Transcending Fears and Stress with Qigong

By Brendan Thorson, 3/4/2012

Would you like to transform your Fears to Self-Empowerment and Transcend your Stress to Self-Confidence?  Fears can lock us into imaginary prison cells that steal our freedom, make us small, weak and prevent us from living our life to the fullest.  While long term excess stress robs our mind and body of essential internal energies causing exhaustion, lack of internal peace and a strain on the relationships with the one’s we love most.  Qigong can assist you to transform your fears and stress to help you become self-empowered and confident—leading to greater internal happiness and a higher quality of life.

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Some fears are real and valid like knowing that jumping off a big rocky mountain cliff could result in a tragedy to your life.  But most fears that people have are not life threatening at all, in fact they are old unhealthy programs that need to be deleted out of their system.  Not much different than a computer’s antivirus system finding and deleting a threat to your computer, but if the threat is not found it could lead to an infected and damaged computer/ or person.

Fears are negative emotions related to the Kidneys and when one has fears, they leak energy from the Kidneys like air leaking out of a tire with a hole in it.  With Qigong we energize and empower the Kidneys so one will begin to have greater Internal-Power and determination.  This will allow one to improve their internal strength and naturally overcome many things that once caused them fear and support them to achieve their goals and dreams.  In addition, as one gets more advanced with their internal martial arts they can begin to find old internal viruses (fears) and delete them out of their system just like computers antivirus system.

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Similar to fears, Stress can also be good or bad.  Good or the appropriate amount of stress for an individual can help them to get stronger and build up their stress capacity just like how the appropriate stress of weight training can help one to build up their muscular stronger.  However, if someone has to regularly experience a significant amount of stress beyond their bodies capacity then they will eventually get stuck in the “fight or flight” response.  “If stress continues, the adrenal glands produce cortisol within ten minutes to raise blood sugar and insulin levels, move blood to muscles and away from digestion, lower levels of sex hormones and break down protein stores for energy.”  “Continued stress eventually leads to the Maladapted stage, in which the body starts to break down from the effects of elevated cortisol.”  “Cortisol imbalance can lead to fatigue, weight gain, immune suppression, and susceptibility to colds and flu, joint pains, mood swings, anxiety, depression, insomnia and digestive symptoms”.1

Qigong can quickly help someone to get out of being stuck in the fight or flight stage where the Adrenals are stuck-on-go.  We begin to correct this imbalance in the level-1 course and in my introductory classes by activating the Kidneys and Life-Gate Center which resets the Adrenals so one can begin to feel energized but very calm at the same time.  Then with continued practice of Yi Ren one will be able to transform their system and learn how to manage their body like people know how to take care of their cars if they want it to have longevity with vitality—so you know when to hit the breaks, step on the gas, fill up the tank of gas, and change the oil…

When you are ready to transform your life, find your internal freedom and overcome obstacles in the road like fears and stress then jump on the Yi Ren Qigong bus and learn how to drive yourself to a brighter future for your health, happiness and life.

 

  1. Charles A. Moss MD Power of the Five Elements. North Atlantic Books. Berkley, CA: 2010

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