Lesson 15-Qigong Grounding Routine (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 Grounding Routine – Introduction
In this video you can follow along with a Qigong grounding routine. This is a shortened version of the much more detailed methods that you can learn in my Space To Relax programme of Qigong video lessons.
When we feel grounded we feel present, connected, centred and balanced in mind and body. I’m sure most of us know what it’s like to feel ungrounded too; like a leaf in the wind and easily blown off course.
The Qigong grounding routine I show you here will help you to feel more stable and strong in your body. It will also help you to bring down “the excited point” in your mind. This means to calm the chaotic and scattered mind chatter, bringing down the Qi into Dan Tian and the feet. Once you’ve done that you’ll feel more peaceful, calm, clear and relaxed in your mind.
Qigong Grounding Routine – Method
1. Begin with Abdominal Breathing to get into the “Qigong State” of calm and relaxation (more details here).
2. If standing, stand in Qigong stance (more details here). If you are sitting, sit up straight with the backs of your hands on your knees, palms facing upwards.
3. Think of inhaling down through Dan Tian, through the legs to the feet. Exhale back up through the body and out of your nose.
4. Take the breath further down into the earth. Think of your feet growing roots into the earth.
5. Use the “Circles” method (more here) to sink the Qi by introducing a slight bend into the knees to drop your weight and your Qi as you move your arms downwards.
6. Practice standing in a horse stance in order to bring more attention to your legs and feet. This encourages the Qi to move to the lower parts of your body so that you feel more grounded.
Integration into Your Day
You can practice the above Qigong grounding routine as a formal “Qigong session” or simply practice one element of it if you have only a few minutes. In this way, even if you have very little time, you can always find a way to ground yourself if you feel anxious, scattered or physically unstable.
Previous Live Lesson Replays
Previous live lesson replays are listed below and can be found on my blog page.
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