While qigong is considered an exercise by few, others see it as alternative medicine. Qigong practice helps guide qi through the body. Qigong helps in developing human potential, building awareness and learning more about oneself. It calms the mind and invigorates the body. As qigong integrates movement with breathing, it works as a stress buster. It has been practiced in China for thousands of years by millions of people.
Breathing in qigong is very important. Breath should be relaxed, slow and deep, originating from the diaphragm. This type of breathing has a very calming and balancing effect on the mind. Well-being and improved health: Qigong helps in improvising the overall health. Practicing movements with controlled breathing and by connecting the mind, body, and spirit, we can gain much better health.
Qigong will help find deep relaxation and thus offer good quality of sleep. Qigong involves moving the energy we have within our bodies thus reducing stress. While practicing qigong one learns to move body and energy simultaneously, this helps to unblock areas where a block in the flow of energy is felt. Qigong improves circulation and thus the body generates more internal warmth when it is cold. Qigong improves metabolic rate. Qigong improves skin tone, it helps the body to eliminate toxins and thus the skin becomes clear. Practicing qigong enhances spiritual wellbeing. Qigong works on the physiological aspects of one's body and helps normalize breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure, inflammation, etc.
Bibliography / Reference
Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: March 18, 2019