Modern life demands more and more from us. More energy, more resources, more of everything. However, this demand leads us, consequently, to the search for balance as an essential part of our life to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A positive state of mind helps us to achieve our goals, avoiding as much as possible, the negative energies that generate energy blockages.
To achieve this integral balance, there exist a series of methods and disciplines that can help us in the process, the range of options is highly variable. However, those with its basis on Traditional Chinese Medicine stand out, as they are based on working with 5 fundamental forces, thereby ensuring optimal physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Thanks to medicine and the ancestral knowledge from the East, a large part of what today we know as the culture of Mindfulness has been developed. Mindfulness is not limited to meditation processes but also seeks to make each individual aware of their feelings, emotions, and even thoughts, and later help us to connect them with the body into an integral balance, bringing the individual to the present in a state of self-control and inner peace.
One of the most important disciplines that flow with traditional Chinese medicine as its base is the Chi Kung, or as it is also known, Qi Gong. Based on the observation of nature and traditional Chinese medicine, Chi Kung understands the human body and its external influences from the Taoist perspective. Here, two primordial forces exist, Yin and Yang, that alter the 5 elements of the universe: fire, earth, wood, water and metal. Masculine and feminine energies that aim to find balance and harmony: Balance energies and harmonize with the universe, as the ultimate goal.
Altering the balance of these forces that not only surround us but live within us, generates a series of problems not only emotional but also physical. Chi Kung or Qi Gong seeks to harmonize all the elements of the human body through breathing and movements that emulate nature, increasing the vital energy of the being, calming thoughts, and stabilizing emotions.
How Chi Kung works?
Entering into harmony with the universe requires a complete and constant work in general terms, so Chi Kung is a great way to start the process of purification and stabilization of the being. With its exact and progressive movements, it activates the circulation in the blood, reduces joint pain, guides the energy contained within us, increases memory capacity and helps control insomnia.
For this discipline, we are in a healthy state when there is an abundance of vital energy – called Chi, which is positive energy – without excesses or deficiencies, circulating without stagnating or dispersing through the whole body. On the contrary, when there is an imbalance, it is when the being becomes ill.
The control of energy or Chi is what will allow us to achieve that much-needed balance. The relation between the relaxing movements in Chi Kung is essential to create an atmosphere of positivity and balance, as it influences relaxation and how we guide our energies inward and outward.
Those who practice it call it, and with good reason, the fountain of eternal youth. Because, with its constant practice, it directs the healing process to organs as important as the liver, the kidneys, the spleen, the lungs, and of course, the heart. So the inner vitality that provides is unique.
Manifest the life you deserve
Qi Gong, as it is also called, is the mother of disciplines such as Tai Chi, where, in addition to the general workout with the body, we connect and work with emotions such as euphoria, anger, worry, sadness, and fear. It prompts us to become aware of our beliefs, our feelings, whether they are aligned with our actions.
While we perform each movement, some forms of breathing are recommended. They will help you to achieve meditation and balance more quickly and satisfactorily. It can be a smooth breath, deep, long, uniform, continuous, calm, slow, or a delicate breath, depending on the movement to be performed.
With Chi Kung, we will be able to manifest our thoughts into reality, thanks to the constant search for balance and congruence with our desires, thoughts, and actions, while our beliefs and mental states remain in an optimistic state, which will help find our life purpose and manifest the life we want and deserve.
It is of great importance for the correct development of this discipline, to work with specialized teachers or guides who can establish the correct connections between the being and the universe. Palmaïa- The House of AïA offers a complete program of Progressive Wellness, with guides and masters from all over the world, who can help you in the search for a healthier and balanced, but above all, a more conscious life.