1. #2 What is Qi? (practice video)

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    from Dao Now Added 3 0 0

    1st practical lesson- Connecting with your qi through abdominal breathing

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    • Namaskarasana in Tadasana

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      from Nancy Hand Added

      Basic instructions for doing a standing salutation - start of a sun salutation and a breathing exercise.

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      • Reeling of Silk

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        from Wasentha Young Added 30 0 0

        A good exercise for the lungs and large muscle groups. (Caution: Start gently... do not do too many repetitions as to become light-headed.)

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        • Breathing Exercises: Stimulating Breath

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          from Andrew Weil, M.D. Added 948 1 0

          Watch as Dr. Weil performs the Stimulating Breath, also known as the Bellows Breath. The stimulating breath is used to raise energy and increase alertness. The Stimulating Breath is performed by rapidly inhaling and exhaling through the nose with closed mouth. The exercise should be done for only 15 seconds for full effectiveness.

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          • Breathing Exercises: Breath Counting

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            from Andrew Weil, M.D. Added 446 0 0

            Breath Counting places emphasis on counting the number of times you breath during the exercise. Being mindful of your breathing helps to focus on your body and be in tune with how your body works. Dr. Weil shows how to perform the Breath Counting exercise, a quick and effective exercise you should add to your daily routine.

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            • Breathing Exercises: 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise

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              from Andrew Weil, M.D. Added 10.6K 6 0

              The 4-7-8 Breath is a simple yet effective breathing exercise. Dr. Weil shows how to practice the 4-7-8 Breath exercise which can be used to calm the nervous system and counteract stress.

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              • Illuminate the Oasis Within

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                from holisticfashionista Added 21 1 0

                http://www.holisticfashionista.com/ In this episode, Valerie walks you through a delicious exercise, to connect and cleanse the oasis within, by illuminating your true essence, allowing its yumminess to flow through you, and your day! http://www.holisticfashionista.com/ Meditation Holistic Living Women Empowerment Breathing Exercise Reducing Stress Self Love

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                • The Mini Meditation

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                  from Peter Shmock Added 37 0 0

                  We all have minds that are busy with a myriad of thoughts. So many things to do, so many things to think about. At times we feel stressed out by these thoughts as if we're getting bombarded endlessly. But there's good news - there's a practical and easy way to escape these thoughts, become calmer, less stressed and feel a moment of piece. This meditation - called the mini meditation - was taught to me by one of the most profound teachers I had the pleasure of learning from - Ken Russell. This meditation takes only a few moments during your day. Sit in your chair or if possible lay down somewhere relatively quiet... if this is possible. If not , no problem, you can do this anywhere anytime. First shut your eyes, if you can, and then take three long full breathes putting your full attention on the physical sensation of breathing. Breath thru your nose if you can as it's more calming to your mind and body. You can focus on the air going in and out nostrils or your chest as it lifts up and goes back down with each breath. The only thing that matters is that you put your full attention on each of the three breaths. If you get distracted by thoughts - no problem - just bring your attention back to your breath. If you have a luxury of sitting or laying down for a few moments afterwards - great - indulge yourself and sink into the piece that you may experience. Like everything it's a practice and it will become easier in time. But remember this - even if your subjective experience is that you weren't able to keep you focus dead thru all three breaths , you will non the less benefit. Don't stress about it. Once a day is a good start, multiple times is even better. Think of this meditation as being what Ken called a wedge that serves to distance you momentarily from your busy mind and it's thought. Be calmer, be clearer of mind and feel less stressed - all by taking just three breaths. It has profound affects. oh yeah - almost forgot. If you're like me remembering to remember may be the biggest hurdle in doing this. My suggestion is to set an alarm on your smartphone to help you remember. Hope that helps. Let me know how it goes for you! And take good care of yourselves. You're the best person to do it!

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                  • Breathing Yoga Exercise with Whale Songs

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                    from NetGems Added 998 5 0

                    A powerful breathing yoga exercise, that will help you relax and replenish your vitality. This powerful hatha yoga breathing video includes haunting whale songs. There is something about whale songs that make my skin go goose bumps :-) I am sure it will have the same effect on you. If you find the breathing commands too fast or too slow, simply ignore them and use the breathing rhythm that suits you best until you are able to follow the prompts without difficulties. Above all, relax and enjoy this wonderful little video and become more conscious of how you breathe. You can download a free video at http://www.thereisaway.org/meditation.htmhttp://www.thereisaway.org/meditation.htm

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                    • Morning Wake Up Exercise - Yoga

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                      from Tori Fiore Added 349 0 0

                      TaiChiHealthProducts.org and Tori Fiore Film Projects presents Amy Kraft - Therapy & Yoga Rehabilitation Specialist - sharing a short exercise that you can participate with on a daily basis. Come back to this video and join in with Amy. It uses breathing and stretching and can help release those morning aches and pains. Music: Dancing on a Dream - Luis Zunel.

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