The Chi-Kung or Qi-Gong is a type of therapeutic exercise practiced in China for thousands of years, which significantly promotes health, and is an ideal addition to any type of workout routine. Chi-Kung is based primarily on the mind-body balance with special attention to the synchronization between breathing and movement.
Chi-Kung although simple can have many benefits, including:
Reduction of stress and anxiety due to continuous overload of thoughts, emotions and sensations beyond our control.
Regulation of the central nervous system, increasing physical resilience, strengthening the immune system and all our organs, revitalizing and easing our joints, muscles and bones.
The practice of this meditation in motion increases our attention span considerably, while experiencing a pleasant sensation that anchors us in the present moment. Over time we experience more inner peace, balance, tranquility, relaxation , trust and confidence in ourselves, gaining more control of our thoughts, feelings, emotions and consequence of our actions.
Yoga postures (Asanas) and gentle stretching are beneficial to major systems of the body: Neurological, Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Digestive and Respiratory systems.
These benefits include:
Yoga improves flexibility of our muscles and joints, providing more vitality and agility to our body.
It is a natural anti-aging therapy, and a very healthy way to combat stress and anxiety.
It calms and balances the brain, giving us greater emotional and mental stability.
Facilitates concentration, our thinking becomes more calm and positive, increases the ability of self-observation, increasing internal and external perception. Thus enabling us, to maintain balanced and harmonious relationship with ourselves and with the environment.
Originally, Tai-Chi was created as a powerful martial art that brought considerable, flexibility, strength and endurance to those who practiced it. Its soft and relaxed movements on the other hand are also very beneficial for health, as a moving meditation, it can help us to find mental and physical balance.
Tai Chi is practiced gently and slowly, thus significantly increasing our balance, concentration and coordination in every movement. The breathing becomes more conscious and deep helping us to relax fully and remain aware of everything that is happening in the present. It is accessible and beneficial to people of any age and physical condition.
According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM ), practicing the harmonic movements of Tai-Chi, facilitates vital energy or Chi flow through the energy channels of our body, improving wellbeing of all our internal organs, muscular system and skeletal structure, and longevity.