This video shows you some Qigong exercises to do when standing in a queue, to help relieve physical tension, negate any frustration as a result of waiting and do something productive in this time. 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 Exercises To Do When Standing In A Queue – Introduction
When often view standing in a queue and having to wait our turn as a waste of time.
When we stand for long periods in an unbalanced posture this can result in back, hip or knee pain and general tiredness. Emotionally we may become frustrated and impatient with waiting.
The solution to making the best use of this time, alleviating any physical discomfort and emotional irritation is to practice some simple and subtle Qigong. You can use these movements and breathing methods when you are in a queue at the supermarket, post office, in the airport, or anywhere where you have to stand around waiting for any period of time.
The Qigong lesson on this page is divided into 3 sections:
- Movements. Movement helps to unblock stagnant Qi (energy), release tension/pain and stiffness from the physical body.
- Breathing. Breathing exercises help to increase available oxygen in your body so that you feel less tired and more energetic.
- Mind. Use your mind to bring excited, scattered Qi from the head (which can cause frustration, irritation and anxiety) to the lower abdomen (Dan Tian), leading to a more focused, calm and peaceful mind.
Qigong Exercises To Do When Standing In A Queue – Method
- Movement. Grow tall from feet to head, finger flicks, sacral pivot, shift weight from side to side, ankle circles.
- Breath. Smooth and slow abdominal breathing, exhale from lower abdomen down the legs and through the soles of the feet.
- Mind. Scan your body from head to toe, identifying any areas of tension. Moving from head to toe, as you exhale soften and dissolve these areas of tension by relaxing and expanding the area in all directions in your mind’s eye.
- Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.
Additional Video Resources
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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