This is a replay of a live session showing you some easy Qigong stretching exercises, 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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Easy Qigong Stretching Exercises – Introduction
This video shows you an easy Qigong stretching exercise. Qigong stretching is quite different from conventional stretching in that it is much more than physical exercise. Easy Qigong stretching incorporates movement but the mind and breath are equally important. Qigong stretching creates more length and space in the body which, in turn, allows for a more open, unobstructed flow of Qi and blood. This results in the body and mind coming back into their natural healthy balance.
Easy Qigong Stretching Exercises – Method
- Begin with abdominal breathing to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
- Neck tilts and turns.
- Shoulder blade stretch – forwards and backwards.
- Press palms and fists.
- Twist to both sides.
- Sideways bend.
- Hamstring stretch.
- Groin stretch.
- Achille’s tendon stretch.
- Vibrate the body.
- Abdominal breathing to consolidate your practice.
Additional Video Resources
You’ll find a few other video class replays which also relate to this routine and can be combined with it if you wish to practice a longer Qigong routine.
- Simple Qigong Stretch.
- Qigong Stretch for Athletes.
- Liver Cleansing Qigong Routine.
- Qigong Warm Up Routine.
- Spinal Qigong Stretch.
- Qigong for Gallbladder.
Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. I’d encourage you to take a look at some of them and find methods which you can easily combine with this one.
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