Lesson 86 – Qigong Healing Sound For Kidney Health

Lesson 86 – Qigong Healing Sound For Kidney Health

This video shows you a Qigong healing sound for kidney health and a short “inner smile” meditation to warm and energise the kidney and lower back area. This is a useful routine for winter, the season associated with our Kidney system in Chinese medicine, and the time of year to pay the most attention to protecting our Kidney system from cold.

This lesson was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

If you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is helping people just like you to develop skills, knowledge and tools to rebalance and maintain your health.

Qigong Healing Sound For Kidney – Introduction

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the season associated with the Kidney system is Winter. This is the time when our Kidney system needs a little more attention, bolstering and protection because Kidney is easily damaged by cold.

Our Kidney system is responsible for:

  • Birth, growth, reproduction and sexuality;
  • Hair growth;
  • Fluid balance;
  • Opening and closing of the “Yin orifices” (urethra and anus);
  • Lower back, knees and teeth.

When our Kidney system is under pressure or deficient we may observe signs such as:

  • Premature birth, slow growth in children, loss of libido, fertility issues;
  • Premature baldness or thinning hair;
  • Water retention, especially from the waist down;
  • Incontinence;
  • Pain, aches, weakness or stiffness in the lower back and/or knees;
  • Problems with teeth.

In addition to Kidney being susceptible to cold, this system is also easily damaged by the emotions of fear and shock. Its associated taste is salty so a Kidney deficient person may crave salty foods.

The Qigong routine in the video on this page shows you a simple Qigong healing sound for Kidney which helps to rid or “discharge” any sick or waste Qi from the organ system. The second part of the routine is a lovely meditation for the Kidney for you to follow along with.

Qigong Healing Sound For Kidney – Method

  1. Begin by standing and performing a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  2. Use the movements, breath and mind along with the healing sound for Kidney which is “Chui” (pronounced “Chway”). Repeat six times to each side then rest your arms by your sides and observe your body and breathing. Repeat as many times as you wish. Because this is a discharging method then it is best to practice outside or near an open window (but not in a draught) so that the sick Qi dissipates into the atmosphere and does not remain in your living space.
  3. Follow along with my voice for the simple Qigong meditation for Kidney.
  4. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

In addition to this routine of Qigong for muscle and joint stiffness, you may find the routines listed below helpful.

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.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

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Lesson 85 – Qigong For Muscle and Joint Stiffness

Lesson 85 – Qigong For Muscle and Joint Stiffness

This video shows you some Qigong for muscle and joint stiffness. It will help you to create the conditions for free-flowing circulation of blood and Qi throughout your joints and muscles from head to toe, so that you feel less pain, stiffness or discomfort. This is a fantastic routine to practice on awakening in the morning as this is often the time when we feel the most stiffness and lack of flexibility in our physical bodies.

This lesson was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

These classes are free and everyone is welcome, however, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is helping people just like you to develop skills, knowledge and tools to rebalance and maintain your health.

You can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time by clicking here (lesson replays are sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

Qigong For Muscle and Joint Stiffness – Introduction

In a healthy person Qi circulates freely like water flowing in a river. In an unhealthy person it is as if the “river” becomes congested with debris, forming a dam which blocks free flow from one place to the other. When there is blockage or stagnation of Qi, like the dam in the river, it is often most pronounced as it negotiates the nooks and crannies of the joints. This is why we often feel stiffness in our joints rather than in other parts of the body. However the muscles can also feel stiff and achy if they are not well nourished with a free flowing supply of blood, Qi and fluid.

Nearly all moving Qigong methods can help create the conditions for open and free-flowing circulation throughout the muscles and joints. Below is only one example, which will help relieve muscle and joint stiffness from head to toe.

First thing in the morning is often the time when our bodies feel the least flexible so this is an excellent time to perform this simple routine of simple Qigong for muscle and joint stiffness.

Qigong For Muscle and Joint Stiffness – Method

  1. Begin by standing and performing a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  2. Follow along with the Qigong movements I demonstrate in the video below. Be sure to pay equal attention to the breath and focus of the mind as well as the movement.
  3. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

In addition to this routine of Qigong for muscle and joint stiffness, you may find the routines listed below helpful.

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.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

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Lesson 84 – Qigong Healing Sound For Lungs & A Meditation For Grief

Lesson 84 – Qigong Healing Sound For Lungs & A Meditation For Grief

This video shows you a Qigong healing sound for Lungs & a meditation for grief. This 30-minute Qigong lesson will a) discharge waste or sick Qi from the Lungs to improve breathing and resistance to infection and b) healthily process grief using a Qigong meditation.

This lesson was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

These classes are free and everyone is welcome, however, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is helping people just like you to develop skills, knowledge and tools to rebalance and maintain your health.

You can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time by clicking here (lesson replays are sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

Qigong Healing Sound For Lungs & A Meditation For Grief – Introduction

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) autumn is the season associated with the Lungs. This is the season when our Lung Qi can be more challenged by coughs, colds and infections so it’s important to do what we can to optimise Lung health.

There are many Qigong methods that can help create the conditions for open and free-flowing Qi, blood and fluid through the Lungs in order to enhance their functions of healthy breathing, protection against infection, healthy skin and regulation of fluid metabolism.

The first method below shows you a simple “discharging” exercise to rid any waste of sick Qi in the Lungs which may be impeding free flow of Qi. The second is a lovely meditation to help you release grief and sadness (the associated emotions of the Lungs in TCM), resulting in a feeling of calmness and lightness in your body and mind.

Qigong Healing Sound For Lungs & A Meditation For Grief – Method

  1. Begin by sitting or standing and performing a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  2. Use the “ssss” sound or the “Xia” sound to help discharge waste Qi from the Lungs. Repeat the movement and sound 6 times to each side, or for as long as it takes for you to feel a little freer in the lung area.
  3. Follow my voice for a guided meditation which will help you to process the feelings of sadness and grief.
  4. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

In addition to this 20-minute Qigong healing sound for Lungs and a meditation for grief, you may find the routines listed below helpful.

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.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

Website homepage.

Qigong Video Interview-“Create More Energy In Your Life”

Qigong Video Interview-“Create More Energy In Your Life”

This is a replay of a Qigong podcast interview “Create More Energy In Your Life” conducted by my Chinese medicine practitioner colleague, Lucy Townsley, who started her own podcast on women’s health in January 2022. She has interviewed a number of fascinating, knowledgable experts about many health matters affecting women and I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak on her podcast.

In this Qigong video interview I emphasise my passion and belief in equipping my clients and Qigong students with tools which they can use to manage their health for themselves. These “Qigong tools” encourage you to take responsibility for your own health, giving you confidence and empowering you so that you no longer feel helpless when it comes to your state of health.

Main Points

In the podcast I explain to you how to:

  1. Annihilate Anxiety
  2. Extinguish Exhaustion
  3. Minimise Mind Chatter
  4. Help Boost Immunity

Qi Gong is a different type of exercise where you don’t force your body to move. You use your breath and mind to lead the body’s movement. This can be helpful if you suffer from pain.

Breathing is a huge part of Qigong. When you breathe in deeply and feel the belly expand out. The diaphragm will then move in different directions, sideways, forwards, backward, up, and down. The benefits of breathing are huge… Breathing brings energy to your body called Qi in Chinese Medicine. Breathing in and out of the nose helps calm the mind and helps with anxiety.

Do you have a place in your body that is painful? If so, I explain how breathing into the area can help ease your pain.

In this podcast, it’s made very clear that anyone can learn how to turn their health around. You can be in control of your life. Once you start on this journey it helps ease any worry of future health concerns.

The most important takeaway for you from my Qigong video interview is to understand that change can happen by allowing rather than forcing things unnaturally. Many Qigong students put in too much effort rather than simply enjoying and observing their practice. 😊

What Can I Do Next?

If you are interested in learning some simple Qigong you can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time. You can follow the live classes free of charge.

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are accessible are suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. Once you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications as they could end up there. Please share this information with family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email please go to my homepage. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing and Qi movement. In addition, you’ll learn how to rid waste Qi from your body to feel more relaxed and energised.

You can also click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way, you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

For more information about Lucy Townsley and to access the free resources on her website please click here.

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Lesson 78 – Qigong For Tight Hips & Back (Replay of Live Zoom Class)

Lesson 78 – Qigong For Tight Hips & Back (Replay of Live Zoom Class)

This video shows you some Qigong for tight hips and back which will help you with hip and back flexibility and also help improve circulation to your legs. It was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

Help Me Raise Money and Climb With Charlie 😲🥶❄️

My Qigong classes are free of charge but if you’d like to make a donation to a couple of worthy causes as a thank you then please read on……

On 3rd April 2022 I took be part in the fundraiser “Climb With Charlie“, a Climb with a Dip in a fairly cold Lake. This was organised by John and Michaela Edwards who run Wild Water Adventures here in Kerry. John is my swim coach and a lover of the outdoors!

100% of your donations for the month of April 2022 will go directly to Pieta House, a charity supporting people affected by suicide, and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Click HERE to donate and at the end of April I’ll donate the total we managed to raise and let you know how brilliant you are! 🥰

I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is helping people just like you to develop skills, knowledge and tools to rebalance and maintain your health.

You can join my live classes on Zoom on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

Qigong For Tight Hips & Back – Introduction

Tight, stiff and painful hips and back and restricted movement in this area of the body can steal our joy!

We may find that we can’t move in the way we are used to doing, stand for any length or time or even be unable to sleep at night because pain keeps us awake.

If circulation through our back and hips is disrupted, we may also find that this reduces the blood flow to our legs with the resultant range of symptoms:

  • Cold legs and feet;
  • Varicose veins;
  • Fluid accumulation;
  • Heavy legs;
  • Numbness/tingling;
  • Cramps;
  • Leg ulcers;
  • Bunions ;
  • Easily pulled muscles.

If not too serious or painful, we can manage tight hips through stretches, massage and Qigong.

In the video on this page you can follow along with some simple Qigong for tight hips and back. The emphasis is on using your breath to gently lead the movement to encourage Qi and blood flow through your hips without putting too much stress on the area. You’ll also learn how to use your mind to place your awareness in your hips to stablise the whole pelvic area.

Note: Please take care to only perform the range of movement available to you without overstretching or causing yourself any pain. A small movement will still encourage the flow of Qi, along with the use of your breath and mind.

Qigong For Tight Hips & Back – Method

  1. Adopt a Qigong sitting posture, either on the floor or a chair.

  2. Settle into your practice with a few Abdominal Breaths.

  3. Let your exhalation move your body to one side, your awareness remaining in your opposite hip. Let the inhalation bring you back to upright, extending through your spine. Repeat on the opposite side. 3 times to each side. Repeat with your arm reaching across to one side, feeling the extension and flow of Qi from your armpit down the side or your trunk into your hip.

  4. Place your interlaced fingers behind your head. Let the exhalation lead a gentle bend to one side. Inhale. Exhale back to upright. Your awareness is in your opposite hip as you perform this movment 3 times to each side. Relax and shake out the arms and hands.

  5. Place your interlaced fingers behind your head. Let the exhalation lead a gentle twist to one side. Inhale back to facing forward. Your awareness is in your opposite hip as you perform this movment 3 times to each side. Relax and shake out the arms and hands.

  6. Place your hands on your knees/thighs. Exhale rounding in the lower back and shoulders, dropping your chin to your chest. Inhale slightly arching in your spine (a “cat cow” movement for those of you who practice yoga). Feel the slide and glide of the hips and pelvis foward and backward, the breath leading the movement.

  7. Repeat the movement in 6 above, this time using the arms. And don’t forget to smile!

  8. Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

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.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. After you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes. Check your junk/spam folders for notifications and then share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful which explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

You can click the red “subscribe” button to join my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss any future Qigong lessons from me.

Click here to join our Qigong group on Facebook.

Website homepage.