In this Qigong video you can learn a simple 15 minute Qigong routine for beginners, 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.
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15 Minute Qigong Routine For Beginners – Introduction
For those of you who are new to Qigong you may not know that this ancient practice is a combination of simple movements, breathing and mind focus to create the conditions whereby your Qi can flow more openly within your body and mind. When this happens your body begins to “regulate” itself and comes back into a healthy balance.
In this 15 minute Qigong routine for beginners, you will learn how to enjoy Qigong, not taking it too seriously, not striving for perfection (which creates stress!) and instead, enjoying the smooth and easy flow of your movement and breath.
The objective of this routine is to:
- Energise your body;
- Calm mind chatter;
- Improve your sleep;
- Aid weight loss.
The result of this practice is that you will feel both relaxed and invigorated at the same time. It is the perfect method to perform in the morning as a kick start to your day but can be practiced anytime.
15 Minute Qigong Routine For Beginners – Method
- Settle into your practice with a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
- Adopt the correct Qigong stance or sitting posture.
- Perform a few arm circles to circulate and encourage the Qi to move down into Dan Tian (in the lower abdomen) and your legs/feet.
- Repeat a few rounds of the upper back and shoulder stretch.
- Perform a variation of “Swimming Dragon” either from a sitting (arm and head movements only) or standing position (horse stance of regular Qigong stance).
- Shake out any remaining tension by vibrating the body for a minute or so.
Additional Video Resources
- More detailed Swimming Dragon arm movements as taught in my Space to Relax programme.
- An additional 15 minute Qigong routine.
- 3 Qigong Exercises For Beginners.
Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one.
What Can I Do Next?
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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.
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