View Full Version : Mind, Body, Spirit in addition to drug therapy

08-03-2006, 01:33 AM
What do you all think of the addition of "positive" therapies such as meditation, visualization, yoga, tai chi, etc?

I'm going to be doing a meditation (quiet time to write, pray and think) and very basic Tai Chi soon. I've always wanted to take Tai Chi, but the classes are way too expensive and when you have to juggle finances with the doctor, well, the doc wins out. A very nice instructor here in town who understood I couldn't afford much, recommended some very good Tai Chi dvds (I ordered one today).

My mother has always been a big proponent of positive thinking. Working stringently on her diet and keeping positive, she's had 13 years of Adult Onset Diabets Type II controlled enough that she does not have to take insulin shots.

So, what are your thoughts on these therapies NOT as alternatives, but part of your overall health regimen?

08-03-2006, 05:22 PM
Hi Jaynedarcy,

There's not enough hours in the day for me to say how important positive energy, thinking, saying, and doing is !!! IT IS HUGE IN MY LIFE !

I promise you this, once you get started - it's funny how after time goes by; that you become more and more aware of how important it is keep positive people, etc. in your life.

Doing something positive will always cost you more than you think you can aford, but the rewards are PRICELESS and well worth the BENEFIT AND INVESTMENT in you!!

Enjoy - life is good, love is better!

Take Care of You!!Browneyedgirl

p.s. I will be anxious to read about your exciting new adventures in Tai Chi (smile).

08-03-2006, 07:50 PM
Thanks Browneyedgirl (I always want to break out my Van Morrison album with the song by that name - makes me smile).

I'm really looking forward to the Tai Chi.

Oh, and what you said about positive people, wow, yeah. That is so true. Negative people are just no help at all.

08-03-2006, 09:57 PM
Hi JayneDarcy,

You are most welcome!! Lord knows there are far too many things/people/circumstances forced upon us that we can't control...that I feel a firm and stern commitment to bring in and send out as much positive energy as I possibly can. It is my mission in life (smile).

Keep smilin'!!
Life is good, love is better


p.s. the first time I heard Van the man, singin' that tune....when transistor radios were all the "rage", I was absolutely convinced he was singin' to me (smile)....and to this day; that song makes me smile too!