Lesson 23 – Qigong for Present Moment Living (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 Present Moment Living – Introduction
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Introduction To Qigong for Present Moment Living
In this video you can follow along with some Qigong for present moment living. Often our minds are not in the present. We can be distracted by thoughts from the past or worrying about the future. The purpose of this Qigong routine is to bring you into the present moment and experience the feeling of being in the now!
Method for Qigong Present Moment Living
Choose a comfortable sitting or standing position for this practice.
1. Begin with Abdominal Breathing. Click here for more details;
2. Combine the movement of the lower abdomen, the breath and the mind for a few breaths.
3. Swimming Dragon Arm Exercise. Follow along with me in the video for a few rounds of this exercise. Once we finish think about where your mind was during the practice; in the past, present or future? Were you distracted by what you had to do later that day (go shopping, cook dinner, do stuff with the kids) or were you fully immersed in the present moment of your practice, with your mind focused on your breath and movement?
Integration into Your Day
You can use Qigong to bring yourself into the present moment anytime you wish. Even if you don’t have time to practice the Swiming Dragon movements, you can always bring your mind to your breathing at any time. The result is that your mind will feel calmer and more relaxed.
Previous Live Lesson Replays
Previous live lesson replays are listed below and can be found on my blog page.
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