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Competition Time!

This is your chance to win a copy of Peter Deadman’s ‘Live Long Live Well: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Teachings’☯️

☯️ I am offering one lucky person this excellent book by Peter Deadman about the Yangsheng (Nourishment of Life), lessons from the Chinese classics on:

  • Diet: what to eat and how to eat
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol
  • Tea
  • Sleep
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Care of children
  • Old age
  • Detoxing
  • Cultivating the mind
  • Music and culture

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All you have to do to enter the competition is pop over to Facebook and do the following:

☯️’ Like’ Steve Coster Acupuncture Facebook page 
☯️’ Like’ the competition post
☯️ Share that post on Facebook
☯️ Winner will be first out of the hat 😀

Good luck!

The competition closes on 22/5/20 and the winner will be announced on 25/5/20.

UK participants only.
For the full terms & conditions please visit https://stevecosteracupuncture.co.uk/facebook-competit…/

Wishing you health and happiness, Steve.

 

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Breathing the Qi Gong Way

How are you all feeling?  These are difficult times, especially if you are prone to feeling anxious anyway.   It’s  the uncertainty of what lies ahead that makes me feel a bit anxious.  The trick is to stay in the moment, by which I mean, trying not to dwell on the past or the future – the past is gone and the future hasn’t happened, it’s just a dream.

When we feel anxious, the first thing that is affected is our breathing.  The breath becomes shallow and this starts a domino affect throughout the rest of the body.   In this short video I explain and demonstrate the breathing used in Qi Gong.  Breath is one of the most important aspects of Qi Gong, along with the Mind (or your intent).  In Qi gong we use our breath not only to build up the Qi, but also to focus the Mind and help move the Qi around the body, especially to where it is most needed.

Breathing to Connect Mind and Body

The Mind aspect of this type of breathing is what gives it depth, without which it would just be ‘breathing’ which we all need to do otherwise we would die!  Breathing abdominally is very grounding.  It draws down our energy, rooting us to the Earth, stopping us from floating away in our dream worlds that often do not represent reality.  So great if you are suffering from anxiety, now or at any time.

Grounding Meditation

I also include in the video a simple but effective grounding technique which can also be used as a meditation.  Meditation doesn’t have to be complicated to be affective, you just need to learn how to be in the moment.  This technique will help you get there.

If you have any questions, just let me know.  I am still open for consultations and advice, and Qi Gong lessons, just not in the traditional sense.  But I’m still working via Skype and FaceTime, and of course on the old fashioned telephone and email 🙂

 

 

If you have any questions about acupuncture, or any of the topics in my blogs, please do contact me.  Find out more about me, or my treatments  here.