This is a replay of a live session showing you a Qigong routine for Spring, 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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Qigong Winter Routine – Introduction
This class was inspired by a couple of my Space To Relax members who told me that they were finding it difficult to get back into the swing of their Qigong practice in the New Year.
This video shows you an example of a winter Qigong practice. In winter we focus, as does the natural world, on conserving energy, nourishing our Qi, and storing up our reserves in preparation for the more active months of spring and summer.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the system associated with the season of the winter is the Kidney. The Kidney is also related to the emotion of fear so on a mental and emotional level this practice can help you transform fear into tranquility and confidence in your own ability.
The methods you’ll learn here focus on nourishing the kidney system and are more meditative and less physical, in accordance with the slower pace of winter.
If you live in the southern hemisphere or near the equator, you can still use this routine anytime you might feel fatigued and need some restoration on a physical and mental level.
Qigong Winter Routine – Method
- Begin by adopting the correct Qigong sitting or standing posture and performing a few abdominal breaths (see more here).
- Use one of the Six Healing Sounds, the sound of the kidney, to help rid waste or turbid Qi from the Kidney system before moving on to nourish and bring more Qi into the body.
- Perform the Kidney massage to invigorate and bring more Qi into the Kidney and lower back.
- Use a gentle circling movement to encourage Qi from the natural world into Dan Tian in the lower abdomen.
- Finish your practice with a few abdominal breaths.
Additional Video Resources
You’ll find some other video class replays which also relate to the Kidney below. Choose some of the Qigong methods from these videos to formulate your own Qigong routine!
Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. I’d encourage you to take a look at some of them and find methods which you can easily combine with this one.
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