Qigong for Self Care
Recently I asked members of my free Facebook group what they would like me to talk about in my videos. One great suggestion was how to use Qigong to help with self care and learning how to like ourselves again. Often we may give ourselves a hard time about certain things. We can feel we are not good enough and we don’t really like ourselves very much! If you feel like this, I can tell you, you are not alone. This is what I’ll be telling you about today; how we can use Qigong to overcome some of these feelings.
Janice Tucker is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong. She is also the founder of the Space To Relax online programme of Qigong video lessons.
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What Do Stagnant Emotions Feel Like?
If you find that you beat yourself up, feel that you are not good enough or give yourself a hard time over you actions, lack of actions, bad habits, what you say or what you do then take solace in the fact that this is very common.
In terms of Chinese Medicine, our emotions and what we feel are a manifestation of our Qi (energy). They are a reflection of what is going on with the Qi in our bodies. Physical stagnation and the blockage of Qi flow can cause physical pain. In the same way the blockage of Qi can also cause a blockage or stagnation of emotions. This can result in us feeling unworthy, not good enough, frustrated, like we could do better in our job, relationships, our life in general.
How Does Qigong Help Smooth The Flow Of Emotions?
Qigong promotes the smooth flow of Qi in both the physical body (to relieve pain) but also acts to smooth your emotions. The result is that you feel calm, settled and comfortable within yourself.
Qigong also enables you to realise that there is no separation between you and nature or the environment. You are part of your environment. If you look around and see how beautiful nature is then realise that you are part of that. You can’t really be separated from it. You can blend your own Qi with the Qi of nature. Take more time to look around you and observe the beauty around you. That will create feelings of joy as you live in that present moment. You stop thinking so much about yourself and start thinking about everything as part of the whole environment.
What Can I Do Next?
All you have to do to overcome and work through these feelings is to practice a little Qigong (around 10 minutes) every day.
If this is something you want to do then you can sign up on the homepage to receive three free video lessons which will be delivered to you by e-mail over the course of a few days. Also for a free audio meditation “Calm Your Busy Mind In 8 Minutes” scroll to the bottom of the Space To Relax homepage to sign up for that. The meditation is excellent for those of you who experience feelings of not liking yourself because you get to work with your Qi in a way that takes you away from your negative thoughts.
I’d love to hear how you are getting on. You can head over to my free group on Facebook, “Space To Relax Free Group” and leave any questions for me there. I’ll be happy to answer them. Also, by joining this group, you will receive regular postings of Qigong articles and videos with really useful tips about how to use Qigong to improve your state of health.
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