Its Healthy Day for Saturday June 16, 2018. We are holding a Pamper Day for everyone! These sessions are a MUST know-all for those interested in a healthy lifestyle.
By Elvan Tong
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Elvan Tong, a member on the PAA Executive Committee, will do a 15 – 20 minutes demonstration on the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi. He has been practising this gentle exercise for 20 years.
Tai Chi is a ‘soft and passive’ art form as opposed to the ‘hard and aggressive’ kung fu martial art form. It consists of a series of 38 moves, accompanied by hand movements and constant shifting of body weight from one foot to the other. When these moves are done in a slow and continuous manner with steady breathing, it gives the impression of “meditation in motion”.
The most important benefit of Tai Chi is the strengthening of the spine, which in turn strengthens the internal vital organs and brain. Using muscles and joints in the exercise itself prevents arthritis, rheumatism and other skeletal ailments. Breathing and slowness promotes mental relaxation and emotional calmness.
With regular practice over time, chi (energy) is built up in the body that gives one much physical and mental well being.
Elvan is also a certified Swedish masseur. He will do neck and shoulder massage after his Tai Chi demo. Time permitting, he will also do Zone Therapy or Reflexology.
By James Chin
Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) is an ancient art pioneered and mastered by monks in the Shaolin temples in Southern China. Modern medical science refers to Trigger Points (TPs) as palpable points in taut bands of your muscle fibres beneath the myofascial sheath. TPT is different from acupuncture although it might appear that some of the TPs correspond with the meridian points that map acupuncture protocols. The best TPT practitioners are those who have natural skills that can search for the TPs to redistribute your “Chi”. With a skilled practitioner, TPT therapy is able to alleviate pain such as back and neck aches, stiff shoulders, tennis elbow etc in a non-invasive way and with about 50% of individuals, has an almost immediate effect in making you feel more “loose”, relaxed and painless.
Skin Care demonstration
Since it is a “Pamper” Saturday, there will also be a Skin Care demonstration for the Ladies and Men — as men do want to look good and feel good as well, regardless of age.
Buah Tangan – A Peranakan culture
What is Buah Tangan and what does it mean? Buah meaning fruit, and Tangan means hand. So it literally means – fruit on the hands. It is interpreted as, we do not go empty-handed to any invitation extended to us. When visiting family or friends, we would always bring along something or a small gift such as fruits or cakes. As we are a Peranakan family, if you could, do bring a Buah Tangan the next time you join us at our Saturday Social. An interesting tip from Bibi Teo, our Special Counsel
Whilst PAANSW plays host to these enjoyable Social Saturdays, our Executive Committee extends its appreciation to all for their attendance to share and enjoy all thing PERANAKAN.
PAANSW provides tea and coffee. If any member or guest would like to bring along a plate of “Kueh Kueh” you are welcome to do so.
To join as a member: ($20 per annum), please follow this link: http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/
Contact: email@example.com for more information about PAA NSW membership.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Reservation is required for catering purposes.
Deadline: Thursday, 14th June 2018
Cost: Member: $5 per person Non members: $8 per person.
Date: Saturday, 16th June 2018
Time: 1 pm – 4.00 pm
Venue: St Anthony’s Parish, 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122