5 Animal Qigong Mini Course

5 Animal Qigong Mini Course

Learn the famous Five Animal Qigong routine. An excellent practice to improve posture, balance, coordination, core strength and stability. It's also fun! In this mini-series, you will learn the theory and fundamentals behind the Five Animals and how to do the Tiger, Deer, Bear, Monkey and Crane exercises. So, take a breath and let you inner animal come out and play!

5 Animal Qigong Mini Course
  • 5 Animal Qigong Mini Series Introduction

    Welcome to the Five Animal mini series! Other names include "Five Animals Frolic", "Five Animals Play" or "Wu Qin Xi." In this series, you will learn all about Five Animals, a popular routine practiced for centuries to strengthen and maintain the body while stimulating the meridians and internal ...

  • 5 Animal Qigong Fundamentals (27 mins)

    Prepare to be inspired and fascinated as you explore the fundamental theory and ideas behind Five Animal Qigong. Discover what each animal represents, connection to Five Elements, corresponding meridians and organs, the 'spirit' of the animals...and much more! Pour a cup of tea and embrace your i...

  • 5 Animal Qigong Intro to the Exercises

    Each animal has two movements, the stretching aspect followed by the playful frolic. Feel the 'spirit' of the animal, then sink into the exercise. Jeff reminds you to listen to your body, make adjustments to keep the body safe and move within your comfort zone.

  • 5 Animal Qigong - Tiger

    Learn how to do the first of the Five Animals, the Tiger! Strong, focused and confident, Tiger will strengthen the back, core muscles and legs. Tiger is connected to the Wood element which supports liver and gallbladder.

  • 5 Animal Qigong - Deer

    Learn the second of the Five Animals, the Deer! Elegant, graceful and flowing, Deer will improve balance while gently stretching the back and arms. Deer is connected to the Water element which supports the kidneys, jing and root energy.

  • 5 Animal Qigong - Bear

    Learn the third of the Five Animals, the Bear! Grounded, rooted and connected, Bear will strengthen the legs and back. Bear is connected to the Earth element which supports the stomach, spleen and digestion.

  • 5 Animal Qigong - Monkey

    Learn the fourth of the Five Animals, the Monkey! Playful, aware and energetic, Monkey will strengthen the legs, open the chest and create a feeling of joy. Monkey is connected to the Fire element which supports the heart and small intestine. *An alternate version of 'Picking the Fruit' is presen...

  • 5 Animal Qigong - Crane

    Learn the final of the Five Animals, the Crane! (or bird). Light, free and spacious, Crane will improve balance, and strengthen the shoulders and legs. Crane is connected to the Metal element which supports the lungs and large intestine.

  • 3 Stages of the 5 Animal Qigong

    Congratulations, you completed the Five Animal Mini series! To wrap things up, Jeff discusses the three stages of practice, an idea to consider as you move forward. Start by focusing on the movements, then lean into the 'playfulness' of the practice, and finally the 'spirit' of the animal. Embrac...

  • 5 Animal Qigong Routine (20 mins)

    Enjoy the full Five Animal Qigong routine, a classic that has been practiced for centuries! Another name for it is "Five Animals Frolic" which connects to the playfulness of the practice. Movements strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, lubricate joints and support all internal organs. Some exe...

  • 5 Animal Qigong Routine (11 mins)

    A shorter version of the Five Animal Qigong routine. This practice will help movement in all muscles, joints, soft tissue, fascia and meridians. It is considered a 'classic Qigong routine' and has been practiced for centuries! Some movements may be a bit challenging so take your time and stay wit...