Saturday, June 30, 2012

Chi Kung: The Healing Workout with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson Review

"The Healing Workout: Chi Kung - soothing easy-to-learn exercises for lasting health and vitality. The sharpness of the mind, the strength of the body, and the clarity of the spirit are all essential for health and vitality. Chi Kung exercises work on all three. Chi Kung training combines the quiescent state of meditation with graceful Ta Chi-like movements in order to form energy building exercises. So effective are these exercises that today in China, Chi Kung is prescribed for ailments and illnesses as readily as medicine is administered in the West. So powerful are these exercises that for centuries Martial Artists have use Chi Kung to empower their fighting and athletic abilities. Yet these exercises are simple, gentle, easy-to-learn and are for all ages and levels of fitness and coordination. This program combines an award-winning collection of stunning nature footage with exercises demonstrated by Master Instructor Jerry Alan Johnson." 

How awesome are these images?  May seem a little cheesy- kind of cult-like, but it's not.  The movements are well explained and after you watch/do the workout many times you will not tire of the instruction.  The images in the background are of forests, lakes, glaciers, the sky- all natural and beautiful and I find them to be soothing and calm.  Same with the music and their dress- meant not to distract, but to sooth. Definitely different vs my Tracy Anderson workouts as you have to take it down a few notches, but the benefits are not any less- just different.  It's somewhat like a reset, coupled with relaxation, and I find myself with more clarity and aware of how present I am.  I love this workout.  You may too.  :)

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