In this Qigong video you can learn a 15 minute Qigong for small intestine routine, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. These classes are free and everyone is welcome. However, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.
I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is helping people just like you to develop skills, knowledge and tools to rebalance and maintain your health.
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15 Minute Qigong For Small Intestine – Introduction
In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the small intestine system is paired with the heart system and related to the season of summer. This is the time when these systems are the most active and require the most care.
On the physical and mental/emotional level, the small intestine sorts pure from impure and clear from turbid. This means that our small intestine extracts nutrients from food and allows waste material to pass into the large intestine to be expelled from the body. Very interestingly, on a mental level, the small intestine allows us to clearly discern, make choices and decisions. It allows us to discriminate between clear and turbid thoughts, distinguish right from wrong and make clear judgements.
A healthy small intestine system manifests as healthy digestion, judgement and decision making. However, in our modern-day world full of too much information, the small intestine system can easily become overwhelmed leading to digestive/immunity problems and a confused/indecisive/foggy mind.
A balanced diet and lifestyle (sleep, exercise, meditation) will promote a healthy small intestine system, as will some Qigong practice! In this video, we use two specific exercises to help create the ideal conditions for open and smooth flow of Qi through the small intestine channel which leads internally to the heart and the small intestine. The result, with regular practice, is that we will become better able to separate pure from impure on both a physical (digestive) and mental (thoughts) level.
15 Minute Qigong For Small Intestine – Method
- Settle into your practice with a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
- Upper back stretch with elbow flexing.
- Forward bend and chest opening movement.
- Finish with a few abdominal breaths.
Additional Video Resources
- More about TCM and Small Intestine system here.
- Information about the pathway and acupuncture points that can be used for acupressure here.
- Qigong for Constipation and Digestion
- A Qigong Exercise for the Heart
- Qigong for Discernment
- Qigong for Overwhelm
- IBS/Digestive Problems and Qigong
Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one.
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