Marry the past and present in order to give birth to the future.

Thomas G. Gutheil, MD (Harvard Medical School)

5 Minute Mind-Form (Martial Qigong) Exercise Session, 6-8-2022

Perform a minimum of 5x to start. When completing the last form, repeat from the first standing position.

There is a lot more to this exercise as far as focus, etc., as well as some movements-forms that have been omitted (but will be present in later videos). For now, just get your feet wet first in following along.

Key Notes:

  • 0:01 – Start in Seiza position; focus on abdominal (Buddhist) breathing; perform 10 control breaths.
  • 1:27 – Step with left leg into a kneel position; arms go into a modified guard position (upper arm protects Shen, lower arm protects lower dantian).
  • 1:34 – Qi refresh into prayer (respect) form.
  • 1:42 – Begin Wai Dan Qigong Exercise
  • 3:25 – Martial Guard (Muay Chaiya)
  • 3:36 – Qigong Exercise – Lungs; perform 3x 4:36 – Return to Martial Guard – Hold
  • 4:46 – Reset for round two



Author: Erick