My Qi Gong Practice

This is me in my little therapy room practicing my Qi Gong.

Qi gong for most people can seem such a boring exercise as it can be slow and mindful movements correlating the breath with each movement. If you find sitting doing meditation boring then this is an upgrade as your meditating on movement and breath.

If you practice a simple 15 minute routine every day, I suggest morning as if your anything like me then you just wont do much at night time. 30 day Challenge (i just love a time limit challenge) You will be able to feel the energy of the body and you are just sure to feel more relaxed after doing this and a little more flexible in the spine which is always a good thing.

Let me know what you think, there is many more Qi Gong videos to follow on youtube so please dont just follow mine.

The invisible force

how-invisible-forces-affect-your-biology-what-to-do-about-it.jpgThis article by Ben Greenfield explains the invisible energetic force that surround us and is affected by our thoughts feelings and environment.   I came across this article today whilst reading his email on another hack we can use for sleep. 

My hack is qi gong, meditation, cbd and turning off all electronic an hour before bed…

Anyway the invisible force article excerpt below

You may not be able to fully articulate or grasp how, but you understand on some level that there are invisible variables we are in tune with. Things like emotions, thoughts, and beliefs play a big role in the health of our mind, body and spirit.

We can label these invisible forces in different ways- energy, frequency, vibrations or “spirit”. Depending on your willingness to keep an open mind, you may dismiss these type of concepts immediately as “woo-woo”. However, this “field of the invisible” has an undeniable effect on your mind and body.

A simple example of the powerful link between energy and emotion that you may have experienced is lying next to someone you love at night with your back turned. You have this sense or “intuition” that something is wrong. It is a tangible feeling that is there, even though you can’t quite put your finger on why something seems off. When you turn over to discuss this feeling, you likely uncover an intense discussion behind those “bad vibes” you sensed.

A great book is Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton and also the HeartMath Institute has some great studies on our heart brain connection

Qi gong – just do it

As a reiki practicioner, qi gong is a game changer for both myself and my clients.. The only way to know what i am talking about is to do qi gong daily.  Even a ten minute a day qi gong routine can really change up your life

In short, qi can be thought of as being a sort of life force that exists in all living things.

As a result, qigong is something of a catch-all term for the practices used to cultivate qi in the practitioner as well as bring it into balance at the same time.

In more practical terms, qigong

encompasses a number of practices that range from massage and meditation to breathing exercises and flowing movements.

All coming together to align both mind and body in accordance with ancient Chinese beliefs about the role of humans in the cosmos.

Qi Gong and Alzheimers

Qigong is an ancient Chinese meditative moving exercise similar to, but more
profound, than T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Qigong has been practiced in China for thousands of
years to improve health and longevity. In China 70 million Chinese practice qigong
daily mainly for health maintenance. In China there are many qigong clinics, and in
some hospitals qigong is integrated with traditional Chinese medicine and
conventional Western medicine. The practice of qigong is divided into three main
applications: medical, spiritual and martial.

From his book (100 Simple Things you Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s) Jean Carper quotes the following:

As heart breaking and devastating as Alzheimer’s is, optimism is growing that we can lessen the risk and possibly save ourselves.  Experts now say that whether we develop the disease – the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 per cent of cases – is not random or fate, nor an inevitable consequence of ageing.

More interestingly for us he quotes the following:

Researchers at the University of Washington tested the physical ability of 2,288 people aged 65 or over with no signs of dementia.  After six years, 319 had developed dementia.  Those with the best balance and walking abilities at the start of the study were three times less likely to have developed dementia as those with lower physical abilities. The good news is that practicing can dramatically improve your balance within months or even weeks.  Be sure to include exercises to maintain and improve balance in your daily routine, especially after the age of 60.  Try balancing on one foot or stand up and sit down without using your hands.  Adults of all ages should make it a goal to stand on one foot, eyes open, for at least 30 seconds.

This sounds like a very good reason to me to practice Tai Chi and Chi Kung.

 

Why Qi Gong Helps with Reiki

I have been studying reiki since 2006 and love to  read as much as I can about Energy Healing and have a lovely reiki client base.  However  It wasn’t until I started practicing qi gong that I really began to develop my own Reiki practice and really feel the energy in every aspect of my body. .  The energy we all have within us is  effected everyday by our thoughts, food, environment and the people around us. Our much more sedentary lifestyle causes energy blockages within our body which leads to Chi—also known as prana, the warm current, Kundalini power, or the electromagnetic life force to get blocked.

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“When was the last time you marveled at the simple fact that you are breathing and your heart is beating?” —Mantak Chia

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The ancient Taoist masters spent a lot of time observing the flow of this “chi,” which they recognized as the breath of the universe that moves through everything. Chi is the glue between our body, mind, and spirit, the link between our perception of the inner and outer worlds. Living close to nature with few of the distractions of modern civilization, the Taoists were able to map in fine detail the workings of the chi energy both within the human body and in the world at large.

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Practicing Qi Gong on a daily basis benefits

Releases and removes energy blockages on all levels (spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical).
Realigns energy flow that can be used to promote positive thinking.
Harmonizes energy centers thus helping to ease stress and balance emotions. Movements in Qigong can be refined to address a particular stressful emotion, be it grief, depression, irritability, frustration or any combination.
Restores the natural energy balance activating the body’s natural ability to perform self-healing and strengthens the immune system.
Increases vital energy and helps cleanse body toxins.
Creates a state of balance in the vital energy.

If you are a reiki practitioner  I would highly recommend incorporating Qi Gong into your daily reiki routine.  It encompasses meditation, breathing , movement and really helps you to keep your energy flowing and your mind focused which all enables you to be a better reiki or energy healer.

http://tundeworld.com/Benefit-QiGong-Taichi-Reiki

Videos I recommend following if you cannot attend a local Qi Gong Class

I love the above routine, the birds in the background makes this one so relaxing.  This is a great one for when you first wake up in the morning

Lee Holden is great, he has some amazing courses on Udemy which I have completed and his short videos are great to do at any time of the day.

Qi gong Power – I love this one.  If you think Qi gong is too slow for you, then try and keep up with this.  Once you watch it a few times I tend to fast forward the first part to each segment and just get straight into it.

 

I feel like I am in another world when I do this video,  it makes me feel like a warrior in training at the Shaolin Temple.  One day….I may just get there…

I hope you enjoy and let me know if you do any of the videos and what you think….I shall pop up some of my own videos later this year once I complete my training courses.  EEK…..(goal,vision,passion)