Lesson 70 – Qigong For Bloating And Weight Loss (Replay of Live Qigong Class)
This video shows you some Qigong for bloating and weight loss; the Swimming Dragon movement to help promote Qi flow to the digestive organs and a couple of meditative Qigong breathing exercises which focus on the stomach and intestinal area. 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 Bloating And Weight Loss – Introduction
Bloating and weight gain falls under the realm of the digestive system in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). If the digestive function is strong then fuel in the form of food is efficiently converted to energy by our digestive system. If the digestive system is weak (lack of “digestive Fire”) then when we ingest food it is not efficiently converted to energy and can instead accumulate as fat or excess fluid in the body.
Causes of an under functioning digestive system include:
- Eating when standing rather than sitting down to relax and eat a meal.
- Overconsumption of raw, cold or processed food
- Eating on the run/in front of the TV/when emotionally upset
- Eating just before bedtime
The Qigong exercises in the video on this page will help to create the conditions for open and free flow of Qi throughout the digestive system, thereby providing it with sufficient “Fire” to process and extract nutrition from our food in the most efficient way.
NOTE: Qigong is not a “magic weight loss” bullet! However, it can be incorporated into any weight management plan in conjunction with advice from your TCM/acupuncture practitioner or Western medicine doctor.
Qigong For Bloating And Weight Loss – Method
- Standing Posture – variation of the Swimming Dragon Qigong exercise.
- Qigong deep abdominal breathing. Relax the abdominal area as you inhale to create more space for the digestive organs, allowing them to function efficiently.
- Qigong “Fanning the Fire” breathing (also known as the Bellows Breath or Bhastrika in yoga practice).
- After exercise a gentle walk or circular massage of the abdominal/stomach area will help to improve circulation of Qi in the area at the time digestion is taking place.
Additional Video Resources
- Qigong for Weight Loss
- Qigong for Lymphatic Circulation and Immunity
- Improve Digestion With Qigong
- Qigong for Lymphatic Drainage
- Breathing Properly with a Face Mask
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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