Namaste! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m talking about how to use Qigong for mind, body-energy healing and how it relates to the mind body interrelationship I spoke about in a previous article. Everyone has probably heard about chakras and how they shift energy through the body and how that energy can become stagnant and blocked but, let me introduce you to the concept of Qigong Energy Medicine.
Qigong, also spelled “qi gong” or “chi kung,” is a practice that originated in China and involves various movements, breathing techniques, and meditations to cultivate and balance the body’s qi (energy) for the purpose of improving physical and mental health.
The practice of Qigong is believed to work by regulating the flow of qi throughout the body, which can become blocked or imbalanced due to stress, injury, or illness. By unblocking and balancing the qi, practitioners of Qigong hope to improve their physical and mental well-being, and prevent or treat various health conditions.
It is often used as a complementary therapy to help manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, and heart disease, as well as mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Qigong promotes a sense of relaxation. It reduces stress and tension. Therefore, it can improve sleep patterns as well as be conducive to a longer lasting sense of peace and balance.
Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine
In traditional Chinese medicine it is believed that all dis-ease, in the body, starts within the subtle energy field that surrounds us. Many people refer to it as our aura. Whatever you prefer to call it, it’s actually being influenced all day long, every day of our lives.
This is because, all day long we are exchanging energy within our environment and with the people around us. We are constantly creating energy with our thoughts and actions, which have an impact on the world around us and the people in it. Similarly, we are affected by the energy of people and events taking place in the world around us.
Emotional and psychological issues
To understand how to heal the body naturally, we need to understand the co-relationship between areas of the body that are affected by dis-ease and what’s going on in our lives. Qigong believes that emotional and psychological issues manifest as physical symptoms in the body.
A perfect example, and very appropriate right now, is I have a dislocated knee. This means I have an energy blockage in my knee.
Physically, the knee is considered to be the “root” of the body and is closely associated with the body’s ability to stand and move. A blockage in the knee affects that ability causing pain, stiffness and difficulty in walking, running or doing any physical activity.
Energy and the body
Energetically, the knee is associated with one’s ability to “let go” of things such as past experiences and move forward in life. We might not have chosen to move in the direction that is in keeping with our Higher Self. We might be moving in the wrong direction or we fear moving in a direction we don’t particularly want to.
If we allow it to, an energy blockage in the knee will not only affect our physical ability but also our mental and emotional well-being. Practicing Qigong, meditation or being mindful of events in our daily life can help us to release blockages and restore balance in whatever area of our body we find dis-ease, and improve our overall well-being.
Every organ and every cell in the body is affected by the energy we are immersed in. If you tell me what’s wrong with you, chances are I can identify what’s going on in your life and what needs to change in order for you to heal.
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