WALKING ABOUT BEFORE AND AFTER CHI KUNG PRACTICE
Why do we walk about before and after each chi kung practice?
— Sharif, Jordan
Walking about before chi kung practice enables a practitioner to be relaxed. It also helps him (or her) to clear his mind of all thoughts. Being relaxed and cleared of all thoughts are two essential requirements for practicing chi kung.
If a practitioner spends a little time walking about before starting his chi kung proper, he will have better results than if he starts straight-away. Here is a good example of starting later but arriving earlier.
Walking about after a chi kung practice helps to bridge the gap between a chi kung state of mind and the everyday state of mind. It makes the transition smooth.
It also helps to spread energy derived from the chi kung practice all over his body instead of just concentrated at the relevant parts of the body involved in the chi kung exercise. This contributes to the process of normalization, i.e. making the benefits of chi kung a normal part of his life instead of just after a practice session.
The above is taken from Question 7 November 2013 Part 1 of the Selection of Questions and Answers.
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