You already know that qigong exercises are easier to learn than Tai Chi, less exhausting than Yoga and need nearly zero athleticism. You already know that qigong gives you physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits and pretty much makes you better at everything you do. But not many people know what I am going to share with you.. When practicing qigong you are not the only one to benefit, everything around you near and far benefits. EVERYTHING is qi / chi or energy? If you hold out your hand, the space between your hand and an object isn’t “empty space”. It’s full of qi, we are literally swimming thru qi. Well when you practice an energy art like qigong you are having a constructive effect on the qi within you and all around you and everything inside a radius of you benefits.
Glaringly that radius of effect is reliant upon your level of qigong ability. I can recollect visiting a qigong master in Penang and speaking with him. I was shocked that his studio was merely a standard house next to all of his neighbors.
I asked if his neighbors minded and he answered no, because they all felt the favorable effects of his qigong and his students qigong. It brought harmony to those within his sphere of effect. I remember my cat Gordy was always around when I did my practice. He just used to sit and enjoy being in walking distance with me and he lived to a ripe old age. I Have spotted this too with Jake our new Pup. Though he often gets a bit boisterous! So do not be surprised if doing your practice out doors you attract the local wildlife.
So remember when you practice qigong not only are you benefiting from that practice but the remainder of the world, your folks, your pets and your neighbors also benefit. Why? As you are working to remove blockages to the balanced flow of energy, not just thru the meridians of your body, but to the flow of energy in your local physical surroundings. This sounds right because as we’ve already claimed, everything is energy / qi. Even the sharp edge of western science – quantum physics – agrees that everything is energy, it’s simply the frequency at which it oscillates that makes the difference to it’s appearance.
Because qigong is the art of energy it comes as no great surprise that practicing qigong brings more than only systematic benefits to you, it gives benefits to those around you too. Your plants will appreciate it, your pets will come and join you and those in your close surroundings will benefit too. Qigong actually is that brilliant, It’s hard to think of another art that comes close to bringing such physical, emotional, psychological and non secular benefits personally and communally.
If only more of us were practicing qigong then I suspect the world would be a lot better place. So take comfort and joy in the understanding that your practice of qigong is bringing benefits not only to you, but to the world around you as well .
This post was written by Jennifer Douglas.