recommend you start looking into Tai Chi & Qi Gong. Here is how Tai Chi and Qi Gong helps healing for PTSD patients:
1. Tai Chi and Qi Gong is an internal Qi practice: the internal Qi practice promotes smooth energy flow in the body, increases the Oxygen level in the body, and harmonizes organ energy. In this way it promotes healing.
2. Learning: Tai Chi and Qi Gong involves learning, and learning enables the person to focus on a new subject through physical movement.
3. Brain benefits: the multi-dimensioned/ coordinated Tai Chi/Qi Gong movements help to balance both sides of the brain and provide the brain with many benefits, including emotional, logical, dimensional, focus, and more health benefits.
4. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are moving meditation: meditation is a wonderful practice in modern life and both Tai Chi and Qi Gong are meditation in movement, I say “two for the price of one”. These healing exercises cover all aspects of the person: mind, body, emotion, spirit. It is an effective meditation practice. Not everyone can do meditation, but everyone can do Tai Chi and Qi Gong, especially when you have a good teacher.
5. Balances the nervous system: Tai Chi and Qi Gong balances the entire nervous system, especially the Autonomic nervous system which is key to healing. You can find more information from my book “True Brain Fitness”.
6. Martial Art movement: Tai Chi originated from Martial Art. Many Tai Chi movements have martial applications. Practicing Tai Chi, you do feel the inner power, strength, become more alert, become more grounded and focused. If you are advanced practitioner, you can use Tai Chi skill for self-defense.
7. Happiness: practicing Tai Chi or Qi Gong helps to balances the brain and emotional center in the brain; you feel balanced, happy, relaxed, calm and peaceful. You feel all your issues are melting during practice and even after practice;
8. Group energy: When you either teach a group or practice with a group, you receive invisible group energy and that feels really special. As your practice continues, the good feeling lasts longer and longer. Eventually you will no longer have the symptoms of PTSD.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong is a journey, a mindful practice. It is not just a one-time deal or a quick fix. There is no quick fix anyway. Practice of Tai Chi needs to be persistent and be patient. If you are anxious, or looking for a quick fix, you will be getting nowhere. If you understand the journey and keep up the daily practice, the results will come.
You can get more information from my book “Tai Chi for Depression”, “True Brain Fitness”, “Tai Chi in 10 Weeks”, “Natural Healing with Qi Gong”, “True Wellness”. If you want to become member of Tai Chi & Qi Gong Healing Institute, please visit: www.taichihealing.org