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  • Description: Lower Back and Kidneys 
    Sometimes when you experience physical and mental stress it gets stored in your lower back and kidneys. In this class we will stretch and strengthen the lower back while at the same time cleanse and nourish the kidneys. We will open the Ming Man, kidney doors, to release impurities from the kidneys. We will stretch and release the six bows in our bodies: the 2 leg bows, the 2 arm bows, the spine bow, and the chest bow. Stretching and releasing the bows with deep breathing, gently moving the abdominal and back muscles, utilizing the mind and evoking the spirit will cleanse not only the lower back and the kidneys but the entire body. 
    Some of what we will learn and practice in this 45 minute class: The Rainbow, Chair Twist, Shake the Carpet, Stretch and Release the Bows, Kindness Dissolving, Rock the Baby, Rhinoceros Looks to the Moon, Wind Over the Ocean, Octopus Swimming 
    Most exercises, in this class, can be practiced sitting, st...
  • Description: Massage and Nourish your Internal Organs
    Eastern philosophies such as Qigong and Tai Chi measure good health by the health of the internal organs. In the east, it is common to tap the abdominal area to show strength while in the western world we flex and point to our biceps. In this class, we will massage our internal organs and spine through movement to all directions: forward, backwards, left, right, up, and down. Using the mind, deep breathing, and a gentle movement of the abdominal and back muscles we will first cleanse and then nourish our internal organs. Eastern philosophies believe that some of the traumas that we go through in life can get stored in our physical and energetic bodies, especially in our internal organs. To dissolve that tension or what eastern philosophies refer to as “energy stagnations” or “impurities” we will melt away stress with our mind using the ancient Chinese metaphor “Solid to Liquid and Liquid to Gas” the same way that an ice cube melts int...
  • Description: In this 30-minute class you will experience an alternative mindfulness meditation experience with the presence of live music. Research shows that listening to live music during meditation may help focus an active mind, decrease heart rate, anxiety and pain, and guide you to a deeper relaxation. 

    Songs: Smokey Robinson (and The Miracles) I Second That Emotion Money (That's What I Want) Cruisin' Tracks Of My Tears You Really Got a Hold On Me Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

    Tags: Expressive Arts, Meditation, Music Therapy, Video
  • Description: In this 30-minute class you will experience an alternative mindfulness meditation experience with the presence of live music. Research shows that listening to live music during meditation may help focus an active mind, decrease heart rate, anxiety and pain, and guide you to a deeper relaxation. 

    Songs: Rainbows True Colors - Cyndi Lauper Umbrella - Rhianna Rainbow Connection - Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams Rainbow - Kesha Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg Rainbow - Kacey Musgraves

    Tags: Expressive Arts, Meditation, Music Therapy, Video
  • Description: Join Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD, LDN, the nutrition coordinator with Dana-Farber’s Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living, for healthy cooking inspiration. This recipe is credited to Minimalist Baker. Find it here!
    For Dana-Farber patients interested in scheduling a nutrition consultation, please call 617-632-3006. We would like to extend a special thank you to Sodexo Food Services and Molta Media for helping to make this video possible, as well as our philanthropic partners whose continued generosity supports the Zakim Center's group programming.
  • Description: In this 30-minute class you will experience an alternative mindfulness meditation experience with the presence of live music. Research shows that listening to live music during meditation may help focus an active mind, decrease heart rate, anxiety and pain, and guide you to a deeper relaxation. 

    Songs: Red Red Robin – Harry M. Woods Side By Side – Harry M. Woods Sophi – George Woods Morning One – Heather Woods Try a Little Tenderness – Harry M. Woods, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly The Class of 1910 – David Woods Endless One – George Woods

    Tags: Expressive Arts, Meditation, Music Therapy, Video
  • Description: In this 30-minute class you will experience an alternative mindfulness meditation experience with the presence of live music. Research shows that listening to live music during meditation may help focus an active mind, decrease heart rate, anxiety and pain, and guide you to a deeper relaxation. 

    Songs: Stand By Me – Ben E. King Better Together – Jack Johnson One Day – Matisyahu Lean on Me – Bill Withers Imagine – John Lennon What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

    Tags: Expressive Arts, Meditation, Music Therapy, Video
  • Description: In this 30-minute class you will experience an alternative mindfulness meditation experience with the presence of live music. Research shows that listening to live music during meditation may help focus an active mind, decrease heart rate, anxiety and pain, and guide you to a deeper relaxation. 

    Songs: I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why) – Alabama Cowboy Take Me Away – The Chicks Passionate Kisses – Mary Chapin Carpenter The Song Remembers When – Trisha Yearwood Neon Moon – Brooks & Dunn I Love The Way You Love Me – John Michael Montgomery

    Tags: Expressive Arts, Meditation, Music Therapy, Video
  • Description: Join Stephanie Meyers, RD, LDN, CNSD, a nutritionist with Dana-Farber’s Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living, for healthy cooking inspiration. This week's topic: Five Vegetables to Add to Smoothies

    Resources: Veggie Based Smoothies (PDF)

    Tags: Banana, Beets, Blender, Carrots, Cauliflower, Kale, Protein, Recipe, Strawberry, Spinach, Zucchini
  • Description: Join Nancy Campbell, MS, an exercise physiologist at Dana-Farber, for a 45-minute workout focusing on strengthening the whole body.


    Tags: Beginner-intermediate, Bone, Full body workout, Muscle, Weight lifting, Weights
  • Description: In this 30-minute class you will experience an alternative mindfulness meditation experience with the presence of live music. Research shows that listening to live music during meditation may help focus an active mind, decrease heart rate, anxiety and pain, and guide you to a deeper relaxation. 

    Songs: Nat King Cole All Of Me – Frank Sinatra Our Love Is Here To Stay – Ella Fitzgerald The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf

    Tags: Expressive Arts, Meditation, Music Therapy, Video
  • Description: Free the skeleton from stress with deep breathing and meditation In this 45 minute class, we will first free the upper body skeleton (neck, shoulders, arms, and wrists) and then we will free the lower back while stimulating the lungs and massaging, through movements, the internal organs. We will stretch the ribs and lung area while breathing deep and emptying the mind. We will practice standing meditation (Yi Chuan) with elbows over our heads and breathing deep while evoking the spirit. We will stretch the neck to six different angles with the goal of increasing the range of motion, if needed, or to maintain the full range, if you still have it. Then we will work on freeing the most stubborn group of muscles in our body, the hamstrings, which will also help reduce stress on the knees and lower back. We will finish with twisting and rotating to continue freeing the lower back while stimulating movement in the digestive organs.  
    Some of what we will learn and practi...
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