The phrase qi gong essentially means energy practice or energy work. It is similar to tai chi (which tends to be more familiar to people) in certain ways, but the basic idea is a repeated series of movements that you practice to cultivate your energy and health.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a condition that causes you to experience an uncontrollable desire to move your legs (less commonly your arms) due to discomfort. The discomfort can be described as any of the following sensations: throbbing, crawling, pulsing, tightening, creeping, or aching. Typically the symptoms worsen in the evening, are aggravated after a period of rest or inactivity, and are temporarily relieved by moving. Sometimes the symptoms are associated with movement and kicking of the legs during sleep.
We have officially moved into winter, the most yin time of the year. Yin describes things that are quiet, restful, receptive, cold, and inward. As a culture I think we underestimate how important these tendencies are to living a balanced life. We favor the colorful, the loud, the active, and the exciting. (These things make better marketing, evidently.)
Autumn is the time of descending, inward movement as the body stores energy for the winter, just as leaves turn yellow to preserve resources for the winter. What follows are three ways to celebrate the coming of fall and nourish your health.