This video shows you some Qigong for muscle and joint stiffness. It will help you to create the conditions for free-flowing circulation of blood and Qi throughout your joints and muscles from head to toe, so that you feel less pain, stiffness or discomfort. This is a fantastic routine to practice on awakening in the morning as this is often the time when we feel the most stiffness and lack of flexibility in our physical bodies.
This lesson was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.
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Qigong For Muscle and Joint Stiffness – Introduction
In a healthy person Qi circulates freely like water flowing in a river. In an unhealthy person it is as if the “river” becomes congested with debris, forming a dam which blocks free flow from one place to the other. When there is blockage or stagnation of Qi, like the dam in the river, it is often most pronounced as it negotiates the nooks and crannies of the joints. This is why we often feel stiffness in our joints rather than in other parts of the body. However the muscles can also feel stiff and achy if they are not well nourished with a free flowing supply of blood, Qi and fluid.
Nearly all moving Qigong methods can help create the conditions for open and free-flowing circulation throughout the muscles and joints. Below is only one example, which will help relieve muscle and joint stiffness from head to toe.
First thing in the morning is often the time when our bodies feel the least flexible so this is an excellent time to perform this simple routine of simple Qigong for muscle and joint stiffness.
Qigong For Muscle and Joint Stiffness – Method
- Begin by standing and performing a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
- Follow along with the Qigong movements I demonstrate in the video below. Be sure to pay equal attention to the breath and focus of the mind as well as the movement.
- Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.
Additional Video Resources & Further Tips
In addition to this routine of Qigong for muscle and joint stiffness, you may find the routines listed below helpful.
You’ll find many other live lesson replays on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one. You can use the search box on the blog page to find any topics you are interested in.
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