One reason so many of us end up perpetually ill and fatigued due to stress is that we just don’t know what to do about it. We may try to unwind, manage our stress, and reduce stress in our lives, but our minds are so conditioned to stress, so firmly set in stressful thought patterns and stress emotions that we continue to respond in the same harmful ways, mentally, emotionally and biochemically.
The ancient Chinese, however, understood the importance of balance in both mind and body, and developed meditative exercises that are now universally recognised for their incredible calming and healing powers. These exercises help to calm our minds, improve our breathing, and release energy blockages that stress has created in our bodies.
Yoga, Tai Chi and its parent system, Qi Gong, are powerful tools for releasing and reducing stress by enhancing the flow of healing energy through the body, and have been scientifically proven to have enormous health benefits.
In modern China and now in some of the most advanced Western hospitals, Qi Gong exercises are increasingly recommended to complement modern medical treatment, reduce stress and improve healing. Qi Gong exercises also develop physical as well as emotional strength, flexibility and poise, and are a powerful form of moving meditation. With ‘The Healing Art of Qi Gong’, an instructional video, you can learn the flowing movements and meditative techniques of this ancient method in the privacy of your own home.