I’m not going to harp on about the ‘D’ word, be it Diet or Detox , we all know, well most of us 😉 what makes a balanced body & lifestyle, but although a Libran, balancing acts have never been my forte, often know as an all or nothing kind of a gal , in most aspects of life.
Well yesterday, while out & about in our local town of Colmenar ,like normal trying to kill 20 birds with one stone, I thought time for cafe con leche – So dropping in to see friends at my ‘local’ Bar Co2, I popped my bags down, ordered my usual & gathered myself.
Next thing I heard ‘Hi Lynsey, are you here to do Qigong ?’ ‘Qigong ?’ “Si, Qigong?”.
Not one to miss an opportunity to have a quick google & thanks to Wikipedia –
Qigong, chi kung, or chi gung (气功 or 氣功) (pronounced “chee-gung”) is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as “intrinsic life energy.”
Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing, coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, and a calm mindful state. A mix of exercise, alternative medicine or meditation practice. It is believed to develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness and awaken one’s true nature.
It looked appealing, something I thought I could definitely benefit from BUT
I made a few excuses, I’m not dressed for the part, I haven’t got time, I’m so unfit, My back’s aching…Then I thought what the heck….. So after an hour of calm breathing, stretching, self massage, my Qi was flowing freely, I was all of a glow & hooked, well as I said I’m an all or nothing kind of a gal 😉
Next step is to try to make use of my new relaxed state on a Wednesday morning each week, and not return home zonked and unable to do anything….well one step at a time.