UK Motor Company Promotes Tai Chi to Relieve Stress

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Dec 08, 2010

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Tai chi is becoming more mainstream, as evidenced by an unlikely addition to the auto industry:, a website dedicated to selling cars, is promoting the ancient Chinese practice to relieve stress. The site features an online video of 10 tai chi–inspired exercises that can be done sitting in the driver’s seat of a car, while it is stationary. Dean Hodgkin, a former world karate champion, demonstrates and cues the exercise series, which begins with “CARdio chill out.”

Hodgkin suggests that the exercises will help drivers beat the stress of motoring, banish the Monday-morning blues, reduce the stress of commuting, stay alert behind the wheel and avoid road rage. To see the video, go to

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at