Lesson 85 – Qigong For Muscle and Joint Stiffness

Lesson 85 – Qigong For Muscle and Joint Stiffness

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.

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.

You can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time by clicking here (lesson replays are sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

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

  1. Begin by standing and performing a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

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Lesson 84 – Qigong Healing Sound For Lungs & A Meditation For Grief

Lesson 84 – Qigong Healing Sound For Lungs & A Meditation For Grief

This video shows you a Qigong healing sound for Lungs & a meditation for grief. This 30-minute Qigong lesson will a) discharge waste or sick Qi from the Lungs to improve breathing and resistance to infection and b) healthily process grief using a Qigong meditation.

This lesson was 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.

You can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time by clicking here (lesson replays are sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

Qigong Healing Sound For Lungs & A Meditation For Grief – Introduction

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) autumn is the season associated with the Lungs. This is the season when our Lung Qi can be more challenged by coughs, colds and infections so it’s important to do what we can to optimise Lung health.

There are many Qigong methods that can help create the conditions for open and free-flowing Qi, blood and fluid through the Lungs in order to enhance their functions of healthy breathing, protection against infection, healthy skin and regulation of fluid metabolism.

The first method below shows you a simple “discharging” exercise to rid any waste of sick Qi in the Lungs which may be impeding free flow of Qi. The second is a lovely meditation to help you release grief and sadness (the associated emotions of the Lungs in TCM), resulting in a feeling of calmness and lightness in your body and mind.

Qigong Healing Sound For Lungs & A Meditation For Grief – Method

  1. Begin by sitting or standing and performing a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  2. Use the “ssss” sound or the “Xia” sound to help discharge waste Qi from the Lungs. Repeat the movement and sound 6 times to each side, or for as long as it takes for you to feel a little freer in the lung area.
  3. Follow my voice for a guided meditation which will help you to process the feelings of sadness and grief.
  4. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

In addition to this 20-minute Qigong healing sound for Lungs and a meditation for grief, 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.

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

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

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Lesson 83 – How To Get “Unstuck” With 3 Qigong Exercises (Replay of Live Lesson)

Lesson 83 – How To Get “Unstuck” With 3 Qigong Exercises (Replay of Live Lesson)

This video shows you a gentle 20-minute Qigong routine to become “unstuck” with 3 Qigong exercises. If you physically feel as though you have stagnant Qi which can manifest as pain, cramp, congestion or digestive problems or mentally like you are “stuck in the mud”, depressed, anxious or unmotivated, why not try these three Qigong exercises to help relieve this feeling of stagnation?

This lesson was 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.

You can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time by clicking here (lesson replays are sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

How To Get “Unstuck” With 3 Qigong Exercises – Introduction

In our modern day world with our often hectic schedules of often trying to fit too many things into our busy schedules, it is common for us to feel “stuck”. This stuck feeling can manifest either:

  1. Physically – by way of pain, clots, cramps, headaches, premenstrual tension, digestive issues or sinus/chest congestion;
  2. Mentally/Emotionally – by way of brain fog, anger, feeling unmotivated, depressed, anxious or simply “stuck in the mud”.

This stuck feeling in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is described as stagnant Qi and can be caused by many factors, for example:

  • poor diet;
  • overeating;
  • too much screen time;
  • lack of physical movement;
  • stress;
  • excess alcohol;
  • toxins in the environment.

Three of the main systems in the body which are particularly subject to this feeling of stagnant Qi or “stuckness” are:

  • The Lung system – which when not functioning optimally can lead to a build-up of Qi in the chest manifesting as breathing difficulties, chest or sinus congestion.
  • The Spleen system – which when overcome by excess can lead to a heavy, bloated, “stuck in the mud” feeling, especially in the abdominal area as Spleen governs the whole of digestion in TCM terms.
  • The Liver system – which is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi so is often affected.

How To Get “Unstuck” With 3 Qigong Exercises – Method

  1. Begin by sitting or standing and performing a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  2. Release stagnant or stuck Qi in the chest and lungs with a chest opening exercise.
  3. Raising Up A Single Hand to release stuck Qi in the digestive and Spleen systems.
  4. “Polish the Table Top” and “Side Stretch” to relieve stuck Qi in the Liver system.
  5. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

The video replay of a live Qigong class shows you how to get “unstuck” with 3 Qigong exercises, focusing on the Lung, Spleen and Liver systems.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

In addition to this 20 minute Qigong routine for relieving stagnant Qi, 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.

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

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

Website homepage.

Lesson 82 – 20 Minute Qigong Routine For Healing (Replay of Live Lesson)

Lesson 82 – 20 Minute Qigong Routine For Healing (Replay of Live Lesson)

This video shows you a gentle 20 minute Qigong routine for healing. There are a number of different methods in this routine, some more Yin and some more Yang. Watch the video on this page to learn about how Yin and Yang relate to your health and the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between Yin and Yang functions in your body and mind. I hope you enjoy it! It was 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.

You can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays are sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

20 Minute Qigong Routine For Healing – Method

  1. Begin by adopting the Qigong stance and performing a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  2. Opening the Gate of Life (3 minutes) to release stress.
  3. Discharge Waste Qi With Vibration (3 minutes) to release tension.
  4. Rubbing Ball to connect with and cultivate your Qi (3 minutes).
  5. Qigong meditation – expanding your Qi bubble (3 minutes).
  6. Palm presses to encourage Qi flow through the midline and spine (3 minutes).
  7. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

In addition to this 20 minute Qigong routine for healing, you may find the routines listed below helpful. You can select the more moving (Yang) or meditative (Yin) methods from within each of these in order to devise your own tailor-made routine to suit your individual condition on any particular day!

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.

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

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

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Lesson 81 – Qigong For Tinnitus & Ringing in the Ears (Replay of Live Lesson)

Lesson 81 – Qigong For Tinnitus & Ringing in the Ears (Replay of Live Lesson)

This video shows you some Qigong for tinnitus and ringing in the ears. It’s an ancient Qigong method called “Beating the Heavenly Drum”. This exercise also benefits the kidney system, fluid balance, helps regulate blood pressure and encourages Qi flow through the lower back. It was 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.

You can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays are sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

Qigong For Tinnitus & Ringing in the Ears – Introduction

The areas around the back of the neck, up the back of the head and around the ears can be difficult to regulate in terms of Qigong. This means that Qi flow can often become stagnant or even blocked with the resulting possible symptoms:

  1. Ringing, pressure, vertigo or blocked feeling in the ears and issues with balance;
  2. Tension in the head, neck and shoulders or headaches;
  3. Mind chatter and difficulty concentrating;
  4. Because of the relationship of the ears to the Kidney system in Traditional Chinese Medcine (TCM), issues with fluid balance, blood pressure, circulation through the spine and lower back.

Qigong For Tinnitus & Ringing in the Ears. How Can It Help?

Fortunately, Qigong can be helpful in the management of tinnitus and ringing in the ears. The exercise called “Beating the Heavenly Drum” also benefits the Kidney system (which is related to the ears), lower back, blood pressure and sexuality.

In the video below, you will learn two variations of Qigong for tinnnitus and ringing in the ears.

Qigong For Tinnitus & Ringing in the Ears – Method

  1. Index Finger Closing The Ear Canal.

    Sit on the floor or on a chair.
    Begin with a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the “Qigong state”, calming your mind to prepare for your practice.
    Place each index finger on the tragus of the ear (see video for location) to close the ear canal.
    Close your eyes.
    Tap the index finger with the middle finger to create a hollow sound, keeping the ear canal closed.
    Repeat 12, 24 or 36 times for 3 rounds each. Do this 1-3 times per day to help reduce ringing in the ears.
    Tip: Relax your mind and take your time as you tap.


  2. Palms Closing The Ear Canal.

    Sit on the floor or a chair.
    Perform 3 abdominal breaths.
    Close your ears using the palms of your hands, fingers wrapping around the back of your head.
    Close your eyes.
    Ensure your middle fingers are positioned around the base of your skull.
    Place the tips of your index fingers on your middle fingers and “snap” the index finger down from the middle finger on to the base of the skull.
    Repeat 12, 24 or 36 times for 3 rounds each. Do this 1-3 times per day to help reduce ringing in the ears.
    Tip: Remain relaxed with your breathing and keep the shoulders down to prevent any build up of tension in the shoulders, neck and arms. Focus your mind inwards, concentrating on the sound.

For both variations of this method, you may need to practice for a few days before you observe any reduction in the ringing sound in your ears. Please remember that tinnitus is a stubborn condition to treat so please don’t expect any miracles. Any reduction in the ringing is great progress!

Note: This exercise is not a substitute for conventional medical treatment. If you are in pain or discomfort, please consult your healthcare provider or an audiologist to receive a full check up on the health of your ears.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

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.

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

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

Website homepage.