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.