Q and A

Q and A

In this section Jeff answers commonly asked questions.

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Q and A
  • Should We Breathe through the Mouth or Nose? (3 mins)

    Have you ever wondered how you should breathe during Qigong practice? Should you inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth? Should you alternate between the two? This video is for you!

    Other breathing-related videos:
    Qigong and Breathing (Live Qi Chat):

  • 'Q and A' Episode 2 - Which QiGong Routine Should I Practice? (11 mins)

    Learn how to assess which routine is best for you based on how it affects your body, mind and "Xin" Qi.

    Jeff's Suggestions:
    Practice a routine regularly for a period of time to notice how it affects you and to get the greatest impact from it.

    If you are a beginner or have just joined the site,...

  • Which Qigong routine to use for medical conditions (4 mins)

    Which Qigong routine should you practice for your medical condition? This question gets asked a lot. Jeff talks about how Qigong can help support your overall health and well-being but reiterates that you should always consult your doctor for medical advice. Qigong can be a 'part' of your health ...

  • Qigong after surgery, injury, or illness (10 mins)

    Things to keep in mind for Qigong practice following surgery, an injury, or illness. Jeff discusses the value of rest and not pushing too hard as you allow yourself to heal. He suggests never exerting past 60% and listening to your body. Jeff makes a few suggestions for light Qigong practices. Ma...

  • Qigong with Shoulder pain (3 mins)

    Learn how to practice Qigong if you have issues with your shoulders or an acute shoulder injury. The 70% rule once again applies.

  • Healthy Back Position for Qigong (6 mins)

    Learn how to bend properly particularly for "Chin-to-Toe" exercise in Qigong.This exercise is featured in the Big Bear routine. For this exercise, it is best to bend like a hinge or fold like a table versus curve like a cashew nut! When Jeff refers to picking something up, he means figuratively l...

  • 'Q and A' Episode 4 - Proper Technique for Knees (8 mins)

    Jeff answers a question on how to maintain healthy knees during practice. He explains proper posture and technique during the exercises. An excellent overview with a lot of information to help you during Qigong and in regular everyday life. He recommends everyone watch this to ensure your knees a...

  • What if you don't want to practice an exercise or routine? (7min)

    Do you every feel as if you don't want to do a particular Qigong exercise or routine? What should you do? Join Jeff for a chat about this! Another video you might like is - Motivation to Practice: https://qigongforvitality.vhx.tv/the-universi-qi/videos/universi-qi-ep-01-motivation-to-practice

  • Covering the Eyes after Practice (5 mins)

    Learn about the meaning behind warming the palms and covering the eyes after Qigong practice.

  • How fast to practice Qigong (3 mins)

    How fast or slow should you practice? Learn about the speed and pace for effective Qigong.

  • Basic Breathing Discussion (14 min)

    A discussion on the breathing techniques that can be used while practicing Qigong:
    1. Natural Breathing 1:10
    2. Dantian Breathing 2:55
    3. Box Breathing 4:15
    4. Microcosmic Orbit 5:58
    Other topics mentioned include special breathing techniques such as: Retaining the Breath, Yang Reinforcing Breath...

  • Unsettled after Qigong - What to Do (4 mins)

    Most of the time we feel energized, calm, and grounded after a Qigong practice. Occasionally, we can feel a little 'unsettled,' sleepy, agitated, or as if our practice is 'not quite finished.' Jeff discusses why this happens and four things you can do to help yourself. He mentions the Metta Pract...

  • How to Practice Qigong while Sitting (9 mins)

    Most routines can be modified so you can sit while doing it. Some practices can even be done while lying down and with visualization. The most important aspect is finding Flow. Discover how you can modify any routine into a seated practice and open up possibilities!

  • Can you practice only one exercise? (1 min)

    Do you ALWAYS have to practice full Qigong routines, or can you practice only one exercise? Find out here!

  • Arthritis and Qigong Practice (6 mins)

    Learn how the gentle movement of Qigong is helpful to increase Qi and blood circulation and may reduce joint aches with arthritis. Learn about the "70% rule" to stay within your comfort zone.

    Other videos you may find helpful:

    Finding "Your" Practice:

  • Qigong and the Eyes (7 mins)

    Have you ever wondered if you should keep your eyes open or closed during Qigong? Learn more about this and find the ideal position for your eyes during Qigong. Discover the "soft" gaze and explore how you feel when changing your gaze during practice.

  • Qi deficiency, excess, and stagnation - Q & A (7 mins)

    Jeff answers a Communi-Qi member's question about Qi deficiency and Qigong practice. Topics include Qi deficiency, excess and stagnation.

  • 'Q and A' Episode 5: Shoulder Movement

    Learn about the shoulder and range of motion when practicing Qigong. Find out how to stay within your comfort zone.

  • Exercise and Qigong (2 mins)

    Do you have questions about combining other types of exercise with Qigong? Ever wonder if you should do Qigong and other exercises such as running, biking, yoga, or aerobics in the same day? Which order is best? This video is for you!

    Other videos you may find helpful:
    Finding "Your" Practice:

  • 'Q and A' Episode 3 - Touching the Tongue to Roof of Mouth (4 mins)

    Learn about the concept of touching the tongue to the roof of the mouth in Qigong. Jeff answers many questions that have come up about it. It's not always recommended especially if it creates tension in the body.

  • 'Q and A' Episode 1 - Heat and Qigong (8 mins)

    In this video, Jeff answers a question about doing Qigong in hot climates. As Qigong can warm up the body, it's important to do a well-balanced routine to compliment the 'yang' energy with 'yin' otherwise a person can generate too much heat. Jeff discusses the importance of 'wei qi' and a few dif...

  • Communi Qi January update

    Hear about all of the exciting things happening in the Communi Qi in 2019!

  • Update Oct 2017 (4mins)

    We have been trying to be quiet about our 'new project' that we just finished filming (yesterday!) You will have plenty of new qigong videos coming your way in the very near future! Here is a quick update as to what Jeff has been busy working on!