Sample Lessons on Qigong Exercise
Looking to sample some tai chi qigong exercises? Here are a range of sample lessons, with precise, detailed descriptions and easy step-by-step instructions.
Qigong (a.k.a. chi kung) lessons do not have to be expensive. Although there seems to be a growing “qigong industry” where commercial classes can range in tuition prices from $20 a lesson to two or three thousand dollars per qigong workshop—there are inexpensive classes that you can take and still get many of the benefits.
If you are interested in benefiting from tai chi qigong but can’t afford the pricey lessons, or if you don’t want to pay the heavy price of taking commercial lessons without first trying them out, try the following qigong exercises below.
If you are new in tai chi qigong, I suggest that you start from the beginning and work your way through each qigong exercise. These lessons are listed in sequential order of difficulty and prerequisites in each section. If you have a background in tai chi qigong, it would still be helpful to read over each exercise, because you can still benefit from building a better foundation.
- Qigong Yogic Breathing
- Postural or Back Exercises: Qigong Stances
- Other Qigong Exercises:
- Qigong Eye Exercises
- Qigong Acupressure for Eyes
- See also Ortho C: just minutes a day to fix your myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia.
- See Tai Chi Chuan for sample tai chi chuan lessons.
- See also Qigong Meditation Techniques for other free qigong lessons.
- Sample exercise for accessing Yi Mind Power for manipulating the chi energy. NOTE: this exercise will NOT help you cultivate yinian. To develop long-term higher abilities, please see Yinian Gong or Exercises for Cultivating the Yi Consciousness
- Also Coming Soon:
- Sample Exercises for Seniors and People With Limited Mobility
- Sample Exercises for the Classroom and Office
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Some things to remember when practicing these exercises:
- Avoid overeating just before exercise. Also, avoid exercising immediately after a meal. A full stomach interferes with chi circulation.
- Avoid drinking cold fluids during or immediately after practice for the same reason.
- Avoid taking a shower immediately after practice for the same reason.
- To realize full benefits of qigong exercise, you should practice regularly for a minimum of ten minutes each day. Try to practice the same time each day to establish a habit.The best time for the circulation of chi is between five and seven o’clock in the morning and between eleven and one o’clock at night.
- Do not rush the lessons. Listen to your body: do only as much as your body feels comfortable. If you experience too much fatigue or physical pain due to weak muscles, stop and rest. Like all physical exercise, you should not overdo. It takes time to make improvements.Most importantly, remember to go slow: one new exercise per week is enough for you to benefit and progress quickly. Be aware, if you overdo and progress too quickly, there are potential side effects that can be dangerous to your health.Many new students make the mistake of registering for too many ecourses at once. Remember, more is NOT better! Take your time to learn the lessons well before considering taking another ecourse. The remaining ecourses will still be waiting for you when you are ready for them.Therefore, take your time in practicing these exercises. This is not a race to the finish line: Do not make the mistake of continuing to the next lesson until you feel you are comfortable with the first one.
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For more information on getting the most out of tai chi qigong and making it a part of your lifestyle, see Getting the Most Out of Qigong and Key Components to the Traditional Approach to Qigong.
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