Lesson 61 – Qigong For Heart Health (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 61 – Qigong For Heart Health (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

In this Qigong video you can learn some Qigong for Heart health, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. These classes are free and everyone is welcome. However, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is helping people just like you to develop skills, knowledge and tools to rebalance and maintain your health.

You can join my live classes on Zoom every Thursday at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

Qigong For Heart Health – Introduction

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) terms, our Heart system governs our circulation, blood pressure and pulse, influences speech, “houses” the mind to keep it calm and clear, allows us to get off to sleep at night and plays a role in our memory function.

A well nourished Heart manifests in healthy circulation and heart function, healthy blood pressure, a calm mind, and peaceful sleep.

An imbalance in our Heart system can result in blood circulation problems, palpitations, high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia and poor memory.

The Qigong method I teach here shows you one of the 8 Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin) movements called “Shaking Head & Wagging Tail” which helps descend Fire (Heat) from the Heart system which commonly causes the symptoms above, down through the coccyx and perineum.

You’ll learn three different levels of this method, depending on which level of movement is available to you with the result that you will have one of these levels which you can incorporate into your Qigong routine or perform as a standalone Qigong exercise.

Qigong For Heart Health – Method

  1. Adopt the correct sitting posture.
  2. Settle into your practice with a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  3. Level 1: Perform Shaking Head and Wagging Tail sitting with legs hip-width apart. This is suitable for wheelchair users and anyone with limited movement and flexibility.
  4. Level 2: Perform Shaking Head and Wagging Tail sitting with legs wide apart. This creates more of a stretch in the groin and down the inside of the legs but is still gentle on the back.
  5. Level 3: Perform Shaking Head and Wagging Tail from the classical horse stance position.
  6. Finish with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources

Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. Once you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications. Please share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

You can also click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way, you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

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Lesson 58 – Qigong Energy Flow To Reduce Stress (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 58 – Qigong Energy Flow To Reduce Stress (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

In this Qigong video you can learn how to develop your skill of Qigong energy flow to reduce stress, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. These classes are free and everyone is welcome. However, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website. I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is helping people just like you to develop skills, knowledge and tools to rebalance and maintain your health.

You can join my live classes on Zoom every Thursday at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

These classes are free and everyone is welcome. However, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

Qigong Energy Flow To Reduce Stress – Introduction

The big problem for many of us with modern day life is the amount of stress that it can cause us. Stress can lead to many other detrimental effects on our minds and bodies, for example:

  • Exhaustion;
  • Poor sleep;
  • Anxiety and depression;
  • More specific health problems such as fibromyalgia, digestive problems, high blood pressure and diabetes.

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Qigong, stress is simply due to a lack of smooth flow of Qi (energy) leading to:

  • Blocked emotions which cannot be expressed in a healthy way;
  • Stagnation of physical circulation and a consequent decrease in our energy levels.

How do we unblock this?

What we don’t do is try to force anything to happen as the stress of trying too hard can create even more stagnation of Qi and frustration.

What we can do is simply ALLOW our bodies to bring themselves back into a natural balance by creating the conditions by which our Qi and emotions can flow smoothly. When we do this, we don’t need to do anything else as the Qi will then flow to where it is needed in order for healing and revitalisation of your body and mind to take place.

The objective of the Qigong energy flow in this video is to:

  1. Create conditions for allowing the Qi to flow smoothly;
  2. Create physical and mental SPACE for healing.

The results of following this 15 minute Qigong routine can include:

  • A more calm and clear mind;
  • A revitalised and energised body;
  • Less mind chatter and more focus;
  • Improved sleep.

This is a perfect Qigong for beginners method if you are new to Qigong as it is easy to follow. However, it is a skill and, like any skill, is developed over time so please be patient with yourself if you don’t feel the flow when you first start out.

Qigong Energy Flow To Reduce Stress – Method

  1. Settle into your practice with a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  2. Adopt the correct Qigong stance.
  3. Relax your whole body a little more with each exhalation. Begin to feel your body swaying as your Qi begins to flow more freely.
  4. Once you are comfortable with the swaying motion of your body perform a few “Circles” movements with your arms, allowing the swaying of your body to continue.
  5. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources

Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods which you can easily combine with this one.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. Once you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications. Please share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

You can also click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way, you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

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Lesson 47 – Qigong For Cultivating Love (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 47 – Qigong For Cultivating Love (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This is a replay of a live session showing you some Qigong for cultivating love, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker. I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. I’m also a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can join my live classes on Zoom every Thursday at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

These classes are free and everyone is welcome. However, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

Qigong For Cultivating Love – Introduction

This is a fun Qigong practice in celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. In this video I share with you how to use Qigong to help enhance your energetic connection with others. The methods you’ll see here can apply to romantic relationships and/or relationships with family and friends.

Please remember that you can only invest your Qi in relationships with others once you have invested time in taking care of your own Qi first.

Qigong For Cultivating Love – Method

  1. Begin by adopting the correct Qigong sitting or standing posture and performing a few abdominal breaths in order to first cultivate your own Qi (see more here).
  2. If you are practising with a partner, open your eyes to look at them and smile at them. If you are practising alone, picture the other person in your mind’s eye, with your eyes closed.
  3. Perform the chest/heart opening method to connect to your partner.
  4. Press the palms towards your partner, sending Qi, joy, love, compassion (or whatever you choose) in their direction. As you bring your palms back to your chest, think of receiving what your partner has sent you.
  5. Consolidate your practice by finishing with a few abdominal breaths, focusing on yourself and Dan Tian.

Additional Video Resources

You’ll find some other video class replays which you could incorporate into your own Qigong winter routine!

Qigong For Connecting With Yourself and Others.

Arms, Shoulders, Wrists and Hands Routine.

Qigong For Chest Congestion and Anxiety.

Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. I’d encourage you to take a look at some of them and find methods which you can easily combine with this one.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. Once you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes (check your junk/spam folders for notifications). Please share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

You can also click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way, you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

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Lesson 43 – Qigong For Connecting With Yourself And Others (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 43 – Qigong For Connecting With Yourself And Others (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This is a replay of a live session showing you a Qigong routine for Spring, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker. I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. I’m also a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can join my live classes on Zoom every Thursday at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

These classes are free and everyone is welcome. However, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

Qigong For Connecting With Yourself and Others – Introduction

This year has been challenging for many of us in that we haven’t been able to travel to visit friends and family because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are still in the same situation coming up to Christmas. Many of us will not have the opportunity to be in the physical presence of our loved ones. For this reason I wanted to show you how to get creative and use Qigong to help with that! Qi is present everywhere; in your body, in nature and in the universe.

In this class you’ll learn how to use Qigong for connecting with yourself and others. Firstly, you’ll activate your own Qi to connect on a deeper level with yourself and then with others to send them kindness, gratitude and compassion.

Method

  1. Begin by adopting the correct Qigong sitting or standing posture and performing a few abdominal breaths (see more here).
  2. Twist your body from side to side and as you turn gently tap the point Zhongfu (Lung 1) under your collar bones with loose fists. This helps stimulate the Lung system which is associated with your Wei (defensive) Qi and the emotions of sadness and grief. Stimulating this point may therefore help boost your immunity and help you to process grief and sadness in the healthiest way possible for you.
  3. Open and close the chest, coordinating this movement with your abdominal breath to create conditions for open flow of Qi around the chest and upper back.
  4. Use the “Circles” method to encourage the movement of Qi in the four directions.
  5. With your arms extended connect your Qi with others in your practice group, your friends or family.
  6. Hold a ball of Qi in front of your body. Use your mind to share this healing Qi with someone you love. Send them kindness, compassion and gratitude for your relationship with them.
  7. Finish your practice with a few abdominal breaths. Know that you can use this practice to connect with your loved ones at any time you choose.

Integrating Qigong For Connecting With Yourself and Others Into Your Day

You can take a few moments anytime over the course of the Christmas period to connect with those people you can’t see in person. All you need to do is quieten your mind and body to connect with your own Qi. Then, think of sending love, kindness and compassion to the person you have in mind.

Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. I’d encourage you to take a look at some of them and find methods which you can easily combine with this one. A good example is “Qigong for Present Moment Living“. This lesson replay will help you to further connect and activate your Qi before sending it to your loved ones.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

If you are stuck for a gift idea for the person who has everything, you can buy the Space To Relax programme of 50 video lessons as a gift for HALF PRICE up until December 24th 2020. Click here to give the gift of health to someone you feel might benefit.

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. Once you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes (check your junk/spam folders for notifications). THIS IS THE LAST CLASS REPLAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. I’LL BE RESUMING LIVE CLASSES IN JANUARY 2020. Please share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

You can also click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way, you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

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Lesson 35 – Qigong For Resilience (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 35 – Qigong For Resilience (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This is a replay of a live session showing you a Qigong routine for Spring, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker. I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. I’m also a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can join my live classes on Zoom every Thursday at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

These classes are free and everyone is welcome. However, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

Qigong For Resilience – Developing The Skill

Resilience is our ability to face problems and stresses so that we can successfully navigate challenges in life. Think of it as a skill you can develop by using a toolbox of methods to draw on. Examples could be the strategy of talking and asking for help, spending time in nature, meditating, feeling the fear and pushing through it. You can add Qigong to your toolbox as further support in acquiring greater resilience, a quality which we could all benefit from in the current climate!

Qigong For Resilience – Method

  1. Begin by taking a comfortable standing (more on Qigong stance here) or sitting position (more on seated Qigong here).
  2. Settle into your practice by relaxing your body and mind with Abdominal Breathing.
  3. Following along with the “Shooting Vulture” movement, one of the “8 Pieces of Brocade” method which you can find in my Space To Relax Programme of 50 Qigong videos lessons.
  4. Relax the body and twist from side to side to perform the “Knocking on the Gates/Door of Life” method.
  5. “Stand on Tiptoes To Rid the 1000 Diseases” movement which is fabulous for balance too (and another of the “8 Pieces of Brocade”).
  6. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Please watch the following videos I made previously which you can also use to help develop the skill of being more resilient to life’s challenges!

  1. Qigong for Emotional Balance (to calm your mind).
  2. Release Fear With Qigong
  3. Qigong for Energy Protection.
  4. A Grounding Qigong Routine.

Previous Live Lesson Replays

Previous live lesson replays are listed below and can be found on my blog page.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. Once you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes (check your junk/spam folders for notifications). Please share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing and Qi movement along with how to rid waste Qi from your body in order to feel more relaxed and energised.

You can also click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way, you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

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Lesson 33 – Qigong For Fear Release (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 33 – Qigong For Fear Release (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This is a replay of a live session showing you a Qigong routine for Spring, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker. I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. I’m also a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can join my live classes on Zoom every Thursday at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

These classes are free and everyone is welcome. However, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

Qigong For Fear Release – Introduction

This is a replay of a live session showing you some Qigong for fear release. This is a quick way in which to process fear, which may be conscious or subconscious, in a healthy way.

Fear can be a good thing in that it can protect us against danger, warning us to flee or preparing us to meet a situation head-on (“fight or flight”). In terms of Chinese medicine, fear is the associated emotion of the Kidney system. Therefore when we experience chronic fear we may notice issues associated with the areas governed by the Kidney (either directly or indirectly) such as:

  • an increased heartbeat, palpitations or increased blood pressure;
  • shortness of breath or superficial, shallow breathing;
  • that we are slow to recover from illness or injury;
  • digestive issues;
  • feelings of anxiety, stress or panic;
  • reduced libido;
  • aches and pains in the lower back and knees;
  • kidney infections or urinary tract infections.

The aim of this Qigong routine is to create the conditions in which we can:

  • Discharge any “waste Qi” in the form of fear which has become blocked or trapped inside the body or mind;
  • Hit the “reset” button to promote the free flow of Qi so that fear and other emotions cannot reside in the body for too long.

Qigong For Fear Release – Method

  1. Begin by taking a comfortable standing (more on Qigong stance here) or sitting position (more on seated Qigong here).
  2. Settle into your practice by relaxing your body and mind with Abdominal Breathing.
  3. Stand on your tiptoes as you inhale. Drop back down onto your heels as you exhale, thinking of releasing fear through the soles of the feet as you do so. Repeat for a minimum of 6 times (you can perform many more repetitions).
  4. You have now created a space where the fear was, which can be filled with peace, calm, gentleness or courage. Each time you inhale, think of inhaling one of these healing qualities. Repeat 6 times (or more).
  5. Use your hands to massage your lower back and kidney area.
  6. Use acupressure to massage to Kidney 1 (Yongquan) on the sole of each foot for a couple of minutes.
  7. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths, taking time to observe any changes in the state of your body and mind.

Integrating This Qigong For Fear Release Exercise Recovery Into Your Day

Perform this whole routine, or only part of it, daily. You can tailor this practice to the amount of time you have available making it last anything from 5 minutes up to one hour.

Please watch the following videos I made previously which you could combine with this one:

  1. Discharge Waste Qi With Vibration.
  2. Qigong for Trauma Release & Shock.
  3. Qigong for Emotional Balance

Previous Live Lesson Replays

Previous live lesson replays are listed below and can be found on my blog page.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

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Click here to join Space To Relax and take your Qigong practice to a higher level for only €9.99 for the first month then half the listed website price should you decide to continue after this!

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. Once you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes (check your junk/spam folders for notifications). Please share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please go to my homepage. In these lessons you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing and Qi movement along with how to rid waste Qi from your body in order to feel more relaxed and energised.

You can also click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way, you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Website homepage.