Qigong warm up Exercises from the Zhineng Style
- Suitable for all ages and fitness levels (Provided you take it easy, and proceed in a sensible manner!)
Qigong is probably the oldest formalised set of exercises known to man. It's been practiced in China by generation after generation, who have always understood it's deep health benefits. Qigong helps to stretch the body, calm the mind and reconnect you the flow.
We wanted to give you the opportunity to try our some simple qigong exercises before moving on to our main online course, of "Lift Qi Up, Pour Qi Down"
This will allow you to see if you enjoy working with John and Jeremy, whilst picking up a series of really useful tools to get your body and Qi moving.
Try the exercises, see which ones suit you the best, and make a small home practice set!
You'll soon start to see the benefits that people have known about in China for thousands of years!
Who this course is for:
- Suitable for beginners and improvers alike, if you are just starting Qigong, or have been practicing for years, we hope you'll find something handy and interesting!
- 04:49Turn arms to open shoulders with "Hands in Treacle"
- 03:15Warm up waist with "Temple Gong"
- 04:10Loosen up the neck with "Cranes Neck"
- 04:31Loosen up the Spine with "Ren Mai, Du Mai"
- 02:57Stretch the sides with a simple "Side Bend"
- 02:53Relax the waist and boost the Kidneys with "Swirl Hips"
- 03:39Really "Open" and "Relax" with this healing exercise "Big La Qi"
Hi, I’m an escapee from the City. I worked there for 15 years, and in the process I accumulated all the negative habits which accompany that lifestyle – late nights, alcohol, and cigarettes, all leading to STRESS and poor health.
In 1988, whilst trying different therapies and exercise forms in order to improve my health, I came across Chen Man Ching’s Short form Tai-chi. I found the classes extremely helpful and enjoyable – they triggered my interest in and love of eastern arts, which continues to this day. This was my “Crossroad”
The black bags under my eyes started to go, I became less susceptible to colds and flu, and my energy levels soared. Today I’m twice as flexible physically and mentally as I was 15 years ago!
My background reading into Tai-chi forms helped me to discover and thus begin my in-depth study of Qigong. I began to understand that the Qigong energy system was the key to all eastern healing methods. It was this process that led to my great escape, as I realised that having healed myself, I wanted to teach and heal others.
I was trained by the International Institute of Medical Qigong first as a practitioner, then a qualified therapist and teacher, in due course I hope to become a Doctor of Medical Qigong.
I had the privilege of studying Qigong and Tai-chi sword form with Grand Master Chen. I was also a student of Master Lam’s, studying Tai-chi and Zhan Zhuang (Pronounced Jam Jong)
I now work exclusively with teachers from Dr Pang Ming’s (Now closed) Medicineless Hospital – The Huaxia Centre – Teachers Lu and Ling, Teacher Wei and Teacher Jianshe
John Millar was born and educated in the South East of England, on leaving school John spent a short period as a professional Windsurfer before opting for a ‘proper’ job and heading to the City and a career in banking. Through a sequence of happy coincidences his career path took a diversion and he spent 20 years in the IT industry.
In 1997, while studying world religions and complimentary medicine, an insightful Reiki master introduced John to Qigong. From the outset it was apparent that Qigong provided him with a powerful tool for the exploration of spiritual and healing practices, as time passed the potential for Qigong to be integral in all parts of his life became clear.
Following graduation from the Teacher Training Program at the ‘College of Chi Kung’ in London where he met up and became good friends with Caroline, John continued to study Qigong form and philosophy, both in the UK and China, exploring the potential that resides within movement and stillness.
John’s passion is in finding simple, effective ways of expressing the understanding that resides at the core of the practice of Qigong. He believes that there is huge potential in providing people and Organisations with practices that are simple enough to be memorable, whilst being profound enough to support deeper practice.