Qigong is an ancient medical system that combines meditative and physically active elements in the basic exercise system within Chinese medicine. Hence, the term “qigong” simply refers to a form of gentle exercise, composed of repeated movements, body stretching and building awareness on how the body is expected to move through space.
Chi exercise movements have been divided into two types, i.e. external and internal movements. Whereby, internal movements also referred to as “neigong” has over 3000 years gained popularity in China as one of the most superior health and wellness practice. Below are the health benefits of regular practice;
One of the benefits of practicing qigong is its ability to prevent illnesses and harmony restoration in cases where disharmony becomes perceptible. Therefore, through the application of interrelationship of qualities principle (Yin/Yang), qigong exercises can help restore harmony to the essential substances, channels and body organ systems.
Those complementary and contrasting qualities include internal and external, hard and soft, fast and slow excess and deficiency.
Qigong helps to maintain health when practiced regularly. It does so by simply creating a state of physical calmness and mental health. Whereby the state of such calmness is attained when the Qi energy in the body is well balanced and harmonious. Hence, allowing the rest parts of the body, i.e. the mind and spirit, to function efficiently.
Therefore, based on qi gong’s primary goals, concentrating and letting go of your stress during the exercise is the only way you can maximally enjoy this particular health benefit.
The other health benefit of qigong is its power to increase stamina and strength. Around 500 CE, in the Liang Dynasty, the practice was adopted as a regular form of exercise by a number of martial artists in order to help them improve their power and stamina.
The practice of qigong can also help improve your enlightenment level by elevating your consciousness by influencing your shen. Hence, for whatever reason you use qigong, it should be able to raise your Qi to a higher state, if and only if you increase your concentration, carry out the qigong routines and practice controlled breathing.
Therefore, this explains why most Buddhist monks have, for several decades, used qigong.
It Lengthens Longevity
The exercises were first developed in China more than 3000 years ago. Since then, up to date, the practice has been used to amplify the power of Qi energy as well as strengthening the internal organ systems. Hence, in addition to the ability of Qi gong to maintain and cure illnesses, the practice also helps to improve the quality of life of everyone who practices it.
Qigong Gives Mental Clarity
The Qigong has also been proved to help in managing stress, depression, confusion, anger, and morbid thoughts. Morbid thoughts normally occur when your inner self is not regulated and balanced. There is an excellent benefit of strengthening and balancing your mind because it helps improve your mental clarity.
Qigong exercise, therefore, allows you to communicate with your Qi energy, thus enabling you to fully enjoy different health benefits brought about by this particular exercise.