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Revive Your Mental Health With Qi Gong

Imagine this scenario; you are living your days as if it’s your last. You genuinely enjoy waking up, because you have something to look forward to. You feel relaxed, optimistic, and happy. You sincerely believe that life couldn’t get any better.

Unfortunately, your life is quite the opposite. Your days seem to be dreary. You don’t have anything exciting to look forward to. Bills are piling up, and you don’t know when things will get better. Now, you desperately search for solutions to help yourself out of your situation.

In the hustle and bustle of life in the city, you find out that traditional Asian methods can help you get better. One of these Asian healing methods is Qi Gong, an ancient practice that helped people from all over the world revive their mental and spiritual well-being.

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Find out more about Qi Gong and how it can help you by reading this article.

What Is Qi Gong?

If you’re wondering what is qigong all about, focus on the two words that comprise it. “Qi” or for some, “chi” means life’s energy. All that exist have their own qi. Qi is also loosely used to indicate the power that is moving in your body – your body heat or your aura.

On the other hand, “gong” means constant practice to attain a specific skill. You will have to commit to practicing Qi Gong for years to be able to reap the benefits of this traditional method.

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To put it simply, Qi Gong is a mindful practice of balancing your qi through meditation, body posture, and deep breathing.

Effects Of Qi Gong To Your Mental Well-Being

Qi Gong has a variety of methods that can be combined to help you get you through your slump. These various methods are all generally accepted by its practitioners.

One of the primary effects of qi gong is better self-awareness. If you have been feeling lost for quite some time now, practical application of qi gong can help you find your center again.  You will get in touch with yourself and find peace within yourself.

Another effect of Qi Gong is more stamina and cardiovascular fitness for its practitioners. Regular physical activity because of Qi Gong’s various exercise routines and breathing exercises. You will have more endorphins within your system at the end of each Qi Gong session, leading you to feel happier.

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Definitely, Qi Gong’s movements and rhythmic exercises can help you calm your inner storms. As compared to people who did not practice Qi Gong, Qi Gong practitioners experience a significantly higher quality of life.

Overall, Qi gong can help you address feelings of stress and anxiety. You will notice significant improvements in overall psychological well-being.

Where To Start?

If you’re thinking of starting your journey with Qi Gong, here are some tips.

First, try seeking a reputable Qi Gong master who will help you with your journey through self-discovery and self-fulfillment.

Also, getting into Qi Gong means serious commitment. Most practitioners have been doing their exercises for about five years before they have reaped most benefits from their practice.

In summary, Traditional Asian practices have been gaining ground nowadays because of their holistic approach to a person’s well-being. Long-time practitioners have experienced a significant difference in their physical and psychological well-being. They are less susceptible to anxiety attacks, depressive disorders, and stress. Moreover, practitioners have more physical activity because of Qi Gong. They have lower susceptibility for cardiovascular diseases, and they enjoy a better quality of life overall. Definitely, Qi Gong is a must-try to improve one’s mental health.

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Tai Chi And Its Benefits

 

 

What is Tai Chi?

 

The world has known about martial arts through the movies of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris decades ago. People became interested in learning karate and other forms of martial arts for self-defense, and they even enrolled their children in karate classes. That was how the Westerners influenced everyone in terms of how we should practice martial arts.

 

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Tai chi is among of the oldest methods in Chinese alternative medicine that has been utilized by almost everyone in China to achieve mental, physical and emotional wellness. It involves performing slow and gentle movements combined with proper breathing techniques to achieve peace of mind, heart and soul. Its purpose is also for self-defense, but not through violence and haste. It practices total focus and concentration.

 

How does Tai chi Achieve Wellness?

 

Seasoned Tai chi masters are known to utilize a small amount of energy to push a much heavier force through full concentration and a steady flow of ‘Qi’ or life energy. A smooth flow of life energy is the optimal priority of practicing Tai Chi. It is this energy that’s responsible for creating harmony within our bodies, thereby helping us achieve wellness. With regular practice, it can be an essential exercise for the body, mind and heart.

 

What are the Types of Tai Chi?

 

There are actually several ways of doing Tai Chi, but there are three major styles that are more commonly used, their names derived from their founding masters.

 

  1. The Chen style is done by doing slow, but explosive moves. It requires coordination of almost all body parts and is therefore not recommended for beginners because of reported injuries to the back and knees.
  2. The Yang style is the most popular one, although not the oldest. People you see in parks and other recreational places that are doing Tai chi in groups are usually doing the Yang style. The steps are gentle, consistent and easy enough for children, adults and seniors to follow.
  3. The Wu style is a more recent style derived from Yang and is composed of about 100 movements, but can be done in 36 steps using its shorter version. Some people find the Wu rather boring with much slower movements.

 

What are the Benefits of Tai Chi?

 

Here are some of the all-time benefits of Tai Chi for our mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

 

  • Improves flexibility and muscular strength
  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Promotes normal blood circulation and speeds up healing
  • Strengthens joints and ligaments essential for optimal physical function
  • Helps improve mental and emotional well being
  • Tremendously decreases stress and tension levels
  • Regulates blood pressure and helps maintain a healthy heart

 

Tai Chi goes far beyond physical and mental health. It is a fulfilling spiritual experience as well. The feeling of being free from stress, negativity and physical ailments is more than enough to be grateful for this wonderful Asian healing method known as Tai Chi.

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