Stay Entire Well being Episode 126: Introduction to Qigong

Stay Entire Well being Episode 126: Introduction to Qigong

“What’s that noise down there?!” my teenage daughter yelled from her bed room as I cleaned up the kitchen. I usually discover myself on this state of frenzy, attempting to finish a job and not likely interested by something apart from my pleasure.

You could possibly say I mess up my “chi” or power by performing like this. Jokes apart, I am not doing my thoughts, soul, or physique any good after I’m on this state of want. Then I do know I must discover a solution to steadiness my to-do record with some qigong – for the sake of myself and people round me!

Based on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, “qigong,” pronounced “chi gong,” was developed in China hundreds of years in the past as a part of conventional Chinese language medication. It contains workout routines to optimize the power within the physique, thoughts and spirit with the intention of enhancing and sustaining well being and well-being. Qigong has each psychological and bodily parts and includes the regulation of the thoughts, breath, and physique motion and posture.

In most qigong types:

  • The breath is sluggish, lengthy and deep. Respiration patterns can change from belly respiration to respiration together with speech sounds.
  • The actions are sometimes light and clean, and intention for leisure.
  • The regulation of consciousness contains focusing one’s consideration and visualization.

Dynamic (lively) Qigong methods focus totally on physique actions, significantly complete physique or arm and leg actions. Meditative (passive) qigong methods could be practiced in any posture that may be maintained over time and contain respiration and thoughts workout routines with virtually no physique motion.

Learn extra about qigong from the Nationwide Institutes of Well being right here.

Strive it your self and observe this 20-minute introduction to qigong with Mary Ann Douglas of the Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Well being Care System.

Take a step in direction of managing your general well being

Practising qigong is sweet for calming nerves, however there’s extra to dwelling a balanced and more healthy life.

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