Benefits of Qi Gong (or Qigong) practice include optimizing the delivery of oxygen and nutrition to the tissues, increasing the efficiency of cellular metabolism, altering neurochemistry towards healing, managing pain and mood, reducing heart rate and blood pressure, and facilitating relaxation and mental focus.
Qigong can be done anywhere, anytime. It can be practiced while sitting, standing, moving, not moving, or lying down. It is excellent for stress reduction, prevention of illness, dealing with chronic illness, healthy and active aging, and longevity. In addition to being a fundamental practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong is known to Western medical science, research, and clinical therapy as Meditative Movement, a new category of exercise which also includes Tai Chi. (Qigong Institute, California)
Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises. There are many forms of Qigong practiced throughout the world. Some of these forms involve breathing and meditation to promote spirituality and health while others are more vigorous and include martial arts exercises.
Qigong promotes strength and flexibility through breathing exercises, focused attention, and imagery. (Live Science)
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