To the ancient Chinese physician, the mind and body were not thought of as separate. This idea has recently been backed up by the new field of psychoneuroimmunology, demonstrating that emotional state affects immune factors in your blood, and that diseases in the organs affect other factors in your blood that in turn can affect your psychological mood.
While in its infancy of use and understanding in the modern west, very effective mind-body exercises such as meditative and qigong routines from ancient China were developed and honed over centuries to heal and strengthen the singular mind-body. Dr. Perez’s longstanding background in practicing and teaching internal martial arts, qigong, and meditation is put to good use designing mind-body exercises tailored for each patient’s specific issues.
While an important aspect of any Eastern treatment protocol, mind-body exercises are particularly useful for calming the mind, alleviating the symptoms of some diseases, are a perfect adjunct to physical therapy and easily integrated into existing Western exercise regimens.
Group classes in Taijiquan, qigong, and meditation are also offered.
If you’d like to see how these practices can affect your mind and body, schedule a consultation or attend a group class.
Looking for Tai Chi classes in Austin? Yi Guan Clinic offers weekly classes.
What is qi? Is qi real? These are simple and important questions. But the answer is not so simple.
From one-minute stress reducers all the way to longer classical practices delving into depths of the mind, Yi Guan can help you create a meditation practice.
What is tai chi? Also written as Taijiquan and t’ai chi ch’uan, tai chi is a martial art heavily informed by Daoist philosophy incorporating slow mindful movements.
We have certain areas of focus where our therapies can be particularly impactful.