By far, neck pain, tension, arthritis, and weakness is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Many people suffer with neck pain for a variety of reasons. If it is left untreated neck tension and pain can lead to premature vertebrae degeneration and arthritis. The good news is dealing with neck tension with this qigong routine is actually quite easy.
In this routine I’ll show you an exercise called Tiger Emerging. Imagine that you are a calm, quiet tiger waiting inside a cool cave… then in an instant you emerge out of the cave and pounce on your unsuspecting ‘dinner!’ That is the energy and visualization you can use in this exercise.
Over time this simple routine can help strengthen the muscles in the back, neck, shoulders, and mid back so that you can hold your body in good alignment. This also helps the qi of the lungs, heart, pericardium, and sanjiao meridian flow smoothly. Try and practice this routine everyday for 2 weeks and I can almost guarantee you will notice some benefit!
If you want to add to this routine you can also practice this routine https://www.qigongforvitality.com/qigong-for-neck-and-shoulder-tension-and-strength/ as well.
We have several full routines in the Communi Qi that are specifically for neck issues, which are great for daily practice. You can read about them here, or you can join us in the Communi Qi 🙂
Release the Upper Gate – great routine for strengthening neck
“Reely Nice” Qigong – involves Silk Reeling practices to teach the body to be relaxed
Release Neck and Shoulders – part of the 30 Days of Qigong series, a very popular short practice