Qigong is a Chinese gymnastics that is very popular along with other oriental practices. By practicing this system, you can get rid of depression, improve your well-being and improve your health. In addition to exercises, the complex includes a meditative practice aimed at managing the internal Qi energy.
About the direction
What is Qigong? The healing gymnastics of ancient Chinese folk medicine is the basis of Qigong. This trend was formed under the influence of various religions, up to Confucianism. But over time, the philosophical component faded into the background and the Qigong system began to be used more for the prevention and treatment of diseases.
Each workout is a specific set of exercises and breathing practice. All this is complemented by meditation, which helps to relax all the muscles of the body, calm down, relieve psycho-emotional tension and improve mood.
Conventionally, Qigong can be divided into two types: internal and external. The first one is practiced exclusively by Chinese healers, as it is aimed at working with Qi energy in order to remove blockages from the patient. The second type of Qigong is a set of certain exercises, work on your body and thoughts. His goal is to improve his health, to preserve youth and health for a long time.
To understand what external qigong is, it is enough to look at the method of performing exercises. Movements are performed statically (while maintaining poses for relaxation) or dynamically in the form of self-massage.
Qigong: benefit or harm
Beginners may not always immediately understand how Qigong is useful. But it is enough to practice a little to feel such positive changes:
normalization of pressure;
restoration of blood circulation;
improvement of emotional state (Qigong has proven its effectiveness in nervousness and excitability);
improving performance and concentration of attention.