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Empowering Perimenopausal Wellness: The Benefits of Qigong

Updated: Sep 13

I'm grateful for my Qigong practice for so many reasons, and here are just a few! Qigong offers numerous health benefits for women during the second spring and this transformational season of life. While each woman's experience is unique, I'd like to share a few compelling reasons to either start or reaffirm your commitment to Qigong. This practice can help you navigate perimenopause, cultivating balance and vitality as you age gracefully.


  • Hormonal Balance: Qigong practices can help balance hormone levels, potentially reducing the intensity of perimenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings.

  • Stress Reduction: Qigong emphasizes relaxation and mindfulness techniques, which can reduce stress and anxiety often associated with the many changes and unknowns that perimenopausal women experience.

  • Improved Sleep: Better sleep patterns may be possible through gentle, slow moving Qigong along with the healing sounds practice, helping perimenopausal women navigate insomnia and sleep disturbances.

  • Enhanced Energy Flow: Qigong exercises promote the flow of Qi (life energy) through the body, increasing overall energy levels and alleviating tension and fatigue caused by stuck and stagnant energy held in the body.

  • Emotional Wellbeing: Practicing Qigong provides a skillset and framework for enhancing emotional stability. Hence, you feel grounded and centered, reducing mood swings and promoting inner peace and tranquility.


  • Joint and Muscle Flexibility: Gentle, flowing Qigong movements are soft and can help improve joint mobility and muscle flexibility, addressing aches and pains accompanying perimenopause.

  • Weight Management: Regular Qigong practice, when combined with a healthy diet, can aid in weight management, or at least an improved relationship with our bodies as they are, which may be challenging for some perimenopausal women.

  • Improved Circulation: Qigong exercises promote better Qi flow and blood circulation, potentially reducing the risk of cardiovascular issues that can become more prominent during perimenopause.

  • Enhanced Focus and Concentration: Where the mind goes, energy follows. So, during Qigong practice, we put our minds in our bodies, improving mental clarity and focus, which may benefit perimenopausal women dealing with cognitive changes.

  • Strengthened Pelvic Floor Muscles: Certain Qigong exercises like gentle squats and standing postures can help strengthen pelvic floor muscles, addressing issues like urinary incontinence and prolapses.


  • Bone Health: Bone Marrow Washing techniques and weight-bearing Qigong exercises can support bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, which becomes a concern as women age.

  • Community and Support: Joining Qigong live classes or online groups like Path with Harmony Sanctuary provides a sense of community, sisterhood, and belonging. This is essential for perimenopausal women who may feel isolated and alone during this life transition.

  • Mind-Body Connection: Qigong emphasizes the mind-body connection, helping women become more attuned to their bodies in the present moment and supporting them to respond to their body's needs to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

  • Spiritual and Emotional Growth: The psycho-spiritual aspect of Qigong can offer a spiritual dimension that fosters personal growth and self-awareness, connecting you to a much larger universe and teaching us about the seasons and cycles of ceaseless change.

It's important to note that while it is possible that Qigong can provide these potential benefits, it will not stop or prevent you from experiencing some common perimenopausal symptoms. Nor is it a replacement for medical advice or treatment. In full discloser, I've been practicing Qigong for more than 20 years, and I still get stiff and moody (sometimes. 😉)

Want more? Read our related blogs about the Qigong perspective of perimenopause and the top herbs to consider including in your health routine.

Of course, you are wholeheartedly invited to join our community of amazing women navigating these changes while living life with beauty, grace, and vitality! We would absolutely love to practice with you! Check our website to see our on demand Qigong programs and when the next Qigong for Women session starts.

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