Today we speak with Chris and Parisa Shelton about their QiGong practice. Chris is a certified QiGong practitioner, and with Parissa, they own Morning Crane Healing Arts Centers in San Jose CA, and Burbank CA.
Qigong (pronounced Chi Gung) is an ancient (5,000+-year-old) ancient practice that uses meditation, slow deliberate, intentional movements, and breathwork and has roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and spiritual thought/philosophy. People practice Qigong for relaxation, exercise, self-realization, meditation, self-healing, alternative medicine, and martial arts. It is a mixture of acupuncture and Chinese medicine as well as a foundation of Tai Chi. Qi means life energy that flows throughout the body and it is important that it stay open and course freely through the body.
It is a simple practice you don’t have to “believe in” to practice. It does not discriminate against age, gender, or religious background. You do not have to fit a certain criteria. You may even do many Qigong practices from a seated position.
Chris explained one belief of Qigong is how the outside of a person can show what is really going on inside of them. Every line on a person’s face shows a person’s personality, past trauma, and manifestation of problems within their body. He also explained that a person’s emotions create dysfunction and expedite the aging process. A person’s organs must work together and function properly in balance for a person to stay healthy.
Chris’s advice for aging enthusiastically is to think of 5 to 10 things you are grateful for every day when you wake up, getting out in nature and going on walks, and smiling.
It is not too late to slow aging down or change the process of disease.
Please watch the entire interview to learn more about Chris & Parissa and QiGong.
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