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Meditation

Fire and Summer QiGong

By Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Exercise List

These exercises focus on forms that uplift and nourish the heart, which is the main organ related to Fire in Chinese medicine and qigong.  

5 Element Qigong Practice

By Mimi Kuo-Deemer

YouTube Channel

Exercise List

This full, 12-minute video includes practices for the elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water and their associated organs and meridians. Each element is demonstrated with some instructions and repeated a few times. Once you have learned them, it's a wonderful practice to do on your own.

Qigong 18 Forms - Shibashi

By Mimi Kuo-Deemer

YouTube Channel

Exercise List

This is a recorded livestream class on YouTube that has a focus on gentle, relaxing warm-ups (00 - 29:00). It includes Mimi's approach to the Qigong 18 Forms (29:00 - 1:03:00) and ends with a practice of etheric cleansing and Embrace, or Opening the Qi (1:003:00 - 1:18:19).

Winter QiGong - Element Water

By Caroline Hassan Voss

Free Style Fusion Fitness

Exercise List

These are the exercises to strengthen, cleanse and stretch the Bladder and Kidney Meridians. To aid relaxation, meditation, and focus on the breath and movement. The exercises can also be performed in a seated position and are suitable for all ages.

LEAP Gentle QiGong

Created by LEAP Service

Exercise List

This gentle exercise video combines Tai Chi and Qi Gong with a variety of adaptations to help make the routine safe and comfortable for you. Developed by the therapists in Toronto Rehab's LEAP Service (Living Engaged and Actively with Pain), this routine is great for starting a gentle exercise program at home.

QiGong The Five Animals (Standing Version)

By Stan Sieradzki

Exercise List

The Five Animals is a powerful sequence of movements that moves every joint, muscle, and energy channel in the body. The slow and smooth sequence of moves also relaxes the body. It calms the mind… reducing stress and anxiety… at the same time, clearing the energy flow in the body and boosting the body’s capacity to rejuvenate and heal.

The Eight Silk Brocades

By Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Exercise List

Also called Ba Duan Jin in Chinese, is the most popular Chinese Qi Gong Form. It dates back to 168 BCE. This practice as a whole is broken down into eight separate sections, each focusing on a different physical area and Qi Meridian. The Ba Duan Jin training not only has its own great benefits but is also complementary to Tai Chi practice. 

5 Elements QiGong

The Five Elements Theory

Step by Step Instruction

In this video, Franziska Rüscher is showing the full sequence of the 5 elements QiGong set in silence. These exercises are also known as "QiGong of the 5 Phases" or "5 Elements Harmony." The 5 elements are rooted in Daoist philosophy and aim to explain natural developments in the nature surrounding us as well as in human life itself.

Traditional Tai Chi Elements

By Stanwood Chang

Harvard Health Publishing

Exercise List

Basic moves to introduce you to the ancient art of Tai Chi. From the experts at Harvard Medical School. Performed by Stanwood Chang.

Seated QiGong for Seniors

By Bodhi Batista

Exercise List

This Seated Qigong program is great for seniors or individuals who have lower body injuries that don't allow them to perform a standing Qigong program.

Daily TaiChi for Beginners and Seniors

By Don Fiore

Exercise List

Don Fiore's Tai Chi practice incorporates movements that help circulate energy throughout the body and also help with balance and mental clarity. The movements can also be done while sitting down.

Tai Chi for Seniors

By Randal Lau

Exercise List

This program improves mobility and balance. It also provides easy-to-do movements to facilitate range of motion in the joints. Movements are modified to take into consideration restricted movements of the joints, while seeking to improve  quality of life.

Seated Qi Gong Exercise for Strengthening the Immune System

Created by Alex Hui

Movement List

This QiGong exercise aims to boost the immune system and is suitable for everyone. Prevention is better than cure. These movements don't require a lot of space. All you need is a comfortable chair.

Heaven Earth Heart Mantra - Kuan Yin Sitting QiGong

Created by Sheng Zhen Society

Step by Step Instruction

Each and every movement in this QiGong exercise is unique. As you persevere in your practice your awareness is brought to a higher level and this will bring about your understanding of life. The purpose of this QiGong is to sustain you in the quest for love and the search for a land of peace and tranquility. 

Seated QiGong - Guided Meditation

Created by Marisa Cranfill (YoQi)

QiGong Description

This routine is a perfect combo of qigong and meditation designed to facilitate a deep state of tranquility and energetic balance. Seated qigong is used to enliven the spinal cord and move energy through the central meridian channel.

QiGong to Circulate Your Energy

Created by Marisa Cranfill (YoQi)

Detailed Instruction

These exercises use progressive loops to circulate the Qi through the body. Circulation exercises are best to be done after purging and tonification exercises so that there is ample pure Qi in the Dan Tian.

Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong in Sitting Position

Performed by Peter Chen

Eight Section Brocade Instruction

Baduanjin Qi Gong is one of the most popular forms of Chinese Qi Gong, used as an exercise for more than 1000 years to improve health. The Baduanjin as a whole is broken down into eight separate sections, each focusing on a different physical area and Qi Meridian. It is easy to learn and very convenient to practice.

Seated QiGong The Five Animals

Stan Sieradzki

Form List

Practicing Qigong consistently and even with as little as 20 minutes a day, you can replenish your body’s ‘vital energy’ at a very deep level, reawakening your body’s natural self-healing capacity.

QiGong Universal Flow

Stan Sieradzki

Form List

In practicing Qigong there are both external and internal movements. These internal movements or flows in China are called neigong or “internal power”. It is these internal neigong movements that make Qigong a superior health and wellness practice.

Class Outline

8 Weeks New Summer Session (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

A detailed description of the content of each class, including the programmed training and activities.

Meditation - Tuesdays

Meditation - Saturdays

Biographies

Inspirational People

Spiritual leaders and personalities who spent their lives trying to change the world by bringing peace and harmony.

Reflections of Life

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Mister Fred McFeely Rogers

Sadhguru Jagadish Vasudev

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Maya Angelou

Thich Nhat Hanh

Alan Watts

Meditation Essentials

Helpful Information

Important knowledge that will assist you with your training.

7 Chakras

Singing Bowl

Important Points

Meridians and Dan Tians

Warm-Up Exercises

Breathing and Stretching

These movements are very helpful in bringing calmness and warmth into your body. You should add a few of them to your daily practice.

Warm-Ups

Neck Movements

Zhan Zhuang (Standing Tree)

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