Q and A

Q and A

In this section Jeff will post video answers to questions submitted through the member forum. It also includes recordings of Jeff's "live" Qi chats.

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  • 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 ...

  • May Qi Chat - Using Intention During Qigong (78 mins)

    This is a recording of the "live" members-only Qi Chat. This month's topic was using intention in your Qigong 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.

  • April Qi Chat (53 min)

    Watch the replay of our first "Qi Chat" live meeting that was on April 6, 2019! This was Jeff's first "live meeting" that was attended by Communi Qi members only.
    In this video Jeff discussed:
    The purpose of the Qi Chat: 2min 10s
    Quote of the Day: 8min 50s
    Qigong Inspiration Story: 11min 30s

  • Communi Qi January update

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

  • '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.

  • 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!

  • '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...

  • '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.