In this video, we will practice a simple Qigong routine that can help with back pain, stiffness, circulation, and promote good health.
Qigong for a Healthy Back
Many people suffer from various back related issues. This can include
- low back, sacrum pain
- hip pain
- mid back tightness
- upper back tension and pain
- chronically tight back muscles
- sciatica (true or false), pain going down the leg
- general back weakness
In fact back related problems are one of the most common reasons for doctor visits.
As with any health issue, it is important to consult with your doctor and/or primary health care provider so you can help yourself using as many tools as possible, and find what works for you.
This simple Qigong exercise and routine can be very helpful for your back and with overall health.
Spinal Twisting is one of those Qigong movements that looks so simple, that it’s hard to believe that it would actually be helpful!
But, the gentle turning is very good for increasing blood and qi (or chi) circulation through the spine, the back muscles, and all the soft tissue and fascia throughout the back.
From a Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, this exercise helps to stimulate the:
- Du meridian
- Ren meridian
- the Urinary bladder meridian
- the spinal cord and the nerves that radiate from it
- and ‘extra acupuncture points’ located around the spine
Give this routine a try and see how you feel! The nice thing about this practice is that it is easy to fit into a busy day. You can practice this if you have been sitting for a long period, if you feel tight, or you just need to refresh your qi!
If you are looking for other supportive practices you can try:
Gathering the Qi – wonderful for increasing root energy
As well as Qigong for Back Strength and Circulation
We also have Qigong for a Healthy Back in the Communi-Qi
Or explore our Qi Chat where we discussed concepts that are extremely helpful for back health.
Or you can always explore the 30 Days of Qigong in the Communi Qi which will take you on a journey that will build and move your qi in all areas!
Be well, be clear minded, and keep moving forward!