5 Surprising Health Benefits of Qi Gong
Qi gong is a system of energetic and meditative practices that originated in Ancient China, however it’s efficiency in repairing and improving the body are still as effective today.
The simple movements of Qigong help balance the flow of Qi (life force energy) so that physical, energetic and spiritual vitality can be restored and maintained.
Some advantages of Qi Gong include the improvement of physical and emotional health, development of fitness and vitality plus reduced stress, improved energy and longevity.
However, we are sharing 5 other Health Benefits of Qi Gong which may surprise you…
1. Improves Sleep
Through relaxation exercises and specific abdominal breathing, Qi Gong has shown to be an effective treatment for insomnia, sleep apnoea and many other sleep disorders.
2. Improves Digestion
Qi Gong has been proven to aid the functionality of the digestive system. In the practice of Qigong, certain movements stimulate these meridians and therefore stimulate the actual organs to function at their best.
3. Balances Body Temperature
Qi Gong improves the flow of blood in arteries but specifically in the veins which rely on movement to promote the flow of blood. This not only improves healing and body function but also aids those who suffer from cold hands and feet.
4. Improves Balance
The sequence of movement in Qi Gong creates blood-flow and oxygen to the muscles and joints which not only allows them to heal and strengthen but subsequently improves balance.
5. Boosts Immune System
There has been studies to show that Qi Gong practice increases the quantities of monocyte and lymphocytes – two white blood cell types that make up the majority of the lymphatic immune system AKA helps to fight those bugs and flus!
So, who is Qi Gong most suited to?
Qi Gong practice is particularly beneficial for the elderly, office workers, those with chronic conditions and those with physical restrictions that struggle to take part in any other form of exercise.
The benefits of Qi Gong are usually felt quite quickly. Those who are not familiar with the practice are pleasantly surprised by its impact on the body.
Join highly experienced Gregg Hartnett for our upcoming 6 week Qi Gong course right here at The elbowroom, commencing Tuesday the 3rd of March. Limited places available!
The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.