Sport and Anxiety
Playing sports, from a Chinese medicine point of view, is a great way to help move liver qi. When you have inner nervousness and anxiety, your liver energy is blocked. In order to free the flow of energy some people use cigarettes or alcohol to release this energy. A healthier way to unblock qi is to do sports.
Any sport is appropriate, as long as you get your pulse raised and you get some clean air to fill your lungs and beside all that it needs to be fun. If you feel fantastic after a run, bicycle ride or a swim then you have freed up this blocked energy, you will feel calmer and more able to focus. If you are exhausted after an activity then your body is deficient in energy and you should only go half as hard to build up some fitness, or focus on deep breathing exercises to start with.
If all that doesn’t appeal to you, having Acupuncture on a regular basis is a great way to reduce anxiety and stress. Make a booking and find out for yourself.