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 is Part 2, showing you a second Qigong winter routine. The exercises in this video are focusing on conserving energy and nourishing Qi, appropriate methods for the winter and preparation for the springtime.
The methods you’ll learn here focus are more meditative and less physical, in accordance with the slower pace of winter.
If you live in the southern hemisphere and it is summer right now, you can still use this routine for anytime you feel exhausted, lethargic and as though you need a little nurturing and self-care in order to recharge your batteries.
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 “Supporting Heaven” method to stretch the whole body and help create the conditions by which the Qi can flow more freely, especially along the sides of the body and arms. This is the first movement in the “Eight Pieces of Brocade” Qigong sequence, a famous set of exercises which I teach in my Space To Relax Qigong Programme.
- You can lie down for the next method and listen to my voice for the meditation “Relax, Expand and Nourish The Heart” which is also available as a free audio meditation download called “Calm Your Busy Mind In 8 Minutes“.
- Finish your practice with a few abdominal breaths.
Additional Video Resources
You’ll find some other video class replays which you could incorporate into your own Qigong winter 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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