This course has been designed for people who work or study on computers and spend long periods of time in front of a computer screen. You may experience symptoms while sitting at a computer such as;
This course introduces you to the concepts of the traditional Chinese exercise system called Qigong that millions of people practice in China and all around the world everyday. Similar to Tai Chi which is a martial art, Qigong is the medical exercises to maintain superior health in the body.
Qigong has been practiced for thousands of years in China and is renowned for maintaining health and longevity. It has been a hidden secret and now the Western World is acknowledging its profound effects upon the human body and health. Included in this course is an abstract of a research document that was conducted researching the effects of Qigong exercises on people who suffer from stress working with computers.
In this course you will be introduced to a collection of Qigong exercises, 3 Qigong exercises for eye strain, 4 Qigong exercises for head tension and 6 Qigong exercise for mental stress and strain. They are easy and simple to perform and requires no prior knowledge of Qigong and, it is suitable for everyone to practice. You don't even have to get up from you desk. All of these Qigong exercises can be performed while sitting at you desk.
Included in the course are instructional videos of each of the Qigong exercises. I include the medical applications and benefits of each exercise in the videos and there are pdf handouts of the exercises that you can download.
To learn these Qigong exercises all you will need to do is spend a few minutes every couples of hours to practice one or two of them through out you're working day as needed.
The course is structured with an instructional video for each exercise. There are safety and training guidelines included to help you get the most out of the course and that explains the best and most efficient ways to practice.
This course will help you to:
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This is an introduction video on how Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong exercises can help relieve stress from working on computers to bring about a healthy change.
This is a video lecture is on good sitting postions and good posture and alinement that can help prevent physical stress, tension and pain while sitting behind a computer
This video lecture discusses comfortable seats and chairs and postural alinements that can aid in reducing body stress while sitting at a computer.
This lecture is a downloadable pdf with recommendations on how to practice Qigong safely, which includes recommendation for pregnant women and for anybody that has any per-existing medicine conditions.
This is a lecture on Qigong Practice guidelines. Included in this lecture is a quiz on the on What is Qigong, the Practice guidelines and the safety precautions.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Daoyin Qigong system called Si Zhu Kong and is recommended for people who are having vision and eye impairments and difficulties. This exercise helps to maintain clear vision and is also useful for headaches.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Daoyin Qigong system called Jing Ming and is recommended for people who are having vision and eye impairments and difficulties. This exercise helps to maintain clear vision and is also useful for visual disturbances.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise called Near and far Qigong exercise and is recommended for people who are having vision and focusing difficulties. This exercise helps to maintain clear vision and is also useful for maintaining a clear depth of vision.
Activity-WEEK ONE Practice the 3 Eye strain Qigong Exercises, perform each exercise 4 times each. Do this twice a day for 7 days. Monitor your vision levels by focusing on a picture or something on a wall about ten feet or 3 metres away.Assess you vision before you start on a scale from 1 to 10 and then at the completion of the exercises, record vision levels before and post your exercises in a journal. Observe any changes over the 7 day period.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Daoyin Head massage Qigong system called Bai hui and Shuai gu. This exercise can help to keep a clear head and aids in maintaining clear thinking. It is also good for hypertension and headaches.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Daoyin Head massage Qigong system called The wandering nerve exercise. This exercise can help in maintaining Qi and Blood circulation in the Bladder and Gallbladder meridian which brings energy to the brain. By stimulating the wandering nerve it helps to regulate the heart beat and breathing which help to maintain relaxation and calmness.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Daoyin Head massage Qigong system called Tai Yang exercise. This exercise can help in eye issues - such as pain, swelling, redness, photophobia and visual acuity. This exercise can help calm the mind and aids in reducing temporal and migraine headaches.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Daoyin Head massage Qigong system called Tai Yang exercise. This exercise can help to calm the mind. It also aids in reducing temporal and migraine headaches and it helps to relieve pain from stiff necks and neck muscle tension.
Activity-WEEK TWO Practice the 4 Head Tension Relieving Qigong Exercises, perform each exercise 4 times each. Do this twice a day for 7 days. Monitor your stress levels before you start on a scale from 1 to 10 and then at the completion of the exercises, record stress levels before and post your exercises in a journal. Observe any changes over the 7 day period.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Daoyin Zang Fu Qigong system called Spleen massage exercise. This exercise can help to increases reasoning abilities, it strengthens the memory and aids in clear thought processes. It helps to stimulate ideas and creativity and, it increases concentration. This exercise also aids in splenomegaly & dyspepsia. In Traditional Chinese Medicine this exercise increases the transportation and transformation function of the Spleen.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong system. This exercise is called Embrace the mountain. This Qigong exercise is particularly useful in treating neurasthenia, insomnia, hypertension and it can help in relieving mental fatigue. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise relates to the Fire and Earth elements and aids in regulating the Zhong qi of the chest. It also helps to balance and tonify the Qi of the Lungs & Heart.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong system. This exercise is called Sage presents a Peach. This Qigong exercise is particularly good for those who do intellectual work. It helps to calm the nerves and the mind and helps to relieve and reduce any mental stress and strain. It also restores energy and can induce a sound nights sleep and is highly recommended for insomniacs. In Chinese medicine this movement relates to the Earth and Fire elements and is particularly good for tonifying the Spleen, Stomach and the Heart. It also aids in ‘Housing the Shen’ (Spirit).
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong system. This exercise is called Dragon emerges from the sea. This exercise is good for relieving mental strain and helps to reduce stress in the body. It aids in calming the mind and is good for insomnia and sleep disturbances. This exercise also aids in expanding the Lung capacity. In Chinese medicine this movement relates to the Metal and Fire elements and is used to tonify the Heart and Lung Qi (Zhong Qi of the chest).
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong system. This exercise is called Natures fragrance drifts up from the lake. This exercise aids in calming the mind and it refreshes the body’s energy. It rebalances the energy of the body and sinks the surplus energy back into the Dantian. In Chinese medicine this movement aids and tonifies the Ren mai and Du mai vessels.
This is a video lecture on a traditional Qigong exercise from the modified Ba duan Jin Qigong system. This exercise is called Turning behind all illnesses dissipate. This exercises Improves the suppleness of the spine and aids in clearing blockages from the Dumai and Huatuo Jia ji vessels. The gazing aids in improving eye functions. This exercises helps in the treatment of chronic internal disharmonies, treats the five weaknesses and the seven injuries, regulates the 5 Yin (Heart, Liver, Spleen, Lungs and Kidneys) and balances the 7 Emotions (Joy, Fright, Pensiveness, Worry, Grief, Fear, and Anger). It also aids in repairing the damage caused by these emotions.
This is an lecture discussing the Seven emotions that can cause illness and dysfunctions in TCM. The emotions are:
In this lecture I discussed how each emotion effects the Qi and the organs in the body and the symptoms they have.
Activity-WEEK THREE Practice the 6 Mental stress and strain Qigong Exercises, perform each exercise 4 times each. Do this twice a day for 7 days. Monitor your stress levels before you start on a scale from 1 to 10 and then at the completion of the exercises, record stress levels before and post your exercises in a journal. Observe any changes over the 7 day period.
This lecture is on 4 Acupressure points that are commonly used to reduce stress and mental tension. These points can also be use to relieve eye strain and headaches.
This is a quick quiz on the 4 acupressure points used to reduce stress, headaches and eye strain with people that work on computers.
This lecture is a PDF of an Abstract from a Research paper that was carried out about the effectiveness of Qigong exercises in reducing stress from computer work published in 2007.
This is a quick quiz on a research paper conducted on whether Qigong exercises has any effect on people's levels of stress that working on computers
This is a summary video cover what has been taught and the exercises you have learnt and at the end of the course your discovery of what it feels like to be less stressed, have more energy, feel calmer and to have a clearer and more peaceful mind.
I love helping people break free from their stories that I believe make them unhappy, discontent and unwell. I’ve helped people from all around the World to break free from these stories and I’ve discovered that most of us have similar patterns and beliefs that are limiting us from living our full potential as a human being. During my combined 25 years of teaching Taiji (Tai chi) and Qigong and treating people in my Acupuncture Clinic, I have learnt about how to create a higher quality of health for people and how to break their limiting belief stories.
I have dedicated my life to helping people to have a higher level of health and I encourage them to see the World in a different way. A way that inspires them to enquirer into the possibilities of how they can have a more fulfilling and happier life with a flow on effect that benefits and helps others.
I didn’t start out this way as my background prior to healing was 16 years with the New Zealand Amy and 7 of those in the (SAS), New Zealand Special Forces. I loved the mental and physical discipline in the SAS. I became a weapons and explosives instructor, and an advanced medic. I also learned Hand to Hand combat and ended up teaching many different ways to incapacitate an opponent. Now I do exactly the opposite. I was a two packets of camel cigarettes a day man and could down a bottle of scotch in a sitting. I’m not saying this to impress you, I just want to share where I started, as I didn’t come from a background with an awareness around health or any spiritual wisdom about life.
I became interested in Chinese Medicine at the age of 28 when I went to get my first acupuncture treatment for a long term neck injury from playing rugby. After the first treatment I felt incredible and I was amazed at how a few small needles could make me feel so good.
A bit more about Peter
Peter has a Bachelors of Health Science Degree in Acupuncture and Diplomas in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qigong and Taiji Quan and Tuina from the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which he received in 2001. He was a Tutor at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and TCM from 1999 – 2013, where he designed and taught the Qigong Diploma Course as well as teaching Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong principles, theory and techniques. He currently serves as a member on the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong based in China.
Peter has been running Taiji Retreats for over 17 years, based on Traditional Chinese Monastery philosophies and teaching weekly Qigong and Taiji classes for the same number of years. Making his teachings available to as many people as possible, he has online courses teaching Qigong exercise systems, Reflexology and Qigong and TCM courses for specific conditions such as Insomnia, Stress, and how to quiet a busy mind. He runs Qigong Teacher Trainings Courses, Acupressure and Reflexology courses as well as Medical Qigong Workshops and TCM Health Retreats around the World.
Trained in Traditional and Classical Taiji styles such as Chen styles, Yang style, Wu style and Sun style. Peter also instructs 13 different Qigong styles, which include Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong, Ba Duan Jin, Dao Yin, Zhan Zhuang Gong and Lao Tzu Shao Dan.
Before Peter found what he believes is his true purpose in life of healing and helping others, he spent sixteen years in the New Zealand Defence Forces and during his service he served seven of these years in the New Zealand Special Forces (NZSAS) reaching the position of Patrol Commander and Group Commander.
He is also a Husband, a Father, a Writer and a Philosopher. He loves travelling the Globe with his wife and baby boy, meeting new people and experiencing their culture and their country. He now resides in Bali, Indonesia.