(PRWEB) October 27, 2004
St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) October 27, 2004 Â The ancient Chinese art of Qigong has helped millions restore their energy, recover from illness and enhance their vitality. Like its Indian counterpart, Yoga, Qigong promotes flexibility, strength and general well being. But, according to Qigong expert John Du Cane, QigongÂs greater breadth and depth of health techniques offers baby boomers a better chance to fend off the ravages of aging.
ÂIn the United States right now, Yoga has become a ÂsexyÂ health practice Â with its eye-catching postures and emphasis on physical stretching. Qigong has less obvious Âsex appealÂ, because its postures are generally less flamboyant and many of its practices more subtle in their applicationsÂ Â says Qigong author and teacher John Du Cane. ÂYet, after thirty years of personal experience and research, I have yet to find a practice that more completely offers me a way to protect and enhance my life systems, than qigongÂ Â Du Cane continues.
Without an anti-aging longevity program like Qigong in place, John Du Cane says baby boomers can expect the following problems:
Decline in production of growth hormone paralleled by hormonal imbalancesÂleading to slower healing/recovery times.
Decline in digestive, eliminatory and circulatory systemsÂ leading to weight gain, constipation, fatigue and cold extremities.
Emotional imbalancesÂleading to stagnation, debilitating tensions increasing inability to cope with stress.
Addiction to stress-responseÂleading to depletion of kidneys, libido, vitality, feelings of discomfort and malaise.
Shallow breathingÂleading to a decline in energy and strength.
Deterioration of jointsÂleading to lack of flexibility and mobility, increase in joint pain. Decline in physical strengthÂleading to injury-vulnerability and task-inadequacy. Decline in lymph systemÂleading to poor skin, edema, cancer and other major diseases.
A good Qigong longevity program addresses these issues successfully by cultivating the following skills and habits:
Movement. Which should include tapping, shaking, pumping, coiling, twisting, squatting, stretching, flexing, joint rotations, walking, and spontaneous, playful dance-like releases. Movement will range from the very vigorous to the very tranquil.
Handwork. One of the distinguishing characteristics of Qigong is the use of the hands, as off-the-body ÂmagnetsÂ to affect and redirect energy flow within and around the body. These self-carressive hand patterns complement the use of sensing and consciousness to cultivate stronger energy.
Breathwork. Qigong returns us to the innate breathing skills we possessed as small children, correcting the impact of stress-induced shallow breathing and other breath-related health challenges.
Posture. Qigong teaches skills for optimizing posture for ÂstillnessÂ practices, both standing and sitting. These usually involve careful use of sensing and attention to cultivate energy while physically still.
Consciousness. Qigong cultivates and refines the skill of awareness and attention to both guide energy and attain deep meditative states.
Sensing. Qigong cultivates the skill of ÂfeelingÂ and affecting energy flow.
Find a good Qigong teacher (or at least start studying available literature and DVDs) who can help you cultivate all of these skills. Develop a daily Qigong program for yourself that addresses every aspect of your healthÂand you every chance of extending your life, while reducing the impact of the aging process.
A thorough Qigong program will act to:
-Cleanse you of toxins.
-Elevate and balance hormone levels.
-Accumulate, restore and maintain your energy.
-Build a physically strong, limber, vibrant and resilient body.
-Help you rest and recuperate, to avoid unnecessary depletion.
-Protect you better from disease, whether it be an internal or external threat.
-Restore all your internal organs and systems to optimal functioning.
-Help you master tension and relaxation.
-Balance your emotionsÂcrucial for long-range good health.
On a final note: longevity is not just about living longer, itÂs about living longer and deeper. Qigong offers a comprehensive methodology for enriching the quality of the life you have succeeded in extending.
To read more articles by John Du Cane on the longevity and health benefits of Qigong go to: http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/276/
To immediately experience the longevity benefits of Qigong, we recommend purchasing John Du CaneÂs Qigong Recharge program: http://www.dragondoor.com/dv018.html
For additional information on John Du Cane and his complete program of Qigong resources, to arrange interviews or receive review copies contact John Du Cane at 651-487-3828.
John Du CaneÂs Qigong Recharge and other qigong resources are available online at http://www.dragondoor.com or by calling 1-800-899-5111.
Dragon Door Publications, Inc is the leading provider in the United States of cutting-edge resources for radiant health and well being.
John Du Cane
Dragon Door Publications
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