Fasting with Qigong for Better Health
To achieve better health, improve immune system function, and reach an optimum weight
Commit to a program of daily Qigong practice and fasting one day a week.
Practice Qigong daily
- Magnification (before noon or after 6:00pm, best in the morning)
- Classic Meditation (anytime, best before bedtime)
Form a good breathing habit to increase oxygen intake and maximize release of toxic air.
Inhale through the nose and expand the diaphragm at the same time.
Exhale through the nose and contract the diaphragm at the same time.
Take time for deeper breathing breaks during the day for relaxation and oxygenation.
Eat slowly and chew the food properly.
Eat nutritious food and have a balanced diet, and only at 70-80% fill
Drink lots of water, unprocessed
Eat more fruit and vegetables, combination of raw and cooked.
Reduce meat and dairy in the diet.
Fast one day a week by just drinking spring water or filtered tap water.
If you feel hungry, eat half a fruit morning and evening plus a few pieces of nuts.
Best to establish a routine by fasting on the same day every week.
Daily Qigong practice will build up energy for fasting.
Fasting allows the body to take a rest from food digestion and work on improving the
proper functioning of the immune system.
You can prepare your fast by reducing food intake on the day before the fast.
A more gradual adaptation approach to fasting would be:
Week 1 - just fruits and vegetables at reduced quantity, plus a few pieces of nuts
Week 2 - just fruit and a few pieces of nuts
Week 3 - fast as above
NOTE: Consult with your family physician before starting this program.
Take note and monitor any change in weight and health conditions