Ok, I have three takers (I know I said 5 but I was going to do this irregardless), so here’s my first instructional qigong video. One thing I forgot to mention on the video, you should touch the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth just behind your teeth. You should do this for the duration of all the movements. I was also told, during one of my first classes to also slightly squeeze my anal sphincter (internally, just to clarify) as well but when I brought up concerns of pains I was having (perhaps from squeezing too much?) to my teacher he never mentioned that part again so I’m not sure how important that part is (it’s supposed to create some sort of a connection from your tongue to the roof of your mouth down to your perineum). If you choose to do this, do so with caution:)
Please give feedback on how the experience was for you and what you felt. It is likely you will feel very little the first few times but as your qi (pronounced “chi) builds you will begin to feel more and more and begin to see the benefits of qigong.
I had to divide the video into two parts (I am new to this and didn’t realize youtube would only allow me to post up to 15 minutes). The first part is the bulk of the practice. The second video is just a little exercise to try to feel the energy you have created.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to ask questions if you are confused or want to request to learn something to target a specific problem area for you.
This exercise is good for “food qi stagnation”. It is best to be done 5-10 minutes after eating to help digestion. I do it anytime though, especially before I go to bed. It’s a great exercise that accesses all your meridians.
Day one of 30 day qigong challenge Part I: http://youtu.be/7QZG2dnTKqU
Part II (short clip, an exercise on feeling the energy you’ve generated): http://youtu.be/UaBSNc3lMHY