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Qigong is Excellent Exercise

I spent 4 days at a qigong workshop and really enjoyed it.  The emphasis was on the healing aspects of qigong but I want to talk about the exercise benefits.  From watching us move through the forms you wouldn’t think it was much exercise, but you would be wrong.  The movements are slow which takes a lot of control.  Your arms are held out at either chest height or above your head for an extended period of time, which takes a lot of endurance.  Our instructor joked about how big guys who spend a lot of time working out have a hard time keeping their arms up.  Working through the forms of qigong will help you build up your endurance and work on muscles that you don’t normally pay attention to.

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