Lesson 08-Qigong For Digestion (Replay of Live Qigong Class)
This is a replay of a live session showing you a Qigong routine for Spring, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker. I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. I’m also a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 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).
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Qigong For Digestion – Introduction
In this video you can follow along with some Qigong for digestion. This Qigong exercise can help you if you suffer with digestive issues such as colitis, diverticulitis, IBS (see here for a previous video about IBS) and indigestion, amongst other stomach and digestive related problems. Because it communicates with all the other systems in our bodies, when our gut is healthy the rest of our body is more likely to function at its optimum. The sequence is as follows:
1. Begin with Abdominal Breathing to calm the mind and prepare yourself for your practice;
2. Raising Up A Single Hand exercise (which is part of the Ba Duan Jin – 8 Pieces of Brocade method) to harmonise and promote free flow of Qi through the digestive system;
3. The use of the acupuncture point Zusanli (Stomach 36) and how you can apply pressure to this point. This acupressure point has many effects including:
– helping to improve all issues involving the Stomach and Spleen systems, e.g. diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, nausea, digestive discomfort and pain, indigestion;
– tonifying (building up) deficient Qi and/or Blood so that you feel less exhausted;
– tonifying Wei (Defensive) Qi so optimising the function of the immune system;
– maintaining general health, especially in cases of weakness, low energy levels and chronic illness;
– helping to stabilise mental and emotional health in cases such as depression, anxiety, nervousness, PMS.
Previous Live Lesson Replays
Previous live lesson replays are listed below and can be found on my blog page:
1. Abdominal breathing and Qigong stance.
2. Circulation of Qi in the Four Directions.
3. Circulation of Qi around the lower abdomen (Dan Tian).
4. Qi Circulation Techniques.
5. Qigong Face Exercises.
6. Qigong for Chest Congestion and Anxiety.
7. Qigong for Anxiety and Overthinking.
What Can I Do Next?
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