QiGong is a system of low-impact exercise that develops our awareness of our life force energy. It is the roots of many martial arts. Different movements influence the subtle energies within us and help to unblock stagnant energy which manifest as physical and emotional ailments.
When we focus our mind on a part of the body, our brain sends nerve signals to that area, strengthens the neurological pathways that connect to it and energy flows there.
Thoughts affect our body:
anger – increases cortisol levels
fear – increases adrenalin
Meridians are energy pathways that Qi flows through. Using our hands or eyes, arms or legs we can send energy to different parts of the body. Self Massage (tapping) stimulates the flow and is an important part of QiGong.
Breath creates Qi. It bridges the conscious with the unconscious. It relaxes the body and massages organs within the body to relieve tension and stagnant energy,
Yin is the sister of Yang. Without Yang, the body would be out of balance. Yin energy is slow, passive, feminine and dark. Yin resonates with the night, the moon and water. Yin movements would be the slower, relaxing movements and those starting on the right side of the body.
Yang is the brother of Yin, and needs an element of each to be balanced. Yang energy is fast, active, masculine and light. Yang resonates with the day, the sun and fire, Yang movements would be the faster exercises and those starting with the right side of the body.
Optimum health is possible when the energy within us can flow smoothly and there is a nice balance of both Yin and Yang.
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