A common problem these days is neck tension, shoulder tightness, poor posture that lead to breathing troubles.
When we have these issues it’s uncomfortable, painful, and can really affect the quality of our life.
Long term, they can lead to major issues such as:
- degeneration in the neck and cervical vertebrae
- upper back issues
- and even low energy and poor concentration
If you imagine how a worn out, tired person would stand – the first thing you would probably see is them slouching, with head hanging low.
Good posture is essential for overall wellness, a healthy circulatory system AND helps a person look and feel younger 🙂
Qigong is fantastic for increasing strength, improving posture, and maintaining good circulation through the upper back, neck, and shoulders. In fact, it is a major reason why people practice Qigong.
When you combine gentle movement with nice deep breathing, it can be wonderful for helping the body and the mind!
In this video, I will share a really easy Qigong exercise called “Rowing the Boat.” It is a common Qigong exercise and appears in the Shibashi, or 18 Forms.
In the video, I also mention a key factor to help keep the shoulders safe and healthy if you’ve had injuries or issues in the past.
Follow along, practice regularly, breathe deeply, and you may notice your posture improving, head and neck feel a little stronger, and you may even feel a little taller 🙂
If you like this style of Qigong, please come join the Communi-Qi for:
- many Qigong routines
- discussions of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong concepts
- and live monthly meetings
You may also like:
Circular Serenity – a nice practice that’s also great for the posture
Release the Upper Gate – a really helpful routine for neck and back issues
The 30 Days of Qigong – a very popular program
Come join us – I’d love to see you there!