Qigong - "feeling revitalized, warm, energized, and relaxed"

Sophie Leger, Qigong trainer, about  why anyone should do Qigong: "Qigong is a wonderful way to integrate the body in our spiritual journey. Without a healthy body, it is very hard to work on the mind.

Qigong is more than exercise; it’s a healing discipline for the body and mind, both gentle and profound, and accessible to everyone. Even people who have physical challenges can participate, as qigong helps to re-introduce mobility and relaxation.

The practice is easy and enjoyable, does not require a major time commitment, and can be done almost anywhere. Once you do the program you can practice at home, on your own. And, it is very inexpensive as no special equipment is required.

On the physical level, Qigong is a way to prevent disease and improve health. After a qigong session, people describe their body as feeling revitalized, warm, energized, and relaxed. There have been numerous studies in China documenting the positive effects of qigong on hypertension and other cardio-vascular diseases, on blood circulation, on digestion, on immune system, on kidney functions, on bone density, etc.
Personally, I have seen a major diminution of migraine-headaches, and problems I had with fatigue and low-energy have almost completely disappeared.

Most importantly, Qigong helps stabilizing the mind. For centuries, in China, Qigong has been used as a tool to build the foundation for sitting meditation. Qigong does make a difference! By undoing blockages in our bodies and allowing a more fluid circulation of the internal energy or qi, qigong increases our ability to fully inhabit our body and be present to every moment."

by Sophie Leger

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