Qi Chats

Qi Chats

Recordings of of the "live" Qi Chats that are held monthly.

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  • January Qi Chat - Water Element (80 mins)

    Happy New Year and welcome to the January Qi Chat about the Water Element!
    During the winter time it is ideal to focus on the kidneys, bladder, and water element so we can nourish the source of all the yin and yang of the body.
    Thank you all for joining, practicing, and creating such wonderful e...

  • Holiday Qi-R Replay - 2022

    Share some Holiday Qi-R (Cheer)
    This is a special get together for Communi-Qi to share successes, thoughts about Qigong practice, and to 'meet' each other.
    It was relaxed, and there were some technical challenges (caused by Jeff 🙂) but it was a joyous occasion!

    Here is a link to the "Breakout R...

  • Breakout Room Breakdown - Blooper (1 min)

    Here is a funny moment from the December Holiday Qi-R (Cheer) meeting!
    Jeff was supposed to create several 'breakout rooms' for Communi-Qi members to join to have a brief conversation.
    Instead, Jeff created ONE massive room where everyone was talking all at once, and someone was even drawing a pi...

  • December Qi Chat - Circular Qigong (85 mins)

    Circular Qigong
    In this Chat we will discuss:
    - the concept of Circular Qigong
    - the basics and some subtle movements
    - how to to apply it to your practice
    - then we will practice several exercises and a short routine
    Introduction
    Beginning of Topic 2:55
    Learning the Exercises 16:00

    Full Routine...

  • November Qi Chat - Resilience Qigong (85 mins)

    The topic for this month is:
    Let's Learn and Practice - "Resilience Qigong"

    In this Qi Chat we will:
    - discuss how to keep the immune system healthy from a Qigong perspective
    - discuss the 'wei qi' or the defensive Qi
    - briefly discuss healthy boundaries for caregivers, customer service workers,...

  • Oct Qi Chat - 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade (80 mins)

    The topic for this month is:
    Let's Learn and Practice - 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade

    Come learn the popular 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade Qigong routine!

    The "8 Brocades" is practiced by millions of people all over the world. It is an easy routine to use daily to help the physical body stay strong, flex...

  • September Qi Chat - 7 Chakras and Qigong (90 mins)

    In this episode we discuss the concepts of the 7 major chakras, how to apply it to Qigong practice and Metta, then we go through the instructions for the 7 Chakra Qigong Routine.
    We then practice the routine altogether, aligning and balancing all 7 energy centres.

    The routine only can be found h...

  • August Qi Chat - Summer Qigong (90 mins)

    A recording of the “live” Qi Chat from August 2022 on Summer Qigong. Jeff discusses summer according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong, how to maximize Qigong practice in the summer, how to strengthen Earth element, tips for summer and managing 'heat', and the concept of "Leading your Pr...

  • July Qi Chat - Qigong for Peace (90 mins)

    A recording of the “live” Qi Chat from July 2022 on Qigong for Peace. Jeff discusses different states of Qigong, the three stages, cleansing movements and the six healing sounds. After the presentation and routine, members shared some experiences and Summer Qi-eer! Thank you to everyone for parti...

  • June Qi Chat - 6 Levels of Qigong 9 (90 mins)

    A recording of the June 2022 “live” Qi Chat. Jeff discusses the Six Levels of Qigong practice. Discover what to focus on in each level, how to progress, common challenges and how to get the most energy and rejuvenation from your practice. You will also learn and practice the Six level Qigong Rout...

  • May Qi Chat - Wuji Qigong - Let's Practice (95 mins)

    A recording of the May 2022 “live” Qi Chat. Jeff discusses Wu Ji, a stationary Qigong posture that can be extremely relaxing and nourishing. You will also learn and practice Wu Ji together!

    Timestamps for topics/questions:
    Welcome 0:00
    Begin of topic - Wu Ji Qigong 3:55
    Muddy water demonstration...

  • April Qi Chat - Spring Liver Wood Qigong (88 mins)

    A recording of the April 2022 “live” Qi Chat. Jeff discusses Spring and how to identify Wood Element (liver) stress patterns.” You will also learn and practice the Spring Liver Wood Routine together!

    Timestamps for topics/questions:
    Introduction of concept 3:45
    Seasons 5:00
    “The Sprouting Bean” ...

  • March Qi Chat - Heart Healing and Metta (80 mins)

    A recording of the March 2022 “live” Qi Chat. Jeff discusses a heart-centered approach to Qigong. You will also learn and practice the Heart Healing Routine together!

    Timestamps for topics/questions:
    Intro 0:00
    Purpose of Qigong 3:45
    Types of Qigong practitioners 6:00
    5 Types of Heart Centered Q...

  • Feb Qi Chat - Winter Qigong (90 mins)

    A recording of the February 2022 “live” Qi Chat. Jeff discusses ideas related to seasonal Qigong but that can apply to other routines as well. You will also learn and practice the Winter Qigong routine together!

    Timestamps for topics/questions:
    Intro - Winter Qigong 3:45
    Seasons in Qigong 5:20
    ...

  • January Qi Chat - Intention and 5 Element Practice (80 mins)

    A recording of the January 2022 “live” Qi Chat. In this chat, Jeff discusses intention and how it applies to Qigong and life. A guided Five Element practice is presented which can be used daily or 2 to 3 times per week.

    Timestamps for topics/questions:
    Intro of concept - Intention 4:30
    Intentio...

  • Share Some Holiday Cheer Live Get Together 2021

    A recording of the December 2021 "Share some Holiday Qi-R!" In this special get-together, Communi-Qi members shared their Qigong experiences, holiday traditions and said hello! Members submitted pictures, poetry, music, and artwork that was presented and enjoyed by all! This was a "live" event, s...

  • December Qi Chat - Tap and Release (80 mins)

    A recording for the December 2021 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses various Qigong tapping techniques and then you will do a "tap-along" practice together! Tapping, patting, and 'striking' is an old form of Qigong that can help invigorate, wake up and stimulate Qi circulation. It's great for the mus...

  • November Qi Chat - Qigong for Warmth (90 mins)

    A recording of the November 2021 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses the concept of 'warmth' and how it applies to Qigong practice to help the body, mind, emotions and spirit. You will also learn about the fundamental principles of Qigong practice such as:
    - Purpose of Qigong
    - Qigong vs meditation an...

  • October Qi Chat - Fall Qigong (80 mins)

    A recording of the October 2021 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses the healing sounds, the seasons, specifically Fall, along with some finer details of the Qigong exercises. After the discussion, you will practice the healing sounds and Fall routine together!

    Timestamps of topics covered:
    1 min 50s ...

  • Sept Qi Chat - Bone Marrow Washing Qigong (85 mins)

    A recording of the September 2021 "live" Qi Chat with discussion of the classic "Brain and Bone Marrow Washing" practice. Jeff introduces the concepts, then leads a warm up followed by practicing the form together!

    Time stamps for topics/questions:
    Discussion of Topic 3min 20s
    5 Levels of Qi Cle...

  • Aug Qi Chat - Zhan Zhaung - Horse Stance (90 mins)

    A recording of the "live" August 2021 Qi Chat. Jeff discusses Zhan Zhuang or Horse Stance practice. This is an important, if not central, part of Qigong. In this session Jeff will discuss how and why Horse Stance is beneficial. You will leave with a greater appreciation of Horse Stance and inspir...

  • July Qi Chat - Qigong For Negative Energy and Finding Flow (80 mins)

    A recording of the July 2021 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses the term "negative energy" and the concept that there isn't really "good or bad" energy - just flowing or stagnant. When we talk about negative energy, we really mean Qi that is stagnant and not moving freely. In this episode Jeff presen...

  • June Qi Chat - Metta Qigong (80 mins)

    A recording of the June 2021 "live" Qi Chat where Jeff discusses Metta Qigong then leads you through a 15 minute practice.

    Timestamps of topics covered:
    Introduction 0:00
    Intro to topic 1:55
    What is Metta Qigong? 4:30
    Benefits of Metta Qigong 6:30
    Writing Exercise 32:10
    Practice Instructions 39...

  • May Qi Chat - The 7 Movements of Qigong (90 mins)

    A recording of the May 2021 "live" Qi Chat where Jeff discusses the seven movements of Qigong followed by a routine to practice each of them.

    Timestamps of topics covered:
    2:03 Beginning of the Qi Chat
    4:37 Basics of Good Movement
    9:37 Finding Your Words
    11:22 Describing the 7 Movements
    40:00 L...