Getting enough oxygen is vital to the health of your body. Aerobic exercise can help to increase the oxygen levels in your body, thereby improving your overall health. Although the thought of aerobic exercise may conjure up images of running, biking, and swimming, a workout does not have to be strenuous in order to benefit the body and increase your oxygen intake.
One popular form of passive aerobic exercise is the chi machine. The swinging motion of the chi massager boosts oxygen intake while allowing the body to relax. This passive form of exercise is an ideal alternative to more strenuous movements that can exacerbate the symptoms of patients with chronic illness or other physical conditions.
The relaxing swing movement of the chi exercise machine sets the mind and body at ease. This movement extends the full length of the body, starting at the feet and moving up the spine to the head and neck. Just like more strenuous forms of aerobic exercise, the chi massager improves oxygen intake, energy levels, and the flow of circulation throughout the body.
Regular exercise using a chi machine can benefit the body on many levels, including physical, mental, and emotional. The reported benefits of chi exercise include weight loss, improved skin clarity, increased energy, improved circulation throughout the body, improved posture, and relief from back, neck, and joint pain. Many users also claim to sleep more soundly, experience less stress, and feel a greater sense of overall well-being.
In a study reported in Positive Health magazine in July of 2006, the healing effects of chi exercise extend to the mind, body, and emotions. According to the study's results, 76% of participants reported improvement from pre-existing physical symptoms, 70% reported mental benefits, and 56% reported emotional benefits. The study included 145 individuals who used the chi exercise machine daily over a 30 day period. Most of the participants experienced improvement on multiple levels.
To get the most out of your chi machine, follow these basic guidelines for using your machine effectively. Drink a full glass of water before and after using the chi machine. This aids the body in flushing out toxins that are released during aerobic exercise. As you position your body on the floor with your ankles in the cradles, try to keep your body aligned as straight as possible. Let your arms rest at your sides or extend your arms above your head for a full-body stretch. Take deep breaths during the exercise and allow your mind to enter a relaxed or meditative state. If your chi machine has multiple speeds, choose the speed at which you feel most comfortable. Begin using the machine once a day for five minutes or less and increase slowly as your body adjusts to the exercise. After each session, lie still for a couple of minutes to allow the full impact of the chi energy to take effect. You may feel a tingling sensation during this time. Rise slowly to a sitting position and let your body adjust before standing.
Your chi swing exercise machine can be used as a stand-alone treatment or to augment the effects of other therapies. Please note the contraindications for chi machines or consult your healthcare practitioner before beginning this treatment. Prepare to be amazed by the powerful benefits of this subtle but effective form of aerobic exercise!