Qigong

4 Qigong Yoga Videos for Cooling Down after Exercise

Leslie Perryman • March 17, 2015
Rooted in Chinese medicine, Qigong is a practice designed to increase energy flow through the meridian channels of the body. The movement is slow, yet complex, integrating spiral patterns through the hands, arms, shoulders and hip joints. It is beneficial for all levels, including the beginner. The challenging, yet gentle flow is meant to a build strength, increase energy, and cultivate a meditative breath.Cooling down your body after exercise is essential. A cool down involves stretching the muscles that have been worked in order to maintain flexibility as well as avoid cramps and injury. Whether following a cardio or strength workout or after playing sports yoga is a brilliant option for your post-exercise cool down. In fact, there are a number of yoga poses that are particularly helpful for restoring your muscle tissue after exercise. What's more since yoga helps to calm the mind you are sure to feel refreshed and reenergised after your yoga cool down. Shake and Flow: 20 mins by Cain Carroll
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1. Taoflow: Hip Opening Meditation
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Exhale tension from deep within the body. Begin with four traditional hip opening movements to warm and align the hips and spine, followed by 30 minutes of guided breathing meditation. This full sequence class is a complete system of inner energy cultivation, facilitating the free flow of blood and vital energy, while calming the mind and settling the spirit. Join Taoflow Expert Cain Carroll for some powerful meditation in this Grokker Premium video, no experience necessary.
2. Shake and Flow: 20 mins
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Busy day? No worries! Join Taoflow expert, Cain Carroll, for this 20-minute power-packed set of Taoflow. Master traditional shaking to clear the mind, scrub away tension, and rejuvenate every cell of the body. You’ll then move through a series of energy activation exercises that recharge your inner batteries and strengthen the joints, tendons and ligaments. This Grokker Premium video is a standing practice you can do anywhere; you don’t even have to take off your shoes. Even on the busiest of days you can always find at least twenty minutes to devote to your practice.
3. Taoflow: 20 min. Nourishing Life
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Cultivate optimal health and longevity with this 20-minute session of Taoflow nourishing life practices. Taoflow Expert, Cain Carroll will begin with qi washing to to improve circulation of blood and lymph, followed by a series of pressure point self-massage and organ strengthening exercises. In this Grokker Premium video, follow Cain as he guides you through practices that have been used for thousands of years by yogis in India and Taoist sages in China to prevent injury and disease and promote radiant health of body and mind. No experience necessary.
4. Hip Opening and Meditation
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This is a thirty minute seated Taoflow practice. Class begins with four traditional hip opening movements to warm and align the hips and spine, followed by twenty minutes of guided skin breathing meditation. Follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll through this powerful meditation. This Grokker Premium video is a complete system of inner energy cultivation, facilitating the free flow of blood and vital energy, while calming the mind and settling the spirit. No experience necessary. Students of all levels are welcome.
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