Tai Chi and Qigong

Getting moving when you have a chronic pain condition can be exceptionally painful and very fear inducing. It may also feel far out of reach. However the body may be able to manage Tai chi or qigong as it can be thought of as gentle moving meditation.

It is very gentle and the movement is accompanied by controlled breathing which is very grounding and settling for the nervous system and there is very little pressure being exerted on the muscles This means as well as helping the body move and increase the blood supply to the muscles, which is essential for chronic pain sufferers, it also helps to decrease the overwhelm in the nervous system and this in turn can help decrease pain and any anxiety symptoms.

  • Below are some links: just follow the instructor and do as much as he does not more initially.
  • Only do what you feel you can manage.
  • Listen to your body.
  • There is no more force going through the body than climbing the stairs so you won’t do any tissue damage.
  • To help sleeping it can also be helpful to do a 10 minute routine before bed.

If you have any concerns as to whether it is appropriate please contact us.

Jake Mace
15 Minute beginner
Tai Chi / Qigong

Think Vitality
10 Minute beginner

Think Vitality
15 minute sitting