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Qigong For Life



The world needs exercise; there is no question about it. People on a daily basis need physical movement of some sort, and regardless of age, weight, stamina, etc. exercise is a recommendation to promote a healthy lifestyle. Often times when one thinks of exercise, running or lifting weights in a gym come to mind. This may be an appropriate fit for some, but there are individuals who are either not equipped to handle such a strenuous routine, or are in need or a more profound exercise…namely one that balances the body. For thousands of years China has cherished one of the oldest known overall physical remedies known to man. Making its worldwide wave just recently, Qigong has literally proved to optimize the health and actually cure thousands of people from ailments and disease. This type of epiphany raises a whole new meaning to the ideal of exercising for your health.

Unlike many physical exercises, Qigong (also spelled Chi Kung or Chigong and pronounce chee gung) is a low impact to moderate workout. However, practicing the movements, and encompassing the meditative flow of energy, it is easy to work up a sweat within mere minutes. Qigong is an efficient medicinal exercise because it focuses on and successfully rejuvenates the qi (life force or vital energy) in your body. The combination of meditative physical movements and focused breathing techniques helps stimulate the blood flow and thus promotes a more balanced qi.

In an ongoing regard, there are thousands of forms of qigong, sometimes categorically split three ways, four ways, five, or six; simply depending on the individual’s perspective when considering certain elements of the exercise such as: quiescent, dynamic, and quiescent- cum-dynamic (3 types); standing, sitting, lying down, and moving (4 types) or Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, medical, and martial (5 types). There are, though, three main aspects to the practice of qigong: namely form, mind, and energy. For example, simply running through the motion of Qigong is not actually Qigong, as it would be eliminating the equally important aspects of mind and energy. Tai Chi (more naturally taijiquan) is an extenuation of Qigong. To some, these art forms resemble slow motion martial arts; which technically, tai chi is a martial art. Kung Fu makes use of Qigong’s energy training and ultimately enhances the internal power and agility amongst its practitioners.

According to Chinese medical thought, Qigong is known to cure the “incurable.” In this regard, it is our birth right to fight against imbalance and physiological dis-ease. Many types of illnesses such as: asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular restriction, hypertension, and even cancer have all been remedied by this ancient practice. The United States has finally begun to open up to such miraculous possibilities while conducting numerous medical and scientific tests; all resulting in the prevention, and further elimination of illness by way of Qigong.

The forte of Qigong is to restore the body’s natural harmonious qi flow, even enhance it; which essentially builds a healthier essence. When the body has improved respiration and a more natural blood flow, it is better equipped to fight against illness, and resurrect health. Qigong is also very powerful in fighting against negative residue, emotionally and mentally.

There are five main reasons to practice Qigong and actually infiltrate the exercise into daily life. Qigong helps prevent and actually cure diseases. It enhances vitality and also further strengthens the body’s internal force. The meditation expands the mind, focus, and intellect. It promotes and aids youthfulness and longevity. And it also gives passage to spiritual connectivity. The physical aspect of Qigong is intense enough to leave you shaking and sweating, but gentle enough to uplift your mind, body, and soul. Qigong is becoming one of the most phenomenally-viewed physical activities worldwide because of its miraculous effects, including curing the incurable. Talk about exercising for your health.