One cause of physical blockages is poor posture. Below I will explain what I mean by this, and show you how you may improve your posture for healing.

If you prefer, you can watch the video:


So here’s another quick qigong healing tip for you.

Recall that the only illness from the TCM perspective is Yin/Yang disharmony. In qigong healing this means that qi flow is not flowing smoothly through the meridians due to blockages.

To aid our understanding of qigong healing we split blockages into four categories:

  1. Physical
  2. Emotional
  3. Mental
  4. Spiritual

Physical blockages are usually caused by injury, but another significant cause of physical blockages is poor posture.

Today’s quick qigong healing tip will help you to over come it.

Simply follow the instructions in the video. If you can’t watch the video for whatever reason, the instructions are as follows:

  1. Standing up right, interlock the fingers, with palms upright in front of your body.
  2. Look at the palms and raise the arms until your hands are above your head (keep looking at the palms all the way through this movement).
  3. Keeping your fingers interlocked, turn your palms to face the sky.
  4. Push up with your whole body to the sky
  5. Release the hands and let them come down to the sides of your body
  6. Repeat from step 1 for 10-15 repetitions.

Important Notes:

  • Make sure you are standing upright
  • The breathing is spontaenous i.e. breathe in when you need to and breathe out when you need to, there’s no need to co-ordinate the breathing with your movements.
  • In qigong healing I always emphasize that my clients work within their body’s current limitations. So don’t over do it. Keep ‘playing your edge’ just moving a little further each day.
  • Enjoy your self

If you’re practicing this qigong exercises for qigong healing purposes, the practice it twice a day. Preferably once in the morning and once in the evening – take it easy.

You can also practice this pattern whilst sat at your desk or in your office when your back and shoulders start to ache. The human body was never designed to sit at a desk for hours on end. So give it a regular treat with 3 or 4 repetitions of ‘pushing the sky’.

That’s it for now, please feel free to leave any comment in the box below.

Marcus James Santer