Qi Gong literally means ‘energy work’ and is a powerful way to re-balance your body both emotionally and physically.
Most people are not even aware that they have an energy system, however, recent advances in Quantum Physics are highlighting the importance of this little know system in our body.
Unlike yoga which is based on static poses, Qi Gong mirrors the slow moving and flowing movements of nature.
Scientific studies indicate that Qigong therapy can assist with restoring balance (homeostasis), attenuating stress related to hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity and modulate the balance of the autonomic nervous system toward parasympathetic dominance – the relaxation state.
There are three key elements to Qi Gong:
- Breathing exercises
- Mindful Movement
- Energy Flow
Deep breathing exercises allow your brain waves to shift into a relaxed but focused state (relaxed alertness).
Slow movements increase the flow of blood and the supply of oxygen to the body.
Energy flows where your attention goes, so Qi Gong allows energy blockages and scattered energy to become re-aligned.
There different type of Qi Gong include:
- Medical Qi Gong
- Qi Gong as a Martial Art
- Spiritual Qi Gong
As the Shaolin Monastery grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit pointed out:
“Qi Gong therapy, as well as other branches of Chinese medicine, can be reduced to two simple principles: the cleansing of meridians to achieve harmonious energy flow, and the restoration of yin-yang balance”.
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