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Chinese Yoga And Its Effects On Our Spiritual, Physical, And Mental Health

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In life, we’ve all experienced moments where we become overpowered by the shadow feelings of anger, disappointment, heartache, despair, or sadness.

Yet, most people load these feelings deep inside their bodies and ignore them, unaware that the energy or frequency of these emotions can affect their spiritual, physical, and mental health.

For people who are always on the go, they may find it a bit difficult to concentrate on any one thing for very long be it a dietary strategy, an exercise program, or even activities within your daily life or work. They can be someone who uses a frantic pace of life to dodge dealing with shadow emotions.

One sign that you may be utilizing activity to restrain feelings that have negative thoughts and shadow feelings are when you find yourself excessively tired or when you allow some down time when slowing down.

Suppressing deep seated feelings requires adrenaline, yet when one slows down, the amount of adrenaline in the bloodstream drops. The effect of an adrenaline rush when moving through life is that while it may prevent you from experiencing challenging emotions by spurring you into action, it can also fatigue your thyroid and adrenal glands and significantly contribute to chronic diseases such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Qi gong or Chinese yoga is an ideal tool that anyone can incorporate into their daily lives to rid of shadow emotions, which also can lead to issues of toxicity such as depression, chronic pain or illness, depression, and cancer.

Building Consciousness of Emotional States with Chinese Yoga

Chinese yoga can produce a deeper realization of our emotional layers. The first step in healing and releasing shadow emotions is realization or awareness. A lot of times, these shadow layers within our bodies and minds may be physically held in the body leading to excess weight in our bodies, especially around our waist and stomach.

Dao yin or Chinese yoga breath supports the slowing down of our thoughts and breath in order for us to come into a realization of the emotions we are holding, and start processing and liberating them.

There are people who asked to deepen their breath begin to feel irritable, anxious, or impatient. These feelings are windows into our emotional responsiveness and they provide us with information about how we may be unconsciously reacting to experience.

Likewise, people tend to hurry through the movements when they’re asked to do qi gong exercises, as opposed to allowing and lingering themselves to observe the sensations of emotions that occur when the body is in motion. Qi gong can therefore be a very helpful way of generating a consciousness of feelings and relating emotions to the physical states.

The movements in Chinese Yoga liberate emotions that are connected to certain body organs. These organs are associated with specific emotions within Chinese medicine.

Kidneys: Fears, discipline/will and courage

Liver: Frustration/anger or compassion.

Spleen: Anxiety, calmness, centeredness.

Heart: Over excitation or joy.

Lungs: Sadness/grief/perseverance.

Fremont Chinese medicine practitioners can teach a series of qi gong movements that lightly target each of the organs with gentle body twists and slow leg and arm movements mixed with breathing.

One can perform these movements for a mere two or three minutes scattered throughout the day to help process and liberate layers of feelings. When it’s regularly practiced, this form of prescriptive qi gong can be an ideal tool or a great complement to conventional drug therapies or psychotherapy.

For instance, the University of California, School of Medicine did a recent study that found people 69 years of age or older suffering from depression experiencing greater effects from anti-depressant drugs, when they were learned a basic and easy set of tai chi.

As the mother art of tai chi, qi gong or Chinese yoga is a much easier art to learn, yet is as powerful in terms of positively affecting emotional states.

Written by Valerie

December 4th, 2018 at 2:40 am

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Chinese Style Home Remedies For Coughing

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There are several home remedies for coughing. Actually, there’s an assortment of natural cough remedies to choose from depending on the kind of cough you have. They all are eff ective, safe, and easy to create. One such method is a first rate breathing technique to boost the effects of the other remedies. This breathing technique saturates your system with fresh oxygen and clears your airways and lungs. Of course, in order to give these home cough remedies a chance to work well and quickly, you need to at least lessen or totally eliminate the aggravating factors or the cause(s) of the cough.

Coughing Home Remedies

Select a remedy and continue using it for a few days. Try another one if it doesn’t work.

Remedy # 1 Cane Sugar & Garlic Drink

Ground half a kilogram of fresh garlic into paste. Combine one or two teaspoonfuls of cane sugar with one or two teaspoonfuls of the paste in a cup of hot water and drink twice a day. Keep the rest of the garlic paste in a jar for future use. Ideal for cough related to the common cold.

Remedy # 2: Malt Sugar & Ginger Drink

To make ½ tablespoon of the juice, ground fresh ginger and throw in a teaspoonful of brown sugar and malt and into the juice. Mix the juice in a cup of warm water and drink it twice or thrice times a day. It is works well for the elderly suffering from chronic coughing.

Remedy # 3: Tangerine Peel Tea

For 10 minutes, immerse four to five grams of green tea and six 6 grams of tangerine peel in a cup of hot water. While the tea is brewing, the cup should be covered. Throughout the day, drink liberally by adding hot fresh water each time. This tea is suitable for coughing with white, sticky, and profuse phlegm. Tangerine peel tea is a very popular traditional Chinese home remedy in Austin.

Remedy # 4: Whole Lemon Drink

Place half a lemon through a juice extractor (seeds and skin included). Combine the juice with the same amount of warm water. Then slowly sip, allowing it to just trickle down the throat. Add water without sugar if the juice is too bitter. Drink the juice two to three times a day. Besides coughing, whole Lemon Drink is also a great home remedy for sore throat, profuse phlegm, sinus congestion, and chest congestion.

Remedy # 5: Egg & Honey Drink

Open an egg and beat it evenly in a bowl. Into a small pot of water, include 35 grams of honey and bring to a boil. Include the honey water to the egg bowl and mix. Drink while warm once or twice a day. Although there are people who may not want to eat a lot of eggs, the Egg & Honey Drink potion is traditionally a popular home remedy for coughing in China that works well for hoarse voice and dry cough.

Remedy # 6: Pineapple Throat Gargle

Pour a cup of fresh pineapple juice into a juice extractor or simply crush pieces of pineapple into a juice. Without swallowing the juice, use as gargle many times a day. This remedy can helps sooth and ease cough.

Aside from availing yourself of any of these coughing home remedies, you also should avoid phlegm-producing foods and alter your diet. Refrain from eating dairy products (especially if you suffer from phlegmy, damp cough), overly cooked meats, cakes, white bread, and refined starches. Consume foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.

Written by Valerie

December 4th, 2018 at 2:35 am