Winter Solstice Qigong

Winter Solstice Qigong

Winter Solstice Qigong Workshop Live on Zoom Friday 22 December at 6pm UK time zone Join my virtual winter solstice workshop to warm your joints and soften physical tension. With relaxing Qigong movements, seated stillness and nourishing breath work. Open to everyone to come in out of the cold to warm your essence, energy and…

Nourish Through Breath Part 5
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Nourish Through Breath Part 5

Nourish Through Breath Part 5 Qigong Breathing for Health The fifth part in this breath work programme looks at developing your breath work by combining whole body movement. The heavenly breath is a foundation Qigong practice that is co-ordinated with diaphragmatic breathing. You can also learn to train your breath to become slower over time,…

Nourish Through Breath Part 4

Nourish Through Breath Part 4

Nourish Through Breath Part 4 Learn Breath Work Techniques The next part in my better breathing series, looks at the involvement of the pelvic floor when taking a full diaphragmatic breath, for both the relaxing Buddhist breath and the energetic Taoist breath. Learn about balloon breathing and kidney breathing techniques to develop your breath work…

Michael Smith Soma Dao Qigong
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Michael Smith Soma Dao Qigong

Michael Smith Soma Dao Qigong Dr Michael Smith is as a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Functional Medicine who has also trained in internal martial arts, Qigong and Taoism with lineage holders of the traditions.  Michael’s YouTube channel has instructional Qi Gong videos and practice sessions that combine his personal and professional experience of…

Winter Solstice Livestream
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Winter Solstice Livestream

Winter Solstice Livestream Online Taoist Meditation Workshop 2022 Wednesday 21 December at 6pm UK time zone Join our virtual winter solstice gathering for a nourishing dose of seated breath work, relaxation and Taoist meditation. In the Chinese calendar this is the time of absolute yin, known as Dong Zhi, with the shortest day and the…

John Blue Snake and Turtle Qigong
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John Blue Snake and Turtle Qigong

John Blue Snake and Turtle Qigong Instructor John Blue from SnakeAndTurtle.com has a new youtube channel and Patreon page dedicated to sharing healing qigong movements and meditation teachings. He is an experienced qigong instructor with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a lineage holder in Taiji Quan, Qigong and meditation. He lives in…

Summer Qi for the Heart
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Summer Qi for the Heart

Summer Qi for the Heart Summer is an expansive time of year that is governed by the fire element and the heart in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Here are my suggestions for strengthening your heart in the summer months. Yin Yan Theory (Heart and Kidneys) The kidneys (water element) and the heart (fire element) represent…

Winter Qi for the Kidneys
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Winter Qi for the Kidneys

Winter Qi for the Kidneys Winter is yin by nature, a time for consolidating, stillness and retreating within. It is a dark, cold, wet and icy time. The winter solstice is seen as absolute yin, with the tiniest spark of light within. It is easy for our vitality to become depleted in this season, as…

Earth Qi for the Pancreas
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Earth Qi for the Pancreas

Earth Qi for the Pancreas Stomach & Spleen The earth element in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) governs the stomach, pancreas and spleen organs. Earth as an element is located in the centre and is associated with stability and being grounded. This is mirrored in TCM as the stomach, pancreas and spleen are central to health. Stomach,…