Qigong (pronounced chee gong or chee gung) is an ancient form of exercise from China. It is practiced by millions of people around the world. Qigong is closely related to Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Taoist practices of meditation. It is not a martial art though and requires significantly less health and strength to practice it.
In fact most people like myself are introduced to Qigong because they have some form of health issue and many forms of conventional exercise are not even possible. Speaking for myself I had a severe degenerative spinal disease that the doctors said would cripple me by the time I was thirty years old. They said my spine looked like I was eighty five. It was filled with arthritis and I was in a tremendous amount of pain.
Qigong is not only an excellent form of moving exercises and still meditations to bring healing to the body but it also has a major affect on the mind reducing stress and anxiety as well as uplifting people out of their depression. Studies have shown that practicing forms of exercise and meditation including Qigong can increase the levels of good and happy hormones like Serotonin naturally without drugs or even herbs.
By the time I was 28 years old I had reversed the spinal disease that the doctors said would cripple me by the time I was thirty.
For the last 30 years I have been teaching others how to heal themselves and better themselves through these practices.
I am the author of Qigong for Beginners: Your Path to Greater Health and Vitality and the head instructor of Qigong Awareness LLC which provides continuing education to Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists around the country and internationally.
Recently we created a 21 Day program to challenge beginners to take up the practice. We also created this practice for all of our current students many of which have been asking for years for a daily practice. One that they could complete in just ten minutes. One that would change how they start and end their days. This is the answer to their question. It is also a challenge for students new to Qigong.
Getting started is pretty easy for people, following through is not. Many studies show that it takes 21 days to break any habit as well as to start a new one. So this program is working with that knowledge and creating momentum one day at a time to build up reservoirs and to begin to feel refreshed and alive!
If you are looking for something new to get excited about and you have been thinking about maybe adding Qigong to your new year check out our newest 21 Day Qigong Challenge for Beginners – I think you will enjoy the practice.
Not sure yet – no worries you can find me on YOUTUBE and see if you like my teaching style. Search for Qigong Awareness youtube channel.
Or check out our website www.Qigongawareness.com