Qigong Today is an informative series from the non-profit Qigong Institute and is presented by its volunteer Board Members to share the amazing health and empowerment information and research available, for free, at QigongInstitute.org . Vice President Josie Weaver, President Tom Rogers, and Chairman Francesco Garri Garripoli offer a lively dialogue on the latest updates in Qigong, Tai Chi, and Energy Medicine.
[PLAY] Qigong Today 1 - Introduction to Qigong Today, the Qigong Institute, and the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database.
[PLAY] Qigong Today 2 - Developing resilient behaviors with Qigong and Tai Chi exercise for improved mental and physical health.
[PLAY] Qigong Today 3 - Developing resiliency through Qigong's slow, deep, paced diaphragmatic breathing.
Introduction to Qigong Today, the Qigong Institute, and the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database. Early scientific research published by the Qigong Institute and research on Qigong for stress, COVID, and caregivers of cancer patients.
* Anti-Aging Benefits of Qigong [PDF]
* Qigong for the Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Infection in Older Adults
* Optimism, mindfulness, and resilience as potential protective factors for the mental health consequences of fear of the coronavirus
* Qigong mind-body program for caregivers of cancer patients: design of a pilot three-arm randomized clinical trial
Developing resilient behaviors with Qigong and Tai Chi exercise for improved mental and physical health. Physical exercise is a key foundation of resilence. Frequent moderate exercise is associated with better mental and physical well-being and a lower prevalence of stress. Qigong and Tai Chi exercise prescripitions are recommended for resilience.
* In pursuit of resilience: stress, epigenetics, and brain plasticity.
* The Contribution of Physical Exercise to Brain Resilience
* Physical Exercise as a Resilience Factor to Mitigate COVID-Related Allostatic Overload
* Clinical Evidence of Tai Chi Exercise Prescriptions: A Systematic Review
Resilience is the ability to positively adapt to adversity, trauma, stress, threat, and change. In a previous episode of Qigong Today we discussed physical exercise through the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi, as a fundamental component of resilience. But developing resilience to adapt to life’s challenges requires more than regular physical exercise. The exercise must be balanced with rest and recovery. Qigong’s slow paced diaphragmatic breathing is an excellent way to accomplish this balance.
* Adapting to Stress: Understanding the Neurobiology of Resilience
* Using Slow-Paced Breathing to Foster Endurance, Well-Being, and Sleep Quality in Athletes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
* Influence of a 30-Day Slow-Paced Breathing Intervention Compared to Social Media Use on Subjective Sleep Quality and Cardiac Vagal Activity
* Hypothesis: Pulmonary Afferent Activity Patterns During Slow, Deep Breathing Contribute to the Neural Induction of Physiological Relaxation