Lesson 22 – Qigong for Lymphatic Circulation and Immunity (Replay of Live Qigong Class)
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 for Lymphatic Circulation and Immunity – Introduction
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Introduction To Qigong for Lymphatic Circulation
In this video you can follow along with some Qigong for lymphatic circulation and immunity enhancement. The function of the lymphatic system is to clear debris such as bacteria and viruses from your body. For this reason it is closely related to your immune system.
Symptoms of poor lymphatic drainage include cold hands and feet, fluid accumulation and a weakened immune system.
How We Can Use Qigong for Lymphatic Circulation
Qigong can help to enhance the flow of lymph and remove any areas of stagnation in three main ways:
1. Using Abdominal Breathing. Click here for more details;
2. Moving the body which can increase lymph circulation by up to 15%. You can do this by practising the Circles method, the tapping method which you can follow along with in the video, or any other physical movement;
3. Posture. Any inversion will work well in helping lymph flow. Simply lying down with your legs elevated on pillows or the “legs up the wall” yoga posture (as demonstrated in the video) will be very helpful.
For more information see my previous blog post on “Qigong for Lymphatic Drainage” here.
Integration into Your Day
You can perform Abdominal Breathing anytime you have the opportunity. Movements such as walking which is part of day to day life will help improve the circulation of your lymph. The tapping and legs up the wall exercises can be done in a matter of minutes so don’t take too much time. Having said that, there is nothing more relaxing for lying with your legs up the wall for 15-30 minutes if you have the time!
Previous Live Lesson Replays
Previous live lesson replays are listed below and can be found on my blog page.
What Can I Do Next?
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