Qigong And Tai Chi



The 501(c)3 non-profit Qigong Institute has created a podcast discussing the extraordinary benefits of Qigong, an ancient Chinese health practice which combines movement, meditation, and breathing.http://www.qigonginstitute.org


  • Episode 13: Qigong Today 3

    07/07/2021 Duración: 32min

    Qigong Today 3 Resilience is the ability to positively adapt to adversity, trauma, stress, threat, and change. In a previous episode of Qigong Today we discussed physical exercise through the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi, as a fundamental component of resilience. But developing resilience to adapt to life’s challenges requires more than regular physical exercise. The exercise must be balanced with rest and recovery. Qigong’s slow paced diaphragmatic breathing is an excellent way to accomplish this balance. * Adapting to Stress: Understanding the Neurobiology of Resilience https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27100966/ * Using Slow-Paced Breathing to Foster Endurance, Well-Being, and Sleep Quality in Athletes During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8155704/ * Influence of a 30-Day Slow-Paced Breathing Intervention Compared to Social Media Use on Subjective Sleep Quality and Cardiac Vagal Activity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6406675/ * Hypothesis: Pulmonary Affere

  • Episode 12: Qigong Today #1 - Qigong Institute

    29/05/2021 Duración: 17min

    The second installment of Qigong Today by the Qigong Institute discusses developing resilient behaviors with Qigong and Tai Chi exercise for improved mental and physical health and discusses select research in the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database at the QigongInstitute.org website. Physical exercise is a key foundation of resilence. Frequent moderate exercise is associated with better mental and physical well-being and a lower prevalence of stress. Qigong and Tai Chi exercise prescriptions are recommended for resilience.* In pursuit of resilience: stress, epigenetics, and brain plasticity - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26919273/* The Contribution of Physical Exercise to Brain Resilience - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7874196/* Physical Exercise as a Resilience Factor to Mitigate COVID-Related Allostatic Overload - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33691321/* Clinical Evidence of Tai Chi Exercise Prescriptions: A Systematic Review - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7972853/https

  • Episode 11: Qigong Today #2 - Qigong Institute

    29/04/2021 Duración: 10min

    Qigong Today is an informative series from the non-profit Qigong Institute and presented by it's volunteer Board Members to share the amazing health and empowerment information and research available, for free, at QigongInstitute.org Vice President Josie Weaver, President Tom Rogers, and Chairman Francesco Garri Garripoli offer a lively dialogue on the latest updates in Qigong, Tai Chi, and Energy Medicine.Introduction to Qigong Today, the Qigong Institute, and the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database. Early scientific research published by the Qigong Institute and research on Qigong for stress, COVID, and caregivers of cancer patients. * Anti-Aging Benefits of Qigong - https://www.qigonginstitute.org/category/39/anti-aging-benefits-of-qigong * Qigong for the Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Infection in Older Adults - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7227578/* Optimism, mindfulness, and resilience as potential protective factors for the mental health consequences of fear of

  • Primordial Qigong

    27/04/2012 Duración: 01h05s

    A Discussion with Dr. Roger Jahnke: Primordial (or wuji) Qigong is a portal to discovering and exploring your relationship with your true self. Included in this podcast is a discussion of the different types of Qigong; what constitutes the foundation of Qigong practice and mind-body energetics; what is our "true nature" and how do we connect with it; and what happens at a Primordial Qigong 5-day retreat. To contact Dr. Jahnke or find out more about Qigong retreats, see http://www.iiqtc.org and http://www.feeltheqi.org.

  • Professional Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Certification: A Discussion with Dr. Roger Jahnke

    11/04/2012 Duración: 58min

    The main topic of this podcast is what it takes to achieve professional certification as a Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher and the content of the training. However, many topics are discussed, including limitations of the current healthcare system; how to teach Qigong and Tai Chi based on fundamental principles; the National Expert Meeting on Qi Gong and Tai Chi and the Consensus Report; accessing the power to heal yourself; introduction to nei-gong and internal alchemy; the qualities of a good teacher; the role of Qigong and Tai Chi in your life and healthy longevity; and the personal effects of a mind-body practice. For more information, see http://www.iiqtc.org.

  • This Is Qigong

    28/12/2011 Duración: 32min

    An updated introduction to Qigong by Qigong Institute President Tom Rogers. This podcast describes the fundamentals of Qigong and Tai Chi, their similarities and differences, why they are so important for both individuals and our society, the scientific basis of Qigong and Tai Chi with a summary of important research from the last few years from the fields of neuroscience, cell biology, and physics, and a personal note on why one might want to practice Qigong.

  • 1st International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium

    06/08/2009 Duración: 01h05min

    Qigong Institute Vice-President Tom Rogers interviews Dr. Roger Jahnke on his impressions of the 1st International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium on Health, Education and Cultural Exchange held outside of China. Grandmasters of the five traditional Tai Chi Chuan styles — Chen (Chen Zhenglei), Yang (Yang Zhenduo), Wu/Hao (Wu Wenhan), Wu (Ma Hailong), Sun (Sun Yongtian), — taught daily workshops on their styles. Topics covered during the symposium included biomechanics, kinesthetics, meditation, physical and mental health benefits, therapeutic value, the nature of chi and more. Presenters were from institutions around the world, including Harvard Medical School, Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Missouri, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Illinois, University of California, Beijing Sports University (China) and the Mayo Clinic. Having studied and practiced Qigong and Tai Chi for over thirty years, Dr. Jahnke has a unique perspective on the field. He tal

  • Qi and the Healer Within

    14/05/2008 Duración: 40min

    This Podcast is "Qi and the Healer Within" by Dr. Roger Jahnke, a doctor of Oriental Medicine. This program is condensed from its original presentation at Omega Institute. People don't realize that they can heal themselves for free. Cultures that we consider "primitive" knew this. The medical intervention that we are used to is not healthcare. Rather, healthcare is self-care, self-healing, and health promotion, not intervention. Medicine is produced in your body. Listen to Dr. Jahnke explain this profound, fascinating, and yet mysterious force that maintains our health. Dr Jahnke has been at the forefront of promoting qigong and tai chi for over 30 years. He is a co-founder of the National Qigong Association, a licensed Oriental Medical doctor, author of several texts on Qigong and self-healing practices, and an international lecturer known for informative and interesting presentations. For more information on seminars and training offered by Dr. Jahnke, visit his websites, http://www.iiqtc.org and http://ww

  • Medical Qigong in the 21st Century

    19/12/2007 Duración: 53min

    This Podcast is "Medical Qigong in the 21st Century" by Dr. Teb Cibik, one of a handful of Doctors of Medical Qigong in North America. This program from a presentation at the Holistica Expo, October 2003 outlines how ancient Chinese Medical practices, specifically Medical Qigong, can be blended with western medicine to provide healing from western medical diagnosis previously thought uncorrectable. This will be of special interest to people with chronic illness where Western medical treatment is ineffective, non-existent, or simply gives up. Medical Qigong is the alternative that looks at the body energetically. Dr. Cibik finishes with a very simple, yet powerful Qigong practice. For more information on Qigong, see www.qigonginstitute.org.

  • The Philosophy and Practice of Qigong

    10/01/2007 Duración: 59min

    This podcast was originally recorded at a seminar that Francesco Garripoli, President of the Qigong Institute, gave at Omega Institute as part of a National Qigong Association annual conference. Francesco has a rare gift of being able to put the ineffable into words. His insight and perspective comes from thirty years of teaching and practicing Qigong and is just as relevant for people who have never done Qigong as those who have been doing it for years. He talks about how to take a more simple approach to the practice of Qigong and how it fits into your life. The core of Qigong practice involves the redefinition of self and re-patterning of your relation with the world -- allowing the inherent intelligence in your being to take over -- without you getting in the way. Learn how to reduce stress and avoid giving away your Qi by anxiety over the future or dwelling on the past. For more information on Qigong, go to www.qigonginstitute.org

  • An Interview with the founder of the Qigong Institute

    08/11/2006 Duración: 25min

    An interview with 86-year old Ken Sancier, founder of the Qigong Institute. Ken discusses the reasons for the founding of the Institute, how as a western trained scientist he became interested in the study of Qigong, and the myriad research and proven health benefits of Qigong. The Qigong Institute is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to Qigong education and research. Qigong is a 5000 year old Chinese health modality for disease prevention and treatment of chronic illness, especially where western medical solutions are lacking. Qigong and its better known moving forms like Tai Chi are increasingly being embraced by people seeking to take control of their own health and well being.

  • Introduction to Qigong - Part 2

    19/05/2006 Duración: 32min

     An interview with Tom Rogers, Vice-President of the Qigong Institute who discusses the myriad health benefits of Qigong. More information on Qigong can be found at www.qigonginstitute.org

  • Introduction to Qigong - Part 1

    19/05/2006 Duración: 36min

     An interview with Tom Rogers, Vice-President of the Qigong Institute, who discusses the many health benefits of Qigong. For more information on Qigong, visit www.qigonginsitute.org