Calming The Mind

This is a quick, easy and simple qigong healing tip that will help you to calm your mind. A calm mind allows it to be nurtured. And remember we’re not just talking about the western view of the mind. We’re talking about the TCM view which means your Shen, your spirit, consciousness, creativity, ability to think clearly and articulate fully.

This tip is quite simple to get up and go for a walk. I wish I could make this qigong healing tip more complex and mysterious, but it really is that simple. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because it is simple that it can’t be of any use to you. Trust me I know from personal experience how beneficial it can be to go out for a walk. Sometimes when our minds are full of rubbish it simply isn’t possible to practice one of the qigong exercises as it’s impossible to enter a qigong/chi kung state of mind due to not being able to relax emotionally or mentally.

I’m lucky, I get to take Louis the Labrador for 2 walks a day and some of the scenery around here is breath taking – all year round. And ideally you want to be walking in nature. Nature has an incredible ability to soothe and nurture the soul. But if you can’t get out into the country, then take a walk in the park – just take a walk!

And here’s an additional tip for you, if your mind is racing with lots of really unhelpful nasty thoughts, then make it a brisk walk.

This ‘take a walk technique’ is a stable in my tool box as a qigong healer and I advise you to use it. It is safe, you can do it for yourself and you’ll soon notice the benefits. From a western point of view the very least you’ll gain is the production of endorphins, your bodies natural ‘happy’ pill.

Hey, are you still reading this? I thought you’d have got your shoes on and be heading for the door by now =)

I’ll share another simple qigong healing technique you can use to calm the mind in my next post.

Bye for now

Marcus James Santer