Introduction to Qi Gong
by Lee HoldenQi means energy. Every system in your body needs energy. Your nervous system and spine conduct a tremendous amount of energy communicating mind to body and body to mind. When the Qi in your body is blocked, the systems don’t run smoothly. This practice will help to insure that all parts of your body have a fresh supply of energy. Qi Gong translates as the “skill at working with energy.”
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- Mirror-view beginner qigong moves to the left and right.
- Low-impact, whole body exercise done sitting or standing.
- No experience needed; beginner-friendly follow-along workout.
Qi means energy. Every system in your body needs energy. Your nervous system and spine conduct a tremendous amount of energy communicating mind to body and body to mind. When the Qi in your body is blocked, the systems don’t run smoothly. This practice will help to insure that all parts of your body have a fresh supply of energy. Qi Gong translates as the “skill at working with energy.”
Qi Gong is a time-honored practice that focuses on health, relaxation, energy, and vitality. Described as the “art of effortless power”, Qi Gong is easy to follow and effective for improving your health. Combining gentle stretching, energy-activating exercise, simple movements for strength, and flowing movements, Qi Gong gives a complete body/mind workout. As part of an ancient medicine that focused on prevention, Qi Gong was often used to treat our most common ailments, like stress, pain, fatigue, depression, insomnia, and much more.
Practice these routines and see for yourself how wonderful and enlivened you can truly feel. You will learn:
- Simple stretches for improved flexibility
- Release stress, tension, and tightness
- Activate internal energy
- Flowing movements for deep relaxation and a calm clear mind
Qigong (chi kung) is the ancient art of building the body's Qi (energy) to a higher level and circulating it throughout the body for rejuvenation and health. Some Qigong is practiced sitting or standing still, while other Qigong can be a kind of moving meditation. This gentle Qigong exercise is a highly effective way to reduce stress, increase energy, enhance healing, and generally improve your quality of life.
Qigong increases the quantity of energy in the body, and improves the quality of your circulation through energy pathways, known as meridians. Qigong is sometimes called "acupuncture without needles."
Similar to yoga, Qigong can stimulate the entire body deeply with low-impact movement and develop a stronger mind/body connection. The slow, relaxed movements are widely recognized for their health benefits, such as boosting your immune response, strengthening the internal organs, muscles, joints, spine, and bones, and developing abundant energy. A Qigong session makes one feel strong, centered, and happy.
Qigong can be effective in helping people with insomnia, stress-related disorders, depression, back pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, and problems with the immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, bioelectric circulatory system, lymphatic system, and digestive system.