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Qigong

Qigong is a holistic practice that combines certain movements with abdominal breathing and focus of the mind to unblock energy pathways to produce healing of the body, mind and spirit.

Qigong literally means life energy cultivation, and it is nearly a 5 thousand year old Chinese art that is the practice of graceful movement with breathing to improve flow of energy. It is very closely related to the martial arts and is a wonderful holistic practice that will enhance health on all levels of body, mind and spirit.

How it Works

It combines certain movements with abdominal breathing and focus of the mind to unblock energy pathways to produce healing of the body, mind and spirit. The big focus is here is on the breath for in the breath there is life.

Benefits

Qigong is a wonderful healing art that has been around for thousands of years. It works to unblock energy pathways and create better flow of energy in the body. Whenever there is better flow of energy in the body there is more health. It will improve sleep, augment recovery time, reduce stress and enhance the immune system.

Precautions

In order to learn this correctly it would be wise to seek out a good teacher of Qigong and then cultivate your own practice at home with the use of DVD instructional videos. If you have any health concerns please check with your doctor prior to participating in a class.

Summary

Qigong is a wonderful healing art that has many different forms of practice. It is of great benefit to the body, mind and soul in that it is a gentle but highly effective modality that is non-invasive, economical and good for many physical ailments as well as emotional imbalances.

References

  • The Way of Qigong the Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing by Ken Cohen
  • Heal Yourself with Qigong by Suzanne Friedman
  • The Root of Chinese Qigong by Yang Jwing-Ming