Many people suffer with cold hands, especially in the winter. The result is often uncomfortable at best and excruciatingly painful at worst. Having to put up with cold hands decreases our flexibility and dexterity. For any of you with joint stiffness or arthritic conditions the cold can make your hands feel even more inflexible and stiff. In this post I’ll be showing you how to use Qigong for cold hands, how to warm your hands and what to do to prevent your hands from getting cold in the first place.
Janice Tucker is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong, and the founder of the Space To Relax online programme of Qigong video lessons.
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Qigong For Cold Hands and 3 Ways to Warm Them
1. Circles Exercise
This is Lesson 2 in my free 3 part video series of Qigong lessons. The circles exercise is a perfect Qigong for cold hands method as your focus in on your hands. Where our mind goes, the Qi follows and one of the functions of Qi is to warm us up! To learn this exercise simply read the details at the end of this article on how to sign up for your free video series.
2. Discharge Waste Qi With Vibration
This is Lesson 3 in my free 3 part video series of Qigong lessons. The principle here is to think of ridding cold from your hands as you vibrate the body and exhale. To learn this exercise keep reading to the end to get details on how to sign up for the free video series.
3. Any Physical Exercise
Physically moving the body is a fantastic way to send warmth to your extremities and thereby warm your hands. Exercise promotes circulation and will have the effect of warming the whole body, including the hands.
What To Do To Prevent Cold Hands
1. Never wash your hands or prepare vegetables in cold water as this is just putting cold on top of cold if you are prone to cold hands. When washing your hands always let the tap run warm before placing your hands under the water. When preparing vegetables do so in warm water and then rinse them in cold water at the end.
2. Wear gloves when you go out in to cold weather. It seems logical to do this but how many of us actually remember and wear gloves as a habit?
3. Eat regularly and often as eating generates energy (and warmth). In particular, eat warm foods in the winter. I often get cold hands when I need to eat. As soon as I’ve eaten something warm my hands become toasty again!
What Do I Do Next?
To learn the exercises mentioned above and use Qigong for cold hands go to the Space To Relax homepage. There you can sign up to receive three free video lessons which will be delivered to you by e-mail over the course of a few days. The Circles method is Lesson 2 and Discharge with Vibration is Lesson 3.
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