Lesson 70 – Qigong For Bloating And Weight Loss (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 70 – Qigong For Bloating And Weight Loss (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This video shows you some Qigong for bloating and weight loss; the Swimming Dragon movement to help promote Qi flow to the digestive organs and a couple of meditative Qigong breathing exercises which focus on the stomach and intestinal area. It was 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 Bloating And Weight Loss – Introduction

Bloating and weight gain falls under the realm of the digestive system in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). If the digestive function is strong then fuel in the form of food is efficiently converted to energy by our digestive system. If the digestive system is weak (lack of “digestive Fire”) then when we ingest food it is not efficiently converted to energy and can instead accumulate as fat or excess fluid in the body.

Causes of an under functioning digestive system include:

  • Stress
  • Eating when standing rather than sitting down to relax and eat a meal.
  • Overconsumption of raw, cold or processed food
  • Eating on the run/in front of the TV/when emotionally upset
  • Eating just before bedtime

The Qigong exercises in the video on this page will help to create the conditions for open and free flow of Qi throughout the digestive system, thereby providing it with sufficient “Fire” to process and extract nutrition from our food in the most efficient way.

NOTE: Qigong is not a “magic weight loss” bullet! However, it can be incorporated into any weight management plan in conjunction with advice from your TCM/acupuncture practitioner or Western medicine doctor.

Qigong For Bloating And Weight Loss – Method

  1. Standing Posture – variation of the Swimming Dragon Qigong exercise.
  2. Qigong deep abdominal breathing. Relax the abdominal area as you inhale to create more space for the digestive organs, allowing them to function efficiently.
  3. Qigong “Fanning the Fire” breathing (also known as the Bellows Breath or Bhastrika in yoga practice).
  4. After exercise a gentle walk or circular massage of the abdominal/stomach area will help to improve circulation of Qi in the area at the time digestion is taking place.

Additional Video Resources

You’ll find many other live lesson replays on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one. You can use the search box on the blog page to find any topics you are interested in.

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. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then 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.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can 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 69 – Qigong Exercises For Lungs And Immunity (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 69 – Qigong Exercises For Lungs And Immunity (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This video shows you some Qigong exercises for Lungs and immunity and a simple Qigong meditation to allow more Qi to flow through the Lung channel and organs, helping to improve your breathing and enhance your resistance to infections. It was 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 Exercises For Lungs And Immunity – Introduction

I made this video in response to a request from one of my Qigong students who wanted some Qigong exercises to help her during her recovery from a lingering respiratory infection.

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the Lung system is associated with:

  • healthy and effortless breathing;
  • resistance to disease and a healthy immune system;
  • regulation of the function of skin (opening and closing of the pores);
  • the season of autumn;
  • the emotion of grief.

When Lung is not functioning in an optimal way the following symptoms may be observed as a result:

  • Breathing difficulties;
  • Asthma;
  • Poor resistance to disease; easily catching coughs, colds and infections;
  • Poor regulation of sweating;
  • Eczema and other skin conditions;
  • Prolonged sadness and grief.

The Qigong exercises in the video on this page will help you to create the optimum conditions of healthy Lung function. As a result you may feel more energised and “lighter” in both body and mind.

Qigong Exercises For Lungs and Immunity- Method

  1. Sitting or Standing Posture – you can practice this exercise either position.
  2. Tapping along the Lung channel.
  3. Open and close along the back of the body with arm movements.
  4. Arm extented to one side with heel of hand press. Right arm, then left arm, then both arms together. Exhale as you press the heel of the hand while also thinking of the the lung channel running from base of the collar bone down the arm and out of the end of the thumb.
  5. Shake out the hands.
  6. Qigong meditation. Use the Lung sound from the “Six Healing Sounds” method to discharge waste Qi from the Lung. Visualise the Lung; back and front, top and bottom. In your mind’s eye, fill the lungs with nourishing, energising Qi, filling them up from bottom to top.
  7. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources

You’ll find many other live lesson replays on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one. You can use the search box on the blog page to find any topics you are interested in.

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. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then 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.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can 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.

Website homepage.

Lesson 68 – Qigong Exercises For Spleen And Stomach (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 68 – Qigong Exercises For Spleen And Stomach (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

In the video on this page you’ll learn two simple Qigong exercises for spleen and stomach. As a result, you encourage more Qi flow around these abdominal organs and create a feeling of lightness inside the abdomen. It was 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 Exercises For Spleen And Stomach – Introduction

I made this video in response to a request from one of my Qigong students. She wanted to learn some Qigong in order to help relieve feelings of “falling down” in the lower abdominal area, heaviness and dragginess.

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) some of the functions of the Spleen system include:

  • Governing the whole of digestion and the other organs involved in this process
  • Keeping things in their proper place; blood in the blood vessels, internal organs where they should be, developing babies in the uterus.
  • Circulating Qi (and warmth) to the extremities of the body (hands and feet).

When Spleen is not functioning in an optimal way the following symptoms may be observed as a result:

  • Easy bruising;
  • Prolapse of, for example, bladder and uterus;
  • Hernia;
  • Miscarriage
  • Digestive issues;
  • Cold hands and feet.

The Qigong exercises in the video on this page will help you with draggy, heavy and bloated feelings in the abdomen. As a result, they will help give you a lift, both physically and mentally.

Qigong Exercises For Spleen And Stomach – Method

  1. Sitting or Standing Posture – you can practice this exercise either position.
  2. Raising Up A Single Hand – one of the Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong exercise to help create the conditions for open and free flow of Qi through the Spleen and Stomach organs resulting in a healthier digestive organs.
  3. Qigong Meditation – use the breath and mind to ground yourself as you exhale and lift up internal abdominal organs as you inhale.
  4. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources

You’ll find many other live lesson replays on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one. You can use the search box on the blog page to find any topics you are interested in.

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. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then 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.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can 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 67 – Opening The Gate Of Life (Mingmen) (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 67 – Opening The Gate Of Life (Mingmen) (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This video shows you how the Qigong exercise “Opening the Gate of Life (Mingmen)” to bring more Qi to your kidneys and help relieve pain in your lower back. It was 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).

Opening The Gate Of Life (Mingmen) – Introduction

The video shown on this page will illustrate the importance of the horizontal movement of the body around point Mingmen, the Gate Of Life. When we can fully mobilise this area then we create optimal conditions for the open and smooth flow of Qi, blood and fluid in the lower back and kidney area. This method will help you on two levels:

  1. Physical – improving circulation of Qi and blood around the lower back and kidney area so helping to relieve pain and stiffness in the area.
  2. Mental/emotional – calming and clearing mind chatter so that you are left with feelings of tranquility, inner silence and and a sense of being grounded.

Opening The Gate Of Life (Mingmen) – Method

  1. Standing Posture – adopt the correct standing posture. For some people this can be uncomfortable so play around with different foot positions and find the best one to suit you.
  2. Inner Shower with Vibration – use the analogy of yourself as a fizzy drink bottle, vibrating to “shake everything up” inside the body before opening the pores of your skin to release the pressure which is unwanted, waste Qi from the body and mind.
  3. Find point Mingmen in the lower back.
  4. Be sure that you are rotating horizontally around Mingmen as you turn your body from side to side, not leading with the hips or shoulders but rather the waist and lower back area.
  5. Open the Gate Of Life by increasing the amplitude of this movement with relaxed arms which will hit off the back of your body, stimulating the area around Mingmen, as you turn from side to side.
  6. 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 that you can easily combine with this one. You can use the search box on the blog page to find any topics you are interested in.

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.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

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.

Website homepage.

Lesson 66 – Adapt Your Qigong Exercises To Your Range Of Movement (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 66 – Adapt Your Qigong Exercises To Your Range Of Movement (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This Qigong video on this page shows you how to adapt your Qigong exercises to your range of movement so that you need never feel uncomfortable during your Qigong practice. It was 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).

Adapt Your Qigong Exercises To Your Range Of Movement – Introduction

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked by students on my Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons is how they can adapt the methods I show them to their individual needs. Everybody’s body is different. We are all more flexible in some areas than others. Some of us may be carrying old injuries or have a medical condition such as arthritis which limits our range of movement.

The brilliant thing about Qigong is that it can be adapted to suit anybody. Also, bear in mind that Qigong is a combination of 3 elements; movement, breath and mind, so even if you can’t move into the “ideal” position, you can still use the breath and mind to visualise and create the conditions whereby Qi can flow into these areas.

In the video below, we use two Qigong methods as an illustration of how to adapt Qigong to your needs. You can do this for any method, just listen to your body and go with the flow!

Adapt Your Qigong Exercises To Your Range Of Movement – Method

  1. Standing Posture – adopt the correct standing posture. For some people this can be uncomfortable so play around with different foot positions and find the best one to suit you.
  2. Supporting Heaven Exercise – watch my illustration of the full range of arm movements and then the adaptations of the arm and neck position. Use your judgement to move sufficiently to feel a stretch but not so much that you create any discomfort. Adapt the postion of your head, arms and shoulders to suit your range of movement.

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. You can use the search box on the blog page to find any topics you are interested in.

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.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

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.

Website homepage.

Lesson 65 – Move And Meditate – Qigong For The Spine (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 65 – Move And Meditate – Qigong For The Spine (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

In this Qigong video you can learn a simple “Move and Meditate” routine to help Qi flow through the spine, 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).

Move and Meditate – Qigong For The Spine – Introduction

As our spine is central to nearly every movement in our body then it’s always a good idea to help promote open and free flowing Qi through this area. The Qigong routine in the video in this page shows you a simple movement and then a simple meditation, using the spine as our central focus.

Move and Meditate – Qigong For The Spine – Method

  1. Posture – adopt the correct sitting or standing posture, paying particular attention to the back, neck and shoulders.
  2. Breath – practice a few abdominal breaths to bring more Qi into your lower abdomen.
  3. Movements:
    • Tuck the chin towards the chest to create length in the back of the neck
    • Smiling collar bones then elbow press
    • Shoulder rotation (“swimming using the shoulders”)
    • Rounding and opening shoulders
    • Gentle spinal twist
    • Knocking On The Gates Of Life
  4. Meditation – follow along with the 10 minute meditation to visualise the relaxation and revitalisation of the spinal column.

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.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

Website homepage.