How can spending time in nature on a regular basis help your health? And how does our obsession with technoloy affect our health and wellbeing? Our addiction to screens is an increasing fact of life. In fact, even just today I was reading that successful tech venture capitalist and former Google and Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee thinks in the future there will be such a thing as Virtual Reality Anonymous, just like Alcoholics Anonymous. For all the positive aspects of technology, there is also a dark side to it.The amount of time we spend in front of a computer screen without a balance of other elements in our life is becoming a new health epidemic that is on the rise. Regardless of all our technological change, the nature health connection will not change. We need to be in touch with nature in order to fully thrive.
There are numerous Qigong health benefits that have a direct physical and emotional impact. It is an exercise that is highly underated in the world of exercise and fitness because on first appearance it is something that looks too simple. It is easy to practice, is graceful and can be done in almost any kind of clothing and does not need a lot of space.
Many of these quick daily health tips you have probably already heard of but the question is, are you actually doing them? Most of these tips are considered standard good health practices and if you want to feel and look better and have more energy, you just can’t get away from the basics! These 8 daily health tips are a mixture of common practices, and some not so common practices, yet all are highly beneficial for your mind body health.
Being a personal trainer and yoga instructor, I didn’t really have any experience with Qigong before the year 2012. However, I was always interested in mind body practices, so when I came across Lee Holden qigong for beginners (otherwise known as Discover Qi), which I could access online from the privacy of my home, I was intrigued.
When people search for ways on how to boost the immune system naturally, they are usually looking for what they might be able to eat or what supplement they can ingest to experience an improvement. This post explores some alternatives to this and how the practice of Qigong has solid scientific evidence for improving the state of your immune system.
We all want more energy at one stage at another. In fact, one of the problems with modern life is that we often lack energy to do the things that we either want to do or need to do. When you start to use Qigong for more energy, you will notice that it takes far less effort than other activities often take. Once more, according to medical surveys, lack of energy and high levels of stress are one of the most common complaints that patients describe to their doctors. Learn a quick Qigong exercise at the bottom of this post.
I used to teach Yoga all the time.
My world view changed dramatically.
I discovered Qigong.
Why I choose Qigong over Yoga now.
What is Qigong?
What are the benefits of Qigong?
There are many benefits of Qigong. Just a few of them include:
- Enhanced immune system
- Reduction in stress
- A feeling of being more resilient in life
- Pain reduction in body
- Increased flexibility
- Increased heart and lung capacity
- Prevention of injuries in bones, joints and mucsles
- Improves balance and coordination
- Increased sensitivity to your own body and what it needs for optimum wellness
- Not overly time consuming
- Can be practiced in nearly any kind of clothing
Try a 10 minute session now.
The best way to find out what the benefits of Qigong are is to try a mini session. The 10 minute session below is perfect for getting a direct experience of what some of the benefits of Qigong are. Before you begin the exercises, take stock of how comfortable you feel in your body and mind right now. Give yourself a mark between 0 and 10, where 10 is ‘feeling great’ and 0 is ‘feeling terrible’. Then, after you have done the Qigong session below, give yourself another mark out of 10 as to how well you feel. Enjoy!
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Do you have any prior experience with Qigong? Feel free to comment below and let me know!