Within traditional Chinese medicine, Qigong exercises are part of an ancient system for health and healing. Chinese medicine views the body as a whole, organic system. Qigong exercises use simple movements, stretching and breathing to reconnect the whole body, and in doing so, aims to restore the free flow of blood, qi and oxygen. As the flow gets restored, diligent practice of Qigong exercises establishes strong functional health, incites deep relaxation and provides emotional balance. Many people also use Qigong as a means of preventing illness.
When you practice a Qigong form, you will primarily be doing slow, methodic movements or holding static postures. The focus is breathing, stretching and adding strength to the core and the often neglected stabilizer muscles.
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