Chi Gong – Energy Work – Foundation of Youth
by Master Teresa Yeung
Chi or Qi means energy.
The Chinese call the life force energy – Chi. When you are tired or sick, you are low in energy or low in Chi. Chi is the power force behind our blood circulation.
Your body is like a car and the Chi is the electricity life force energy that runs the car. You maintain your car with regular services to preventing major breakdowns and lengthen the life span of your car. The practice of Chinese Chi Gong is like taking care of your body like taking care of a car. Chi Gong balances our physical, emotional bodies and a great support for spiritual growth.
The Benefits of Practicing Qi Gong
Reflexology, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicines, Homeopathy, Naturopath, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Reiki, Yoga are also ways of improving our life force energy.
Why we need to practice Qi Gong?
Chi Gong (also referred as Qi Gong is Mandarin Language) is a Chinese 5,000 years old art of self-healing energy work which cultivates energy – Chi. The exercise involves breathing, visualization and gentle movements.
Chi Gong is like a moving meditation with different forms to connect the body, mind and spirit. Chi Gong is also being referred as acupuncture without needles. It requires only 5% effort to learn Chi Gong compared to that of Tai Chi and its lengthens our life.
As Chi Gong does not demand much of your physical energy, it is very energizing and easily replenish our lost of life force energy. Practicing Chi Gong is most suitable for all ages and fitness ability. Even terminally sick persons can practice Chi Gong for improving energy and promoting self-healing. When we practice Chi Gong, the body will flow the Chi to wherever the body needs. We can practice Chi Gong form 1 time to a few times a day for 10-15 minutes and the results can be very satisfying. Its most economical and you really need to pay only one time to learn the movements and you can practice a life time.
Medical Chi Gong refers to the Chi Gong forms used by TCM (traditional Chinese medicines) practitioners with emphasis on how to use vital energy (Chi) to take control of illnesses or get rid of diseases, as well as how to prevent them. Although Chi Gong is considered mainly a self-training discipline, the Chi emission (or external Chi Gong) has always been part of the medical chi gong practice in the attempt to help others to regain health. Therefore, there are differences between internal Chi Gong training and external Chi Gong therapy in the history and development of Medical Chi Gong.
30 Reasons why you need to practice Chi Gong
- Energizing and relaxing
- Restore life force energy
- Balance side effects of drugs
- Improve vision e.g macular degeneration and glaucoma
- Speedup Healing from surgeries
- Re-oxygenate the cells
- Improve blood circulation
- Improve texture of skin e.g. less breakouts
- Detoxifying and nourishing the organs
- Relaxes the muscles and joints
- Balance PH
- Reduce all kinds of pain from headaches, migraines, menstrual pain to inflammation
- Raise testosterone for athletic performance
- Balance endocrine system
- Improve digestion e.g. colitis, IBS
- Improve breathing and lung capacity e.g asthma
- Balance blood pressure e.g. increase or decrease blood pressure
- Improve metabolism and burn carbs to lose weight
- Improve metabolism and gain weight
- Balance emotions and build confidence
- Improve quality of sleep
- Balances the heart, liver, pancreas, lung, kidney and more
- Improves focus, concentration and endurance
- Improve health of terminal disease
- Assist the healing of disease e.g. cancer
- Body, mind and spirit
30. Chi Gong Raises DHEA
DHEA( Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a anti-aging hormones in the adrenal glands. It’s the most abundant steroid in the body and has many beneficial effects including improving immunited. According to at least one research study (http://yang-sheng.com/?p=2063). DHEA levels can be raised by exercise and reducing stress by practicing Chi Gong and meditation. DHEA serves as precursor to male and female sex hormones (androgens and estrogens). DHEA levels in the body begin to decrease after age 30. DHEA boosts antibody production; enhances the activity of monocytes, activates natural killer cells, and maximizes the function of T-lymphocytes. In aging laboratory animals, DHEA restores youthful levels of cytokines and reduces the production of auto-antibodies. You will get less wrinkles doing Chi Gong.
The benefits of Chi Gong is enormous and exceed your expectation. It is easy learn and do and people from all walks of life can practice. The practice of Chi Gong only requires sitting, standing and lying down space to do. You can start looking at the Youtube, take a class or workshops or buy a DVD. Practicing Chi Gong with a master teacher or certified instructor is highly recommended.
If you are attracted to reading this article, follow your instincts and start practicing soon. You have much to gain and nothing to lose!
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