Connecticut Acupuncture Continuing Education
Here at Qigong Awareness we offer online and live continuing education course units that meet NCCAOM* requirements. Licensed Acupuncturists in Connecticut are required every four years to renew certification with the NCCAOM. Professionals and Lay People are welcome to participate in both our online and live intensives. From Hartford to New Haven and Bridgeport, Connecticut, Qigong Awareness offers affordable and high quality online acupuncture continuing education courses to help renew your license.
Qigong Awarenesss is NCCAOM* approved
*NCCAOM is the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Qigong Awareness offers 15 PDA Points approved by NCCAOM in Core Competency in the AOM-BIO Category. This is the main area for continuing education requirements, each four year renewal period, by the NCCAOM.
Qigong Awareness is dedicated to providing quality education in Medical Qigong through accredited acupuncture continuing education courses. We provide online acupuncture CEU courses and live intensive CEU workshops.
Our courses are approved for 15 PDA Points approved by NCCAOM* for Acupuncturists, 15 CEU Units approved by California Acupuncture Board – Category 1 for Acupuncturists Licensed in California and 15 CEU Units approved by Florida Acupuncture Board – CE Broker Approved Provider: # 50-18015. 15 CAE Units approved by Texas Medical Board.
David J. Coon, Medical Qigong Master
Our workshops are taught by renowned Medical Qigong Master, David J. Coon. David has been teaching and lecturing around the country to both lay people and professionals about the healing power of Qigong for over 20 years. David’s Qigong practices are now being practiced around the world. They are simple, effective and can be practiced by anyone at any age. Professionals and Lay People are welcome to participate in both our online CEU courses and live intensive CEU courses.
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION – Qigong for Beginners: Exercise it!
Hello, everyone, and thanks for tuning in. I’m David J. Coon with Qigong Awareness. I wanted to take you through a short routine, just introduce you to qigong a little bit, teach you a few practices that you might enjoy. There’s many different flavors of qigong. Even within the qigong that I teach, there’s so many different flavors of it, so many different reasons to practice. Gathering energy for yourself, reducing stress, losing weight, to heal a specific condition, to create more energy and more vitality. All kinds of different things, you can do with qigong. I’m going to give you a general routine just to get you used to some of the exercise itself. Go somewhere in between, not too soft or too still and not too fast, not to quick, not too much breath, so on. We’re going to go somewhere in the middle, all right? Hopefully, you enjoy this practice. Here we go.
It goes like this. First, you’re going to go ahead and just start shaking your hands like this, as if you have water on them, all right? Just a nice light shake. It’s a very good practice for clearing the lymphatic system, okay? The lymph system is what’s responsible for cleaning up your blood, so if you want clean blood, one of the ways to do it is help the lymphatic system to cleanse that blood. One of the ways to do it is to just shake, so I’m just shaking with my hands. I’m going to try and keep them in the range of the camera. What you can see, I’m in a smaller space today, so if you can’t see my hands … I think you can see them right here. If I go lower than this, you probably won’t be able to see them, but I could go all the way down below my waist if I want to. I can go way up above my head, but for right now, I’m just going to come to here. Some people, this is about as high as they can go, anyway. It bothers their shoulders to go higher.
You want to shake your hands, and be loose and relax in the wrists and shake here and have this movement shake the entirety of your body, okay? Then, bring them down, and bring this back up. I’m going to get a little bit more vigorous now, shaking. Then, I’m going to bring this down, shaking. I’m going to bring this up, again, shaking, shaking, stirring up the blood in the lymph system, shaking. Whatever is comfortable for you, don’t hurt yourself. Be conscious about what you’re doing. Whenever you practice any type of exercise, you should know your limits. You should always consult your physician. If you need to, you have a health condition, you ever start to feel weird practicing qigong or weird practicing some other type of exercise, stop right away. Sit down. Calm yourself down and be sure to take care of yourself, all right? That’s my friendly disclaimer, okay?
All right. Shake these hands, and go up here. Now, bring yourself down a little bit like you’re sitting on a horse, a little bit rooted to the ground, if that makes sense, a little bit heavy here. Then, from here, with one hand, we’re going to take an inhale. This hand’s going to go up. Then, here, this hand’s going to go shh, as you make this sound. This hand, left hand will come up now, shh. I’m going to inhale, shh. Inhale slow through the nose. Exhale, shh. This comes out of the mouth like you’re telling someone to be quiet. You want to bring the energy down so much. We get up in our head, stress gets up on our head. You want to sit your body down a little bit. You want to have a really good feeling. Then, from here, there’s an inhale. Then here, shh. Then here, shh. Good.
Then, we’ll go both hands. Inhale, and then really light sound of shh. Again, shh. One more. Now, from a position … With these positions, you can change. Knees can be more bent. It could be more deep, or if it bothers your knees and it’s more comfortable for you, you can stand more upright. I’m going to stand more upright for this part of the exercise so that you can actually see me better in the camera, but also for those of you who maybe can’t bent down as deep with your knees, it will show you different variations of this exercise.
You’re going to take one hand and place it over the other. I’m going to place my right over left, but you can do vice verse if you want to. I’m going to go ahead and place my hands down here, one over the other, below my naval center or right around my naval center here, okay? Again, I want to stay within camera range. Otherwise, I could bring my hands down further, but wherever your hand is comfortably set and your arms extend out to. Your hands, we’re going to do just the hand work first, the arm work first. The hands will come up slowly, not too fast. You’re going to climb up the center line. The hands turn like this. They’re going to come up the center line, not moving too quickly.
When they get up here to the face and the forehead, you’re going to spread them out. Again, not too quickly. You’re going to spread this energy out. Imagine that you are, at least, and you’re going to begin to wiggle your fingers. You may notice that one hand wiggles easier than the other, but you’re going to try and wiggle all your fingers as the hands fall down. You’re going to let the hands go all the way back behind you, okay? You may not be able to see my hands. I’m not sure if you can in the camera or not, but you’re going to bring them back up. Bring the hands, both of them, back up. You’re going to spread this energy out over the face and into this area. You’re going to let it rain again, let the rain fall down, go back behind you. You can reach out if you can see that. I’ll bring this up again, and then, I’m going to spread it out. I’m going to let it rain just like this.
Now, with breath, I’m going to inhale slow through my nose. I’m going to let the rain fall. I’m going to exhale through my mouth mostly. I start to let the breath out through the nose. Then, the rest of it through the mouse. When I let the breath out through my mouth, I want to have the belly a little tight, so the breath is actually pushing a little bit out from the belly. You can contract your belly muscles a little bit. You want to get that bad breath out. You want to get that breath, that stagnant breath out of your belly, okay? We’re going to do one more of those. Exhale. I’m going to give you one more exercise.
Hands are going to go back behind you. You’re going to life the hands up with an inhale. Here, you’re going to go, “Shh.” When you get to about your bellybutton, you’re going to bend over a little bit. You’re going to make the sound, “Ahhh,” like this. As you’re rolling your hands, you’re going to go, “Ahhh.” Idea of the practice, get the carbon dioxide, the poison, the toxicity. Get it out of your belly, okay? Every time you do that, you’re going to create new space for new oxygen. In China, it’s taught, the teaching, the way that this is taught in China is that qi rides on the breath, so if you have more space in your belly, you have greater opportunity for breath.
First, I’m going to do it real, like laid-back practice for some of you. Then, for some of you, maybe as you build up, then you’re able to do it a little bit more. I’ll show you a couple variations of it, so here we go. First, just easy, goes, “Shh, ahhh.” I want to go passed whatever my comfort zone is there just a little bit. “Ahhh.” When I feel like I’ve ran out of breath, then, “Shh. Ahhh.” Like that. One more like that. “Shh. Ahhh.” Then, you just inhale and rest.
Now, for some of you, that’s going to be a little too easy. You’re going to want to do that a little bit more vigorously. I will show you a little bit more vigorous than that, so if that felt comfortable, if that felt like enough, you felt a little bit even light-headed after you did that, that’s enough of that practice for you because as you’re removing that carbon dioxide, you’re bringing in new oxygen. You’re bringing in new qi. That can throw things off. It can throw off your blood. It can throw off your breath. If you have different issues going on, you might feel a little light-headed. You might feel a little dizzy, so you just want to be careful of that practice. If that’s super easy for you, you go to the gym and do all these other stuff, and you’re like, “That’s pretty easy.” Then, you can ramp it up a little bit. This will be a little bit more dramatic, if you will, where you still try and make it through the nose where that breath comes through the nose. Then, “Shh.” When you get to here, “Ahhh. Shh. Ahhh. Shh. Ahhh.”
Now, there’s an inhale, then an exhale. Play with that one. Thank you for signing up for our e-mail list, if you did. If you’re watching us on YouTube, please subscribe. We’ll show you many more videos, many more techniques of how to manage your emotions, how to deal with your energy, how to heal things in your body and even more. I hope you’re having a great day. I look forward to meeting with you and perhaps teaching you some more. Thank you. David J. Coon with Qigong Awareness. You can reach us on the web at www.Q-I-G-O-N-Gawareness.com. Thanks, guys.