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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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:
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
Sitting or Standing Posture – you can practice this exercise either position.
Tapping along the Lung channel.
Open and close along the back of the body with arm movements.
Arm extented 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.
Shake out the hands.
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.
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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Skin conditions affect nearly all of us at one time or another in our lives. These can take the form of acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, to name but a few. In this post you’ll learn how to use Qigong for skin health.
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Skin Health In Terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
In terms of TCM the health of the skin involves the Lung system and the digestive system.
You may have noticed that people with breathing difficulties such as asthma may commonly experience eczema too. This is because the Lung system in TCM governs breathing and controls the health of the skin. The associated emotion of the Lung system, grief, can also affect the health of the skin.
Skin health can also be made better or worse by the types of food we eat as this influences the health of our digestive system. If waste Qi (energy) and toxins accumulate in the digestive system they can manifest in the skin. We are all familiar with the fact that the condition of our skin changes for the worse if we eat too much junk food! 🙂
Methods of Qigong for Skin Health
1. Face Massage
This is a very quick and easy method of Qigong for skin health that you can do anywhere! If you have any problems with the skin on your face such as acne, rosacea or facial dermatitis then a simple Qigong face massage can help the circulation in this area and rid toxins from the skin. Rub the palms of the hands together vigorously, place the palms on the face feeling the heat from the hands. Rub the face up the centre and down the sides of the cheeks in multiples of 9. This will leave your skin feeling invigorated, energised and refreshed!
2. Qigong To Boost Your Immunity
This method of Qigong for skin health focuses on immunity as this affects our Lung system and thereby our skin. Refer to a previous video I made on “Qigong for Immunity” which includes and very quick and easy method you can follow along with which will not only help the health of your skin but help enhance your general levels of immunity too.
Other Tips For Skin Health
Manage the food you eat well and this will be reflected in the condition of your skin!
Avoid the following:
• fatty foods
• rich foods (such as lamb and dairy)
• greasy/fried foods
• too much sweet food such as cakes and chocolates
Eat more of the following:
• green, leafy vegetables
• mung beans and aduki beans
• butternut squash
Drink cleansing teas which benefit the digestive system such as peppermint, fennel and nettle.
2. Develop Methods To Express and Manage Grief In A Healthy Way
If you suspect that grief could be contributing to your skin condition then practice meditative methods or seek out treatments which can help you such as acupuncture or counselling. Keeping grief bottled up inside the body never works. Emotions always find an outlet which can be physical in the form of a visible skin condition.
Where Can I Learn More?
If you would like to learn even more benefits of Qigong for skin health and how to elevate your health in general 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 improve your overall health and thereby the health of your skin.
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