8 Long-Term Benefits of Practicing Qi Gong

Holden QiGong
5 min readSep 29, 2023

Every practitioner loves how Qi Gong makes them feel in the present moment, but what are the long-term benefits of the ancient practice?

Like a delicious bowl of vegetable soup, Qi Gong rewards you both now and in the future. In the moment, you feel calm, centered, and energized. In the long term, those qualities are magnified and become part of who you are.

In this blog, you’ll learn about eight long-term benefits that Qi Gong offers. Start practicing today and look forward to experiencing these gifts now and in the future.

1. More Energy For The People And Activities You Love

Increased energy is one of the first things students notice when they do Qi Gong. When you step onto your practice mat and start moving, you feel your body infused with Qi. Unlike other energy boosters like coffee, the energy from Qi Gong is sustainable and doesn’t lead to a crash.

With consistent practice, this energy-enhancing effect of Qi Gong can help transform many aspects of your life. In the long term, it can empower you to pursue your passions more fully so you can spend quality time with the people you care about. The difference between feeling energized and chronically fatigued is often determined by your daily habits and actions. When you practice Qi Gong consistently, you can cultivate a baseline energy level that supports all aspects of your life.

2. Less Stress Holding You Back

In addition to giving you more energy, Qi Gong helps you let go of any stress or anxiety you might be carrying by shifting your nervous system from a sympathetic to a parasympathetic state.

In the short term, stress puts you into fight or flight mode or “survival mode.” When you’re in this state, you feel a sense of scarcity and aren’t able to truly pursue what you care about. In other words, stress tends to move you away from what you’re afraid of rather than toward the things that bring you joy. Operating from a fear-based place of stress can become a habit that creates limiting beliefs and behaviors.

When you practice Qi Gong regularly, it can help you release old energy and avoid chronic stress. Over time, this allows you to cultivate a greater sense of peace, empowerment, and life-affirming thought patterns and behaviors.

3. Greater Emotional Balance

When you feel more energized and less stressed, it’s much easier to be emotionally balanced, and that is one reason why Qi Gong is so effective when it comes to staying centered and grounded.

Additionally, Qi Gong is a wonderful tool for helping you process and transform your thoughts and feelings. Throughout life, we all inevitably encounter emotional challenges that we must face in one way or another. With Qi Gong, you’re able to recognize and work with your emotions in a deep and meaningful way. Instead of hiding from them, you can honor your internal experiences and transform them in healthy and beautiful ways. This allows you to cultivate emotional balance and resiliency that can serve you in all aspects of life.

4. More Happiness And Joy

Qi Gong is a wonderful way to boost your mood and cultivate happiness. When you practice, you can unlock powerful energy in your body that manifests in how you feel emotionally.

The mood-boosting effects can be felt almost immediately and continue to grow over time. With daily practice, Qi Gong can help you become more joyful in everyday life. When joy flourishes within you, you appreciate the beauty of nature more fully, find greater peace in the present moment, and embrace life’s experiences with optimism and grace.

5. Better Relationships

People who know how to release stress and stay emotionally balanced generally have healthier relationships. Because Qi Gong helps you cultivate both of these qualities, it can be a wonderful tool for strengthening your connections with others.

Additionally, Qi Gong can help you stay grounded in love, compassion, and empathy. This allows you to communicate in a caring and constructive way, even if you encounter bumps in the road along the way.

6. Greater Clarity In Your Life

Qi Gong can also help you see yourself and the world with greater clarity, allowing you to gain a deeper perspective of the energies within you. Being skillful at working with your thoughts and feelings allows you to understand who you are with greater insight.

Qi Gong also helps you strengthen your connection to your higher purpose, empowering you to make bold decisions and follow your truth. Questions about relationships, work, and your life’s mission can all become clearer with a strong and consistent Qi Gong practice.

7. Fewer Health Ailments

There aren’t too many practices that can completely satisfy the majority of your health needs, but Qi Gong is one of them. It helps with physical conditioning, letting go of stress, calming your nervous system, and cultivating energy and vitality in your entire body.

Over the long term, these qualities can make a significant difference in your overall state of health. By consistently moving your body and circulating your Qi, you can prevent many common health ailments from occurring in the first place, allowing you to minimize your dependence on invasive medical treatments or medications.

8. Increase Longevity

Not surprisingly, when you reduce the incidence of health ailments, you have a better chance of living a long and healthy life. This is one reason why Qi Gong is often referred to as “the art of preventing disease and prolonging life.”

Health and longevity require consistent, daily habits that support your mind, body, and spirit. With Qi Gong, you get the benefits of exercise, stretching, and meditation in one complete practice. Not to mention, it’s good for your long-term health and feels great while you’re doing it.

If you’re interested in learning more about Qi Gong or trying it for yourself, be sure to check out our free Two-Week Qi Gong Trial.

Start Cultivating Long-Term Health With The Free Two-Week Qi Gong Trial

When you sign up for our free Two-Week Trial, you’ll get free access to Qi Gong classes taught by master teacher Lee Holden. Because the Qi Challenge is hosted online, you can enjoy the lessons from the comfort of your home.

It only takes a few minutes to start feeling the transformative benefits that Qi Gong offers. Learn more and discover how Qi Gong can help you feel your best for many years to come.

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