Posts tagged qi stagnation
Move Your Body

We live in a fast-paced world, full of obligations, deadlines, and stressors of all sorts.  It’s hard not to feel tossed about in a sea of worries.  Many of us manage to meet our daily demands, but it is usually at the expense of our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical bodies.  Physiologically, stress can turn into a sort of ‘stuckness’, or what is termed qi stagnation in traditional Chinese medicine.

Shoulder and neck tension, depression, poor breathing habits, and digestive disorders are some common embodiments of stress.  Stress-induced qi stagnation can also impede circulation and create constriction where we would like to see suppleness, as in the body’s tissues and organs.  The reproductive system (and every other system in the body!) thrives on the healthy circulation of energy and blood.  How can we release constriction and encourage the free-flow of energy and blood?  That’s right, by moving our bodies!

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