Independence Fitness: Meditation & QiGong Workout for Seniors

October 1, 2016 - Comment

Qigong is sometimes called the ‘new yoga,’ but its practice dates back over 4000 years in China. It is the process of aligning breath and movement, awareness of exercise and healing and meditation. Qigong is very similar to Tai Chi and creates a great opportunity for mental and physical challenges. Meditation is powerful. It is

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Qigong is sometimes called the ‘new yoga,’ but its practice dates back over 4000 years in China. It is the process of aligning breath and movement, awareness of exercise and healing and meditation. Qigong is very similar to Tai Chi and creates a great opportunity for mental and physical challenges. Meditation is powerful. It is taught with Qigong and used throughout Independence Fitness. It offers a wide variety of health benefits for your physiological, psychological and sociological well-being and is simple to perform. Mediation relieves tension in the muscles and reduces depression, stress, loneliness and anxiety. It can reduce body pain, decrease blood pressure and improve circulation. Meditation can make you more alert and positively impact your ability to interact with others and your surroundings. It can even help you sleep better!
This routine is split 50/50 on Meditation and Qigong. It is unique and can be seen as a break from the strength building workouts. This video is intentionally very relaxing. Enjoy! Featuring Connie Balcom, ACE-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist.

Independence Fitness is the most comprehensive whole body exercise program focused on strength, balance and flexibility for those over 50 determined to live the life they want. Check out the entire Independence Fitness DVD series to help you feel your very best. Our goal for you is to live fully – not to have a beach body or flat abs. We know you have things on your bucket list to do – and we want you to feel great as you experience all that life has in store for you. Because we know that everyone begins at a different ability, Independence Fitness meets you at your own level and is designed to encourage you to achieve your own personal goals.

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