Qi Gong for High Blood Pressure
by Lee HoldenStress contracts the energy system, which in turn constricts the blood vessels. When we relax, the vessels dilate and the qi flows. Research shows that a daily practice of qi gong can lower blood pressure.
Qi gong is an ancient form of exercise and moving meditation that helps restore balance to the body and mind. Described as the art of preventing disease and prolonging life, qigong awakens the natural healing power of the body.
About one in three Americans has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Stress is a key factor in high blood pressure. Mental stress keeps the brain in a hyperactive state that leads to blood-vessel contraction, faster heartbeats, and less blood flowing to the peripheral body, causing persistent elevated blood pressure.
High blood pressure increases your risk for a large variety of health factors. By relaxing the system and lowering blood pressure, these potential problems are greatly reduced.
Qi gong is both an exercise routine and a stress management form of relaxation. Qi is the body’s life-force energy. There’s a saying in qi gong: “Flowing water doesn’t stagnate,” and the same is true for the body’s energy.
When we keep this internal life-force energy circulating, inner balance and relaxation happen naturally. Stress contracts the energy system, which in turn constricts the blood vessels. When we relax, the vessels dilate and the qi flows.
Research shows that a daily practice of qi gong can lower blood pressure. Be your own best research: try it for yourself, and witness the wonderful results of this ancient practice.
Learn how to
- Recover from long-term stress
- Clear mental, emotional, and energetic stagnation
- Relax the mind, body, and spirit