Susan Shane

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Optimize Your Health With Exaircise!

Susan Shane, L.Ac., integrates Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic medical traditions in Vitality Fusion


People battling poor fitness, excess weight, back pain, stress and other health issues need simple do-it-yourself ways to improve their health and well-being. For everyone facing these struggles, author and wellness expert Susan Shane created Exaircise, a cross-cultural fitness program based on the common focus of Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic traditions.

An authority on world health practices, Susan is a California licensed acupuncturist andDiplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her book, Vitality Fusion, a Comparative, Interactive Survey of Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine, reveals how readers can create a customized path to optimal health using these ancient and modern modalities.

Susan created Exaircise based upon her background in dance, and her knowledge that proper breathing is integral to health and fitness practices worldwide. Exaircise includes simple, gentle and easy-to-learn movements that introduce people to the importance of slowing down and breathing deeply for lifelong health. For those of us who tend to overdo everything from work to exercise, the revelation of fully aerating our bodies throughout our daily lives can open up a revolutionary path to health, Susan says.

"People have become so rational and mechanical in their movements in daily life, they have forgotten what it feels like to really breathe," Susan says. "They don't know that air goes from head to toe to support them. There's so much that people can learn, and breathing is key."

Tai-chi, yoga and modern relaxation techniques point to the primacy of breathing in oriental, Ayurvedic and Western traditions. Exaircise draws upon all these traditions to help people boost health and vitality.

"Whether people are in pain and poor fitness, it doesn't matter what they've done or haven't done, I always review the breathing," Susan says. "I go over it with people in minor situations to chronic major illnesses. It's huge because they can do Exaircise all the time and help themselves."

Through her mastery of global holistic traditions, Susan has helped patients overcome chronic back and muscular pain and fibromyalgia, recover from sports injuries, and even helped infertile couples achieve the health balance needed to conceive. Through Exaircise, she has introduced everyone from elite athletes to octogenarians to the benefits of slow, deep, purposeful breathing.

Susan began developing Exaircise more than 20 years ago and over the years she added to the body of work that became Vitality Fusion. The project came together the last few years when she was traveling the United States with her son, who was competing nationally in martial arts, and realized how many Americans could benefit from Exaircise with its holistic focus on breathing, movement and self-care.

"Many of the people I met were overweight and in pain, not just from sports, but from eating food that did not have value in it," she says. "I kept watching them and said, "Oh my goodness, this is where people need to know they have other choices."

In Vitality Fusion, Susan explains:

* The history, differences and commonalities of world health and fitness traditions.
* Why we each need to take charge of our health. This starts with understanding our medical histories and the reasons we have been prescribed pharmaceuticals, herbal medications or procedures.
* How to become more mindful of the food you eat and its impact on your health.
* Why we each need a spiritual sensibility ­– Susan calls it the spiritual quotient – in how we decide to care for our health and ourselves.

"I'm trying to get people to listen to their own expert within themselves, their own innate wisdom, rather than looking externally for a quick fix," she says. "You have to have a spiritual sensibility in what you decide and do with your health."

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