Qigong Warm Up Routine

Lesson 38 – Qigong Warm Up Routine (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This is a replay of a live session showing you a Qigong warm up routine, 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).

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Purpose of Qigong Warm Up Routine

If we feel cold then the circulation and flow of Qi tend to be more sluggish. This Qigong warm up routine shows you a quick, 5 minute, series of exercises to warm the physical body to permit the increased flow of Qi and blood. You can use this routine:

1. As a preparation for further Qigong practice, especially if you are practising outside in the winter.

2. To warm cold hands and feet (or your whole body) if you are someone who suffers from the cold.

Qigong Warm Up Routine – Method

  1. Begin with Abdominal Breathing.
  2. Open and close the hands – really fast – then observe how the hands feel.
  3. Hold up the arms then open and close the hands fast, then observe.
  4. Push heels of your hands across the body in turn, combining this movement with your mind and breath.
  5. With feet hip-width distance apart, bend and straighten the knees, as though you are trying to sit down and stand up, taking care to move the hips back rather than the knees too far forward in front of the toes (this will protect the knees).
  6. From a horse stance perform the arm exercise in point 4, sinking the weight as you push the heel of the hand to the side and rising as you come back to centre. Don’t forget to breathe! And smile! 😁
  7. Come back to Abdominal Breathing to consolidate your practice, feeling the lovely warmth and tingling sensations that increased Qi and blood flow has brought to your body.
  8. You can then proceed with your a Qi circulation method such as the “Circles” exercise to allow for the flow of Qi in the four directions, energising and enlivening the body and mind.

Please watch the following videos I made previously which you can also use in conjuction with this Qigong warm up routine.

  1. Qigong for Cold Hands.
  2. Qigong for Arms, Elbows, Wrists & Hands.
  3. Routine of Qigong for Feet & Ankles.

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!

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