Qi Chats

Qi Chats

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

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  • April Qi Chat - Beyond the Movement (70 mins)

    A recording of the April 2021 "live" Qi Chat where Jeff offers seven concepts to help your practice progress 'beyond' the movements.
    Topics covered include:

    3:16 Beginning of the Qi Chat
    52:10 Tips for practicing while sitting
    54:29 Does Qigong develop the "Qigong Mind"?
    55:16 Comment - Meditati...

  • March Qi Chat - Let's Practice - Building the Foundation - Legs

    A recording of the March 2021 "live" Qi Chat where Jeff discusses the fundamental ideas of having strong and stable legs from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view. Follow along and practice a routine for strengthening legs together!

    Timestamps for topics covered:
    1min 47 - I...

  • February Qi Chat - The Path to Yuan Qi (75 mins)

    A recording of the February 2021 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses the source and creation of Qi according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong theory. Learn practical approaches to using these concepts in your Qigong practice.

    Topics covered:
    5:30 Poll for Communi Qi
    6:37 Intro to topic
    8:5...

  • January Qi Chat (71 mins)

    A recording of the January 2021 "live" Qi Chat. A discussion on the purpose of Qigong, engaged practice, the basics and some advanced ideas followed by a Qigong practice that we will do together as a group.

    Introduction 4:20
    Purpose of Qigong 5:20
    Engaged practice 9:15
    Basics of practice 11:20...

  • Dec Qi Chat - Personality and Qigong (65 mins)

    A recording of the December 2020 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses personality, the various aspects of "Self" and how it relates to Qigong practice. Learn how to approach Qigong in a way that honors and respects your unique personality.

    Topics covered:
    The Parts of Self 10:48
    -nature
    -personality
    -...

  • Nov Qi Chat - 9 Principles of Qigong (75 mins)

    A recording of the November 2020 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses nine principles of Qigong practice: ideas beyond the movements to develop and deepen your Qigong. Choose one or two at a time to focus on. The nine principles discussed are:

    1) Alignment (11:53)
    2) Loosen the body - “Song” (19:59)
    3...

  • October Qi Chat- Longevity and qigong (80 mins)

    A recording of the October 2020 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses longevity through the perspective of science, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong. Learn the value of "adding life to your years" rather than just adding "years to your life."

    Topics include:
    - Simple things that can support long...

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

    A recording of the September 2020 "live" Qi Chat. Today's question: Is Qigong 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 promote wellbeing, or a vehicle for spiritual development.

    Topi...

  • 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 ...

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

    A recording of the 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, perception...

  • 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 wonder...

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

    A recording of the May 2020 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses stress and stagnation of Qi, and the role it plays in health and chronic illness. Learn how Qigong can reduce the stress response, and in doing so, improve overall health.

    Topics covered include:
    - Stressors vs response to stress
    - Stre...

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

    A recording of the April 2020 "live" Qi chat. 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 rediscovering your k...

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

    A recording of the March 2020 "live" Qi Chat. Discussion is around fostering a deeper practice and includes an exercise 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 yin and yang in Qigong exercises
    ...

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

    A recording of the February 2020 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff discusses whether Qigong is a "practice" or a "Way of Life." Learn about the concept of "Flow" from a simple point of view to a deeper perspective. Make yourself some tea and enjoy the chat!

  • January 2020 Qi Chat (83 mins)

    A recording of the January 2020 "live" Qi chat. In this session, Jeff talks about different Qigong styles and the strengths and concepts of each one. Enjoy the journey!

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

    A recording of the December 2019 "live" Qi Chat.

    Topics include:
    -Managing emotions for short 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 the November 2019 "live" Qi Chat. Jeff talks about the Qigong journey!

    Timestamps for topics covered:
    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 Good Qi Circulation (37:10)
    3 Stages of Qigong...

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

    A recording of the October 2019 "live" Qi Chat. 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)

    A recording of the September 2019 "live" Qi Chat where Jeff answers the question, "How Does Qigong Work? A deep exploration into how and why Qigong is helpful. You will discover common reasons why Qigong helps and some lesser known ones. We'll look at some scientific reasons as well as traditiona...

  • 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? Jeff discussed these topics and more!

  • July Qi Chat (1hr 23min)

    A recording of the July 2019 "live" Qi Chat where Jeff discusses Flow and the 4th element of Qigong practice - the importance of speech, positive intention and affirmation.

    Timestamps:
    Intro: 0-12min
    Topic: 4th Element of Qigong Practice 12min (Speech)
    Osteoporosis: 1hr 2min 20sec

  • June 2019 Qi Chat (88 mins)

    A recording of the June 2019 "live" Qi Chat where 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 - Unfortunately, Jeff could n...

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

    A recording of the May 2019 "live" Qi Chat where Jeff discussed how to use intention in your Qigong practice.