How to Protect Your Heart Energy Using Qi Gong Principles

Holden QiGong
4 min readSep 5, 2023

When your heart is at peace, everything in life just feels better. If your heart energy falls out of balance, on the other hand, it can negatively affect all aspects of your well-being.

In modern life, there are many elements that can negatively impact your heart energy. Stress, anxiety, and overstimulation are just a few common causes of heart energy imbalances. Fortunately, there are simple yet powerful strategies that can help you protect your heart energy in a turbulent world.

In this blog, we’ll discuss five ways to keep your heart energy strong and balanced using the principles of Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong.

Spend Time With People Who Make You Feel Good

Not surprisingly, your heart energy is very influenced by the people you spend time with. If you surround yourself with people who are chronically negative or irritable, you’ll likely start to take on that energy yourself. On the other hand, if you spend time with people who are inspiring and uplifting, you’ll absorb those wonderful qualities.

Your heart thrives when you engage in positive connections with others. Therefore, be thoughtful about who you choose to surround yourself with. If someone makes you feel joyful and inspired, it will elevate your heart energy.

In addition to spending time with the right people, it’s also helpful to engage in fun activities together. If you and your friends like dancing, hiking, or painting, set aside some time to enjoy your chosen activity together. Even better, make it a weekly habit you get to look forward to.

Make Sure To Get Enough Alone Time

As wonderful as it is to spend time with people you care about, it’s also important to spend time by yourself. Otherwise, too much of a good thing can be overwhelming and may harm your heart energy.

To protect and nourish your heart energy, be sure to dedicate some time alone. This allows you to process emotions and reestablish your connection to yourself. When you spend time alone, try avoiding things that cause stress or anxiety. Taking a walk outside or journaling can be a wonderful way to relax and recharge your heart energy.

Minimize Stress

Just as your heart energy is sensitive to other people’s energy, it’s also sensitive to stress. If you chronically hold stress or anxiety in your body, it can weaken your heart energy and lead to imbalances.

One way to minimize stress is to avoid many of the external stimuli that cause it. For example, refrain from consuming media that only focuses on negative events. Although it’s important to be an informed citizen, it’s wise to have a filter when it comes to the information you take in and when.

Of course, it’s unrealistic to think you can always avoid stressful situations. After all, even great relationships can lead to stress at times. Therefore, it’s important to have strategies and techniques that help you let go of stress before it has the chance to negatively affect your heart energy. One way to do this is to get outside.

Get Outside And Enjoy Nature

Spending time in nature has many important benefits, including strengthening and balancing your heart energy.

When you immerse yourself in the natural world, a few things happen. For starters, it’s easier to relax and let go of stress when you’re surrounded by beauty. Whether you’re standing next to a mountain river or lying on the beach, you can experience the same deep sense of calm and peace. Releasing stress is an important part of protecting your heart energy.

In addition to releasing stress, spending time outdoors in nature also helps boost your internal and heart energy. This is because nature provides an abundance of Qi, like an elixir that cleanses old energy and infuses you with fresh, nourishing Qi. This elevates your heart energy and gives you a feeling of internal peace and joy.

Practice Qi Gong

Another great way to protect your heart energy is to practice Qi Gong!

Qi Gong elevates your heart energy by helping your nervous system move from a sympathetic to a parasympathetic state. This means that instead of being in “fight or flight” mode, you can let go of tension and move into a state of “rest and digest.”

In addition, specific Qi Gong practices can help you strengthen your heart energy by cultivating the Fire Element. In Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, the Fire Element is directly connected to your heart energy. When you learn how to harness the Fire Element, you can experience more love, joy, and peace in everyday life.

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