Archive for March, 2020

Qigong and Coronavirus Part 1

Now is the time to increase your Qigong practice.

If you don’t have a Qigong practice yet, I recommend starting with Super Gentle Qigong.

You will grow your sense of moving and filling Qi with slow, rhythmic movements. Do it often, throughout the day, even if it is just one move out of the eight.

The number of repetitions is not as important as getting a physiological shift of some sort. Do an exercise until you feel some kind of relaxation in your body or mind or breathing; or some sense of easier internal movement. If you aren’t sure about these sensations, 20 to 24 reps is a goodly amount for most people. You will be coming back for more, later.

Super Gentle Qigong can be done if you are starting to get punky feeling, sickish, fatigued. It can be done in a chair; or even lying down. It can also be done if you are in recovery from illness.

If you aren’t feeling quite right, start some gentle Qigong right away. Try to get 10 to 15 minutes practice in every hour-and-a-half to two hours.



Note: The first video teaches the moves and the first part of the follow-along section.


Be well,

Robert Bates

Robert Bates is a Chiropractor, Craniosacral Therapist, Lymph Drainage Therapist and Qigong teacher. He teaches Self Healing Qigong, Medical Qigong (for healing others); and Lymph Drainage Therapy and Fluid Articular Release for the Chikly Health Institute.