Depression: How to Get Un-Stuck? – Part 2
Again, it is about Qi and Dao: bring back smooth Qi flow in our body, restore our beautiful mind with Dao.
1. Daily Qi Gong practice:
Qi Gong is a mind body exercise that has been used for healing for centuries. Qi Gong involves learning and understanding that helps one to re-direct their energy and rewire their brain. The movements stimulate the brain and balance the brain (including emotion center).
The deep breathing brings more oxygen to the body and the brain and we all know that oxygen is very important in healing. Practice of Qi Gong opens body energy pathways and nervous system pathways and we all know that the nervous system governs all part of the body. Therefore after practice of Qi Gong we feel good, relaxed, peaceful and rejuvenated.
If you really want to start your Qi Gong journey, you can join my next Qi Gong training program. You don’t need to be instructor to join this program. You will learn so much about Qi Gong for healing. See website for details: www.draihankuhn.com
If you have depression, it is totally your choice if you want to use Qi or use medication for depression. Yes you can use both, but eventually quit medication to avoid side effects.
2. Daily Dao practice:
What is Dao? Dao is a philosophy that helps people to achieve the goal of a stress free life, and helps people to see clearly the direction that they want to go. Dao is natural and spontaneous, cannot be twisted, bended, or manipulated.
Dao is wisdom, philosophy and a guidance for life’s journey. Dao teaches us to find solutions and not to use emotion. Even though Dao is over 2000 years old wisdom, it is still very useful in our modern life and world. It helps us to clear our mind, get rid of junk in our mind, and stop using the “monkey mind”.
With practice of Qi and Dao, we then practice to use positive energy to overcome negative energy that is very helpful to get out of the darkness and move toward light.
Other useful tips are:
a. Group and Social: Go out for any variety of activities. It is better to take small, easy steps. A group makes people feel supported because everyone “is in it together.
b. Outdoors: If you can go out once a day no matter what you do either garden, sightseeing, hiking, walking, biking, you get energy from the earth.
c. Music and Singing: No matter how good or bad you think you are, try to sing whenever you can, because you are practicing Qi in a different way when you are singing.
d. Embrace Solitude: Solitude is a precious time for you to breathe, to organize, to make lists or to plan, to exercise and stretch the body, to make calls, to enjoy nature, to just enjoy the solitude and no body bothering you.
e. Let Go: Practice letting go is a mindful practice. Whatever is past has past, the past doesn’t come back. Why should we torture our self by re-playing the old tape again and again? We need to be smart so that we can move forward.
By now, you may know what to do. I hope you do and I hope you find your “Way”. If you are still unsure of next steps, you can schedule a Skype of phone consultation with me (no matter where you live). More Information.