Qigong Videos

Qigong videos are available all over the world wide web.  Even though the cultural revolution in China banned the centuries old system – it survived this beat down & now popular all over the world.  Through the forces of migration of the Chinese diaspora, tourism in China, and globalization, the practice of qigong spread from the Chinese community to the world. Today, millions of people around the world practice qigong and believe in the benefits of qigong to varying degrees. Similar to its historical origin, those interested in qigong come from diverse backgrounds and practice it for different reasons, including for recreation, exercise, relaxation, preventive medicine, self-healing, alternative medicine, self-cultivation, meditation, spirituality, and martial arts training.

You could liken Qigong to a weed.  The Chineses government cut it down,  restricted it, limited it and regulated it but it not only did not die  – it came back stronger & more diverse than ever.

This qigong video shows how to gather the qi and insert it into our heart,  head & our dantian.

What are the benefits of Qigong to Seniors?

Qigong  has numerous benefits to seniors.  The body is made to move – we come from a hunter-gatherer background.  Qigong will get you moving.  The first step is to take action which you’ve already done by getting to this post.  Qi (pronounced “chee” like “gee’ with a “ch” instead of a “g”) is our life force.  The vital energy that keeps us alive is our Qi.  Gong means “a skill achieved through practice”.  The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.  The video below “Draw Up Earth Qi” shows you some  exercises that will provide some of the above benefits to seniors.  These movements will be better for you than watching TV or having a big meal.

 

Free Qigong Exercises

Qigong  has many benefits for its users.  I don’t know if any of you remember joining the Vic Tanney line of gyms that gave you “lifetime” membership for a fee – what they didn’t tell you was that they meant the “lifetime” of the company which was short lived.  You paid your money & got stiffed.  No worry with qigong.  No expensive gym – clothes or even supplements needed.  It has its roots in ancient China where people did not have a lot of material goods.  The secrets were passed down from generation to generation – no fees involved.  Below I have a video with free qigong exercises for your enjoyment and enlightenment.  Some people look but never get started.  Some  people get started & quit.  Some people get started & get into it.  Some people – like my younger son’s friend Tiffany – “really get into it.” To see what I mean go here – Step by step tai chi with Tiffany Chen

 

Learn How Qigong Benefits Seniors

Qigong  has many benefits for seniors – juniors & everybody in between.  The most obvious benefit is movement.  Your body is made to move – movement is life.  When the blood stops flowing life stops.  By learning how Qigong benefits seniors & then actually starting & continuing the exercises (which by the way are not hard strenuous) you’ll be prolonging your life.   “Chee” gong is a system of physical exercise  & breathing control related to tai chi.  It combines physical forms with controlled breathing & mind focus.

This is an introductory warmup video.