The traditional practice of Qigong might be the current day answer to a lot of what hurts our present day society. Developed in asia millenia ago, it’s still practiced today by millions around the globe. This unique and simple religious practice is quickly rising in popularity. Prominent figures such as Eckart Tolle and Doctor. Mehmet Oz espouse the need for practices such as Qigong for the health and future of humankind. Qigong utilizes respiring, body movement, and psychological awareness for self healing, longevity, relaxing the body, and awakening the spirit.
Roughly translated, Qigong (or Chi Kung as it is also known), means energy (Qi) work (gong). Qi can also be interpreted as life force. The body is accepted to have meridians or channels along which the energy or Qi flows thru us. This energy flow enables our bodies to function properly, regenerate, and heal.
Western science has demonstrated that at a molecular level all things, including the body, are comprised of energy. Now thru quantum physics we are learning this molecular energy has intelligence or consciousness. Issues arise when this flow of energy gets blocked or slowed. Some contributing factors include improper food intake, an unhealthy approach to life, wounds, genetics, and the no 1 factor-stress. Imagine a lake with an inflowing river and an out flowing river.
This balance keeps the water fresh and clean. If you’re larger than the other, Problems show up. Now picture the lake completely blocked at either end, no flow. Eventually the water becomes stagnant, a swamp (illness arrives). The art of Qigong enables one to keep the flow going and in balance. Qigong’s mild movements, though sophisticated in nature, help to disencumber any blockages within our bodies and give it to a natural, holistic state of heath.