This week, The Weekly Beet reports on an ancient healing technique that originated more than 5000 years ago in China! Mary Kent reveals the health secrets of Qigong, one of the key components of Chinese Medicine, to show you just how important it is to get your qi flowing.
Qigong (pronounced Chee Kung) is an ancient form of healing practiced throughout history by emperors to promote health and longevity, by monks to discipline the mind and achieve inner peace, and by warriors to achieve inner strength and power. Today, millions in China and around the world are tapping into the ancient wisdom that improving the body's qi maintains health and heals disease. In Chinese medicine, it is believed that life energy, or qi, flows through the body in a series of meridians. When one of these meridians is blocked due to stress or an unhealthy lifestyle, disease and illness set in. Because gong translates to mean the act of self-discipline and achievement, the words qi and gong integrate to form an exercise that balances energy in the body through the discipline of the mind.
With 200 popular forms, Qigong combines concentration, breathing, relaxation, meditation, and visualization to greatly improve mental and physical well-being. Although each movement of Qigong appears to be quite simple, it is a complex discipline that carries with it thousands of years worth of wisdom. When practicing qigong, one must acquire patience with the self! It is by no means to be learned overnight. A great deal of concentration is necessary to master this ancient technique, but the rewards will be invaluable as you obtain self awareness and well-being like never before! Click here to view our favorite videos on Qigong. Here is a listing of Qigong practioners.
We practice Qigong because it:
- Increases vitality and builds stamina
- Strengthens the immune system
- Relieves stress, providing inner peace
- Leads to inner wisdom and self awareness
- Fights anxiety, anger, and fear
- Rejuvenates the body, promoting anti-aging
- Aids in weight loss
- Increases circulation and respiration
It's time to gong your qi! Get moving with Qigong. Don't miss a Beet. Stay tuned for next week.
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