Qigong For Children
If you have children you will know that they are balls of energy! They are always running around and sometimes it can be difficult to get them to calm down so that they can focus without distraction on schoolwork and get off to sleep at night. Children love learning Qigong, and if you teach your kids in a certain way, they will think it’s magic! This is what you’ll learn from me in the video on this page; some fun Qigong for children.
Janice Tucker is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong. She is also the founder of the Space To Relax online programme of Qigong video lessons.
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Why Use Qigong For Children?
The movements involved in Qigong exercises can help children to quickly improve their balance, flexibility, coordination, strength, agility, stamina and muscle tone.
The meditative aspects of Qigong can help children to reduce anxiety and worry, calm their minds, improve focus and concentration, release tension and improve mental clarity.
Two Qigong Methods For Children
The two simple methods below will be a good introduction for your children to Qigong. Teach them these methods first and then move on to the methods in my free 3 part Qigong video series (more details below).
Ask them to hold hands out in front of them at shoulder level with elbows straight. Make fists and then open and close quickly. Do this as fast as they can without losing tension. They often think this is good fun to try to move as fast as possible. This moves lots of Qi into the hands.
Next hold palms facing each other and close eyes. Move hands towards and away from each other slowly. Feel anything between the hands. Often they will feel some “resistance” or a “magnetic feeling” like the hands are being pulled together. They can also feel tingling, like their hands are swollen, heat and many other sensations. This is the Qi they are feeling in and between their hands. Children think this is magic!
Ask children to lie on the floor with eyes closed. Place one hand flat on their belly. Breathe in and out through the nose feeling the belly rise as they inhale in and sink as they exhale. Encourage them to focus on the hand that is on the belly and to feel it moving up towards the ceiling and down towards the floor. Ask them to observe how they feel after doing this for 5 minutes. They should be calmer, more relaxed and at ease. For a full description of how to do Abdominal Breathing click here.
Where Can I Learn More?
If you would like to learn even more benefits of Qigong for children then:
- Head over to my Space To Relax homepage. There you can sign up for a free 3 part video series of Qigong lessons. You can complete these three lessons with your children. Once you’ve completed the free series you’ll have the opportunity to join my Space To Relax online membership programme of Qigong video lessons. This will allow you and your kids to take your practice to a whole new level where you will learn many exercises to eliminate health issues before they become a major problem. I’ll guide you step by step through many more effective Qigong methods which you can use for the benefit of the whole family.
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