Winter Qi Breaks
ENERGY OF STORAGE
Water Element - Kidneys
Kidney/Bladder System, Ears, Sexual Organs and Hormones
Brain, Spinal Cord and Fluid, Bones
...for being Lean, Dense and Strong
Winter is the season when the energy of the kidney needs to be nourished. It is time for storing energy rather than expending it. It is the most Yin of the seasons. When the weather turns cold everything in nature goes to sleep and into hibernation. Like the plants going into their roots, we sink our energy deeper inside of us. The deepest place in our body are the bones and bone marrow which is governed by the kidneys. Standing postures are considered Yin and are known to be strengthening the joints and bones. Avoid rushing, stay warm, go slow, go to bed early will help to nourish the kidneys. Water flows downward, cleanses, nourishes and calming. Our Qi Gong practice will reflect that.
Kidney Qi governs our vitality by being a reservoir of Yang Qi, balancing our modern-day world, which is very Yin. Kidney Qi is like water, flowing effortlessly, enveloping and cooling.
For more information on the Winter season, read the full Qi Breaks Winter Season handout!
Qi Breaks™ - Daily Short Routines
Theme: Kidney Energy Tonification
The kidneys are the energy reservoirs of the body, balancing Yin and Yang energy most potently. In this flow we tonify Kidney Qi in support of creating a strong energetic pathway and feed of Yang energy to replenish the body. In our modern lives, we are normally Yang deficient, so this is a powerful practice to help re-balance all of the virtues and health benefits of Yang Qi.
Coming December 25, 2019
Coming January 1, 2019
Theme: Kidney Tonification and Lower Back Opening
Coming January 8, 2019
Coming January 15, 2019
Coming January 22, 2019
Theme: Sacral Opening
Coming January 29, 2019
Coming February 5, 2019
Coming February 12, 2019
Theme: Bones and Joints (transition to Spring)
Coming February 19, 2019
Coming February 26, 2019
Coming March 5, 2019
Qi Breaks™ - Full Practice Routines
For each Full Practice Routine below we recommend that you practice 2-3 times a week or on the weekend. If time is limited, practice the shorter 20-minute version. Use any combination of the 20-minute and 60-minute routines to help you meet your goal of 2-3 full Qi Gong routine practices every week!
January 60-minute Routine
January 20-minute Routine
February 60-minute Routine
February 20-minute Routine
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