Do you struggle to get up in the morning?
Do you have a slump in your productivity around 3pm and feel like you need a nap?
Or do you perhaps feel completely drained after a long day at work and your brain just switches off?
If any of these resonate, then you could certainly do with a qi break, and I’m sure you’ll be amazed at the results!
What in the world is a ‘qi break’ and why do I need one, I hear you ask!
Well, you’re about to find out about the incredible hidden power in you and how you can activate it using simple, yet very effective techniques that you can do without ever leaving your desk.
A qi break is an everyday practice that’s not only fast and easy to do, but will become a source of incredible power in your life.
In short, a qi break is a short 3-minute break in your day to replenish your body and mind, using the power of qi gong.
What is Qi Gong?
Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of energy and qi gong (pronounced “chee gong” or “chee kung”), an ancient Chinese practice that has been practiced for thousands of years.
‘Qi’ stands for life force (the energy that’s all around and within us) and ‘gong’ means work. In other words, qi gong can be translated as ‘energy work’.
Qi gong consists of a series of physical body movements, but instead of just mindlessly lifting up your arms and legs, you use your intention to guide your qi (energy) and make it work for you.
Some of these movements will be slow and some may be vigorous. They are meant to have a strengthening and healing effect on the body, as well as release tensions in your muscles.
Breathing also plays a significant role for it has a calming and balancing effect on the mind and it helps with moving energy around your body.
When to do a quick qi break?
Firstly, look at your day and notice when you feel stressed out or have low energy.
Take a qi break in these moments to transform tension into vitality.
This could be first thing in the morning to start the day full of energy. It could be in the middle of the way whilst you’re at work. The beauty of doing a 3-minute qi break is, it’s so quick that you could do it on your lunch or even bathroom break.
Personally, when I used to work in an office, I would take a quick break every hour or so and either do a bit of stretching, 20 squats or a little qi-break on the staircase to replenish my energy. Sitting in an office was always a very dulling experience for me, so I would really struggle without these practices.
So, what exactly do I do on this qi break?
This bit might require a bit of video-watching, but don’t let that discourage you. After all, we first need to learn how to do something before we can create a habit out of it, right?
The good news is that qi gong is very easy to learn and you can find lots of videos on YouTube that can guide you through the basics.
I’ve been into energy work for many many years now and absolutely love qi gong, so I’ve done the hard work for you in terms of finding a teacher that’s been around for a long time and really knows what he’s doing – Lee Holden.
Better still, Lee’s actually done a FREE 1-hour long workshop that explains the benefits of qi-going and an INCREDIBLE 30-day course on qi gong, which includes qi-breaks just for you – to aid in your day-to-day life and help you get more vitality and health.
With expert guidance, you’ll discover how to unblock your qi. How to expand and strengthen it. And how to channel it towards different goals and outcomes: whether it’s recharging your body’s batteries, reversing the effects of aging, stress, and illness, or simply getting back in flow so you can feel and perform at your best.
And no, you won’t need to commit to any esoteric practices or spiritual complexities.
In fact, there’s no commitment required from you at all. You can even try the course for 15 days and if you don’t like it, you can get a full refund!
You can find the course here or by clicking the images above.