Feeling tired? Running out of steam in the middle of the day? Exhausted all the time? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic exhaustion. Some people turn to caffeine, or other stimulants to get them up and moving. Improving your diet and exercise routines can help, however the most effective form of exercise to improve your energy is still relatively unknown in the United States. Qigong is an ancient Chinese internal art that improves focus, reduces stress, and boosts your energy. People all over the world are amazed with the results they see shortly after they begin training Qigong.
Qigong teaches you to focus your mind; it is a form of meditation afterall. It’s movements and breathing exercises keep your body at peak energy levels throughout the day, even when you aren’t practicing. In her article, “Finding Energy without Medications: Consider Qigong,” Rebecca Shafir describes the effects of Qigong training: “I noticed a surge of mental and physical energy that surpassed my usual energy level.” She goes on to say that she recommends the practice to her patients suffering from ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and chronic low energy. Qigong is effective at increasing energy because through it you gain active control of the distribution of energy throughout your body, thus helping to strengthen and heal the connection between your body and mind. The wide range of movement in the exercises result in improvements in your immune system function, muscle tone, flexibility, sleep, and of course overall energy.
There are many forms and styles of exercise in today’s world and they are all claiming to be the newest and best. Qigong is not the newest form of exercise–it’s been practiced for the past 5000 years. The reason it’s been around for so long is because it works. It’s a practice that anyone, regardless of age or condition, can do and enjoy. The effects are lifelong, and if you are one of the millions of Americans who struggles with fatigue, it is a fantastic, simple, and effective way to boost your daily energy levels.
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