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Qigong with Dr. SAM

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Qigong with Dr. SAM

Below you will find the answer to some common questions about Qigong as well as details about Dr. SAM’s next upcoming Qigong classes. The next class is scheduled for Jan 2018.

Qigong with Dr. SAM

What is Qigong?

Simply put, Qigong is a well-being practice. It often involves: moving or stationary postures; breathing techniques; self-massage, and mental focus to promote better health and overall well-being. Qigong (often pronounced Chee Gung) means “energy cultivation practice”–so it helps a person to better produce and manage their overall energy and vitality!

 

Are there different forms of Qigong?

Yes, there are many forms of movement-based Qigong. There are also “medical qigong” (hands on healing techniques) and “martial arts” forms (like kung fu).

 

Where did it originate?

Qigong is believed to be thousands of years old and began in the Eastern part of the world.

 

Is Qigong a religion?

NO. It does not require anyone to join or give up their current faith or religion either. All are welcome to practice it and enjoy the health benefits it provides!

 

Is it similar to Tai Chi or yoga?

It has some similarities to both Tai Chi and Yoga as it includes the importance of posture, breathing, and focused intention to promote better health and well-being. “Qigong” is sometimes referred to as the “grandmother of Tai Chi”; as well as “Chinese Yoga”.

 

Is it easy to learn?

YES, overall it’s easy to learn (assuming you have a good teacher and can follow basic instructions). This is one of the key differences with Qigong vs. other practices such as Yoga or Tai Chi. It’s often much easier to learn; and the positive benefits it provides can often be felt immediately!

 

How long does it take to do each day?

There is no set number of minutes or time. So… as long as you want it to take. However, it’s often a good idea to commit to at least a minimum of 10 minutes a day to see good results. A structured Qigong session in class format is often 30-60 minutes.

 

What are the benefits of Qigong practice?

There are many positive health benefits. Here are just some of them:

  • More overall energy (combats fatigue).
  • Elevated mood (combats depression; more happiness).
  • Better sleep (look and feel younger).
  • Improves digestion and elimination (better nutrition and detoxification).
  • Better breathing (helps with asthma, bronchitis, COPD).
  • Less stress (feeling more relaxed; able to handle life’s challenges more easily).
  • Improved physical balance (less falls in elderly; better overall athletic performance).
  • Builds muscle strength (great for injury prevention, and performance in activities of daily life).
  • Lowers blood pressure (manage and prevent hypertension).
  • Improved brain performance (better focus and concentration; more mental clarity).
  • Decreases pain and inflammation (combats arthritis and other health problems).
  • Increasing bone density (helps prevent osteoporosis).
  • Strengthens the immune system (prevent illness, colds, and autoimmune disorders).
  • Improved metabolism (good for weight management; diabetes)
  • Enhanced overall quality of life (more overall happiness, love, and joy in life!).

 

Where can I sign up for a class with Dr. SAM?

See the info below for more details about the next class.

 

*Cancellation Policy: No refunds on tuition within 4 weeks of class. You may however transfer your tuition to another person before classes begin.

*NOTE: ALL class participants are required to Register & Sign an Exercise Liability Waiver prior to attending class!

Qigong with Dr. SAM

 

 

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Garden Motivation: Grow Your Own Food!

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog | 0 comments

Garden Motivation: Grow Your Own Food!

 

Do you need some garden motivation? In this motivational video, Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka “The Health Raiser!”) provides some inspiration to grow some of your own food. He takes you on a short tour of the epic garden he recently built and provides a few growing tips as well. As usual, he throws in some humor and character as well to keep it all fun!

Dr. SAM also shares some of the “life lessons” he’s learned as a result of growing food. He also highlights the importance of the “growing process” in life and how a garden serves to enhance overall health and well-being! Enjoy!

If you are looking to become healthier and want to “raise some health”, then subscribe today!

You can connect with Dr. SAM here:

Dr. SAM’s main website is here:  http://www.DrSamPT.com

Dr. SAM’s Wellness Retreats: http://RAW-habilitation.com

Dr. SAM’s Book: “Feel Good Now!”: http://amzn.to/1hubDsa

Dr. SAM’s Health Transformation program: http://BadHealthBeGone.com

Dr. SAM’s Professional You Tube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/drsampt

Dr. SAM’s Professional Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/DrSAMPT2

Dr. SAM’s Personal Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Professional Linked In Page:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/DrSamMielcarski

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North Georgia Mountain Wellness Retreat

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Come join us “Health Raisers” for 4 Days-3 Nights of

AWESOME Food, Fun & Adventure on this AMAZING

North Georgia Mountains Wellness Retreat!

 

Since many people are unable to attend the wellness retreats I run each year in Costa Rica (for various reasons: cost, travel, time off, etc.), I have been asked many times if I was every planning to do any retreats in the U.S.? And… especially in Georgia where I currently live.

I’ve always said: “If I can find the right place, I would consider it!” Well… I may have found that place! So, just imagine being surrounded in pristine nature in the North Georgia Mountains this fall for 4 days and 3 nights hanging out with other health conscious beings who want to “raise health” in the world!

The retreat planning is in the works. However, it takes tons of time and energy to run a successful retreat. And… before I invest this time and energy, I want to know who is REALLY interested in this type of event?

 

Retreat Highlights…

  • A 4-day 3 night all-inclusive retreat (does not include travel expenses; or optional private massage).
  • Fresh mountain air and pristine nature to enjoy.
  • A beautiful 100-foot Waterfall within eye-shot (and short walking distance).
  • A Fun Zip-line Adventure.
  • Delicious “Raw Food Vegan” meals.
  • Yoga & Corrective Movement classes.
  • Private Therapy/Wellness sessions.
  • Health-empowering Lectures.
  • Nature hikes.
  • Natural swimming pond (water is clean and clear).
  • A hot tub.
  • Fun activities may include: Movie Night; Dancing; Bonfire; Sound/Vibration with: Toning / Tibetan bowls; Massage Circle

 

Housing Accommodations

Private Rooms with:

  • Single, Double, and Triple occupancy as options.

  • One room has a private bathroom.

  • The other rooms will have shared bathrooms.

  • Some rooms have a view of the 100-ft. waterfall.

  • The retreat center also has: 2 indoor fireplaces, 1 outdoor fireplace, a meeting/yoga/meditation space, and a laundry room.
  • There is also an outside Patio with dining area.

 

 

 

Cost range:

The total cost of this retreat will be in the range of: $695 – $895 per person (depending on room option chosen.)

Retreat Location and Date:

This retreat will be held in the North Georgia Mountains.

Dates: Sept 28th-Oct.1st  2017

How many people?

This retreat will be limited to just 10-12 people, so register ASAP.

So, what next?

 

Please contact me ASAP if you are interested in registering for this retreat!

You can contact me via my website here>>> Contact Dr. SAM

Or, directly at DrSamPT@gmail.com

Or via phone at: 404-271-9997

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Head Lifts: The NEW “Exercise Craze”!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog | 0 comments

 

Head Lifts: The NEW “Exercise Craze”!

 

In this motivational health video, Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka “The Health Raiser!”) offers  some valuable insight about the value of doing “head lifts” every day!

Dr. SAM discusses how the habit of “looking down” has become so common in society, that people think it’s “normal”. It’s not normal! Actually, it’s quite dysfunctional! The act of having your eyes constantly glued to your smart-phone or other hand-held device has created an epidemic of sore and stiff spines. Sometimes referred to as “text neck”, this condition is REAL and it can become quite a significant issue that disrupts quality of life.

In mind, body, and spirit, Dr. SAM addresses why “looking down” all the time steals your health away! He mentions how people are actually “disconnected” (not connected) with the world around them! He recommends that when you are using your technology, keep it at eye level so as not to put unnecessary stress on your body that can impair your health long-term!

You can connect with Dr. SAM here:

Dr. SAM’s main website is here:  http://www.DrSamPT.com

Dr. SAM’s Wellness Retreats: http://RAW-habilitation.com

Dr. SAM’s Book: “Feel Good Now!”: http://amzn.to/1hubDsa

Dr. SAM’s Health Transformation program: http://BadHealthBeGone.com

Dr. SAM’s Professional You Tube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/drsampt

Dr. SAM’s Professional Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/DrSAMPT2

Dr. SAM’s Personal Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Professional Linked In Page:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/DrSamMielcarskifdsfsdfsf

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Is “everything in moderation” really okay?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog | 0 comments

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Is “everything in moderation” really okay?

In this motivational health video, Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka “The Health Raiser!”) offers  some valuable insight about the phrase “everything in moderation” as it pertains to health!

Dr. SAM discusses how “everything in moderation” is a very loose  relative term that many people can define and interpret as they wish, which can lead to justifying behavior that is not in alignment with one’s health goals. As such, when “everything in moderation” becomes a ‘daily habit’, it becomes an issue that can negatively impact one’s health.
 

The next issue about “everything in moderation” is that the world we live in today is not a world of moderation, but rather extremes. Therefore, since we can’t control some of these extremes (such as chemicals, electromagnetic radiation, etc.), it may be in our best interest to avoid adding to these extremes with an “everything in moderation” mindset.

Finally, the idea of “everything in balance”, as opposed to “everything in moderation” may be a better approach to overall health. Balance of the necessary ‘health essentials’  (instead of doing things that impair good health in a “moderate” way) may be what is really needed.

You can connect with Dr. SAM here:

Dr. SAM’s main website is here:  http://www.DrSamPT.com

Dr. SAM’s Wellness Retreats: http://RAW-habilitation.com

Dr. SAM’s Book: “Feel Good Now!”: http://amzn.to/1hubDsa

Dr. SAM’s Health Transformation program: http://BadHealthBeGone.com

Dr. SAM’s Professional You Tube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/drsampt

Dr. SAM’s Professional Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/DrSAMPT2

Dr. SAM’s Personal Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Professional Linked In Page:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/DrSamMielcarski 

Discover The “V.I.P.” of Health!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog | 0 comments

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Discover The “V.I.P.” of Health!

In this motivational health video, Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka “The Health Raiser!”) offers some valuable insight about the “V.I.P.” of health!

The first “V.I.P.” of health is YOU! You ARE a Very Important Person. As such, you have a very important role to play on this planet. You have unique gifts and talents you can share with the world. So, the better your health, the better you can express these unique gifts and talents!

The next “V.I.P.” of health is that health is a Very Important Possession. As such, it’s the greatest asset you own!

The final “V.I.P.” of health is:
V = Value- You MUST place VALUE on your health!
I = Invest- You MUST invest in your health on a continual basis!
P = Protect- You MUST guard and protect your health!

You can connect with Dr. SAM here:

Dr. SAM’s main website is here: http://www.DrSamPT.com

Dr. SAM’s Wellness Retreats: http://RAW-habilitation.com

Dr. SAM’s Book: “Feel Good Now!”: http://amzn.to/1hubDsa

Dr. SAM’s Health Transformation program: http://BadHealthBeGone.com

Dr. SAM’s Professional You Tube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/drsampt

Dr. SAM’s Professional Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/DrSAMPT2

Dr. SAM’s Personal Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Professional Linked In Page:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/DrSamMielcarski

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“Health Excuses” NO MORE!- ACHIEVE BETTER HEALTH NOW!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog | 0 comments

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 “Health Excuses” NO MORE!- ACHIEVE BETTER HEALTH NOW!


 

In this motivational health video, Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka “The Health Raiser!”) offers some valuable insight and guidance about WHY making excuses about “Being UNhealthy” does NOT serve your highest good; nor the world’s! Making health excuses is easy; and there is no shortage of them! People LOVE to find reasons WHY they don’t live a healthful lifestyle. In today’s world, it’s almost too easy!

However, Dr. SAM then offers a way to reframe your “HEALTH EXCUSES”– by making excuses (finding reasons) to “BE HEALTHY” instead! Dr. SAM’s videos are often motivational and thought-provoking. This one is no exception! Enjoy!

You can connect with Dr. SAM here:

Dr. SAM’s main website is here: http://www.DrSamPT.com

Dr. SAM’s Wellness Retreats: http://RAW-habilitation.com

Dr. SAM’s Book: “Feel Good Now!”: http://amzn.to/1hubDsa

Dr. SAM’s Health Transformation program: http://BadHealthBeGone.com

Dr. SAM’s Professional You Tube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/drsampt

Dr. SAM’s Professional Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/DrSAMPT2

Dr. SAM’s Personal Face Book Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Professional Linked In Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/DrSamMielcarski 

 

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Breathing method- Do you practice “red light” breathing?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog | 0 comments

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Breathing Method: Do you practice “red light” breathing?

This simple breathing method can help you feel better each day! In this motivational health video, Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka “The Health Raiser!”) offers a simple way to use traffic “red lights” as “breathing check-up stations”! What a great idea! Instead of being mad and frustrated, choose to use each “red light” to check in with yourself and ask: “How am I breathing right now?”. If your breathing is shallow and restricted (instead of full and deep the way it should be), this can cause you to feel anxious, tense, stressed, tired, confused, or even depressed.

Thus, breathing correctly can be an awesome: natural pain killer; stress regulator; and mood enhancer; as well as a means by which to keep the body pure, vital, and balanced. Breathing correctly helps to strengthen and unite the mind-body-spirit connection, and is also a means by which to access higher states of consciousness. Considering how important proper breathing is, it would be a good idea to have a way to perform a daily breathing “check-up” to see if you are breathing correctly.

Okay, so here’s one simple way of doing this: when you drive somewhere each day, you will have an opportunity (a traffic “red light”) to check in with your breathing. This simple method can reframe your whole day and help raise your level of vitality! However, you will have to run the experiment to find out!

Note: If you don’t drive or ride in a car, you can create other reminders several times a day to check in with your breathing as well. For example, these could be alerts on your phone; or even written post-it notes that say: “How are you breathing right now?”.

If you are looking for another motivational health video or help in improving your health, be sure to connect with ‘Dr. SAM’! You can find ways to connect with him below.

You can connect with Dr. SAM here:

Dr. SAM’s main website is here: http://www.DrSamPT.com

Dr. SAM’s Wellness Retreats: http://RAW-habilitation.com

Dr. SAM’s Book: “Feel Good Now!”: http://amzn.to/1hubDsa

Dr. SAM’s Health Transformation program: http://BadHealthBeGone.com

Dr. SAM’s Professional You Tube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/drsampt

Dr. SAM’s Professional Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/DrSAMPT2

Dr. SAM’s Personal Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Professional Linked In Page:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/DrSamMielcarski

 

 

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Are you wasting time? – 86,400 every day!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog | 0 comments

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Are you wasting time? – 86,400 every day!

Motivational Health Video:  In this motivational health video, Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka “The Health Raiser!”) offers some thoughts on having a clear vision and loving intention for your life! He also raises the key question: “How are you spending your precious time each day?” Each one of us has the same amount of time each day: 86,400 seconds! And… how we choose to spend these precious seconds each day will determine which direction our health goes in, as our health is determined by the choices we make and actions we take each day! Time is more precious than money! You can ‘make more’ money, but you can’t make more TIME! So, choose wisely how you spend your time each day!

If you are looking for another motivational health video or help in improving your health, be sure to connect with ‘Dr. SAM’! You can find ways to connect with him below:

You can connect with Dr. SAM here:
Dr. SAM’s main website is here: http://www.DrSamPT.com

Dr. SAM’s Wellness Retreats: http://RAW-habilitation.com

Dr. SAM’s Book: “Feel Good Now!”: http://amzn.to/1hubDsa

Dr. SAM’s Health Transformation program: http://BadHealthBeGone.com

Dr. SAM’s Professional You Tube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/drsampt

Dr. SAM’s Professional Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/DrSAMPT2

Dr. SAM’s Personal Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Professional Linked In Page:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/DrSamMielcarski

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Motivational Health Video: Will today be THE DAY?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Dr. SAM's RAW-habilitation Blog | 0 comments

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Motivational Health Video: Will today be THE DAY?

Motivational Health Video: In this awesome motivational health video, Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka “The Health Raiser!”) offers the key question: “Will today be the day?”… in relation to changing your health! It’s a passionate and poetic invitation to finally MAKE THE CHANGES you need to in order to improve YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LIFE, and THE WORLD for the better! If you are looking for another motivational health video or help in improving your health, be sure to connect with ‘Dr. SAM’! You can find ways to connect with him below:

You can connect with Dr. SAM here:
Dr. SAM’s main website is here:  http://www.DrSamPT.com

Dr. SAM’s Wellness Retreats: http://RAW-habilitation.com

Dr. SAM’s Book: “Feel Good Now!”: http://amzn.to/1hubDsa

Dr. SAM’s Health Transformation program: http://BadHealthBeGone.com

Dr. SAM’s Professional You Tube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/drsampt

Dr. SAM’s Professional Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/DrSAMPT2

Dr. SAM’s Personal Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Professional Linked In Page:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsamuelmielcarski

Dr. SAM’s Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/DrSamMielcarski

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