Qigong for Anxiety and Overthinking

Lesson 07 – Qigong For Anxiety & Overthinking (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This is a replay of a live Qigong session showing you some Qigong for anxiety and overthinking 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 Tuesday at 10am and Thursday at 4pm Irish time. These lessons will continue for the duration of Covid-19 and until I can return to my face to face Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine clinics.

In this video you can follow along with some Qigong for anxiety and overthinking. These tips will help you to improve your abdominal breathing, easing anxiety and panic. They will also help you to transform overthinking and mind chatter into a feeling of calm and focus. Lastly you’ll learn how to help reduce nausea induced by emotions (and also very helpful for simple travel sickness).

1. A simple Qigong stretch to open the chest;

2. Focusing on a longer exhalation to calm and relax the body;

3. The use of the acupuncture point Neiguan (Pericardium 6) and how you can apply pressure to this point. This acupressure point has the effect of:
calming anxiety and overthinking;
easing areas of overwhelm which come from fear and anxiety 
reducing nausea from anxiety and panic (because the channel of Qi flow runs through the chest to the heart and the upper belly area) .

Previous Live Lesson Replays

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

1. Abdominal breathing and Qigong stance.

2. Circulation of Qi in the Four Directions.

3. Circulation of Qi around the lower abdomen (Dan Tian).

4. Qi Circulation Techniques.

5. Qigong Face Exercises.

6. Qigong for Chest Congestion and Anxiety

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).

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. You’ll also learn how to rid waste Qi from your body 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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  • Chanda Shome

    Reply Reply May 22, 2020

    Thank you so much Dr Tucker for sharing this beautiful art of Qigong practice with the general public. I am 74 years old and I experienced anxiety all through my life. I did learn Tai Chi on and off for last 20 years. And it helped me through life’s tribulations fairly. Now I am going through a very difficult time in lockdown all on my own (although my sons live nearby) but I am finding it difficult to get out of this rut and lowness.. I don’t seem to motivate myself to break the ice. I would have liked to consult you in real life but I live in London. I shall be visiting your spacetorelax regularly and get inspiration. Peace and love.

    • janicetucker

      Reply Reply May 25, 2020

      Hi Chanda, Thank you so much for taking the time to write to me. I’m delighted you find the Qigong helpful at this challenging time. You are more than welcome to join us all for free, live classes on Zoom twice per week at 10am on Tuesdays and 4pm on Thursdays. The link is here: https://spacetorelax.com/qigong-online-class/. I think quite a few people in these classes as living alone right now and it is a great way to feel connected and part of a like-minded group of people. Also, I do offer online consultations for people who don’t live in my local area and during Covid-19 I’m offering these for half price. If you would like more details about this here is the link: https://spacetorelax.com/space-to-relax-one-to-one/. Chinese medicine is much more than acupuncture and I can advise you on helpful acupressure points to use for yourself, Qigong exercises tailored to you specifically, diet (according to Chinese medicine principles), lifestyle and exercise. I hope you are able to see your sons soon as it must be difficult to be away from family. Keep in touch if you have any questions about Chinese medicine and Qigong….and thank you so much for visiting my website. 🙂

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