Qigong

6 Qigong Yoga Videos for Increased Flexibility

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.Taoflow: 40 min. Basics by Cain Carroll
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1. Taoflow: 40 min. Basics
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This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow basics. Class begins with traditional Shaking to clear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. Then, the sequence moves through some of the basic Taoflow standing postures and movements, followed by gentle floor work to open the hips, unwind the spine, and chill the mind. Students of all levels are welcome.
2. Taoflow: Squat Sequence
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This is a forty-minute Taoflow Lab where you will learn proper alignment, breathing techniques and of one of the most important positions for overall health and longevity: Womb Squat. Class begins with a few minutes of free-style Shaking to clear the mind and warm up the body. Then, follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll to move into Joint Opening exercises to increase circulation and awareness of the joints in preparation for in-depth study and practice of Womb Squat. Students of all levels are welcome to check out this Grokker Premium video.
3. 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.
4. Shake and Flow: 40 min. Basics
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This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow essentials. Class begins with traditional Shaking to clear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. Follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll through this series of powerful energy activation exercises to open the joints, scrub away tension, and get the life-force flowing in this Grokker Premium video. This is a standing practice you can do anywhere.
5. Tiger Body, Buddha Mind
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This power-packed set develops animal-like strength, speed, agility, and mobility. Join master teacher, Cain Carroll, in his personal fusion practice blending techniques from yoga, qigong, martial arts and body-weight conditioning. The mental aspect of the practice clears away distracting thoughts, and delivers you into complete presence. No prior experience is necessary for this Grokker Premium video, but be ready to work hard.
6. 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.
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