Unblock the Meridians: Increase Energy Flow

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In the far east energy exercises such as Tai Chi and Qigong are practiced everyday to improve energy flow of the meridians in the body. Many meridian experts believe there are twelve main meridians in the body. Each meridian relates to certain specific organs in the body. In China, energy is known as chi or qi. It is believed to be created by two opposing forces which are ying and yang. The yang represents masculine energy and the ying represents feminine energy.

There are three sources of qi which are congenital, acquired and protective. Congenital qi, according to Chinese medicine, is the qi we acquired from our parents and is stored in the kidney. Congenital qi can be depleted by the lack of sleep and stress. Acquired qi is the qi that we get from the food we eat and the air we breath. Protective qi is the qi that protects our body from excess heat and cold, and improves our immune system.

Since the types of food we eat and our activity level affect how energy flows in our meridians, it is wise to practice energy exercises and eat healthy food, so we can reduce energy blockages in our meridians.

Below are two videos that will show you some techniques on how to do Tai Chi and Qigong. If you are new to energy exercises, the philosophy behind them may seem strange to you. However, if you practice energy exercises on a regular basis, you should notice an improvement in your health, emotions and energy. Some of the best times to practice energy exercises are in the morning and afternoon.

Tai Chi for Beginners, 8 Lessons with Dr Paul Lam – First Lesson

8 Simple Movements of Qigong for Beginners by Jake Mace

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