The Universi Qi

The Universi Qi

The Universi-Qi is a section where Jeff discusses concepts and ideas related to Qigong health, wellness, philosophy and mindset. He also shares some "rambles" that will hopefully inspire! :)

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The Universi Qi
  • Welcome to Universi Qi! (2 mins)

    Welcome to the Universi Qi. In this section, Jeff will present concepts and ideas related to Qigong, philosophy, wellness and mindset. A lot of treasures in here - Enjoy! :)

  • Universi Qi Episode 33 - Harmonize with your Environment (4 mins)

    Strive to harmonize with your environment when practicing Qigong. Being present, mindful and connected to your surroundings helps to cultivate energy and create peace within.

  • Universi Qi Episode 32 - Move with the Weight of a Butterfly (10 mins)

    Explore the concept of 'Move with the Weight of a Butterfly.' A way to release tension and use the least amount of energy to hold static poses. Not an easy one to master, but with practice you will find 'ease' over time. It can help unravel years of tension accumulated in the body. Once you exper...

  • Universi Qi Episode 31 - The Anatomy of Qigong Practice (21 mins)

    Learn about the 'anatomy' of Qigong practice. The purpose is to take the pressure off for those who feel the need to do it 'perfect' to experience the benefits. Sometimes our practice will be transformative and 'deep' and other times it will be physical and superficial. All part of the Qigong jou...

  • Universi Qi Episode 30 - 13 Types of Meditation (30 mins)

    Explore 13 broad categories of meditation. There are many forms of meditation and all all are beneficial to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Jeff will discuss the different benefits and how to incorporate meditation into your Qigong practice.
    If you would like to get into the ...

  • Universi Qi Episode 29 - Managing Emotional Triggers (23 mins)

    It's normal to become triggered by certain events, sights, sounds, scents or memories. This is what makes us human - the emotional body. A discussion on how and why we get emotionally triggered, what to do about it, and how Qigong can help. This is intended to be informative, not medical advice. ...

  • Universi Qi Episode 28 - How to Manage Emotions (4 mins)

    Explore a basic mindfulness framework that will help you understand and manage emotions. Learn how habits affect your character. Often we are never really taught how to manage the emotions of happiness, sadness, grief, anger, frustration, anxiety and depression. While there are many approaches to...

  • Universi Qi Episode 27 - Breath Counting Technique (4 mins)

    Learn a simple structured breath counting practice that you can use anywhere, anytime. This technique will keep you on track as you breathe mindfully. Try doing this a couple times a day and notice how much calmer and you feel.

  • Universi Qi Episode 26 - Qigong and Instinct (2 mins)

    A short discussion on following your instinct during Qigong and an idea called "Just in Time" learning. Reflect and consider the difference between instinct and intuition.

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  • Universi Qi Episode 25.5 - Rules vs Principles (3 mins)

    Discover the nuance of rules versus principles as it applies to Jeff's Qigong for Vitality approach. A fundamental concept where the intention is to focus on 'principles' rather than specific 'rules.' Integrate awareness and intention as you approach your practice.

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  • Universi Qi Episode 25 - Harmonize with Your Space (3 mins)

    You can't always control the space around you, but you can adjust your way of being within it. When practicing Qigong it's beneficial to harmonize with what is around you. Learn to "match" the space you are in, "make peace with it" and harmonize with your surroundings. If you can master this when...

  • Universi Qi Episode 24 - 10 Most Common Qigong Challenges (26 mins)

    The 10 most common Qigong challenges people face and what to do about them. Issues such as what to do when you have a wandering mind, feel tired after a routine, feel cold, numbness or tingling, experience discomfort or excessive emotions.
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  • Universi Qi Episode 23 - Three Elements of Good Qigong Practice (6 mins)

    Learn how flow-state and the idea of unconscious competence applies to Qigong. Bring your body into a down-regulated state to improve your own Qigong practice.

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  • Universi Qi Episode 22 - How to use Intention (3 mins)

    How do you apply 'intention' to practice? Learn three elements you can incorporate to improve your intention during Qigong:
    1. Think
    2. See
    3. Feel

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  • Universi Qi Episode 21 - Healthy Boundaries Part 2 (15 mins)

    Part 2 of Healthy Boundaries. Jeff presents his unique technique that has helped many people create healthy boundaries, protect sensitivities and energy. Practicing boundaries is a self care strategy AND a form of compassion for others as we need to "nurture ourselves, so we have the energy to nu...

  • Universi Qi Episode 20 - Healthy Boundaries Part 1 (13 mins)

    If you feel drained after being around people, then developing healthy boundaries will help you! Discover the value of developing boundaries especially if you are a highly sensitive person. Self awareness and healthy boundaries are important to our wellbeing and long term health. Know your limits...

  • Universi Qi Episode 19 - Back Breathing (7 mins)

    Discover "back breathing" and Jeff''s comparison to two barrels moving apart. This form of breath is more of an advanced technique. It's best to do this while standing in one spot as opposed to during the Qigong exercises. Visualization is an important part of it. Feel your body open and expand.

  • Universi Qi Episode 18 - Philosophy vs Practice (5 mins)

    Explore the difference between 'philosophy' and 'practice' in Qigong. When you combine 'practice' with the underlying philosophy, you create intention and a deeper personal practice. Understanding why you are doing an exercise or movement and how it affects your body makes a big difference.


  • Universi Qi Episode 17 - Finding your practice (11 mins)

    Learn how to find a Qigong style that resonates with you. With the variety of routines, it can be challenging to figure out. A simple questionnaire will help you discover this.

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  • Universi Qi Episode 16 - "Xi" Breathing (6 mins)

    Discover the concept of "xi" breathing. In Qigong, you want to maintain a fine steady stream of air when you are exhaling. Jeff gives a practical visual of how to envision your breath as you release it. Move deeper into your own Qigong practice by incorporating steady "Xi" breaths.

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  • Universi Qi Episode 15 - Strength vs Tension (2 mins)

    Learn about the difference between strength and tension. Discover how having a balance between strength and tension is necessary for health and cultivating a more effective Qigong practice.

  • Universi Qi Episode 14 - Restraint vs Relaxation (3 mins)

    Learn the difference between 'relaxation' and 'restraint'. Two different ways of viewing and responding to situations and the world in general. When we restrain our energy, it causes restriction and stagnation. When we relax into a situation, our response is much healthier.

  • Universi Qi Episode 13 - Intention (3 mins)

    "Qigong without intention is light exercise." Discover why intention is so important to your practice.
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  • Universi Qi Episode 12 - Framing our Experiences (5 mins)

    How we frame experiences impacts our perception of them. We get to choose our response to events. Regular Qigong practice gives us the mental space to take a step back and frame or (re-frame) situations in a way that is helpful and healthy.

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