Get Smart – Try Qi-gong
Apr 14, 2011 07:22PM
There are over 3500 various styles of qi-gong, one of which is Tai-chi. The movements of the various Qi-gong styles stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system that activates our healing response, switching our nervous system over from the sympathetic or stress related “fight or flight” mode. The resulting effect is that the endocrine system is balanced rather than excessively flooded with adrenaline and the nervous system is relaxed instead of overworked.
During the rotation and extension of the limbs of some moving styles of Qi-gong, the rib cage and spine are mobilized, further activating the many spinal pumps in the upper middle and lower back which help to nourish the brain. This causes a significant rise in production of the essential neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin acetylcholine, nor epinephrine) which then return to childlike levels after a session of qi-gong. Qi-gong practice teaches us to use and activate the sixty-percent of lung tissue we normally never use, even among athletes. EEG tests have indicated activation of the normally dormant ninety-percent of the human brain, enhancing memory and the ability to learn.