A chi machine is a simple yet effective device that can help improve circulation, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. If you’re new to using onw, it’s important to learn how to use the Chi Machine properly to get the most benefit. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to use a chi machine effectively.
Choose the Right Chi Machine for You
Before you start using a chi machine, it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. I have used the Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine for over 15 years. I know there are many different types of chi machines available, ranging from basic models to more advanced machines with additional features. Don’t let yourself get confused. The Sun Ancon Chi Machine is the original model and it’s side to side movement, its speed, height of the foot cradle, and its movement are patented and what makes it so effective. The other models on the market are similar, however, not as smooth and from what my clients have shared, the benefits are not the same either. Makes sure you consider factors such as your budget, the level of intensity you’re looking for, and any specific health concerns you may have when selecting a chi machine. It’s also a good idea to read reviews and compare different models before making a purchase.
Find a Comfortable Place to Use Your Chi Machine
When using the chi machine, it’s important to find a comfortable and safe place to use it. Make sure you have enough space to lie down comfortably and that the surface you’re lying on is stable and level. Avoid using it on a soft or uneven surface, as this can affect its effectiveness and stability. You may also want to use a pillow or cushion to support your head and neck, and wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. If you have lower back pain or knee issues, a pillow under your knees for support may be helpful.
Position Yourself Correctly on the Machine
Before turning on the chi machine, it’s important to position yourself correctly. Lie down on your back with your feet on each side of the machine. Center your body and then place your feet on the footrest of the machine. Make sure your ankles (just above the ankle bone so they move freely) are comfortably resting on the padded supports. Your arms should be resting at your sides with your palms facing down or up. Once you’re in position, turn on the machine and let it do the work. It’s important to relax and let the machine do the work, rather than trying to move your body in sync with the machine’s movements.
Set the Timer and Relax
Once you’re in position on the chi machine, it’s important to set the timer for the appropriate amount of time. Beginners should start with just a few minutes and gradually work up to longer sessions. As the machine begins to move your feet back and forth, it’s important to relax and let the machine do the work. Avoid trying to move your body in sync with the machine’s movements, as this can actually be counterproductive. Instead, focus on deep breathing and allowing your body to fully relax. With regular use, the chi machine provides many benefits and can help improve circulation, reduce stress, and promote overall health and wellness.
Gradually Increase Your Time on the Chi Machine
When using a chi machine, it’s important to start with shorter sessions and gradually work your way up to longer ones. This allows your body to adjust to the movements and prevents any discomfort or strain. It’s similar to exercise, you always start out walking before you go for a run. Begin with just a few minutes per session and increase by a minute or two each week until you reach your desired length of time. I find 10 to 15 minutes works well for most. Remember to listen to your body and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort. With consistent use, you’ll begin to feel the benefits of improved circulation and reduced stress.