Try Qi Gong to Help you Relax

If you are looking to decrease your stress levels right now, I suggest that you try Qi Gong. My wife has tried yoga and Tai Chi, and she liked them, but she recently discovered Qi Gong and she LOVES it! Specifically, she likes the videos from Jeffrey Chand.

Here are a couple videos to get you started…

And another…

Is Qi Gong new to you? Did these exercises help you feel better? Please comment below.

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4 Comments

  1. Glenn, thank you for this post- I really needed this. It was great to be reminded to get a good resource to connect with Qi Gong. Thank your wife for suggesting this. I’ve had much spine surgery which has continued to cause much pain, stiffness, and debilitating lack of movement even after almost a year of PT. Six months ago, a friend suggested I try this type of exercise since this was accomplished by gentle movement. Can’t thank your wife enough for this suggesting to add this. The artist leading the exercise is so calming. Best of all, I can do most of his examples without much discomfort! Now in the pandemic, COVID-19 has all of us stressed. Qi Gong is so very relaxing and peaceful.

  2. It’s not for me to tell others what to do, and it’s not my desire to tell anyone else what to do for that matter unless I’m going to be affected, but I will say I have not done any of this, but have researched them and tried a few types of martial arts, but failed miserably. However, I have an understanding of what they involve, and as a Christian I would warn other Christians against trying these because of the spiritual influences behind them.

    I won’t go on, but say briefly I understand the attraction and popularity of these ‘exercises’, but what I have learnt is they are not just exercises.

    Yoga is not just exercises in contortion or meditation, but is an inseparable part of Hinduism, and the aim of it is to achieve unity with what is called the Kundalini spirit or in English, I think it is snake spirit, which Christians would say is Satan. Ask a devout Indian Hindu if you don’t believe me.

    Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan are closely related in that they both rely on “Chi” (another name for Qi) or in Japanese is “Ki” as in Aikido, and refers to a kind of power considered to be part and parcel with nature, and can be deduced to be Satan because the Bible says he is the prince or power of the air and this world, and this is a power that is beyond one’s natural strength i.e. it is supernatural, and you tap into it through meditation that involves emptying your mind, and opening yours up to whatever is out there.

    Qi Gong is merely the breathing part of Tai Chi or can be considered that, and Tai Chi is ‘soft’ Gung Fu or Kung Fu or Wushu that traditionally you learn after Gung Fu and thus have trained your body and hence your muscle memory to perform movements solely through physical strength and training. Having done that you ultimately graduate to Tai Chi which relies on Chi which is more mental than physical, but the power of Chi is not merely mental as it enables practitioners to perform supernatural feats like punching holes in brick and metal, which in the natural is impossible. At least impossible to do without severely injuring yourself, and it is clear this power doesn’t come from God.

    Aikido and other Japanese martial arts are similar in that they rely on mastery of this unnatural power that they call Ki, and remember, if you look into the origins of these practices you will see they were first taught by Buddhist monks in China who originally came from India, and Buddhism is an offshoot of Hinduism whose founder despite being newly married and recently become a father decided to just up and leave in the middle of the night unannounced to his wife, and wen’t on a journey during which he gazed at and played with his belly button a lot. Well, kind of. Anyway, that’s in the official history of Buddhism, and the rest of what I said is in the annals of history too as well as in various materials about martial arts etc.

    I don’t mean to be a wet blanket or tell anyone what to do, but so often such activities are presented without any mention of their dark side just like leftist 2nd hand car dealer in Chicago would present a lemon with a clapped out motor and more so I thought at the risk of being unpopular I would share what I understand to be the truth just so you and others know.

    1. Thanks for your perspective Ian. I will post this so others can make up their own minds. My opinion is that it is what is in your heart that matters. We each have the option of letting God’s love into our hearts and letting that change us, or to let fear in, which closes our hearts to God’s love. If this exercise would close your heart to God’s love, then certainly don’t do it.

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