The aim of Qigong body tapping is to awaken doormant lying energy within your body. In any given qigong routine there is a loose structure that begins with a warm up, an activation and then a flow. The activation section of the routine is needed before flowing movements because it is bringing up more energy to be able to circulate throughout the body in the flow section.
There are five basic Qigong standing postures that you will come across sooner or later in your Qigong practice. For a beginner, these practices can seem boring at first and may leave your questioning what their benefits are. They are also challenging and can feel uncomfortable not just for your body, but for your mind too. However, once you understand and feel their power you will know why Qigong masters practice them all the time. The postures are best performed after an activation and flow routine, of which you could start here with, then move onto the postures below.
When considering the relationship between Qigong and bronchitis and how the practice of Qigong can help relieve bronchitis, we need to think about what bronchitis actually is from a Chinese medicine (TCM) perspective. This post will examine the relationship between the organs associated with the lungs, as well as the habitual emotional patterns around the lungs. A Qigong lung routine will be given at the end of the post in both written and video form.
This Lee Holden Qi gong flow for beginners routine is perfect for people who suffer from insomnia or are generally prone to stress and overwhelm. It is also a great routine for those moments in your day when you want to transition from one activity to another. For example, when you get home from work and you want to shift gears and get the ‘work energy’ out of your system and embrace a more ‘home like’ energy so you can fully relax and be present to those around you.
We might think there are ways to control emotions, but the truth is, we can’t at all. It would be like trying to control the way the wind is blowing or which way a river is flowing. When we try to control our emotions what usually happens is we stuff them down inside of us which results in compounding negative feelings or the inability to feel grace and appreciation. Long term, this can translate into physical problems and diseases. This post will reveal how you can transform your negative emotions into something more positive and productive for you. Experience an ancient happiness exercise at the end of the post.
Spinal cord breathing is a Qigong technique that can be used as a warm up or any time you feel you need to release some stress and tension from your mind.
Benefits of spinal cord breathing.
- Brings more awareness and flexibility to the spine
- Brings energy out of your head and into your body resulting clearer thinking
- Releases stress
- Inproves the lungs
- Opens up the heart centre and circulates energy through the nervous system
- Great for relaxation immediately before bed to aid better sleep.
- Allows the body to recharge and rebalance.