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Qi Gong - An Effective Antidote to Modern Stress

March 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 105

There is stress in the world all around us - financial worries over the economy, fears over global political instability, as well as concerns about the environment and the safety of our food and water. Even if they are not directly focused on stressor, many people are impacted by the negative energies that come from other people's worries and concerns.

Stress is the result of how the body interprets messages. For many, these disruptive energetic vibrations related to stress are very erratic, and cause some degree of disorientation and uncertainty.

People under stress may feel lost, not certain where they are in their lives, or where they should be headed. Unresolved feelings like these can cause emotional and physical health problems. In fact, studies have shown that various types of chronic stress are linked to a greater risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Chronic stress can cause problems by elevating levels of adrenalin and adrenal steroid hormones.

One homeopathic paper compared adrenalin arousal to "leaving a car engine idling at high speed." Even a simple argument can cause our hearts to beat faster, and our blood pressure to rise. Stress can also lead to depression and disturbed sleep, which can create other health issues. Stress is also not just a personal matter. It can have a negative effect on friends and family; anyone in communication with the stressed individual can be adversely affected. We can't control the stock market or what other people say, feel or do, but what we can we do to help ourselves deal with the multiple stresses we face every day.

One very safe and extremely effective method of calming these disruptive energetic vibrations coming from stress is the practice of Chi gong or qigong. To practice Qi Gong is to let our energy flow freely, allowing us to feel more balanced - physically and emotionally. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese energy practice which involves breathing, visualization, and simple movements to perform an internal exercise to balance one's energy, or Chi.

For thousands of years, the Chinese have used chi gong to help calm the body, mind and spirit. Chi or qi is your vital energy - the energy of life itself. It is the energy of creation. Chi is in all living organisms, plants and animals. Universal Qi is the original energy. All human beings are born with blood and chii. The word Gong means to work or practice. Therefore, to practice is to work with life energy.

BENEFITS OF QI GONG When you practice, you are consciously focusing upon collecting and holding that Qi energy within the body to increase and maintain vitality. You do not have time to think of the stress around you. During this time you let yourself be free from thoughts and worries as you focus on working and moving the Qi.

On numerous occasions, I have heard participants comment that while practicing Qi Gong they not only forgot about their problems, but their aches and pains seemed to disappear as well. The stress will naturally begin to evaporate in the body when one practices.

Qi balances the body and strengthens the immune system. It enables the emotional body to become more stable and secure. It elevates energy levels, helping people to feel more connected and content. Practicing everyday will improve your overall health, keeping you looking and feeling youthful and strong. Even though the practice may look simple, one should learn from a qualified instructor with good Qi energy, and practice at least five to 20 minutes a day.

While there are thousands of Qi forms of involving regular practice, discipline, and in most cases gentle physical movement, it is not a sport, nor is it about competition. Rather, it is about supporting our health through focused relaxation, controlled breathing, and meditation. Some famous Qi Gong forms include: Wu's Eye Qi Gong, Wu's Anti-Cancer Longevity Qi Gong, Wu's Health & Fitness Qi Gong, etc. Ultimately, it is for all those who wish to take charge of, and to participate in their own well-being. And because practicing makes you feel good, you will actually look forward to your practice.


You can connect with Universal chi from the heaven and earth by doing this simple Qi Gong exercise to reduce stress:

1. Stand naturally (attentive but relaxed) with arms by the sides of your body, knees slightly bent and the tongue touching the pallet.

2. Breathe in through the nose. Visualize good chi coming down from the universe and entering at the crown of your head.

3. Breathe out through the nose. Visualize the chi cleansing your body, sending the stress away, down to the feet and out to the earth. Repeat as needed.

Qigong, by its very nature, elevates consciousness, and brings the emotional body into a more positive state. When one begins to move the body, one must think about moving the Qi. As a result, feelings of worry and concern will naturally and effortlessly be put aside when practicing. It is a wonderful, self-healing therapy that balances you and provides what your body, mind and soul really need. It creates within us a sense of well-being, which allows us to cope with stress and stressor in the world around us far more efficiently.

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