The health benefits of Chi Kung

For Sha Wellnes Clinic
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Tuesday April 24th, 2018
Natural therapies

Conceiçao Espada-Stress Management Specialist at SHA Wellness Clinic
Conceiçao Espada-Stress Management Specialist at SHA Wellness Clinic

"The art of the movement of our interior energy."


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What is Chi Kung?
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Chi Kung is the art and ancient therapy originating from China. Chi is the interior energy and Kung is the movement. Therefore, Chi Kung is the art of the movement of our interior energy.


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What benefits does it have for health?
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Chi Kung has many benefits. As a therapy, it works from the inside out. When we move our body and unlock the interior energy, we start to release physical, emotional and psychological blockages. It also helps improve concentration and focus and balances the body. Furthermore, it balances the two brain hemispheres, making it a great natural anti-ageing therapy. It is also very beneficial for physical and mental stress, high blood pressure, diabetes, insomnia, lack or excess of energy.


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What role does correct breathing play on our health?
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Breathing is essential in life! If we don’t breath correctly and consciously, we end up living isolated from our internal rhythm and our needs. Breathing inadequately affects our eating habits, quality of sleep, etc.


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How can we include correct breathing techniques in our day-to-day life?
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We can breath consciously on a daily basis by practicing breathing exercises focusing on abdominal breathing several times a day. Chi Kung can be practiced in the morning and in the late afternoon. And when necessary, you can practice exercises to relax and recharge your energy.


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What basic exercises can we incorporate in our daily routine?
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Basic exercises you can include in your daily routine are abdominal breathing exercises and simple Chi Kung to rebalance energy from head to toe, and put your energy in movement. You have to experience it to feel the effects.


Q
What are the keys to becoming more balanced mind, body and soul?
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The key is to choose to live a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. Avoid living in an automatic mode, and live life being conscious of your needs and limits. Focus on having a healthy diet, sleeping well, exercising regularly, meditating and spending time being creative. Understand when it is time to stop and appreciate silence. What we learn in Chi Kung is to have a balance between moving and keeping still, as well as rebalancing the energy we use on a daily basis.


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Do you believe everyone can practice Chi Kung?
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Yes, of course! More than anything, it is the lack of information there is about Chi Kung and the fact that it has not yet become trendy that not many people practice it. But, anyone can do it. It’s very simple. Chi Kung is practiced standing up, and can be done anywhere, as it doesn’t require any equipment or special clothing. For people who suffer from mobility problems or lack of flexibility, it’s an activity that combines action, with light movements, combined with energetic exercises that provide calm and inner peace.


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