Burning Brightly Qi Gong & Meditation
We all want to feel better, fitter, happier with more energy and less stress. The fundamental principles of our health and wellbeing are simple, effective and accessible to all of us.
Our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are encapsulated in seven categories, identified by the extensive research undertaken by Stanford University. The categories are interconnected – focusing on one will make you feel better but will also help improve another area of your health.
A consistent qi gong and meditation practice satisfies ALL seven categories
Managing your stress: far too often we find ourselves in a state of overwhelm, with too many items on our To Do List. We experience and, sadly, normalise the near constant stress in our day to day lives. Qi gong is ‘meditation in motion’. Meditation has been scientifically proven and validated to lower our cortisol levels and bring our mind and body back into balance. In qi gong we slow down to calm down.
Movement and exercise: we all are aware how important it is to move our body on a regular basis. Exercise does not have to be high intensityor sweaty or exhausting. Qi gong is a low impact form of exercise incorporating stretching and slow flowing sequences.
Cognitive enhancement: the brain is like any other part of our body; we need to use it or lose it. Qi gong flows require us to move in different ways and not simply switch off and go through the motions.
Sleeping soundly: we all know how great it feels waking up after a good night’s sleep. Qi gong not only lowers our stress levels, it also allows us to increase our yin energy – the energy we need to fall asleep, and stay asleep throughout the night.
Social network: we are all more connected than ever, however more and more of us often feel isolated and lonely. Scheduling a regular qi gong class in your diary is an easy way to increase your social contact and make friends. Burning Brightly runs Qi & Tea classes where you can stay for a cuppa and a blether.
Nutrition: it can be confusing figuring out the never-ending maze of ‘healthy’ foods to consume. Following a simple qi gong outlook encourages you to think about not just what you eat, but how you eat, where you eat, are you eating seasonal produce and are you eating natural, unprocessed foods. These all influence the impact of our diets on our health.
Embracing gratitude: A regular qi gong and meditation practice helps you pause and appreciate the simple pleasures; reflect on those you care about and how grateful you are for all the riches and abundance in your life.
Qi gong and meditation may be ancient practices, but they remain perfect for your health and wellbeing today
If meditation is what you want and dream of going deep into the basic or advanced spheres of meditation, than you have a great guide in Suzi! She is a very wise teacher and beautiful strong personality, highly engaged and involved. A valuable guide in journeying towards that thread of balance, stillness and silence, resting deep inside, that we are all looking for!Daniela B, Italy