October Club Day’s program featured Deby Goldenberg, a certified yoga therapist and a Tai Chi/Qi Gong instructor, who has also achieved a 3rd degree black belt. Deby began her post-luncheon program by demonstrating the saber form, followed by introducing WWC members to Qi Gong in a guided meditation, including both standing and seated positions within Bedford Hall. Qi ("subtle breath" or "vital energy") and Gong ("skill cultivated through steady practice") is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent.Members were also introduced to “SA TA NA MA” meditation, which is becoming scientifically recognized as a powerful tool for preventing or stopping Alzheimer’s disease: increasing all aspects of cognitive function, reducing stress levels, improving short term memory. SA represents “infinity”, TA represents “creativity”, NA represents “change”, and MA represents “rebirth”.
(L-R) WWC President, Christina McVaney and WWC Past President, Audrey Rabinowitz encourage club members to participate in the MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER walk at Sherwood Island State Park on October 20th.
(L-R) Clothing Tag Sale Co-Chairs, Susan Loselle and Mary Lee Clayton, and WWC Member Suzan Murphy give members a preview of the upcoming WWC clothing fundraiser on October 25-27, including a few garment previews from the “Best Stuff” boutique.