Q and A

Q and A

In this section Jeff will post video answers to questions he commonly receives. It also includes recordings of the monthly "live" Qi chats.

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  • 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 4 things you can do to help yourself. He mentions the Metta Practice...

  • 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 ...

  • Sep Qi Chat - Is Qigong an Exercise or Spiritual Practice (90 min)

    A recording of the September 2020 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses if Qigong is purely a physical exercise or a spiritual practice. Here's a spoiler - it's both! Qigong can be practiced in many ways and used as a gentle physical exercise to well being, or a vehicle for spiritual development. Topics...

  • 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):

  • 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:...

  • 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:

  • August 2020 Qi Chat - Qigong and Breathing (77 mins)

    A recording of the August 2020 "live" Qi Chat. Learn all about Qigong and breathing. Jeff starts by exploring "breath" from a variety of perspectives - nature, science, posture, physical tension, muscle guarding, and emotions. A translation of the "Circulating Qi Inscription" one of the earliest ...

  • 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.

  • July 2020 Qi Chat - An Exploration of Pain (82 min)

    A recording of Jeff's July 2020 live Qi chat. An exploration of pain according to western medicine and the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Explore "pain as information," Gate Control Theory, different types of "bi," and the four pain pathways: transduction, transmission, perceptio...

  • June 2020 Qi Chat - Qigong and 6 Healing Sounds (82 min)

    A recording of the June 2020 live Qi Chat. Learn about the classic six 'Healing Sounds'. Includes the principles of sound, frequency, and resonance and offers some ideas as to why sound healing is helpful. Experience a few fun vocalization exercises that will leave your housemates really wonderin...

  • May 2020 Qi Chat - Stress and Stagnation of Qi (74 mins)

    A recording of Jeff's "live" Qi Chat from May 2020. The topic was Stress and Stagnation of Qi - Understanding the role of stress in health and chronic illness. Jeff speaks about how Qigong can reduce the stress response in the body and in doing so, improve overall health. Topics covered include:

  • April 2020 Qi Chat - Five Qigong Concepts During Difficult Times (80 mins)

    A recording of Jeff's "live" Qi chat from April 5, 2020. Jeff presents five Qigong concepts to help you move forward during difficult times. Bring a pen and paper for an exercise where you will reflect on things you can control versus things you cannot control in life. Jeff talks about re-discov...

  • March 2020 Qi Chat - 4 Concepts to a Deeper Qigong Practice (71 mins)

    A recording of Jeff's live Qi Chat from March 2020. Discussion is around fostering a deeper practice. It includes a practical exercise that you can try to experience the concept of "moving with the weight of a butterfly."
    Topics include:
    1) the interaction of Qi and Yi,
    2) dynamic movement of yi...

  • Feb 2020 Qi Chat - Qigong 'Practice' or 'Way of Life?' (75 mins)

    A recording of the February 2020 Qi Chat. The discussion is around whether Qigong is a "practice" or a "Way of Life." Jeff also discusses the concept of "Flow" from a simple point of view, and from a deeper perspective. Make yourself some nice tea and watch along!

  • January 2020 Qi Chat (83 mins)

    This is a recording of Jeff's January 2020 "live" Qi chat. In this session, Jeff talks about different Qigong styles and the strengths and concepts of each style. Enjoy!

  • Big Bear Qigong Details (9 mins)

    In this video Jeff discusses the Big Bear Swaying exercise that is featured in the Big Bear Qigong routine and some of the details you can focus on to increase qi circulation.

  • 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...

  • Dec 2019 Qi Chat - Qigong and Emotions (81 mins)

    A recording of Jeff's December 2019 Live Qi Chat
    Topics include:
    -Managing emotions for short term and long term health
    -Relationship between emotions and internal organs/systems
    -Five Elements and emotions
    -Thoughts - Emotions - Actions - Results
    -Moderate and harmonize

  • Nov 2019 Qi Chat - The Qigong Journey (72 mins)

    A recording of Jeff's November 2019 live Qi Chat. In this chat Jeff talks about the Qigong journey! The time markers for topics covered in the chat are as follows:
    What is the goal of Qigong and different styles of Qigong (9:00)
    Stages of Qi Development (20:05)
    Functions of Qi (24:45)
    Signs of G...

  • Oct 2019 Qi Chat - Finding your Formula (82 mins)

    Here is the recording from Jeff's "live" Qi Chat on October 5, 2019. Topics are below with corresponding time marker in the video:
    11 min - Health spectrum
    17 min - Finding truth
    19:30 - Intuition
    27 min - Finding your Formula (written exercise)
    1hr 6 min - Conclusion, Questions

  • Sept Qi Chat - How Does Qigong Work? (75min)

    In this month's Qi Chat, we will be discussing "How Does Qigong Work? - An Exploration into How and Why Qigong Is Helpful"

    In this chat we'll discuss some of the common reasons why Qigong is helpful, and some not so well known reasons. We'll look at some scientific reasons as well as traditional...

  • August 2019 Qi Chat (77 mins)

    A recording of the August 2019 "live" Qi Chat. How should you approach learning Qigong? How should you go about choosing practices? Hear Jeff discuss these topics and more!

  • July Qi Chat (1hr 23min)

    Here is the replay of the July Qi Chat!
    Here is what we discussed
    Intro: 0-12min
    Topic: 4th Element of Qigong Practice 12min
    Osteoporosis: 1hr 2min 20sec

  • June 2019 Qi Chat (88 mins)

    This is a recording of Jeff's "Live" Qi-Chat from Saturday, June 1, 2019. Jeff talks about the five most beneficial exercises, as well as the five most popular routines in the Communi-Qi. He also answers some of the questions asked by Communi-Qi members including some from the forum. Note - Jeff ...