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.

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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 80 – Qigong For Before, During and After Travel (Replay of Live Lesson)

Lesson 80 – Qigong For Before, During and After Travel (Replay of Live Lesson)

This video shows you the some Qigong for before, during and after travel so that you feel more refreshed and less stressed after your journey. 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 Before, During and After Travel – Introduction

Travelling for most of us is exciting but can also be challenging in a number of ways:

  1. We may be subjected to a change in time zone or be travelling during the night which can disrupt our sleep pattern.
  2. We may have to stand (in a queue) or sit for extended periods of time which can lead to aches, pains and stiffness as our Qi, blood and lymph do not flow as freely as when we are moving around.
  3. Our digestive system may be upset due to the consumption of different food from our usual diet or a long period of sitting which can restrict the organs in the abdominal cavity.
  4. Mentally we may feel anxiety, frustration or fear due to e.g. being late for a flight, ferry or train, cancellations of flights, traffic jams, fear of flying.

All of these challenges can lead to:

  1. Restricted circulation of Qi, blood and lymph which can cause aches, pains, stiffness or fluid retention in the limbs, back, shoulders and neck.
  2. Digestive stagnation leading to constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, bloating or indigestion.
  3. Mental and emotional stress leading to anxiety, fatigue and lack of sleep.

Qigong for Before, During and After Travel. How Can It Help?

Fortunately, Qigong can be extremely helpful before, during and after your journey. Qigong methods can help you:

  • Create the conditions for open and free flow of Qi, Blood and lymph, thereby reducing stiffness, aches and pains.
  • Stimulate Qi flow through the digestive system in order to harmonise digestion and avoid discomfort, constipation or diarrhoea.
  • Calm your mind to reduce emotional and mental stress and improve your sleep.

The routine described below and shown in the video replay on this page will help to prepare your body and mind before travel, give you some tips to use during your journey and show you how to recover as quickly as possible from your journey once it is complete.

It goes without saying that for any travel you’d be advised to stay well hydrated, avoid alcohol and get plenty of sleep beforehand.

Qigong For Before, During and After Travel – Method

  1. Before Travel.

    From a standing position.
    Shoulder rotations, upper back and chest opening stretch, hip rotations, leg lifts, squats, ankle circles.
    See also the links below in relation to “Qigong For Constipation” and “Qigong For Standing in a Queue“.

  2. During Travel.

    From a sitting position.
    Arm tapping/brushing, shoulder rotations, hip rotations, massage of thighs and calves, toe flexion, ankle rotation, face massage, abdominal breathing.
    See also the link below in relation to “Qigong Posture When Driving“.
    Walk around as much as possible during your journey if this is possible in order to maintain free flow of your circulation.

  3. After Travel.

    From a standing position.
    Discharge Waste Qi With Vibration” method.
    Face massage.
    Relax, Expand and Nourish the Heart” method to relieve tiredness and improve sleep.
    Hydrate, eat and sleep in addition to performing any other stretches you like to recover from your journey.


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.

Lesson 75 – Qigong For Bladder Health and Urinary Incontinence (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 75 – Qigong For Bladder Health and Urinary Incontinence (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This video shows you a Qigong exercise and a Qigong meditation to help improve bladder health and manage urinary incontinence. 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 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).

Qigong For Bladder Health and Urinary Incontinence – Introduction

Overactive bladder (OAB) is thought to affect millions of people worldwide. It is defined as a sudden urge, frequency ( more than 8 times in 24 hours) or leakage of urine. It can affect both men (commonly post-prostate issues) and women (commonly post-menopause).

OAB tends to occur more in older adults but can be also caused by the following factors:

  1. Stress and anxiety (fright or flight response);
  2. Medications, e.g. diuretics, antidepressants, sleeping tablets;
  3. Post birth
  4. Post surgery, e.g. prostate surgery;
  5. Constipation (increases pressure on the bladder);
  6. Exercise or actions which increase pressure in the lower abdominal area, e.g. coughing, sneezing, laughing.

The video lesson on this page is divided into two parts showing you:

  1. A Qigong exercise called “Grasping the Feet With Both Hands” (one of the 8 Pieces of Brocade movements) which helps create the conditions for free flow of Qi through the Bladder channel, strengthens the kidneys and benefits the waist and hamstrings.
  2. A Qigong meditation and breathing exercise to help relieve anxiety and stress and calm the nervous system.

Qigong For Bladder Health and Urinary Incontinence – Method

  1. Grasping The Feet With Both Hands

    Practice this method by choosing the range of movement which best suits you. Repeat 9 times.
    NOTE: TAKE CARE WITH FORWARD BENDING IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH BLOOD PRESSURE, OSTEOPOROSIS OR LOWER BACK PAIN.
    Relax and perform a few abdominal breaths.

  2. Qigong Meditation & Breathing

    Practice 3 abdominal breaths to settle into your practice.
    Continue breathing in this way and each time you exhale, let go of physical tension and “melt down” into the floor.
    Bring your mind to your kidneys, bladder and pelvic floor, keeping it in this area as you continue breathing.
    Count to 3 as you breathe in and 3 as your breathe out. Repeat 3 times.
    Count to 4 as you breathe in and 4 as your breathe out. Repeat 3 times.
    Count to 5 as you breathe in and 5 as your breathe out. Repeat 3 times.
    Count to 6 as you breathe in and 6 as your breathe out. Repeat 3 times.
    Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

    Practice this Qigong meditation twice per day for 2 weeks and observe the frequency of your urge to urinate (it may decrease, even in this short time).

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.

Lesson 74 – Qigong Meditation For Deep Sleep (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 74 – Qigong Meditation For Deep Sleep (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This video shows you a Qigong meditation for deep sleep which helps to calm your mind and relax your body from a lying (supine) posture. 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 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).

Qigong Meditation For Deep Sleep – Introduction

I think you’ll agree that many of us have experienced problems with sleep at one time or another. Sleep problems are all too common and, if left to continue, can develop into long-term interruption of your sleep pattern.

Sleep is connected with so many “re” words like relaxation, repair, rejuvenation, revitalisation, recharging, rehabilitation and restoration so you can imagine the consequences of these functions not taking happening when we enjoy our rest time.

One thing is for sure, if we do not sleep well then we do not wake the next day feeling refreshed and this can have a significant knock-on effect on day-to-day life. We may feel:

  • physically exhausted;
  • irritable and short tempered;
  • unable to concentrate and focus our minds clearly;
  • stressed and anxious because we are too exhausted to cope with everything we want to do during the day.

The good news is that Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer a practical tool that you can use in the management of sleep issues. In TCM terms, we can only enjoy deep and peaceful sleep when we have a calm mind which means a mind without distraction, anxiety or excessive “chatter” when we settle down at night.

The video lesson on this page is divided into two parts showing you:

  1. A comfortable lying down (supine) position which allows for open and free flow of Qi, blood and fluid throughout the body with the result that your body and mind quickly come into a state of relaxation without tension.
  2. A Qigong meditation for deep sleep. Use your breath and mind to focus on total relaxation of your physical body and mind, bringing the mind into the all so important calm state which will allow restful and good quality sleep to happen.

Qigong Meditation For Deep Sleep – Method

  1. Lying Down (Supine) Qigong Posture

    Sit on the floor with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor.
    Lower yourself down slowly to the lie on floor using your arms to support you.
    Tuck your chin in towards your throat and feel the elongation in the back of your neck, resting your head on a blanket or small pillow.
    Move your shoulder blades down the back of your body.
    Feel a natural curve in the lower back.
    Your knees can be bent or straight. Be sure you are not feeling tightness in your lower back.
    Rest your hands a few inches away from the sides of your body.
    Feel length from the base of your spine all the way up to the top of the back of your head.
    Relax and perform a few abdominal breaths.

  2. Qigong Meditation For Deep Sleep

    Firstly, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, making the exhalation longer than the inhalation. The aim is to rid sick or turbid Qi from your body. Repeat for 6 breaths.
    Practice 6 abdominal breaths to settle into your practice.
    Follow along with my voice as I talk you through the Qigong meditation for deep sleep called “Relax, Expand and Nourish the Heart”.
    Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources

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.