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7/9/08 6:42 A

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I use the Lee Holden DVD's. There are all sorts out there but to get an idea, here's his websit:

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7/8/08 11:18 P

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Sounds neat, I'd love to see myself doing it in the grocery store! LOL

Never heard of it before I read this thread though.

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7/8/08 10:39 P

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It sounds good but when my attacks hit me I could be standing there doing noting and BANG, I go into full crazy mode.
I usually go outside and walk, which helps.
My daughter suffered anxiety before I ever did and I had one when I was with her, and she even remarked on how fast it hit me.
I will look into that though as I have never heard of it. Thanks!



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WRENSF Posts: 66
7/8/08 7:20 P

Qigong is kind of an active meditation. You stand up and are guided to move your body (mostly arms) slowly in certain ways to harness energy. I like it because it focuses your mind (which will lessen anxious thought/feelings). It really distracts my mind in a positive direction. I feel refreshed, safe, and peaceful when I'm done. And these are not feelings that I commonly have! I'm often a high-strung mess :)

There are numorous potential wellness benefits, but I won't go into all that here.

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7/8/08 7:05 P

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I do Qigong for my arthritis and just for general balance and 'well-being' but I've never thought of it for anxiety. But now that you mention it, as a form of 'meditation' it seems a likely choice....

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What is Qigong? I've never heard of it.

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WRENSF Posts: 66
7/8/08 5:48 P

I've been doing this lately in times of anxiety, and especially when a panic attack is coming on. It has been helping me so much!
Just this morning I got a panic attack. I took 2 mg Ativan but even that wasn't helping. Finally I broke out my Qigong DVD, and it totally helped!
I usually try to use Qigong in place of my meds, but I was tired this morning and didn't think of it right away.
I also do sitting meditations with a CD that work well, too, because they are "active" meditations.
Just wanted to share what's working for me! :)

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