Lesson 66 – Adapt Your Qigong Exercises To Your Range Of Movement (Replay of Live Qigong Class)
This Qigong video on this page shows you how to adapt your Qigong exercises to your range of movement so that you need never feel uncomfortable during your Qigong practice. 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.
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Adapt Your Qigong Exercises To Your Range Of Movement – Introduction
One of the questions I’m most frequently asked by students on my Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons is how they can adapt the methods I show them to their individual needs. Everybody’s body is different. We are all more flexible in some areas than others. Some of us may be carrying old injuries or have a medical condition such as arthritis which limits our range of movement.
The brilliant thing about Qigong is that it can be adapted to suit anybody. Also, bear in mind that Qigong is a combination of 3 elements; movement, breath and mind, so even if you can’t move into the “ideal” position, you can still use the breath and mind to visualise and create the conditions whereby Qi can flow into these areas.
In the video below, we use two Qigong methods as an illustration of how to adapt Qigong to your needs. You can do this for any method, just listen to your body and go with the flow!
Adapt Your Qigong Exercises To Your Range Of Movement – Method
- Standing Posture – adopt the correct standing posture. For some people this can be uncomfortable so play around with different foot positions and find the best one to suit you.
- Supporting Heaven Exercise – watch my illustration of the full range of arm movements and then the adaptations of the arm and neck position. Use your judgement to move sufficiently to feel a stretch but not so much that you create any discomfort. Adapt the postion of your head, arms and shoulders to suit your range of movement.
Additional Video Resources
- Read here how Qigong is so easilty adapted so that anyone can practice and how this compares to yoga
- More examples of the Supporting Heaven method are shown in my previous videos on Gallbladder health, an awareness exercise and a winter routine.
Many other live lesson replays can be found 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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