Lesson 80 – Qigong For Before, During and After Travel (Replay of Live Lesson)

Lesson 80 – Qigong For Before, During and After Travel (Replay of Live Lesson)

This video shows you the some Qigong for before, during and after travel so that you feel more refreshed and less stressed after your journey. 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 on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays are sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

Qigong For Before, During and After Travel – Introduction

Travelling for most of us is exciting but can also be challenging in a number of ways:

  1. We may be subjected to a change in time zone or be travelling during the night which can disrupt our sleep pattern.
  2. We may have to stand (in a queue) or sit for extended periods of time which can lead to aches, pains and stiffness as our Qi, blood and lymph do not flow as freely as when we are moving around.
  3. Our digestive system may be upset due to the consumption of different food from our usual diet or a long period of sitting which can restrict the organs in the abdominal cavity.
  4. Mentally we may feel anxiety, frustration or fear due to e.g. being late for a flight, ferry or train, cancellations of flights, traffic jams, fear of flying.

All of these challenges can lead to:

  1. Restricted circulation of Qi, blood and lymph which can cause aches, pains, stiffness or fluid retention in the limbs, back, shoulders and neck.
  2. Digestive stagnation leading to constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, bloating or indigestion.
  3. Mental and emotional stress leading to anxiety, fatigue and lack of sleep.

Qigong for Before, During and After Travel. How Can It Help?

Fortunately, Qigong can be extremely helpful before, during and after your journey. Qigong methods can help you:

  • Create the conditions for open and free flow of Qi, Blood and lymph, thereby reducing stiffness, aches and pains.
  • Stimulate Qi flow through the digestive system in order to harmonise digestion and avoid discomfort, constipation or diarrhoea.
  • Calm your mind to reduce emotional and mental stress and improve your sleep.

The routine described below and shown in the video replay on this page will help to prepare your body and mind before travel, give you some tips to use during your journey and show you how to recover as quickly as possible from your journey once it is complete.

It goes without saying that for any travel you’d be advised to stay well hydrated, avoid alcohol and get plenty of sleep beforehand.

Qigong For Before, During and After Travel – Method

  1. Before Travel.

    From a standing position.
    Shoulder rotations, upper back and chest opening stretch, hip rotations, leg lifts, squats, ankle circles.
    See also the links below in relation to “Qigong For Constipation” and “Qigong For Standing in a Queue“.

  2. During Travel.

    From a sitting position.
    Arm tapping/brushing, shoulder rotations, hip rotations, massage of thighs and calves, toe flexion, ankle rotation, face massage, abdominal breathing.
    See also the link below in relation to “Qigong Posture When Driving“.
    Walk around as much as possible during your journey if this is possible in order to maintain free flow of your circulation.

  3. After Travel.

    From a standing position.
    Discharge Waste Qi With Vibration” method.
    Face massage.
    Relax, Expand and Nourish the Heart” method to relieve tiredness and improve sleep.
    Hydrate, eat and sleep in addition to performing any other stretches you like to recover from your journey.


Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

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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Qigong Video Interview-“Create More Energy In Your Life”

Qigong Video Interview-“Create More Energy In Your Life”

This is a replay of a Qigong podcast interview “Create More Energy In Your Life” conducted by my Chinese medicine practitioner colleague, Lucy Townsley, who started her own podcast on women’s health in January 2022. She has interviewed a number of fascinating, knowledgable experts about many health matters affecting women and I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak on her podcast.

In this Qigong video interview I emphasise my passion and belief in equipping my clients and Qigong students with tools which they can use to manage their health for themselves. These “Qigong tools” encourage you to take responsibility for your own health, giving you confidence and empowering you so that you no longer feel helpless when it comes to your state of health.

Main Points

In the podcast I explain to you how to:

  1. Annihilate Anxiety
  2. Extinguish Exhaustion
  3. Minimise Mind Chatter
  4. Help Boost Immunity

Qi Gong is a different type of exercise where you don’t force your body to move. You use your breath and mind to lead the body’s movement. This can be helpful if you suffer from pain.

Breathing is a huge part of Qigong. When you breathe in deeply and feel the belly expand out. The diaphragm will then move in different directions, sideways, forwards, backward, up, and down. The benefits of breathing are huge… Breathing brings energy to your body called Qi in Chinese Medicine. Breathing in and out of the nose helps calm the mind and helps with anxiety.

Do you have a place in your body that is painful? If so, I explain how breathing into the area can help ease your pain.

In this podcast, it’s made very clear that anyone can learn how to turn their health around. You can be in control of your life. Once you start on this journey it helps ease any worry of future health concerns.

The most important takeaway for you from my Qigong video interview is to understand that change can happen by allowing rather than forcing things unnaturally. Many Qigong students put in too much effort rather than simply enjoying and observing their practice. 😊

What Can I Do Next?

If you are interested in learning some simple Qigong you can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time. You can follow the live classes free of charge.

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are accessible are 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 as they could end up there. Please share this information with family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email please go to my homepage. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing and Qi movement. In addition, you’ll learn how to rid waste Qi from your body 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.

For more information about Lucy Townsley and to access the free resources on her website please click here.

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Lesson 79 – Qigong Healing Sound For Heart and Heart Meditation

Lesson 79 – Qigong Healing Sound For Heart and Heart Meditation

This video shows you the Qigong healing sound for Heart and Heart meditation. 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 on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

Qigong Healing Sound For Heart and Heart Meditation – Introduction

In the northern hemisphere we will soon be coming into the season of Summer which is the associated season of the Heart system in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This is the best time of year to focus on Heart nourishing activities such as Qigong, in order to allow our Heart system to function optimally (more below).

[If you live in the southern hemisphere and are currently moving into winter then you can still practice this routine but you might also want to try this one for the Kidney system, the organ system associated with winter.]

Our Heart system is known in TCM as the SOVEREIGN RULER OR EMPEROR of the other organ systems. It governs or oversees all other activities in the body and mind. Its functions include:

  • Control of blood circulation/blood vessels/blood pressure/pulse rate;
  • Opening into the tongue and being responsible for clear speech;
  • Being able to feel and express the emotions of joy and excitement;
  • Manifesting in the facial complexion;
  • Housing the mind and therefore influencing peaceful sleep, memory and keeping your mind calm, clear and focused.

An imbalance in the Heart system can result in symptoms such as:

  • Blood circulation problems, heart issues, high blood pressure, palpitations;
  • A red face or poor complexion;
  • Insomnia, dream disturbed sleep and night sweats;
  • Poor memory (the inability to recall names which are on the tip of your tongue);
  • A scattered mind which is restless, uneasy or confused;
  • Anxiety and/or depression;
  • Overexcitement and nervous laughter;
  • Panic attacks.

The good news is that Qigong practice can help you transition smoothly from Springtime into Summer. In the video lesson on this page you can:

  1. Use one of the Six Healing Sounds to help discharge (get rid of) waste or sick Qi from the Heart system.
  2. Listen to a soothing Qigong Heart meditation based on the longer Inner Smile Meditation method in order to open your Heart and calm your mind.

Qigong Healing Sound For Heart and Heart Meditation – Method

  1. Adopt a Qigong standing or sitting posture.

  2. Settle into your practice with a few Abdominal Breaths.

  3. Combine your movement, breath, mind and healing sound for the Heart (Ke) in order to discharge waste or sick Qi from the Heart system. Use multiples of 6 repetitions for this discharging exercise until you begin to feel lighter and more open in the heart area.

  4. Follow along with my guided meditation to open the Heart and calm the mind using your inner smile.

  5. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

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 78 – Qigong For Tight Hips & Back (Replay of Live Zoom Class)

Lesson 78 – Qigong For Tight Hips & Back (Replay of Live Zoom Class)

This video shows you some Qigong for tight hips and back which will help you with hip and back flexibility and also help improve circulation to your legs. It was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

Help Me Raise Money and Climb With Charlie 😲🥶❄️

My Qigong classes are free of charge but if you’d like to make a donation to a couple of worthy causes as a thank you then please read on……

On 3rd April 2022 I took be part in the fundraiser “Climb With Charlie“, a Climb with a Dip in a fairly cold Lake. This was organised by John and Michaela Edwards who run Wild Water Adventures here in Kerry. John is my swim coach and a lover of the outdoors!

100% of your donations for the month of April 2022 will go directly to Pieta House, a charity supporting people affected by suicide, and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Click HERE to donate and at the end of April I’ll donate the total we managed to raise and let you know how brilliant you are! 🥰

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 on the first Thursday of each month 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 Tight Hips & Back – Introduction

Tight, stiff and painful hips and back and restricted movement in this area of the body can steal our joy!

We may find that we can’t move in the way we are used to doing, stand for any length or time or even be unable to sleep at night because pain keeps us awake.

If circulation through our back and hips is disrupted, we may also find that this reduces the blood flow to our legs with the resultant range of symptoms:

  • Cold legs and feet;
  • Varicose veins;
  • Fluid accumulation;
  • Heavy legs;
  • Numbness/tingling;
  • Cramps;
  • Leg ulcers;
  • Bunions ;
  • Easily pulled muscles.

If not too serious or painful, we can manage tight hips through stretches, massage and Qigong.

In the video on this page you can follow along with some simple Qigong for tight hips and back. The emphasis is on using your breath to gently lead the movement to encourage Qi and blood flow through your hips without putting too much stress on the area. You’ll also learn how to use your mind to place your awareness in your hips to stablise the whole pelvic area.

Note: Please take care to only perform the range of movement available to you without overstretching or causing yourself any pain. A small movement will still encourage the flow of Qi, along with the use of your breath and mind.

Qigong For Tight Hips & Back – Method

  1. Adopt a Qigong sitting posture, either on the floor or a chair.

  2. Settle into your practice with a few Abdominal Breaths.

  3. Let your exhalation move your body to one side, your awareness remaining in your opposite hip. Let the inhalation bring you back to upright, extending through your spine. Repeat on the opposite side. 3 times to each side. Repeat with your arm reaching across to one side, feeling the extension and flow of Qi from your armpit down the side or your trunk into your hip.

  4. Place your interlaced fingers behind your head. Let the exhalation lead a gentle bend to one side. Inhale. Exhale back to upright. Your awareness is in your opposite hip as you perform this movment 3 times to each side. Relax and shake out the arms and hands.

  5. Place your interlaced fingers behind your head. Let the exhalation lead a gentle twist to one side. Inhale back to facing forward. Your awareness is in your opposite hip as you perform this movment 3 times to each side. Relax and shake out the arms and hands.

  6. Place your hands on your knees/thighs. Exhale rounding in the lower back and shoulders, dropping your chin to your chest. Inhale slightly arching in your spine (a “cat cow” movement for those of you who practice yoga). Feel the slide and glide of the hips and pelvis foward and backward, the breath leading the movement.

  7. Repeat the movement in 6 above, this time using the arms. And don’t forget to smile!

  8. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

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 77 – Qigong Springtime Stretching and Healing Sound For Liver (Replay of Live Zoom Class)

Lesson 77 – Qigong Springtime Stretching and Healing Sound For Liver (Replay of Live Zoom Class)

This video shows you some Qigong Springtime stretching and healing sound for Liver which is associated with the month of Spring. It was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

Help Me Raise Money and Climb With Charlie (& dip in Ireland’s highest lake 😲🥶❄️)

My Qigong classes are free of charge but if you’d like to make a donation to a couple of worthy causes as a thank you then please read on……

On 3rd April 2022 I’ll be taking part in the fundraiser “Climb With Charlie“, a Climb with a Dip in Irelands Highest Lake. This is being organised by John and Michaela Edwards who run Wild Water Adventures here in Kerry. John is my swim coach and a lover of the outdoors!

100% of your donations for the month of March will go directly to Pieta and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Click HERE to donate and at the end of March I’ll donate the total we managed to raise and let you know how brilliant you are! 🥰

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 on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

Qigong Springtime Stretching and Healing Sound For Liver – Introduction

In the northern hemisphere we are well and truly into Springtime which is the time when nature emerges from winter hibernation and resting and begins to grown and literally “Spring” into action. This is also the time of year when we humans begin to feel more active too. As the weather improves we are more inclined to be more active.

[If you live in the southern hemisphere and are currently moving into autumn then you can still practice this routine but you might also want to try this one for the Lung system, the organ system associated with autumn.]

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Springtime is the associated season of the Liver system. If our Liver Qi is out of balance at this time then it will be apparent in the season of Spring, more than any other.

Our Liver system is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi and Blood (and emotions). Symptoms of imbalance in our Liver system include:

  • Neck and shoulder tension;
  • Muscle cramps;
  • Headaches and migraines;
  • One sided aches, pains and symptoms
  • Anger and frustration (the associated emotions of Liver).

The good news is that Qigong practice can help you transition smoothly from Winter into Springtime. In the video lesson on this page you can follow along with some simple beginner Qigong exercises to:

  1. Gently stretch the back, front and sides of your body to encourage the smooth flow of Qi.
  2. Use one of the Six Healing Sounds to help discharge (get rid of) waste or sick Qi from the body.

Qigong Springtime Stretching and Healing Sound For Liver – Method

  1. Adopt a Qigong Standing Posture.

  2. Settle into your practice with a few Abdominal Breaths.

  3. Gentle stretches for the back, front and sides of the body.

    Perform chest opening, upper back stretching and trapezius stretches.
    Twist and reach with your hands using the “Polishing the Table Top” movement to stimulate Qi flow through your Liver channel.
    Vibrate your body using the knees as springs and turning in the hips to stimulate Qi flow through your waist area.

  4. Healing Sound For the Liver (Xu).

  5. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

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 76 – Qigong For Chest Opening, Lung Cleansing & Immune Strength (Replay of Live Class)

Lesson 76 – Qigong For Chest Opening, Lung Cleansing & Immune Strength (Replay of Live Class)

This video shows you some Qigong for chest opening, lung cleansing and immune strength. 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 on the first Thursday of each month 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 Chest Opening, Lung Cleansing & Immune Strength – Introduction

Chest tightness and congestion are common problems in our modern-day lifestyle which involves spending a significant amount of time in a hunched or slumped posture. Driving, working on screens and phone use all cause us to too easily adopt a posture that constricts the lungs and impairs efficient breathing. This can result in:

Physically: feeling short of breath, fatigued, having a weakened immune system (see below for explanation);

Mentally: feeling anxious, depressed, unmotivated, not focused, lacking in confidence and self-esteem.

Research has shown that developing an upright posture with an open chest area can help with:

Physically: less fatigue, easier breathing, increased resilience;

Mentally: more mental clarity, less anxiety and depression, more confidence and a better mood.

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the Lung system is responsible for breathing, water metabolism, associated with the emotions of sadness and grief and self-confidence/value of oneself. The Lung is also responsible for the strength of our defensive Qi (Wei Qi) so by creating the conditions for smooth and abundant flow of Qi to the Lungs, we can help to strengthen our immunity.

Qigong exercises combining simple movements with the breath and mind focus can help to:

  1. Open the chest area and improve breathing efficiency;
  2. Enhance immunity;
  3. Relieve fatigue;
  4. Improve mood.

In the video lesson on this page you can follow along with some simple beginner Qigong exercises to

  1. Cleanse the lungs of waste or stale air and open up the chest area.
  2. Encourage the flow of Qi through the Lung channel (from just under the collar bones on each side, down the arms to the tip of the thumbs).
  3. Strengthen the lungs so that you can increase the efficiency of your breathing.

Qigong For Chest Opening, Lung Cleansing & Immune Strength – Method

  1. Adopt a Qigong Standing Posture.

  2. Settle into your practice with a few Abdominal Breaths.

  3. Cleansing the Lungs:

    Place one hand on top of the other on your lower abdomen. Inhale through your nose. Exhale through your mouth, at the same time leaning foward and gently pressing the abdomen inwards towards your spine. Repeat 3 times.
    Inhale through the nose to fill your lungs as much as you can, at the same time leaning back slightly and extending your arms to the sides at shoulder level. Hold your breath for a short time. Exhale through your mouth as you come back to an upright position. Repeat 3 times.

    NOTE: TAKE CARE WITH FORWARD BENDING IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH BLOOD PRESSURE, OSTEOPOROSIS OR LOWER BACK PAIN.
    Relax and perform a few abdominal breaths.


  4. Encouraging Flow of Qi Through the Lung Channel

    Inhale and lift your arms up to shoulder level in front of you. Make loose fists then extend your index fingers and thumbs out from the fist. Press the heels of the hands away from you so that you feel a stretch along the inside of your forearms. Exhale, moving your arms out to the sides at shoulder level, keeping your index fingers pointing to upwards and focusing on pressing the heels of your hands away from you. Bring your mind to the lung chanel running from beneath the collar bones to your thumbs. Inhale back to your starting position. Repeat 3 times.

  5. Strengthen the Lungs:

    Adopt a comfortable seated position. Use your right index and middle finger to find your pulse on your left hand. Rest your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Inhale and hold for 20 beats of your pulse (less if this is uncomfortable for you or you have any history of heart/cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or feel generally weak in any way). Exhale, at the same time, dropping your tongue away from the roof of your mouth and making the sound “Song”. Make this exhalation as long as possible. Repeat 3 times.

    Note: If you can’t hold your breath for long then instead focus on a long, slow exhalation.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

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.