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
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...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
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!
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.
5:30 Poll for Communi Qi
6:37 Intro to topic
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.
Purpose of Qigong 5:20
Engaged practice 9:15
Basics of practice 11:20...
Merry Christmas from Jeff! A recording of the 2020 informal Christmas Communi-Qi gathering! Thank you for joining in. This was our first one and it was wonderful to connect with each other! Topics covered were:
6:30 Gabor Mate
10:30 Spin the Wheel
11:10 Question for the Communi Qi - How are you ...
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.
The Parts of Self 10:48
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)
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."
- 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.
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
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...