Qigong Exercises are Very Simple
One big myth on Qigong exercises is that it is complex and difficult to learn. Truth is, it is completely opposite because Qigong is actually simple to learn and understand.
As a traditional Chinese practice, Qigong is based on the natural patterns and rhythms of nature. Such natural laws form the foundation of the energy exercises that we apply today. For example, early people realized that the flowing water does not get dirty, so they created exercises that promote energy circulation, similar to how flowing water is observed in nature. There are plenty of qigong exercises based on the different movements of animals – an example is the Five Animal Frolics.
If Qigong is easy to learn, why do some people promote it as being complex? Sometimes, it can be more on commercializing the teaching of Qigong than anything else. If you find someone trying to introduce Qigong as something complicated, it is best to look elsewhere.
Qigong theories can be intricate and complex. However, Qigong practice is what gives all the benefits. Some teachers may try to impress their students with all these theories but the theory part is only useful as a guide once you continue in your practice and advance your knowledge on Qigong. Practice should be started at the beginning, from the basics, and from there, start working up.
Always remember that nature isn’t contrived. It is simple and so should be Qigong.
Ideal Places to Do Qigong Exercises
Qigong is a good addition for any person’s daily routine because this exercise provides many benefits for only 3 to 5 minutes of practice. Qigong exercises come in many different styles. Most styles are for improving health while some target specific illnesses. Regardless of the style you learn, you do not need fancy equipment, a great deal of time or a special practice area.
The most ideal place for doing Qigong exercises is in a natural setting, one with lots of fresh air and natural scenery. However, Qigong can be done inside a room, or nearly anywhere you want to.
There are several criteria that make a place fit or unfit for practicing Qigong. Although many places can be used for Qigong exercises, some are better than others. When you choose a place, you need to consider a number of factors involved. Criteria such as accessibility and the ambience are factors that should be included.
Below are some tips to help you choose the best place for practicing Qigong exercises.
1. Practice area must not be too cold or too hot.
But you can adjust by wearing appropriate clothing. If the practice area is too cold, then wear thicker clothes. Same thing when the area is warmer. A windy place is not suitable for Qigong practice. Make sure you don’t expose yourself to the wind or practice without wearing a shirt.
2. Practice area must have plenty of fresh air.
If you are practicing outdoors, it is best to do it in nature, away from the primary sources of air pollution such as traffic or industry. If you are doing it indoors, open some windows for ventilation but be sure not to overexpose yourself to the wind. When living in the city, you can have it done in parks or indoors, though they’re not ideal.
3. Practice in a peaceful area, a place where you won’t be disturbed.
Qigong exercises require concentration (see Three Regulations of Qigong Exercises). When practicing indoors, turn off your phone and use the room with less traffic. Tell people not to disturb for this certain period.
Use these very simple guidelines in finding a suitable place for practicing Qigong exercises.
Latest posts by Bojan Zimmerman (see all)
- Harness the Ancient Anti-Aging Secrets of the Taoist Qigong Masters – October 8, 2014
- Revitalizing Qigong Exercises That Unlocks the Longevity Secret – October 1, 2014
- Dietary Recommendations to Prevent Qi Deficiency – September 24, 2014