. Inhale, your belly expands. Exhale, your belly contracts. Again. 3) Inhale. Now, very slowly and while you are exhaling, let your knees fall together
Why is chi kung so popular?

Why is chi kung so popular?

Since Chi Kung (also spelt Qi Gong) is one of the 5 most typed key word on Meditation France, amongst others, we can wonder why so many people practice Chi Kung nowadays. I would say there are several reasons. According to my experience as a chi kung instructor, when I started teaching the techniques I had learnt for the last 15 years, lots of peop
Our breath, Qi Gong tool by excellence (part 1 of 3)

Our breath, Qi Gong tool by excellence (part 1 of 3)

What is the link between breathing and the experience we have of ourselves? Between breathing and health, and real well-being? What is the link between breathing and our personal growth and our self-knowledge? To answer these questions, you need more than a rebirth workshop or some exercises found in a magazine. Since there is an intimate connectio
MASHED POTATOES WITH OLIVE OIL & GARLIC GREEN SALAD

MASHED POTATOES WITH OLIVE OIL & GARLIC GREEN SALAD

This month, I am giving you 2 very simple, tasty recipes. They are a reminder of the countryside where cicadas sing, Provence. These easy to prepare dishes can be eaten together at the same meal. Preparation time : Rather fast Ingredients for 6 persons: ● 1 kg (2 lbs) potatoes (Spleen) ● 1 cup olive oil (Kidneys) ● Salt and pepper (Kidneys an
LONGEVITY CHI KUNG (JING ENERGY)

LONGEVITY CHI KUNG (JING ENERGY)

Since this exercise helps to regenerate our Kidneys energy, i.e. our original (ancestral) energy, it helps us increase our longevity. I think this exercise will be most appropriate because I feel a lot of people on Earth right now are tired and exhausted, and that there are in great need of all possible tools to build and maintain their energy. Sin
Water up and Fire down: Kidneys (Water) and Heart (Fire) harmonization

Water up and Fire down: Kidneys (Water) and Heart (Fire) harmonization

Good for (against!) insomnia and hot flashes!! This exercise is very simple but very efficient. First, we bring water up to the top of the chest (the Heart) to cool down (make more Yin) the top of the body. And second, we bring the excess of heat in the Heart (Pericardium) down towards the kidneys, the back, the legs and out of the feet. Because th
March, women's month

March, women's month

I would like to dedicate this March article to women and offer them something very practical for daily life use. I also would like to thank Xiaolan Zhao who wrote the book (Reflections of the Moon on Water) from which this text is coming. I translated this book from English to French for Éditions de l'Homme in Montréal. Since problems related to
SALADE PROVENÇALE GARLABAN*

SALADE PROVENÇALE GARLABAN*

Let me share here with you a family receipe my mother used to prepare very often when we were young. It is very typical of Provence and can be eaten cold or warm, according to taste and time of the day. It is perfect to take along when hiking or camping. You can add canned tuna fish and black olives (sun dried) to it if you want it more nourishing.