Coping with Stress, Mental Health and You
Sound mental health is vital for overall wellness, but unfortunately many people do not know how to go about finding help.
After having personally experienced the value of mastering the internal energy arts, my own life as a busy father and professional has been enriched.
I felt compelled to share this gift with others in order to help them take control of their own health.
I encourage everyone interested in taking control of their mental health to learn more about adding useful stress management tools like chi kung (qi gong) and other disciplines of the internal energy arts to their self-care routine.
Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) indicate that 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness over the course of a year. Prolonged stress and traumatic experiences can also contribute to temporary symptoms of mental illness and are harmful to overall health. The NIMH therefore recognizes the importance of practicing activities like stress-coping programs incorporating meditation, Tai chi and other gentle exercises as effective aids in stress management.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, life’s daily challenges can limit the natural flow of energy in the body and often describes depression as a disharmony or blockage of the two main energy streams—yin and yang.
Taking 15 minutes a day to incorporate a few simple and effective exercises can help restore the natural flow of life or energy in your body by removing the blockages caused by stress.
I have personally had the privilege of witnessing hundreds of people around the world learn to calm the mind and overcome daily challenges as they begin to understand the nature, process, and benefits of cultivating and training with energy.
Keep practicing the art of living, pursue Quietud Sagrada, and guard your mental health.