Lesson 69 – Qigong Exercises For Lungs And Immunity (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 69 – Qigong Exercises For Lungs And Immunity (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This video shows you some Qigong exercises for Lungs and immunity and a simple Qigong meditation to allow more Qi to flow through the Lung channel and organs, helping to improve your breathing and enhance your resistance to infections. It was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

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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.

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Qigong Exercises For Lungs And Immunity – Introduction

I made this video in response to a request from one of my Qigong students who wanted some Qigong exercises to help her during her recovery from a lingering respiratory infection.

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the Lung system is associated with:

  • healthy and effortless breathing;
  • resistance to disease and a healthy immune system;
  • regulation of the function of skin (opening and closing of the pores);
  • the season of autumn;
  • the emotion of grief.

When Lung is not functioning in an optimal way the following symptoms may be observed as a result:

  • Breathing difficulties;
  • Asthma;
  • Poor resistance to disease; easily catching coughs, colds and infections;
  • Poor regulation of sweating;
  • Eczema and other skin conditions;
  • Prolonged sadness and grief.

The Qigong exercises in the video on this page will help you to create the optimum conditions of healthy Lung function. As a result you may feel more energised and “lighter” in both body and mind.

Qigong Exercises For Lungs and Immunity- Method

  1. Sitting or Standing Posture – you can practice this exercise either position.
  2. Tapping along the Lung channel.
  3. Open and close along the back of the body with arm movements.
  4. Arm extended to one side with heel of hand press. Right arm, then left arm, then both arms together. Exhale as you press the heel of the hand while also thinking of the the lung channel running from base of the collar bone down the arm and out of the end of the thumb.
  5. Shake out the hands.
  6. Qigong meditation. Use the Lung sound from the “Six Healing Sounds” method to discharge waste Qi from the Lung. Visualise the Lung; back and front, top and bottom. In your mind’s eye, fill the lungs with nourishing, energising Qi, filling them up from bottom to top.
  7. 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.

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What Can I Do Next?

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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.

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Qigong for Asthma

Qigong for Asthma

For any of you who have ever suffered with an asthma attack, bronchitis or shortness of breath you will understand how these conditions can very quickly create a sense of panic, anxiety and fear. When we can’t breathe properly this is scary! Once we have experienced that fear inducing feeling then we may mistrust the breath and worry about when the next “attack” will happen. I think you’ll agree that this is not a situation anyone should have to tolerate. That’s why I created the video on this page for you today; to help you learn some simple methods of Qigong for asthma and breathing difficulties.

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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The Negative Consequences of Breathing Difficulties

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the Lung and the Kidney system govern the mechanism of breathing. When these systems are compromised a range of breathing difficulties may develop such as asthma, bronchitis or simply shortness of breath. Obviously when we can’t catch our breath this can generate a sense of fear, anxiety and panic, leading to more shallow breathing and even more fear, anxiety and panic! Methods of Qigong for asthma and breathing difficulties not only help to physically strengthen your lung and kidney systems but also to mentally focus your mind, not on the blockage or the problem, but on the FREE FLOW OF BREATH into the lower abdomen. The 4 tips below will help you address both the physical and mental aspects to overcoming asthma and breathing difficulties.

My 4 Top Methods of Qigong for Asthma and Bronchitis

1. Abdominal Breathing. By meditating on the breath you will find that your breathing becomes more open, free flowing and easy. Focus on the positive, i.e. unobstructed, open, free flowing breath in and out of the body, NOT on the negative obstructed air flow. The more you focus on the negative, the more it will be manifest! Practice abdominal breathing as shown in a previous video I made. Click here to watch it.

2. Posture. Think of the top of your head being suspended from the sky or ceiling. There is length in the back of your neck, achieved by tucking the chin back towards the throat. Sit or stand up straight to create length in the sides of the body and lower back area. This creates more space for the lungs. See my previous video on Qigong Stance.

3. One of the Six Healing Sounds for ridding the Lung system of waste Qi and strengthening immunity. This method can be found in my previous video on Qigong for Immunity.

4. To strengthen the Kidney system follow along with the Looking Back Over Shoulder method in my previous video about Qigong For Back Pain.

Where Can I Learn More?

If you would like to learn even more benefits of Qigong for asthma and breathing difficulties then:

1. Head over to my Space To Relax homepage. There you can sign up for a free 3 part video series of Qigong lessons. 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 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, all which will help if you have breathing difficulties because all Qigong methods involve mindful, regulated breathing.

2. Subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking the red “Subscribe” button. That way you won’t miss my regular videos which are full of useful health enhancing tips. Also please give this video a “Like” and share with me in the comments box what you learned from this video.

3. Join my free Facebook group, “Space To Relax Free Qigong Group” and leave any comments or questions for me there. I’ll be happy to answer them. Also, by joining this group, you will receive regular posts of Qigong articles and videos with really useful tips about how to use Qigong to improve your state of health.