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Week 13: Flow Meditation

The Flow Meditation combines the fundamental Qigong practices from Week 1 through Week 12. This wraps up the series of foundational Qigong exercises, a sequence of practices that improve your health if you practice regularly. Flow is a reminder that Qigong practices are adaptable irrespective of age, mobility or fitness. FAQs Chris Shelton discusses the …

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Week 12: Restoring Earth’s Energy

The Restoring Earth’s Energy exercise emphasizes the Earth Element, which affects organs such as the stomach, spleen and pancreas, as well as the rest our digestive system. By tapping into Earth’s energy, we access greater creativity and groundedness. FAQs Chris Shelton continues discussing prenatal and postnatal Qi. Everyone has the power to maintain health through …

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Week 11: Liver Cleansing Exercise

The Liver Cleansing Exercise is the fifth and final exercise in a series that balances the major Yin organs. An out-of-balance liver appears as anger, resentment and irritability. After this practice, expect to feel relaxed, and more kind and compassionate. FAQs Chris Shelton explains the root cause of inflammation and the liver’s role. He describes …

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Week 10: Kidney Cleansing Exercise

The Kidney Cleansing Exercise is the fourth of five exercises that balance the Yin organs. This practice increases energy and vitality. The health of the kidneys is responsible for overall well-being, and this organ acts as the body’s “battery.” The kidneys rule personality, willpower and longevity. FAQs Chris Shelton emphasizes the importance of taking care …

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Week 9: Lung Cleansing Exercise

The Lung Cleansing Exercise is the third in a series of five Yin cleansing exercises for the internal organs. The lungs impact the vitality of skin, tone of voice and immunity resilience. This delicate organ is affected by grief and loss, but once released, courage comes forth. FAQs Chris Shelton discusses the pathway of the …

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Week 8: Spleen Cleansing Exercise

The Spleen Cleansing Exercise is the second exercise in a series of five practices that empowers the Yin organs. This exercise clears negative emotions such as worry, anxiety, over-intellectualizing and pessimism, leaving you feeling calm and centered. FAQs Chris Shelton compares and contrasts how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medicine approach the treatment of …

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Week 7: Heart Cleansing Exercise

The Heart Cleansing Exercise is the first of five practices that balance major Yin organs: heart, spleen, lungs, kidneys and liver. As “emperor of the body,” the heart cherishes positive emotions and decides how negative emotions are expressed. This exercise allows your mind and spirit to shine brightly by releasing pain from the heart. FAQs …

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Week 6: Collecting Heaven and Earth

The Collecting Heaven and Earth practice harmonizes Yin (receptive) and Yang (creative) energies. This exercise is the foundational movement of the Five-Organ Cleansing exercises beginning in Week 7. The purpose of this practice is to feel more balanced inside and out. FAQs Chris Shelton explains how the Collecting Heaven and Earth exercise is preparation for …

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Week 5: Micro Cosmic Orbit Meditation

The Micro Cosmic Orbit Meditation balances two important meridians: the Governing Vessel (back of body, perineum to the gums above the two front teeth) and the Conception Vessel (front of body, perineum to right beneath lower lip). This meditation increases feelings of clarity, calm and confidence. FAQs Chris Shelton discusses the quiet simplicity of the …

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Week 4: Massaging the Yang Organs

Yin and yang are opposite but complementary energies. When the body’s yin and yang energies are misaligned, chronic pain and dis-ease are possible. Massaging major yang organs (e.g., digestive system) rebalances the body to help increase energy and wellbeing. FAQs Chris Shelton introduces the basics of Yin-Yang Theory. He gives examples of how yin and …

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