What are the benefits of Qigong to Seniors?

Qigong  has numerous benefits to seniors.  The body is made to move – we come from a hunter-gatherer background.  Qigong will get you moving.  The first step is to take action which you’ve already done by getting to this post.  Qi (pronounced “chee” like “gee’ with a “ch” instead of a “g”) is our life force.  The vital energy that keeps us alive is our Qi.  Gong means “a skill achieved through practice”.  The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.  The video below “Draw Up Earth Qi” shows you some  exercises that will provide some of the above benefits to seniors.  These movements will be better for you than watching TV or having a big meal.

 

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