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Tai Chi and Qigong are two wonderful Chinese exercise systems. Powerful yet gentle, they have been practised for centuries by millions of people in order to improve overall physical health and mental wellbeing.

We’ve talked about the benefits of Tai Chi in a previous post. So today we thought we’d share some tutorial videos from our very own Paul Nathan.   

Over the last few months we’ve been posting Paul’s videos to our Facebook page, but for a one-stop-shop resource we’ve collected 8 of them here so you can follow along whenever you’d like!  

Daoyin Digestive System Meditation Basic Instruction

 

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DaoYin Heart Meditation Basic Instruction 

 

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Qigong Meditation: The Thousand Palms Of Guan Yin

 

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Enjoy‹¨›/p‹˜›Posted by ‹¨›a href‹´›‹²›https://www.facebook.com/JesmondCommunityLeisure/‹²›‹˜›Jesmond Pool and Gym‹¨›/a‹˜› on Saturday, 6 June 2020‹¨›/blockquote‹˜›‹¨›/div‹˜›” __fw_editor_shortcodes_id=”bd0c8c8dc3d153c17c44a1d1abccbda4″ _fw_coder=”aggressive”][/output_html] 

 

 

Song Shen Wu Fa The 5 Loosening

 

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Tai Chi Qigong Meditation: Hold and Inflate The Ball

 

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DaoYin General Health Meditation 

 

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Meditation Full Circle

 

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Qigong Meditation: Standing In The Stream

 

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Hope you enjoy‹¨›/p‹˜›Posted by ‹¨›a href‹´›‹²›https://www.facebook.com/JesmondCommunityLeisure/‹²›‹˜›Jesmond Pool and Gym‹¨›/a‹˜› on Friday, 17 April 2020‹¨›/blockquote‹˜›‹¨›/div‹˜›” __fw_editor_shortcodes_id=”c962bb1bc0a91cb1eb083cc4b627c6df” _fw_coder=”aggressive”][/output_html] 

The Quiet Mind

For more on improving mental wellbeing, why not take a look at our post on the benefits of meditation.