considers excess weight to be caused by overeating and lack of proper exercise. If you eat too much, eat the wrong foods or don’t exercise enough you gain weight. The concept is if calories taken in exceeds calories expended you gain weight.
In reality each person who carries excess weight is different. With this in mind let’s take a look 5 overweight people. One has no appetite and rarely eats. One is never satisfied and eats constantly. One only eats sweets, never fruits and vegetables. One is a vegetarian. One eats a balanced diet and exercises very hard for several hours a day. Yet they all still have a weight problem.
Obesity is a serious issue. In addition to what it can do to a persons self esteem, it can cause diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the process of digestion and energizing the body is seen as much more complex than in Western Medicine. This process involves the extraction of Qi from the food and air we breath. Qi is every where around us and in every part of our body.
To put it simply excess weight is a problem with the cyclical flow of the Qi through the meridians (energy channels in the body) and the functional harmony of the internal organs. Every channel needs to be open and flowing and every organ needs to function in harmony with every other organ in your body.
The Qi extracted from foods rises as steam to the lungs and is mixed with Qi, which is acquired from the air we breath. This combined Qi is then circulated through your body by the aid of respiration. For this mixture of Qi to occur it is important to mention here that deep abdominal breathing is an important key to the functional harmony of our bodies. Many Americans are shallow breathers and only breath into the top portion of their lungs. Relax your abdomen as you breathe. This will allow you to breathe deeper into your body. If deep breathing makes you feel dizzy or light headed at first, practice taking long slow breaths at night as you are falling asleep.
Master Shen Wu can help you acquire pure Qi energy into your body with his Music Qi Gong program. This pure Qi will remove blocks from your channels, allowing the energy to flow, and balance your organs so that your body will release its excess weight.