Episode 37: Playing With the Life Force

Did you know just 8 weeks of a bodymind practice can change the way your brain is wired, helping you to stay calm and make sound decisions?

In Episode 37, Brodie shares a piece she wrote for The Huffington Post about 10 reasons to get to know Qi Gong, plus some great research proving the efficacy of qi gong in keeping us healthy.

In this episode, we explore:

  • What qi gong means
  • How qi gong differs from yoga
  • Health benefits of qi gong
  • Research on the effectiveness of qi gong

Resources:

12 Treasures: Your Movement Multivitamin – Brodie’s learn-from-home qi gong course

Brodie’s Huffpost article: 10 Reasons to Get to Know Qigong: Yoga’s Less Popular Cousin

A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi. Jahnke R, Larkey L, Rogers C, Etnier J, Lin F.  American journal of health promotion: AJHP. 2010;24(6): e1-e25. doi:10.4278/ajhp.081013-LIT-248.

Qi gong and Tai Chi should be considered equivalent. Am J Health Promot. 2010 Jul-Aug;24(6):e1-e25. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.081013-LIT-248.

Traditional Chinese Exercise for Cardiovascular Diseases: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Mar 9;4(3):e002562.

Tai chi increases brain size and improves memory in seniors. J Alzheimers Dis. 2012; 30(4): 757–766. doi:  10.3233/JAD-2012-120079

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