Qigong For More Energy

Qigong For More Energy

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.

What is Qigong?

Qigong is an ancient practice that originated in China and consists of slow flowing movements combined with breathing and self massage techniques. It has some similarities to Tai Chi, but is easier to practice and is not based on a martial art like Tai Chi is.

How can Qigong give you more energy?

Qigong works on the premise that we already have an infinite store house of energy within us, but the reason we get tired is because we block off our innate energy. This happens due to the stress and strains in our life, the foods we eat, too much time inside and a disconnection with nature. Qigong can help free all the pent up energy within and get it flowing again which enables you to feel a sense of relief and flow.

How long do you have to practice Qigong each day to feel more energy?

You should feel more energy as soon as you practice the very first exercise. Even if you only practiced it for 3 minutes, you would feel better immediately afterwards. When you start practicing every day even if it were only a short time, the benefits effects build up over time and you begin to sense a clarity that may have evaded you for a long time.

Why does Qigong work?

Qigong exercises help to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems which therefore allows for better digestion of food, a reduction in the stress hormone cortisol, a reduction in blood pressure, more flow of the lymph around the body as well as over all better blood flow and also expands lung capacity. This enables more clarity of thinking as well as more physical energy because the body systems are working in harmony more.

Qigong and medical research

There is a growing body of medical research which is showing statistical relevance for the effectiveness of how Qigong can help improve a variety of conditions. Given that all poor health conditions are usually accompanied by low physical energy and therefore a reduced quality of life, Qigong is the drug free answer to many health conditions to help enhance over all energy for recovery or better quality of life in terminally ill patients.

What is a good Qigong Exercise to start with for more energy?

Follow along with the below routine instructed by master Qigong practitioner Lee Holden. If you want a more comprehensive beginner Qigong program than the below video to go even deeper, click here for more information.
  • ABOUT LIZ HENNESSY

    ABOUT LIZ HENNESSY

    Yoga Instructor, Fitness Coach
    and Qigong Teacher
    In Training

  • ABOUT LIZ'S TEACHER

    ABOUT LIZ'S TEACHER

    Lee Holden
    Is A Qigong Master
    Based In The US.

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Comments (11)

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    Robert

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    Qigong. My first exposure.

    Very interesting as the movement was observed. Fascinated by the deliberate slow movements that appeared to be very strong although simple.

    You could feel the energy flow as it was being observed.

    I like the idea that you can get an energy boost with just three minutes. We always need a boost.

    How long have you been involved in Qigong?

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      Liz

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      Hi Robert, I have been practicing Qigong on and off for around 5 years, however recently I decided I want to become a Qigong instructor, so now my practice is daily. I am very excited to share Qigong with the world!

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    Netta

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    Hey Liz:

    Thanks for this page. It’s interesting that qigong is gaining attention from the guys in the lab coats and is proving to be effective.

    Your point that many of the body-things that signal there are things getting wonky are accompanied by a general lack of energy is a truth. It is amazing how much doing a little bit of qigong can counter that.

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      Liz

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      Hi Netta, Yes agreed!

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    ChazzBrown

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    This is very interesting to me. It seems like a way to get the health benefits of Tai Chi without learning all the forms and patterns.

    I believe in the power of chi and I’ve seen martial artists of various disciplines demonstrate it in amazing ways.

    I’m bookmarking your site. I want to learn more about Qigong exercises

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      Liz

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      Hi Chazz, yes that is why I was drawn to Qigong over Tai Chi-it is more simple yet gives the same benefits. It is also more focused on healing than a martial art which is what Tai Chi is based on. However, there are cross overs between the disciplines.

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    Uta

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    Hi Liz,

    Well done! I like the outcome very much. Short but full of fact and the link to the research makes it more trustful.

    It is easy to read with all the headliners and the content is really to the point. Nice to add this video to get started and having a link to get more informations for a program to get involved.

    Congratulations

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    Maxx

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    I always hear about qigong and wanted to take the further step to explore more but didn’t get a chance to.

    But here I read your review seems more information and tempted in this qigong exercise.

    I work in a very stress environment. Does this work for me and recommended?

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      Liz

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      Hi Maxx, yes this will work for you the first time you try is and it will work particularly well if you do it every day-even if you can only do 10 minutes. I would recommend you go to the Home Page and try the 20 minute routine from the video at the bottom.

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    Arta

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    Hi Liz

    2 small kids are able to suck out all of the energy I have and even more. So at the end of the day, I am not able to do anything while they are still playing and running around. So this could be a perfect solution for me to regain energy as it doesn’t take a lot of time and can be done anywhere.

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      Liz

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      Hi Arta. Oh I so hear you regarding kids and sucking out energy! I only have one small child nearly three years old and she completely sucks the energy out of me, so with two I can only imagine! Why is it that these small bodies are so demanding? Anyway, I can absolutely tell you with certainty that if you practiced Qigong at the beginning of the day before they wake up, you will be able to face the rest of the day with much more resilience and a feeling of being more centered. I can attest to this so much that I am actually currently studying to become a Qigong teacher I believe in this so much. 🙂

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