Movement is essential to long-term health; it’s both a form of preventative and therapeutic medicine. Without any kind of movement, the body’s life force, flow of energy, blood, lymph, etc., slow down, stagnate or stop altogether.
Becoming aware of our breath and body, as well as the quality of our movement, are vitally important to overall health. Movement for health is quite different to movement for the sake of exercising. When engaging in exercise, we need to consider whether what we’re doing either irritates or stimulates the body. This concept comes from Yoga, which sees movement as more than just a physical exercise. Movement should always nourish, sustain and energise; as well as circulate vitality and life force; and shouldn’t leave the body feeling exhausted and depleted.
The purpose of exercise is to nurture and build Qi, Prana, Pneuma or Essence. This universal life force is found everywhere, in nature, humans, animals, and the cosmos. Everything we think, do or nourish our body with, whether through our senses, our intellect, our emotions, etc., should always preserve and care for our Essence, our life force. A strong Prana, Qi or Essence is the foundation for a strong immune system and long term natural health.
The perfect exercise regime includes the right choice of movement or exercise, with the right form of breathwork, as well as a focus on warming up, warming down, mental presence, healthy environment, the right level of intensity, as well as level of progression proportional to the individual’s actual fitness level.
Hiking, trail running, wild swimming, cold water therapy, sun bathing, 3D archery, outdoor camping, playing, dancing, singing, gardening, working with animals, or walking barefoot in a park - can all be a part of a healthy sustainable exercise regime as long as the exercise has breathwork and qi at its core.
I prescribe exercises for my clients, regardless of whether they receive a Thai massage, cupping therapy or follow a nutritional therapy plan. Exercise acts as a restorative, curative and rehabilitative mechanism and process.
My priority is movement or exercise that requires minimal equipment, takes place outdoors in natural sunlight and air, provides a whole body workout, builds natural muscle, strength and proportion, looks simple but is highly effective, and can be as varied or homogenous as one requires.
The following form an essential part of my healing exercise plans:
- Prana as your guide in pranayama and asanas
- Working Qi with Qi Gong exercises, one of the best being Zhan Zhuang or ‘standing like a tree’ and ‘holding the ball’
- Soft exercises such as walking, light running, skipping, bike-riding, or swimming
- Strength training use bodyweight and free weights
- Exercise is an integral part of every personalised client treatment plan.
- My focus is women above the age of 40.
- Cert III in Fitness Instruction in Australia
- Sports Medicine at the Isolde Richter Heilpraktikerschule in Germany
- Life long experience trail hiking
- Ten years trail running experience
- Two years ultra running experience
- Two years classical yoga experience
- One year Wing Chun and Qi Gong experience
Any questions, please feel welcome to contact me on +61 (0)448 381 306 or by email.
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