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Qigong for Calming the Mind

Category: Date: 17 October 2022 Comments: 0

Qigong for Calming the Mind

Using qigong for calming the mind is very effective. Try the Qigong for Calming the Mind vlog by White Tiger Qigong’s Senior Instructor, Natalia, and experience the benefits of qigong for calming the mind. 

The Ancient Practice of Qigong

Qigong is an ancient practice dating from 5,000 years ago. This practice has been used during ancient times to help in healing. Qigong for calming the mind is one of the goals of qigong healing. In Qigong, the mind, body, and even emotions are not separate units. All of these aspects in our body are one. 

Western Medicine and Ancient Practice 

In Western Medicine, the body is seen in separate parts. Neurologists are doctors for the mind. Psychologists are doctors for emotions. We have different experts to check various parts of the body, such as a Cardiologist for the Heart, a Hepatologist for the Liver, a Nephrologist for the Kidney, and others.  

In Chinese Medicine, we see the body as one. In curing diseases we do not only look at one aspect. We look at emotions as part of the organs, and thus also affect the mind. In qigong, when we need to heal an organ, we also heal our emotions. Is known in Chinese Medicine that our emotions are directly connected to a particular organ. If we need to heal a particular organ we need to also look into the specific emotion connected to it. At the same time when we need to balance certain emotions, we also need to balance the organ connected to them. That is why qigong for calming the mind is an optimal practice that needs consistency and regular practice.

However, Western Medicine is slowly catching up to the knowledge that this ancient practice has known for thousands of years. There are studies now in the Western Medicine field that are slowly proving the holistic connection of the body.

How does Qigong for Calming the Mind work?

Qigong’s holistic approach uses movement and incorporates the energy vessels, organs, and energy pathways. These movements were especially made to help release any stagnation and blockages in the body. These stagnations and blockages are the main causes of different illnesses and pain in the body, including having good brain and mind functions. Using qigong for calming the mind helps release any stagnation and blockages that inhibits reaching a calmer state.

We use the breath to help guide the energy to release the stagnation and blockages. This is very helpful especially when using qigong for calming the mind. When there are blockages and stagnations in the body our mind does not receive good energy levels. This leaves the mind not functioning well and scattered, which results in an overactive mind. That is why using qigong for calming the mind is very effective. Qigong helps in assisting proper energy flow in the body, allowing our mind to function well and be in a calmer state.

Effects of an Overactive Mind

An overactive mind can lead to anxiety, loss of focus, bad decision-making, and create a lot of stress in our life. When we have excessive thinking, we accumulate stress and this is stored inside our bodies. We need qigong for calming the mind to help release this tension. 

Physiological Effects 

When we have an overactive mind this can lead to stress. When we are stressed, our physiological functions are also affected. Stress also causes digestion problems. Notice that when we are stressed our digestive functions are also imbalanced. We may experience diarrhea, constipation, and others. Other physiological effects of stress due to overactive mind are migraine,  high blood pressure, hormonal imbalances, skin problems, and others. 

Mind and Spirit 

There are many definitions of the mind. One of the definitions of the mind that I used most is that the mind is the product of the experiences of the body and brain. An overactive mind is therefore a product of imbalances both in the body and the brain. When our body and brain systems, functions, and foundations are out of balance our mind cannot function well. 

Qigong for Calming the Mind and other Techniques

A woman meditating on top of the mountain during sunrise

Meditation

Meditations like Focus Meditation help calm the mind. Improving our focus helps us to be able to function at the moment. A lot of times, an overactive mind causes a scattered brain. When we have a scattered brain we keep thinking about things, problems, situations, or circumstances that are beyond what we can do something about at the moment. This gives us anxiety and worry. Focus meditation helps us ground ourselves in the present. This allows us to connect to what it is that we can improve with what we have in the present, rather than worrying about things we cannot control. 

Breathwork

Breathwork techniques benefit the body a lot. The breath is the most primary vestige of life. However it is more than just the air that comes in and out of our body. Breath regulates the body and allows for energy to flow in our body. Through the breath we give life to the organs and other functions of the body. Breath helps regulate the mind by allowing flow of information from body to brain and brain to body. 

Qigong uses the breath to lead the movement. This helps us connect to our  body better. The breath also allows energy to flow in the body. Through intention, we can move energy through the breath. Proper breathing techniques help us to calm the mind by activating the parasympathetic nervous system or the rest and digest mode. 

Exercise

Regular and balanced exercise helps calm the mind. When we do mindful exercises we help activate the body-brain connection. This helps stimulate flow and energy which allows for both the body and the brain to stimulate functions. This also helps send signals for body and brain processes to function well. When the brain is stimulated well, it can recognize healthy stress and circulation properly and eliminate negative stressors. Adequate exercise can also help calm the mind by releasing excess energy stored in the body. 

Ancient Practices 

Ancient practices such as qigong are holistic practices that help balance the body. A lot of ancient practice helps calm the body and mind through mindful movement and meditation. Practicing qigong for calming the mind has a holistic approach that will benefit the body and its system a lot.

Benefits of Qigong for Calming the Mind

A woman practicing Qigong for Calming the Mind on top of the Mountain
  • Better focus
  • Better decision making
  • Helps in better overall organ functions
  • Lessens pain, diseases, and illnesses 
  • Stable emotions 
  • More energy
  • Become happier and more positive
  • Better interaction with others 
  • Improves body and body process
  • Longevity

Qigong for Calming the Mind

Spiral Palms Qigong for Calming the Mind

Using the Spiral Palms qigong for calming the mind helps improve focus and flow. This exercise is from the 8 Trigram Qigong of White Tiger Qigong. Through this gentle and slow qigong we can release stress and toxins stored in the body. 

Through the gentle twists of this exercise,, we allow the organs to wring out any excess energy or emotions which are pent up in the body. This helps release the unnecessary build up and saturation of energy.  This helps relax the mind and body. 

Learn more Qigong for Calming the Mind

If you want to learn more try our Qigong for Stress and Anger course. This course will help you create a path to have a calmer mind and way of living. You can also try our 8 Trigram Organ Qigong course. This will help you reach a maximum calm state through a gentle flow qigong.

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