Long Practices

Long Practices

A collection of routines that are over 15 minutes to get you feeling your very best! Enjoy!

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Long Practices
  • Simple Mindful Breathing (20 mins)

    Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the 'here and now'. Watch the intro to this practice here: https://qigongforvitality.vhx.tv/the-universi-qi/videos/simple-mindful-breathing-intro-4-mins This routine is a form of mindfulness practice designed to quiet the thoughts and bring you into...

  • Mindfulness Qigong (20 mins)

    Be present, attentive, and mindful with this simple routine. Connecting with Dan Tian, Yong Quan, and Bai hui will leave you feeling grounded, rooted, and mentally uplifted. Excellent for a mid-day pick up or a morning routine. While the exercises are simple, maintaining mindfulness throughout th...

  • Daymaker (48 mins)

    Feel a sense of harmony and total balance with "Daymaker!" This routine will help strengthen all 5 elements - Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, and Wood and will leave you feeling grounded and rooted, as well as energized and full of vitality! A very complete routine, excellent for daily practice. This ...

  • Immuni Qi (41 mins)

    A routine to unite us in resilience and strength! Qigong to help keep your immune system, lungs, respiratory system and resilience strong. Feel your wei qi expand with each inhalation. Light stomach massage, tapping along lung meridian and acupressure on immune points - Hegu (LI4), Fengchi (GB 20...

  • Return to Centre (32 mins)

    See the “Introduction to Return to Centre Routine” where Jeff explains the concept for this practice: https://qigongforvitality.vhx.tv/the-universi-qi/videos/intro-to-return-to-centre-routine-3-mins Imagine a tree blowing in the wind. If the tree has strong roots, it will be stable. When the wind...

  • Stability (31 mins)

    Feel strong, grounded, and stable! This is a practice that strengthens the legs, hips, back, core muscles, and helps the qi flow smoothly through all the meridians in the lower body. Movements are slightly faster and will give your body a good workout! Includes exercises that can strengthen the s...

  • Big Bear (22 mins)

    Feel in harmony with nature and discover the energy of 'Big Bear.' An empowering routine that will leave you feeling connected to the natural world around you and your own inner strength. This routine features the Big Bear Swaying exercise, that invigorates the qi and relaxes the neck and back. J...

  • Move Lower Heaven (20 min)

    Dan Tian or "Lower Heaven" is an important energy centre of the body a few inches below the belly button. When 'lower heaven' is strong you will have good energy, a clear mind, and a strong immune system. A strong Dan Tian will allow for increased benefit from your Qigong practice. Join Jeff in a...

  • Water Dragon (34 mins)

    Strengthen Water element with this refreshing practice. Movements such as Water Horse Stance, Rowing the Boat, Embrace Lotus, and Swimming Dragon series (variations of Swimming Dragon) strengthen the Kidney energy. Throughout the routine you will bring your awareness to the Kidney shu point with ...

  • Take Flight (45 mins)

    Spread your wings and feel your spirit soar as you stretch your arms to the sky. Embrace physical and mental strength. A blend of upward movement, like a flying bird, balanced by grounded "Buddha Stomp" and gentle bouncing. You will build strength and improve flexibility in the upper body. Moveme...

  • Circular Flow (20 mins)

    Feel your body and muscles relax with Circular Flow. Movements are "circular," gentle and particularly helpful for softening tightness in the joints and fascia, while encouraging smooth qi flow through the meridians. Beneficial for the liver, the heart, and sanjiao system; improves cognition and ...

  • Embrace Lotus (34 mins)

    Calm, nourish, and heal your heart and Shen with this gentle sitting Qigong practice. Be sure to watch the Intro video first: https://qigongforvitality.vhx.tv/the-universi-qi/videos/embrace-lotus-intro-8m.
    The lotus represents a flower so beautiful that grows from the muddy water. When we have...

  • Peaceful Shen (25 mins)

    Restore heart, Shen and Spirit as you practice with Jeff in a meadow of Camas flowers. **Be sure to watch the Intro video first which can be found in the Universi-Qi section: https://qigongforvitality.vhx.tv/videos/peaceful-shen-intro. This routine promotes a peaceful state by strengthening the h...

  • Flow (27 mins)

    Let the river wash away your worries. Includes exercises such as Big Bear, Big Circle, Cloud Hands, Brush Knee and Twist, Drawing the Bow and Clearing the Dantian. Movements strengthen the Liver, Gallbladder, and Spleen in TCM, and open the chest, lungs, and mid back. Your mind will feel clear, c...

  • Cleansing the Bai Hui (45 mins)

    Stimulate, cleanse and energize your 'Bai Hui.' Feel clear minded, energized, and tranquil. Bai Hui, located on the top of the head, has been used for health and spiritual purposes for thousands of years. Bai Hui means "100 meeting points" where six Yang channels and the Du meridian meet on the c...

  • Reel-ly Nice Qigong (40 mins)

    Based on the practice of "Silk Reeling" - a graceful circular movement that will help unlock the joints and soft tissue while moving the Qi smoothly throughout the body.
    You can watch a short intro to the practice here: https://qigongforvitality.vhx.tv/the-universi-qi/videos/introduction-to-the-...

  • Release (25 mins)

    Feeling tense or tightly wound? Release and let go. Join Jeff at the base of this glacier fed lake on a magically still morning. 'Clearing the Ren' will have you feeling relaxed, open, and revitalized! Clear stagnation from the upper body, chest and back as you release!

  • Rise and Shine! (1 hour)

    Rise and shine with this early morning routine! Qigong with positive affirmations and lots of bouncing and swinging arm exercises. A brisk routine that will make you feel alive! Watch as the sun rises throughout this practice. Filmed in the early morning on Mount Tolmie.

  • Resilient (27 mins)

    Build your immunity, lung energy, and resilience with this routine in the middle of scenic Stanley park in Vancouver, BC. This practice features stimulation of acupressure point Lung 1 (Zhong fu) or 'Central Palace,' an excellent point for increasing lung qi. Along with the Canada geese, mountai...

  • Open to the Horizon (27 mins)

    Open yourself to the horizon and welcome a new day with this inviting routine! Follow along as Jeff guides you through 'Parting Horse's Mane' in a slow and methodical method culminating with a beautiful contra-lateral sequence that awakens the brain and improves balance and coordination. You will...

  • Cultivate - Seated Routine (17 mins)

    Sit with Jeff on this rock above the city and cultivate your energy! Feel energy flow down from the sky and into your body. A wonderful "moving meditation" in a seated position that will consolidate Qi and leave you feeling strong - both physically and mentally. An excellent routine for days when...

  • May the Fourth Be With You :) (24 min)

    Connect and harmonize with your own internal rhythm in this Qigong practice! **If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to watch the introduction video to this routine found here:
    https://qigongforvitality.vhx.tv/the-universi-qi/videos/new-practice-intro
    In this routine you will tune in to your own ...

  • Inner Stillness (17 mins)

    Inner Stillness is a horse stance practice that helps you find a sense of peace, strength, and stillness. Time seems to pass quickly as you move through various horse stances and the stepping exercises. Feel the qi from the earth get drawn up the feet and the energy flow down from the sky. Jeff g...

  • 18 Forms - Shibashi (38 mins)

    The 18 Forms, or Shibashi, is a popular Qigong form practiced by millions of people around the world. Based on the gentle movements of Yang style Tai Chi, professor Lin Hou Sheng compiled 18 movements to create this routine that is ideal to practice daily to maintain good qi circulation and a str...