Spinal Qigong Exercise: Folding Forward

FOLDING FORWARD is one of often practiced Qigong exercises for releasing the spine and for maintaining it flexible. A smooth and abundant Qi flow through our spine and torso is according to the Qigong theory essential for the health of our body, mind and spirit. Tensions arise in our body every day and we have to know how to release them efficiently, especially in the area of our spine and torso, if we want to[…]

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Naturality of Squatting position

  This blog is about a natural squatting position and not about some Qigong exercise, strictly defined. Squatting position is something very natural for children and also for people who have preserved this habit through their lives and it is useful for health in general. If you have lost the capability to get into this posture you would maybe decide to regain it, at least to some degree, but you should be patient. You can[…]

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Joint conditioning and Qigong – Introduction

(Joints and Qigong -1)   Regulating the body  is important Qigong practice is a process in which you are working simultaneously with all aspects of your Being (body, energy and consciousness). On this path you learn to regulate and constantly refine your body, mind, breathing, energy and spirit. This is a non-linear process in which the emphases of training changes in accordance with your progress and goals. Some would like to skip the part of […]

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Qigong Exercise to Strengthen Feet Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons

  Strengthen your feet and the whole body will benefit!   In a previous blog Being aware of the soles of the feet I was talking about the role that our feet has in a correct body alignment and how this influences our physical health and our body’s energy system. The purpose of exercise presented in this blog is to connect with our feet which are, in Qigong, the basics to start building our energy[…]

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In Qigong we use Tendons

  Changing of Muscles and Tendons In Qigong there is a training which is dedicated to change of muscles and tendons. Yi Jin Jing is training which everybody got to know – everyone who have ever trained any of Chinese martial arts. It is a training in which you are doing exercises which are meant for tendons stretching and relaxing of muscles. You devote your attention to stronger flow of energy, flexibility, endurance which is[…]

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The Importance of Warm up and Stretching in Qigong

  Is it necessary to do warm up, loosening and stretching exercises if you practice a qigong? I know there are many different opinions about this topic. In this blog I would like only to explain why I regularly practice these exercises and why I think they are beneficial. My intent is not a detailed explanation about different kinds of exercises and their different purposes. Anchor I consider warm up, loosening and stretching exercises as[…]

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