Effective Responses to Qigong
April 27, 2013 - Single
sessions of Qigong have been associated with increased positive affect/emotional
benefits. A study by Orebro University in Sweden aimed to refine the present
understanding by using newly developed research methodologies.
effective reactions were studied in a group performing Qigong through pre-,
during, and post-assessments using a modified version of the short Swedish Core
Affect Scale complemented with open-ended questions.
Impact was measured on a
group and individual level. The results showed a shift during Qigong toward
increased pleasant activated-and-deactivated effect in the group of 46 women who
regularly practice Qigong. Inter-individual responses displayed positive
affective responses, which also increased as the bout proceeded for the majority
Acknowledging some limitations, these findings have practical
implications for the enhancement of positive effect and subjective well-being.
The study is published in April 2013 by
Journal of Bodywork and Movement