Reduce Depression with Qigong #5

Below is the fifth of five videos on Reducing Depression with the “Old Man” Qigong Set.

The final video in this series puts each part of the form together into a flowing whole.

The Ratio of Moves

Once you have practiced each of the 3 moves separately and can perform them well–with good amounts of feeling and healing–then you put them all together. The connected movement ratio is as follows:

1, 2, 3

2, 3

2, 3

Put Another Way, You Do

1. Lungs

2. Heart

3. Middle Burner

2. Heart

3. Middle Burner

2. Heart

3. Middle Burner

Then start over, again starting with the Lungs.

The Daily Exercise Prescription

The basic formula for practicing the full “Old Man” exercise is to do it for set amount of time. Get into a flowing groove by the set over and over and over again for 5, 10, 20 or more minutes at a time.

As you practice, you don’t need to count reps. Just glance at a clock every once in a while.

Urgent Prescription

Those who need to get their bodies on track quickly can elect to do 25 minutes of the “Old Man” 3 times a day.

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1 Comment »

  1. Hilary said,

    July 9, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    Thank you so much for posting this exercise and giving it such thorough detail. I have been doing Shaolin Qigong for a few weeks now which I really enjoy (LIfting the Sky + energy flow (flowing breeze, flowing willow)), but I have really been missing a more dynamic form and sound-based for a gentle workout. I really like this one because it is still simple but goes through several positions and sounds and you feel better already after a couple of run-throughs. Thanks so much!

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