Qigong Video Assists
In addition to our bi-weekly practice, I have made these videos to assist with the practice of Qigong itself.
How to Use This Website
How to best utilize the “It’s About the Qi” website and your personal Qigong practice.
What we cover: Using and Accessing our Videos
A Gentle Look At Qigong
In this brief video, some of the very basic principles of Qigong are simply presented to enhance your Qigong practice.
What we cover: Brief Look at Qigong and It’s History
Inner Smile / Vagus Nerve
The 5000-year-old tradition of the positive healing powers of the smile – both outer and inner – and its relation to modern physiology – the body’s Vagus Nerve
What we cover: Tradition & Modern Western Medicine
Video Assist Courses Listed in Order of Practice
Video Assist #1 – Qigong BasicsThis video is designed to help you with some of the basics for overall alignment. It will help you understand the building blocks for Qigong and Tai Chi as well. Don’t forget that Qigong is the mother; the Grand Dame of Tai Chi and Kung Fu. What we cover: Qigong & Tai Chi Alignment and Stance
Video Assist #2 – The Diaphragm
In this video, we take a look at the importance of the diaphragm’s role and how it plays a part in your daily Qigong practice. The diaphragm is not only for breathing. It is also utilized as a tool to divide the body into two separate parts.
What we cover: Diaphragm and Breathing
Video Assist #3 – The Tai Chi BallThis is a study in “the willing suspension of disbelief.” You will be assisted in understanding the concept of a chi ball, or a ball of energy. With continued study and training, this will become a living, dynamic part of your Qigong practice. What we cover: Transforming your Chi Ball
The Nine Phases of the Cultivation of Qi
Video Assist #4 – The 9 PhasesThis video explains why we will be using the 9 Phases of the Cultivation of Qi as our practice. This Practice has been distilled from centuries of Qigong styles and you may find it a lovely bridge of the East’s view of Qi to our Western world of science. What we cover: Intro to the 9 Phases
Video Assist #5 – Basics of our PracticeThis video explains and demonstrates Phases 1,2 & 3 of our Qigong Practice. These three phases have to do with our connection to the earth, our foundation, who we are, and what we “bring to the party”; right down to our DNA. What we cover: Discover, Gather, and Circulate Qi
Video Assist #6 – Developing FocusThis video explains and demonstrates Phases 4,5 & 6. These phases help us to focus on our own bodies and organs which are, if you will, our own Qi factories. We’ll use our inner smile to connect with our vagus nerve and send good Qi to our organs. What we cover: Purify, Direct, and Conserve Qi
Video Assist #7 – SpiritualityThis video explains and demonstrates Phases 7,8 & 9. These phases have more to do with our own sense of spirituality. With these movements, we allow our Heart/Mind connection to be open and receptive to our place in the nature of things. What we cover: Store, Transform, and Dissolve into Qi
Audio Assist #1 – 17-Point Relaxation
This relaxation technique starts from the feet and leads to the top of your head. Used during the day, it will help you bring your autonomic nervous system down from a place of stress.
What we cover: Relaxation Techniques
Audio Assist #2 – A Sleep Relaxation
This is based on a well known “breathe in on a 4-count, hold for 8, breathe out for a 7-count” principle. Follow my voice as I help you breathe yourself to sleep.
What we cover: Calming before sleep
Audio Assist #3 – A Color Meditation
Join me on a colorful guided meditation.
What we cover: Meditation