Jeff on YouTube

Jeff on YouTube

A collection of Jeff's public YouTube videos on a range of health topics. Enjoy!

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  • Qi Gong for Boundaries (9 mins)

    One largely unknown benefit of Qi Gong is that it can help create healthy boundaries. In a busy world such as ours today it is easy to become overwhelmed by:

    -constant stimulation -noise -technology -smells -sights -voices -advertisements, and so on...
    Some people are fine with all this ext...

  • Daily Practice Qi Gong Routine (8 mins)

    The key to making Qi Gong practice work is to be able to practice regularly. This is a message Jeff mentions all the time! Remember that regular practice will give you the best results. This is a simple routine that you can do anywhere, anytime. It will help balance your overall energy and increa...

  • Simple Qigong Routine - Polish the Table (5 mins)

    A simple Qi Gong exercise to loosen up the shoulders, relax the body and relieve tension in the chest. The exercise is called 'Polishing the Table' and the hands move in a concentric motion in front of the body. Move at your own pace. Enjoy the feeling of being in the forest!

  • Qi Gong for Neck Pain and Tension (9 mins)

    By far, neck pain, tension, arthritis, and weakness is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Many people suffer with neck pain for a variety of reasons. If it is left untreated neck tension and pain can lead to premature vertebrae degeneration and arthritis. The good news is dealing w...

  • Qi Gong for Neck and Shoulder Tension (15 mins)

    A routine for strengthening the upper body, arms and shoulders. These exercises can help with arthritis and increase flexibility and range of motion in the upper body. This routine includes an exercise called Yijin which is part of the 'muscle and tendon changing' form of Qi Gong. 'Muscle and Ten...

  • Don't practice this style of Qi Gong (3 mins)

    Jeff discusses which form of Qi Gong he does not recommend people do. Learn why in this video. He adds a dash of humor to illustrate the point!.:)

  • 3 Reasons to Practice Horse Stance (3 mins)

    Jeff discusses the benefits and importance of 'Horse Stance'. It helps to maintain strength and stability in the legs which is so important as we get older. It helps to deeply relax the body by allowing you to stop your body and your thoughts; it promotes a state of 'flow'.

  • Qi Gong for Depression (5 mins)

    In this video, Jeff teaches "Parting the Clouds" a Qi Gong exercise that can be used to help depression. Do about 10 repetitions and focus on the breathing technique. Let go of any tension, worries and stress. Feel it all melt away with this exercise. Breathe in the "good" and breathe out that wh...

  • Benefits of Qi Gong Practice (5 mins)

    Why should you practice Qi Gong? In this video Jeff discusses the many benefits of Qi Gong practice. He talks about somatic memory, experiencing the 'flow' state, refreshing the brain, releasing stress and developing strength. A wonderful reminder of why we do what we do!

  • Pushing the Qi Exercise (3 mins)

    Here is a simple Qi Gong exercise that will help release chest tightness, anxiety, and stress called "Pushing the Qi." According to Qi Gong and traditional Chinese Medicine, anxiety and chest tightness can be caused by stagnation of qi in the chest, heart, pericardium and the liver. Most of the t...

  • Lifting the Qi Exercise (8 mins)

    This is an exercise called "Lifting the Qi" - in this case it could also be called called "Goose Gong!" For this lesson Jeff guides you through a simple exercise to lift the Qi. This helps clear stagnation in the chest/heart area and benefits the pericardium meridian. It calms the liver and lifts...

  • Qi Gong and Addictions (4 mins)

    There are many approaches to treating and managing addictions. This can range from 12 Step, Talk Therapy, Counseling, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and pharmaceutical intervention just to mention a few.

    Qi Gong can be extremely helpful in the treatment of add...

  • 3 Simple Tips to Instantly Feel Healthier (4 mins)

    Jeff discusses 3 really simple tips to help you feel energetic, and vibrant. Sometimes staying healthy can feel so complicated with all the information on what we should and shouldn't be doing or eating. Simple is best, and here are 3 really easy tips that you can incorporate into your lifestyle....

  • Pressing the Palms Exercise (7 mins)

    Here is an easy qi gong exercise that will help increase energy, reduce tension in the upper back, neck, and chest, and will create warmth and heat in the body.
    This is exercise is gentle and simple and really improves your practice. You can practice "Pressing the Palms" on its own for 5 or even...

  • Embracing the Ball (5 mins)

    Jeff explains how to do the simple Qi Gong exercise called "Embracing the Ball." A very relaxing and flowing movement that you can learn in a few minutes and practice anywhere! Give it a try! :)
    Filmed on Vancouver Island in a beautiful Garry Oak forest filled with purple Camas flowers!

  • How often should I practice for? (2 mins)

    You may be new to Qi Gong practice and trying to figure out how long you should practice for. It's quite easy to answer- everyday!

    While some exercises, such as running or working out, are best to do every other day, Qi Gong should be practiced daily for best results. It's often difficult to f...

  • Simple Acupressure/Breathing Technique for Anxiety (13 mins)

    Learn a useful breathing technique (with acupressure point) to reduce your anxiety quickly. This can be done anywhere. Even in line at the grocery store! The acupressure point used is "Neiguan" (Pericardium 6) which helps to relax the chest and calm the mind. The accompanying 'Box Breathing' tech...

  • All Seasons Compilation (16 mins)

    Enjoy the changing seasons as you strengthen your energy and reduce stress. This routine is a compilation of exercises from several of Jeff's Qi Gong routines. You will take a journey through ocean, forest, snowy mountains and cherry blossoms! Travel through places and seasons while you build you...

  • Help with Horse Stance - Use a Tree! (5 mins)

    In this video, Jeff explains how to improve your Qi Gong 'Horse Stance' to increase energy. Horse stance is one of the most important aspects of Qi Gong practice. Some exercises help to move stagnant qi, whereas others help to build it. Horse Stance builds it. With time and practice, 'Horse Stanc...

  • INSTRUCTIONS: "Qi Gong for Grounding Routine" (22 mins)

    In this video Jeff provides detailed instructions on how to do each of the exercises in the "Qi Gong for Grounding Routine" The full "Qi Gong for Grounding" routine can be found in the shorter practices section.

  • Complete Guide to High Blood Pressure and Qi Gong (22 mins)

    In this video Jeff provides a comprehensive guide to high blood pressure and Qi Gong. He gives six suggestions for lowering blood pressure. This video is for information only. **Always consult with your doctor or primary care practitioner and follow their advice. Do not stop or start any exercise...

  • Anxiety Push Routine (15 mins)

    This routine helps to 'push' anxiety out of the body. Focus is on intention and yin-breathing to release anxiety and worry. The exercises move energy through the Gallbladder, Kidney, Stomach and Ren meridians. There's a dash of humour in this one - always good for releasing tension!

  • Simple Beginner Qi Gong (11 mins)

    Simple and effective - a beginner Qi Gong routine that anyone can do. This is a great short routine that you can practice if you are new to Qi Gong. It will help increase your energy, reduce stress, and reduce pain. It's a good one to do if you are a senior dealing with pain. This routine can als...

  • Laughter Moves Stagnant Qi (2 mins)

    According to traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong theory, the root of illness, disease, pain and poor vitality is because of having stagnant qi. Qi is the energy that flows through the meridians to and from internal organs. Qi Gong practice helps to move and balance any stagnant qi. It is on...