Qi Gong for Self-Healing
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In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the gentle art of qi gong (the "practice of energy") allows us to consciously activate the body's natural healing intelligence and direct vital energy to the places in need of restoration and repair. On Qi Gong for Self-Healing, internationally acclaimed qi gong master Lee Holden presents a step-by-step training video with easy-to-learn practices that will help viewers relieve pain, clear stress and tension, and harness the body's unequaled capacity for self-restoration. Includes a 16-page illustrated study guide.
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Standing Practice (52:42)
Sitting Practice (30:13)
Lee Holden leads you through light flowing movements, gentle stretches, massages, pressure point stimulations, and other mild and gentle techniques. The aim is to improve and balance your energy, de-stress, prevent arthritis, and to heal the body.
Both practices or workouts are very easy and pleasant to do. Likewise, Mr. Holden is also quite pleasant and easy to follow when he is guiding you through the workouts.
The Standing Practice invigorates and calms the body, while balancing your energy. The Sitting Practive centers and relaxes one's self. I enjoyed both practices and felt better after doing these two workouts. Notably, I especially found the Sitting Practice to be an excellent de-stresser.
Here's the breakdown for the Sitting Practice.
Foot and Leg Refexology (excellent massage)
Qi Massage: Leg Lines
Forward Bend: Turtle Neck
Wide Leg Flow
Wide Leg Pressure Points
Qi Massage: Head and Neck
Neck Stretch: Palm Press
Neck Stretch: Fingers Touch
Wave Flow (to prevent arthritis)
Wrist, Elbow, and Shouder Circles
Visualization for Healing Energy (wonderfully relaxing)
First, I found the introduction clear, informative and inviting, being fairly new to qi gong. (Have watched and memorized 2 other qi gong DVD sequences.)
Second, Lee Holden's instructions are simple! He doesn't rush, yet covers a lot of ground, including information on the meridians as he moves, and telling what the moves are good for. And I can watch and follow along easily because his movements are in mirror image.
Third, Lee's voice is nice to listen to and is easy to understand because it is not drowned out by background music, as I experienced with another DVD Qi Gong for Cleansing (this cleansing sequence is beautiful by the way, and pretty easy to learn too.)
Fourth, he covers the hands, arms, shoulders, neck, head, chest, solar plexus, rib cage, abdomen, pelvis, back, organs, thighs and lower legs in the standing sequence. The sitting sequence is not as comprehensive, but includes a pleasant, relaxing guided visualization meditation.
Fifth, I've used the standing sequence for 3 consecutive days. Each time, I felt better than the previous time I did it. The first day was after experiencing an emotionally upsetting event. I felt pretty bad. The sequence grounded me, leaving me feel lighter like I dropped the emotional baggage. The second time following along left me feeling significantly more energized. Today, the third day, I did the sequence first thing in the morning and wow! My day and evening have been great. Everything just flows more smoothly when you feel good :). The difference between having energy blockages in the body and having free flowing energy throughout the body is something that has to be experienced to be believed, it seems. I'm truly amazed lol.
Sixth, the ease in doing the sequences and the great way I feel afterwards motivates me to continue!
Although I'm not claiming that your experience will be the same as mine because each of us is different, I whole heartedly recommend it to you if your goal is to either feel better yourself or help a loved one feel better by giving this as a gift.
in her hands, arms, feet and legs from meningitis.
She is using this tape with a exercise bar and a safety belt
to prevent falls, her physical therapist is working with her
as well, says she has had some improvement and
plans to keep using the video.