Using mind-body practices to promote health and affect physical
functioning dates back more than 2,000 years. Mind-body practices
include breathing techniques, physical movement and postures, and
meditation or relaxation techniques. We continue to use these
methods today for stress reduction, physical health, and to enhance
our overall sense of well-being.
The mind-body classes offered at Kaiser Permanente include:
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Improve your ability to manage the physical and psychological
symptoms associated with chronic illness, chronic pain, anxiety,
depression, and stress-related conditions using meditation and
stress reduction techniques.
Recommended for seniors new to yoga who wish to enhance their
strength, flexibility, and balance.
Chi Gung (a.k.a.
Qigong (pronounced 'Chi Gong') is the "Great Grandparent" of Tai
Chi. Qigong is a 5000 year-old mind-body exercise which uses slow
movements, breath, intention, sound, and posture to nurture and
revitalize our life energy. Numerous studies have shown the many
benefits of Qigong include: improved balance, lowered resting heart
rate, decreased respiratory rate, boosted immune system, improved
cerebral blood flow, and decreased stress response. Qigong is easy
to learn and the benefits last a life time. This class is open to
adults of all ages and abilities.
Strength for Women
Discover how to focus on posture, pelvic health, and core