I would like to expand on a blog I wrote recently about returning the body to homeostasis. In that blog, I mentioned that the key to achieving homeostasis was putting the body in a state of calm by putting the mind and emotions in a state of calm. In other words, create inner calm, by eliminating mental, emotional, physical and dietary stress!
As I am sure you are aware by now, I’m a huge advocate of Qigong, especially since speaking with Bianca Molle, who fully recovered from her neurotransmitter imbalance [Parkinson’s]. I had been dabbling in Qigong before speaking with Bianca and now I’m doing it with a vengeance, every day. In the last few days I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my energy level [I can do lots more pushups] and the pain in my left shoulder is not as intense. I’m very encouraged by what I’ve experienced so far and I’m going to keep it up!
Quite often I find myself experiencing a lot of tension. I might be sitting at the computer, watching television, eating, walking, driving or even just sitting in my chair enjoying the view of the lake. I can feel the tension in my neck and back. My arms and shoulders are all tensed up. Quite often my arms will be trembling. I’m typically not thinking about anything in particular.
Chi is the life force energy that exists in all living things. You can’t see it, but it’s there. You might be able to feel it. It flows in you and around you. Certain exercise disciplines like yoga, Tai chi and Qigong are intended to strengthen chi, while healing modalities, like acupuncture, use the body’s chi (energy meridians) to achieve healing!