Qigong Blog 40-Minute Qigong Morning Practice

40-Minute Qigong Morning Practice


This Qigong routine is a replay of a previous class showing you a 40-minute Qigong morning practice. This is the perfect way to help relieve stiff muscles and joints in the morning, energise the body and wake up the mind. It was part of a live Qigong class I taught on Zoom.

This lesson was taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons.

If you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.

I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is helping people just like you to develop skills, knowledge and tools to rebalance and maintain your health.

40-Minute Qigong Morning Practice – Introduction

If you have time and would like a longer Qigong morning practice than those I’ve previously shared with you then this could be perfect. Sometimes we only have time to practice for a few minutes in the mornings, in which case try the 10-Minute Morning Qigong Routine. However, it really is worth it now and then to spend a bit more time in nature and enjoy some quiet and peaceful early morning Qi! 🙂

40-Minute Qigong Morning Practice – Method

The list below is a reminder of the movements to refer to once you have watched the video. Once you are familiar with them this list will save you time and allow you to take your practice out into nature to enjoy!

  • Begin by standing and performing a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
  • Tap the channels of Qi flow up and down the arms and legs.
  • Face massage.
  • Neck tilts and turns.
  • Elbow press together with arms at shoulder height.
  • Opening the Gate of Life (more details here).
  • Leg lifts to the side to open the hip joint.
  • Gentle groin opening.
  • Squat while supporting knees with hands.
  • Ankle circles.
  • Point toes and flex feet.
  • Consolidate your practice with a few abdominal breaths.

Additional Video Resources & Further Tips

In addition to this routine of Qigong for muscle and joint stiffness, you may find the routines listed below helpful.

You’ll find many other live lesson replays on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one. You can use the search box on the blog page to find any topics you are interested in.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then click here.

To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons, you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.

If you are new to Qigong you’ll probably find my Ultimate Guide To Health and Wellbeing With Qigong very helpful. It explains the origins and benefits of Qigong along with 10 beginner Qigong exercises to get you started.

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