Qigong for Anxiety

FROM ANXIETY TO INNER PEACE--
QIGONG Strategies for Managing STRESS & ANXIETY

Overcoming anxiety after it's developed into a major difficulty in your life can often be confusing and upsetting. However, anxiety disorders are very treatable problems. 
Here's the first of 4 effective strategies to help you relax & overcome anxiety.
1). 5 Finger Qigong Meditation- click this link- http://youtu.be/cQs5NmrSvKA
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  • DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MOVE IN CALM & PEACEFUL STILLNESS?
  • Class Saturday July 16th at Evergreen park CANCELLED. Class time changed for Sunday July 17th to 8:15-9:15am  at Wheeler Farm.
  • WANT TO PRACTICE QIGONG DAILY?  When you can't make it to a class, follow along with one or more of the short videos I have posted here. Click on the 'video' link above to see over a dozen videos that are 5 minutes or less in length. Enjoy!  Feel free to contact me with any questions. Ch'i Blessings, Scott. 
  • ADDITIONAL Tai Chi Qigong CLASSES:
  • Qigong this Sunday July 17th at 10-11am. For more info go to Ecstatic Dance
What: Tai Chi at Tracy Aviary for the 55 and over community. Where: Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park – come practice Tai Chi in a secure garden oasis.When: Every Monday and Wednesday from 8:15 to 9:15 starting Monday, June 20 – doors will open at 8am.Price: Classes are free for members and $5 for non-members. Memberships start at $24.95. 
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LIVE SIMPLE. MOVE WITH ENERGY & VITALITY. LOVE BIG!. Sifu Scott White.
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"Inhaling and exhaling helps to rid one of the stale and take in the fresh.  Moving as a bear and stretching as a bird can result in longevity." - Lao Tzu

Qigong for Anxiety (continued)

2). INSTANT RELAXATION:  1.  Take a deep breath & hold it in. 2.  Tense EVERY muscle in your body for 5-10 seconds.  3.  Release & relax every muscle as you slowly exhale.

3). 1-3-2 BREATHING:  Example-  inhale through your nose deep into your belly  (expanding your belly)  for 6 seconds. Hold your breath for 18 seconds. Exhale for 12 seconds drawing your belly in & up contracting your abdominal muscles to fully exhale all the spent air out of your lungs. Repeat 6-12 times. NOTE:  ON ALL BREATHING EXERCISES PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO FULLY EXHALING. ONE OF THE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY IS FEELING LIKE YOU CAN'T BREATHE. THE KEY TO CHANGING THIS PATTERN IS TO FULLY EXHALE. ONCE YOU HAVE FULLY EXHALED, IT BECOMES EASIER TO TAKE A FULL INHALE.

4). GLOBAL HEALING AFFIRMATION:
All Energy Channels are OPEN. Vital Energies are ABUNDANT. My Health is VIBRANT. OUR EARTH IS HEALTHY. OUR WORLD IS AT PEACE. ALL IS WELL & SO IT IS.
Inhale slowly through your nose, deep into the lowest part of your belly.  Exhale slowly.  Pause. Repeat often.
Try these strategies & practice the ones you find most helpful DAILY or whenever you begin to experience symptoms of anxiety. I hope you find inner peace with these practices.
Take great care. Ch'i Blessings. Scott