As we get a bit longer in the tooth we begin to search for the fountain of youth and spend billions of dollars on beauty creams, fast plastic surgery fixes, and all of the latest raves… from seaweed mud baths to soaking yourself in black petroleum oil. As smart as we think we are with all of our modern technology, sometimes it pays to look at the masters who knew how to preserve life simply by following a few ancient Chinese principles like Qigong.
Qigong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind.
Health preserving is a concept in Chinese traditional medicine to enhance physical fitness, prevent diseases, postpone aging and prolong the life by spiritual toning, therapeutic diets and medicated diet, healthy exercises and other methods. Such concept takes the natural point of view in ancient China as the theoretical basis, such as Five Elements Theory and Yin-yang Theory.
The ancients believe that all things in the world are generated from the five substances: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. This Five Element Theory also can be applied to explain the uniformity of mutual connection between human viscera and tissues as well as between human body and the external environment.
The ancients also believe that, all things in the world can be divided by Yin and Yang. If apply to medicine, this Yin-yang Theory will define such substances and functions that driving, warming and exciting the human body as Yang, while such substances and functions that condensing, moisturizing and inhibiting the human body as Yin. Yin and Yang rise and fall by restricting each other to achieve dynamic balance. If this balance is damaged, disease will produce.
The ancients also believe that the Qi is the source of changes of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements; they believe that man and nature communicate and correspond to each other. The theory of Pneuma and Man-Heaven Correspondence has been also applied to the understanding of human life activities, as well as the explanation for the mutual restraint and effect of man and nature.
The concept of health preserving is the product of such natural views. It is in light of this concept that people established the rich and effective methods of health preserving, such as spiritual toning, guiding and breathing, health care in four seasons, food and medicine diets for health preserving , thus forming a miracle of the traditional Chinese medicine – Health Preserving Theory. Research credits: Kaleidoscope/health
So there you have it. If you want a long prosperous life take everything in moderation, keep active, walk, walk, walk, eat small meals, drink lots of water, surround yourself with positive people, do the things that you actually like doing and make a contribution to society. Easy for you to say grasshopper, but a bit harder to do in actual practice. On a recent survey of longevity… The things that stand out is a positive attitude and Optimistic Personalities plus healthy lifestyle – especially diet.
“I think that the most common theme is that people are upbeat, have a good sense of humor and just see the positive in life.” Most resist visiting doctors and taking their advice, Sarah Topol said. Many take supplements and will change their diets instead of taking prescription medicines, such as a 103-year-old woman in Riverside, California, who swears by a mushroom compound and an extract from lion’s mane.
QUOTE:There is very old saying in Indian philosophy that ” Where there is problem, solution lies there itself”
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Who can benefit by practicing Qigong? Because qigong includes both dynamic and gentle techniques that can be practiced from standing, seated, or supine postures, it is suitable for young and old. Practices can be tailored to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury. Qigong is a form of complementary medicine. It works well with other forms of therapy and should never be used as a substitute for necessary treatment by a physician.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Qi…your energy don’t waste it!
ZRNTRAVELER SAYS: Learn to use the traditional Chinese concept of preserving your health!It could add years to your scorecard.
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