First and foremost, the opportunity to move. To move is to live. To move, maintains the muscles and the articulations. Just like sports.
But Qi Gong is more powerful on joints, ankylosis, arthritis than sport. So much so that the daily practice of Qi Gong improves osteoarthritis for sure.
Unlike sport, which “circulates the blood and maintains the heart pump”, Qi Gong moves the Qi and balances the distribution of energy in our body, Yin and Yang, up and down, inside and on the surface.
Qi Gong plays on the vitality and the means of recovery in case of great fatigue, overwork, illness, jet lag. On a daily basis, this strengthened vitality protects against the side effects of stress, which is better controlled, increases resistance to physical and intellectual effort, and resistance to disease. Qi Gong strengthens all organs, the spinal cord and brain, and immunity.
There is scientific evidence of beneficial action on hypertension, cholesterol, anxiety, insomnia, and anti-aging effects: pushed, especially by the action on the hormones GH, ACTH, melatonin, cortisol …
There are several resources to optimize one’s form with Qi Gong and each one has its complementary specificity.
Static positions: the most powerful way to strengthen vitality.
Movements: to help muscles and joints, circulate Qi in the meridians and nourish all organs and tissues.
Sitting breaths and concentrations: to refine the body’s energy and increase the control of the mind.
Therapeutic sounds: to vibrate the organ, purify and drain it.
Self-massages: to awaken the Qi to circulate and to prevent the aging of the sense organs.
Qi Gong is above all a way to get back into shape. In a one-hour session, you will feel energized, cleansed and calm at the same time.
On a daily basis, you can practice Qi Gong by registering with a teacher, once or twice a week, or in private lessons, or in half-day or weekend workshops, depending on what is offered in your area or region.
Today, Qi Gong has applications in physiotherapy, speech therapy, hospitals, traditional medical practices (acupuncturists, Shiatsu practitioners), retirement homes, and even in some prisons. Applications have also emerged with elementary school children, high school students. In the arts, Qi Gong is commonly used in dance companies by choreographers, in opera singing, choirs, drama.