When you think of exercise, do you think of a gym and running your self silly, lets take a look at exercises you may never have tried. tai chi, qigong and yoga, stretch and meditation are all ways to improve your flexibility, to remain calm and to switch of an over-anxious mind.
You may have seen people on a film or in your local park, looking so graceful and floating from one position to another, slowly moving their hands and swaying participating in a session of tai chi, it is not difficult and neither does it take a long time, to look and enjoy the same positions and grace, this wonderful ancient chinese moving meditation helps you to breathe correctly using exercises especially for this and that are repetitive, they are slow movements, so you are not going to be working up a sweat or fighting for your breath, quite the opposite, you will feel totally in control, calm and at peace, a method that has been used in China in some form for thousands of years and is still extremely popular.
You may wonder if Tai Chi is really exercise, it is a low impact form of exercise which is for sure one of the best researched, it is not an exercise to burn calories, however it conditions the spine, legs and feet giving you more and more strength, helping your muscles to become longer and stronger. it will increase your energy by unblocking your energy pathways, it is said to have nine main benefits, including bone density, physical function, preventing falls, psychological benefits and immune function, the lymphatic system is within the gentle fluid movements, our primary system of immunity. It is also noted for reducing depression symptoms stress and anxiety.
Most of the movements are safe for most age groups and your level of experience. It’s all about being inline with where we are in life, and not fighting it, but accepting it and even celebrating it. All you need to enjoy this type of exercise is comfortable loose clothing, when indoors you can be bare-foot and be sure to be able to move freely.
The secret to any activity you choose to do is the feel good experience afterwards, if you sit and meditate and feel fantastic after, you are doing great, you just need to find something that takes you out of your normal day, dedicate that time to you, even if it is just 15 mins, if you get that little uplift after, you have found something that is good for you, let the mind drift and close of to the daily pressures we put ourselves under………..even if you walk around your garden, think how long it takes to swallow a tablet or drink a powder formula, you may feel great after that, because you allow your mind to accept this form of medication or vitamins, so this is the same, if you feel good do it !
Wishing you great success in finding your special wellbeing moment ❤
Brooke Universal Life Coach