Seated Qigong & Seated Meditation

Lesson 40 – Comparing Seated Qigong With Seated Meditation (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This is a replay of a live session comparing seated Qigong with seated meditation, 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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Comparing Seated Qigong with Seated Meditation – Intro

When comparing seated Qigong with seated meditation, the main difference is that in seated Qigong you have the option to include MOVEMENT.

Generally speaking, a seated meditation does not include movement (only the movement of the abdomen as you are breathing). Seated meditation can focus on breathing or visualisation so involves two of the elements of Qigong; mind and breath.

Seated Qigong, however, can also include the third element, that of movement. This emphasises the fact that with Qigong we always have a CHOICE as to the structure of our routine. It also illustrates the FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY of Qigong.

When moving the body during a seated Qigong practice you may want to choose arm or leg movements from previous live lesson replays from me. Alternatively, you can follow along with the routine here in the video which focuses on smooth flowing movements in order to create the conditions for the unimpeded movement of Qi around the body.

Integrating Seated Qigong Into Your Day

You can practice any of the movements shown in this video whenever you have 5 minutes to sit down. Even a short amount of practice can help to relieve tension in your shoulders or lower back and leave you feeling revitalised!

Below are three links to previous live Qigong lesson replays which you could combine with this Qigong practice if you would like to make a longer Qigong routine.

  1. Seated Qigong Exercises
  2. Qigong Awareness Exercises
  3. Qigong for Emotional Balance.

Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page so I’d encourage you to take a look at some of them and find methods which you can easily adapt to perform from a seated position.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

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