Ara Wiseman

Aging Gracefully: Embracing Qigong for a Vibrant Life

(Written by Steffi Black)

“We believe that living a healthy and happy life is something that should be experienced by everyone, and that the moment you choose to move your energy your transformation of a better life begins.” Spring Forest Qigong

It’s inevitable: we will all age. The choice lies in aging with vitality or facing numerous challenges. It often depends on your commitment to your inner and outer health, and there are always tools to help us age more gracefully.

I’m a devoted fan of the ancient practice of qigong. It aids in emotional and physical healing, encompassing the entirety of the individual. It’s a branch of Chinese Medicine and a powerful form of self-healing. I practice every day. It’s energy medicine rooted in unconditional love, and we’re discovering that as vibrational beings, the more we engage in energy practices, the greater our shift into heart coherence.

“Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is humblest imaginable.” Mahatma Gandhi

There are numerous advantages to this holistic system, which centers around breathing, mindful movement, meditation, and fostering uplifting emotions. I specialize in sharing Spring Forest Qigong, which emphasizes the alignment of body, mind, and heart.

Let’s delve into the benefits:

These exercises are gentle yet powerful. They contribute to strength, balance, and flexibility, thereby reducing the risk of falls and injuries.

The deep breaths and intentional movements foster relaxation in both body and mind, a necessity in our fast-paced world where we frequently find ourselves in our heads too much.

The mindfulness component enhances focus and mental clarity. Studies have shown that Qigong improves memory and overall cognitive function.

A deeper connection with nature is nurtured as we engage with the five elements, recognizing our inherent connection to the natural world.

It fosters social connectedness as our healing communi-qi brings people together for healing and community. It’s appropriate for both introverts and extroverts as cameras can be on or off.

Qigong has stood the test of time and is accessible to all, regardless of experience. All that’s needed is an open heart, and I guarantee you’ll experience a touch more happiness ❤️

Steffi Black is a certified Spring Forest Qigong practice group leader and trainer. She is also a proud Love Radiator. A name all Spring Forest Qigong practitioners are called:) She teaches at community centers and her online sessions are Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. You can reach out with any questions to or visit her site.

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