Qi Gong for Healing [Import]
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This hour-long workout gives viewers an energizing introduction to qigong, the "life force" exercise at the foundation of Chinese martial arts. You don't have to be in top physical shape to follow the exercises; all you have to be is interested in strengthening your body as you enhance your spirit, boosting your mental and physical well-being with exercises that combine meditative concentration, deep breathing, and steady, rhythmic movements. Instructors Garri and Daisy Lee Garripoli guide viewers through three separate forms of qigong: the Wuji Swimming Dragon stretches, the 18-move Wuji Long Form, and the Shaolin Self Massage. All of the exercises are designed to loosen joints, increase flexibility, and reinforce your dan tien, or center of gravity. The video is beautifully filmed, and Garri's soothing voice-over instructions would be perfectly suited for a guided meditation. Occasionally, it's easy for beginners to get lost following along--some of the moves are so detailed, even finger positions count, and since the camera is facing the Garripolis, you often find yourself mirroring the moves rather than following the proper direction. But overall, the presentation is clear and the moves are gradual enough to follow along. The physical benefits, Garri explains, range from preventing osteoporosis to shaking off carpal tunnel and toning the eye muscles. After repeating just a few of these whole-body exercises, you will feel better (especially the acupressure face massage). And despite their effortless appearance, you'll build up quite a sweat. --Grant Balfour