Qigong for Digestion

Lesson 08-Qigong For Digestion (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This is a replay of a live Qigong session showing you some Qigong for digestion 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 digestion. This Qigong exercise can help you if you suffer with digestive issues such as colitis, diverticulitis, IBS (see here for a previous video about IBS) and indigestion, amongst other stomach and digestive related problems. Because it communicates with all the other systems in our bodies, when our gut is healthy the rest of our body is more likely to function at its optimum. The sequence is as follows:

1. Begin with Abdominal Breathing to calm the mind and prepare yourself for your practice;

2. Raising Up A Single Hand exercise (which is part of the Ba Duan Jin – 8 Pieces of Brocade method) to harmonise and promote free flow of Qi through the digestive system;

3. The use of the acupuncture point Zusanli (Stomach 36) and how you can apply pressure to this point. This acupressure point has many effects including:
– helping to improve all issues involving the Stomach and Spleen systems, e.g. diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, nausea, digestive discomfort and pain, indigestion;
tonifying (building up) deficient Qi and/or Blood so that you feel less exhausted;
tonifying Wei (Defensive) Qi so optimising the function of the immune system;
maintaining general health, especially in cases of weakness, low energy levels and chronic illness;
– helping to stabilise mental and emotional health in cases such as depression, anxiety, nervousness, PMS.

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.

7. Qigong for Anxiety and Overthinking.

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.

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