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…

Autumn Qi for the Lungs
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Autumn Qi for the Lungs

Autumn Qi for the Lungs Autumn is a mellowing and contracting time of year that is governed by the metal element and the lungs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Here are my suggestions for strengthening your lungs as the weather turns cooler. Lungs and Large Intestines in TCM The lung is known as a yin…

Chronic Pain Qigong Livestream
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Chronic Pain Qigong Livestream

Chronic Pain Qigong Livestream Come along to our monthly online livestream for those living with chronic pain, who would like to explore gentle and powerful movements for both mind and body.  Join instructor Nicola from the warmth and comfort of your own home for an hour of self discovery, discussion and practice in a private…

Celebrating International Womens Day
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Celebrating International Womens Day

Celebrating International Womens Day  * Online Qigong Event – From My Home To Yours * FULLY BOOKED Celebrate International Woman’s Day with instructor Nicola on Sunday 10 March 2019 at 10.30am. Join our virtual classroom and experience learning qigong online with women from across the globe. “I would love you all to join me for…

Five Animals Qigong Resources
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Five Animals Qigong Resources

Five Animals Qigong Resources Wu Qin Xi Student Resources This article provides a collection of youtube video resources for students learning the Five Animal Frolics Qigong routine. Developed in 145 – 208, Wu Qin Xi uses imitations of animals as a basis for Qi Gong practice. A foundation level qigong practice for all abilities. The…

8 Pieces of Brocade Resources
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8 Pieces of Brocade Resources

8 Pieces of Brocade Resources Collection of You Tube Resources This article provides a collection of youtube video resources for students learning the 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong routine. A foundation level qigong practice for all abilities. The Eight Pieces of Brocade / Ba Duan Jin consists of eight movements as a basis for Qi Gong…

Taoist Six Healing Sounds
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Taoist Six Healing Sounds

Taoist Six Healing Sounds Taoist Meditation Practice for Health, Happiness and Longevity Further to the article on the meditation of the inner smile, we can extend the practice to include the healing sounds.  This ancient practice helps expel negative emotions from the organs, cleanse the organs and transforms them into positive emotions.  This can be…

Meditation Microcosmic Orbit
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Meditation Microcosmic Orbit

Meditation Microcosmic Orbit Taoist Practice This webpage shares the process of one complete cycle of the Microcosmic Orbit Taoist meditation practice. It is also called the small heavenly cycle meditation practice. There are a number of preparatory exercises to work through before it is possible to complete one circuit. It is not advised to jump…

What does Qi Gong mean?

What does Qi Gong mean?

What does Qi Gong mean? WHAT IS QI / CHI? There are many types of qi within Traditional Chinese Medicine. In the physical body, qi, blood and moisture are inseparable. They each have their own function in the body, yet work together interdependently. Blood is a tangible substance. Qi is the activity of movement of…