Home Practice Videos (password)

Teachers in SQC community classes are often asked about videos they can use for solo and at-home practice. Here are practice aids for several different Qigong sets that are often demonstrated in SQC classes.

ONE

The Nine Phases of Integral Qigong (Dr. Roger Jahnke, IIQTC)

This is the form presented in detail in Dr. Jahnke’s book The Healing Power of Qi. It is often taught in Linda’s and Gerald’s classes.

Nine Phases — short form (demonstrated by Bina Bou)

A short demonstration of the form.

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TWO

Shibashi Taiji Qigong (first set, 18 moves)–demonstration from the Perth Tai Chi Academy

This form is common in Asia, and has been gaining popularity in Western countries. It synthesizes movements from Yang style Tai Chi with common Qigong movements, and is excellent for generating energy and promoting both flexibility and balance. (YouTube has several other videos of the form as well. Note that the names of each movement may differ–though they are all generally descriptive.)

Shibahshi was introduced in 2020 in both Clayton’s and Linda’s classes.

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THREE

Between Heaven and Earth (John Munro, Long White Cloud Qigong)

This is a gentle form to activate energy flows through the eight external meridians. It is often taught in Clayton’s and Gerald’s classes.

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FOUR

Six Healing Sounds (John Munro, Long White Cloud Qigong)

This is a simple practice utilizing six vocalized sounds to clear energy blockages in different areas of the body. Especially recommended for its benefits in releasing tension and emotional blocks. This practice is occasionally taught in Clayton’s and Gerald’s classes.

Introduction to Six Healing Sounds

Follow along practice for Six Healing Sounds

Benefits of Six Healing Sounds

 

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FIVE

Twelve Rivers Qigong (John Munro, Long White Cloud Qigong instructional video)

This is a somewhat vigorous form, activating energy flow in the twelve internal organ meridians. It is often taught in Clayton’s and Gerald’s classes. An excellent form for both its wellness and energizing benefits.)

A complete practice session with Twelve Rivers qigong (John Munro demonstration, 20 min., no narration or cueing)

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SIX

Eight Pieces of Brocade (Judith Young)

Eight Brocades (Ban Duanjin) is arguably the most well-known set of “health Qigong” or “medical Qigong” exercises. It is a classic form, but it also has many variations. Judith’s version is an excellent demonstration of the form, and is highly recommended. Other versions of Eight Brocades include those of Dr Yang, Jwang Min (YMAA) and the Chinese Medical Qigong Association (CMQA)–both have videos on YouTube as well. This form is taught in Gerald’s and Tricia’s classes.

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SEVEN

Qigong Self Massage for Hands and Face (Judith Young)

Qigong Self Massage for Body and Limbs (Judith Young)

These two videos offer a complete self-massage practice based on Qigong principles of energy flow. These practices closely align with those described in Dr. Roger Jahnke’s book “The Healer Within.” They are especially suited for overall stress reduction, and for people who may have trouble with more active Qigong practices.

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If you aren’t normally online…

The videos listed above are not available on DVD. If you do not usually have the ability to stream videos through a home internet connection, consider borrowing or purchasing a few DVDs. There are many options. The following titles are recommended and generally available.

Qigong for Stress Relief (Daisy Lee), GAIAM. (Available through Live Oaks Public Libraries.)

Qigong for Beginners (Francesco Garipolli), GAIAM. (Available through Live Oaks Public Libraries.)

Qigong 30 Day Challenge for Beginners (Lee Holden), YMAA 2019 (new title).

 

Videos are meant to supplement participation in community classes–not substitute for it. From a perspective of holistic wellness, the social aspect of Qigong group practice is just as important as the exercises themselves.

However, solo home practice is better than no practice at all! We hope you enjoy your practice, whether solo or in a group.