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 Routine For Post Exercise Recovery – Introduction
This is a replay of a live session showing you a Qigong routine for post-exercise recovery. This is a quick way in which to relieve stiffness and discomfort in your muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints after exercise. However, you can also use it for feelings of stiffness when you get up in the morning or for anytime when you feel tired as a quick “pick me up”.
The aim of this Qigong routine is to create the conditions in which we can:
- Discharge any “waste Qi” (lactic acid, muscle inflammation);
- Nourish our muscles and tendons by promoting the flow of Qi and blood;
- Increase our breathing capacity and efficiency.
Qigong Routine For Post Exercise Recovery – Method
- Begin by taking a comfortable standing (more on Qigong stance here) or sitting position (more on seated Qigong here).
- Settle into your practice by relaxing your body and mind with Abdominal Breathing.
- Cup your hands and tap the whole of the surface of your body in order to release any waste Qi from the muscles, tendons and ligaments, bringing it up to the skin surface.
- Discharge Waste Qi with Vibration (see here for full method).
- Embrace The Tree for however long is comfortable for you (3 minutes up to 45 minutes for more experienced practitioners).
- Use your hands to massage your lower back and kidney area which can often feel stiff after exercise.
- Smooth out your Qi field from head to toe, using your hands.
- Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths, taking time to observe any changes in the state of your body and mind.
Integrating This Qigong Routine for Post-Exercise Recovery Into Your Day
Perform this whole routine, or only part of it, ideally within a few hours of exercise to prevent stiffness and discomfort from developing in your muscles.
Please watch the following videos I made previously which you could combine with this one:
- Qigong Stretch for Athletes.
- As the Liver system is responsible for the tendons in Chinese medicine try this routine: Liver Cleansing Qigong Exercises.
- The Spleen system is responsible for the major muscles of the body so try this routine.
Previous Live Lesson Replays
Previous live lesson replays are listed below and can be found on my blog page.
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