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Qigong Video Assists

In addition to our bi-weekly practice, I have made these videos to assist with the practice of Qigong itself.

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Qigong Basics

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

Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald
Qigong Basics

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

Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald
Qigong Basics

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

Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald

Video Assist Courses Listed in Order of Practice

Qigong Basics

Qigong Basics

Video Assist #1 – Qigong Basics

This 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
Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald
Division of the Body

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

Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald
Tai Chi Ball

Video Assist #3 – The Tai Chi Ball

This 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
Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald

The Nine Phases of the Cultivation of Qi

The 9 Phases

Video Assist #4 – The 9 Phases

This 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
Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald
Basics of Our Qigong Practice

Video Assist #5 – Basics of our Practice

This 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
Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald
Developing Focus

Video Assist #6 – Developing Focus

This 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
Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald
Spirituality

Video Assist #7 – Spirituality

This 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
Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald

Audio Relaxations

Reflexology

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

Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald
Reflexology

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

Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald
Reflexology

Audio Assist #3 – A Color Meditation

Join me on a colorful guided meditation.

What we cover: Meditation

Level = Beginner With Pam MacDonald

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