In traditional Chinese medicine, “Qi” is the life force that flows through the body. Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises. In this video we will practice a form of Qigong mindful walking to calm the mind and practice slowing down.
Walking just 30 to 60 minutes a day can dissolve stress and improve brain and heart function. Studies show that walking tones your muscles, boosts metabolism, lowers blood pressure, helps circulation, improves lymphatic function, and builds the immune system. Walking also renews the spirit.
I recommend printing out the pdf below and taking it outside with you to practice. You want to be outside with fresh air around you and earth/grass under your feet. Walking on the ground is one of the best ways to “ground” yourself or become “centered.”
Enjoy your Qigong walking practice!
Click here for a printable version of this exercise.