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.
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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:
- We may be subjected to a change in time zone or be travelling during the night which can disrupt our sleep pattern.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Restricted circulation of Qi, blood and lymph which can cause aches, pains, stiffness or fluid retention in the limbs, back, shoulders and neck.
- Digestive stagnation leading to constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, bloating or indigestion.
- 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
- 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“.
- 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.
- After Travel.
From a standing position.
“Discharge Waste Qi With Vibration” method.
“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
- Qigong for Driving Without Tension or Pain
- Qigong for Standing in A Queue
- Discharge Waste Qi With Vibration
- Qigong for Constipation
- Qigong for Sleep Meditation
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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