How to Banish Bad Habits
Most of us develop techniques for coping with these and other stresses in our lives. Such techniques include smoking, alcohol, or sometimes even losing control of ourselves. We also ignore advice on food and diet. Some of our bad habits are described below, with reminders of how Zhan Zhuang can help.
Taking care of yourself begins with careful maintenance of your biological engine. The common-sense advice that follows at the beginning of this chapter pays attention to your eating and drinking (the fuel), to your temperature (the regulation of internal heating), and to tension (which can so easily cause blockages in internal circulation). Some of the bad habits we fall into by adulthood and which harm our biological engines can be eased by the practice of Zhan Zhuang. These are described later in the chapter, on page 175 others are included to highlight the range of influences that can damage your health.
Because of poor postural habits, many people have developed serious structural distortions and have no natural sense of the body in appropriate alignment. If these distortions are carried over into Iron Shirt practice, much effectiveness is lost and bad habits perpetuated. In effect, one is practicing the very problems that need to be corrected.
Have you ever noticed that you like to be around other people who smile a lot naturally You feel comfortable, you feel accepted, it's just human nature. It's the same thing inside you. We don't realize how many judgments and inner frowns we're projecting all the time onto some part of our body. This creates a split between the body and the psyche, that doesn't actually exist. An effective way to correct this bad habit of judging and hating ourselves is to neutrally smile to them.
Most Qigong is comprised of three elements Concentration, Breath, & Movement. Sometimes there is a special or secret clement also involved, but for the most part it is simple and easy to learn and can be performed by anyone. I know some two hundred types of Qigong exercise. Some is done as preventative exercise but also a lot is performed as a component of treatments I prescribe. I also use Tuina therapy in treatment, a combination of massage and accupressure. Finally people come to me from all over the Netherlands to correct imbalances they have accumulated through bad habits such as smoking, overeating, insomnia & stress, as well as fatigue and depression. These conditions have no real answer in the western realm of treatment and my Qigong has been very successful in helping these people. Moreover western medicine has no treatment for the common cold, discomfort of flu symptoms, migraine, loss of appetite, menstruation & menopausal problems, and many other conditions arising from...
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