External QiGong – WaiDanGong – Softstyle

External QiGong – Softstyle For Health, Longevity, and Vitality

Softstyle External QiGong is gentle non weight bearing exercise that aligns breath with graceful meditative movements similar to those in Tai Chi.

WaiDanGong Softstyle exercises can be a set of poses, or dynamic and static stretches, with light exercise. All in all, these gentle meditative movements make 

 


What is Softstyle External QiGong

QiGong evolved alongside Yoga in the regions of Tibet and Nepal for the needs of the battlefield. Moreover this means that there are both martial and healing aspects to the art.

Furthermore, WaiDanGong is a gentle low impact exercise perfect for people of any fitness level. This form of exercise is similar to Tai Chi, with a couple key differences. QiGong is the mother of all martial arts, whereas Tai Chi is about 600 years old.

Tai Chi is QiGong, however a teacher pre-made a routine and passed it down to their disciple thus creating a form. Uniquely of the 3 major mind body practices, QiGong is formless. Coupled with forms, poses, and conditioning exercises, QiGong teaches the practitioner how to delve deep into the self to understand what their body needs that particular day. 


WaiDanGong – External QiGong has many applications and can benefit a wide range of people

First off this ancient mind body practice is efficient. One 25 – 45 minute session trains all five elements of fitness. Strength, endurance, cardio, flexibility and body composition. 

In addition QiGong has many applications like weight loss, physical therapy, corrective exercise, performance enhancement, workout recovery

This video highlights External Softstyle QiGong for Corrective Exercise


Soft style QiGong – WaiDanGong is the world’s answer to Chronic Pain and Obesity.

It is no secret that chronic pain and obesity are interrelated and codependent. People who suffer from either of the two have special needs when it comes to exercise. In order to help slow down, stop, and reverse adverse conditions, action needs to be taken. Since QiGong is a mind body practice, a couple of its additional benefits include sitting meditation(NeiDan Gong) moving meditation(WaiDanGong), and breathwork exercises.

All of these exercise promote the relaxation response which in turn sends the body into healing mode. First off, the most important benefit of meditation is giving the practitioner a better ability to self regulate actions. Self governing plays a major role in any program, being able urges and impulses is a critical component to change.

This video highlights WaiDanGong for Healing Chronic Pain Naturally


External QiGong activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms

After 6 weeks of practice, WaiDanGong increases the body’s

  • Mobility and Flexibility, increases range of motion through joints
  • Improve cardio health by increasing lung capacity, including the blood’s oxygen capacity
  • Reduce blood pressure and heart rate while removing excess carbon dioxide in the blood stream
  • Restore and improve range of motion in joints.
  • Practice begins to heals muscular dystrophy.
  • Increase in bone density
  • Enhances Metabolic Efficiency, and Neuromuscular Efficiency
  • Increases Tissue Tensile Strength of the Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments
  • Added Beneficial Endocrine Hormone Production while optimising the body’s other system functions (Sympathetic, Parasympathetic, Lymphatic System)
  • Activate healing within the body using the relaxation response.

Check this Yoga Flow for mobility 


With all external practices, it is critical to balance the Mind, Body connection with Meditation, here is a link to Dhyana Meditation from Yoga


 

 

 

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