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Qi Gong

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Lana Reed practicing Qi Gong in nature

About Qi Gong

Why This Long-Time Yoga Person Loves Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a 4,000-year-old practice that works directly with the body’s energy like Yoga, in a softer, subtler “yin” sort of way. The result is a clarity and peacefulness that is hard to describe.

It brings more healing energy into the body and most especially into the hands. You can feel it while practicing and you can call on that space when you want to elicit healing energy. You become more aware of the energy in you, around you, and between you and others.

Most importantly, Qi Gong is the epitome of mindful movement.  You are always present to NOW in Qi Gong.  There is never a goal.  It looks and feels like you are moving in slow motion, and that allows you to be present to every single delightful second of your practice, and you may find that you take that peaceful presence with you as you journey through your life.

Qi Gong Foundations

Principles of Qi Gong Practice:

  1. Head is suspended.

  2. Shoulders are dropped, elbows rest below the shoulders.

  3. Space is left in the armpits, like a small cushion of air.

  4. Fingers are relaxed…”beautiful lady’s hands.”

  5. Pelvis is weighted, but not tipped. Slight horse stance if comfortable.

  6. Back is suspended like a string of pearls.

  7. Arms and legs are not locked.

  8. Face and mouth relaxed.

  9. All movement is generated from the pelvis; rest of body follows.

  10. All movement contains curved, spiraling moves.

  11.  All movements are connected fluidly and smoothly, like pulling a silk thread.

  12.  Breath is like a baby’s…rising and falling naturally.

  13.  Attitude is of cheerful tranquility.

  14.  Practice slowly to help lengthen, and then deepen the breath.

  15. There is no goal in Qi Gong.  All moments are equal.

  •  Lana's Online Qi Gong Classes On-Demand for Limited Time
     Lana's Online Qi Gong Classes On-Demand for Limited Time
    Wed, Mar 06
    zoom videos
    Mar 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 27, 2024, 10:00 PM
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    Mar 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 27, 2024, 10:00 PM
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    For the same price as one six-week session ($49), you will have on-demand access to Lana's previous zoom classes.These on-demand videos will be offered as an alternative to Lana's live online classes from March 6 to July 22 2024. After that date, on-demand access ends as Lana resumes offering live o
  • Give Qi Gong a Try!
    Give Qi Gong a Try!
    Sat, Aug 03
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    Aug 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MDT
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    Aug 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MDT
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    Qi Gong is doable for everybody! Sometimes called "meditation in motion", studies show Qi Gong to be one of the best exercises for joints, balance, memory, and stress-relief. Give it a try with this free online class!
  • A Question of Balance
    A Question of Balance
    Mon, Jan 01
    Radiance Yoga
    Jan 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Radiance Yoga, 701 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Jan 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Radiance Yoga, 701 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    How do we find balance in our lives? One very effective way to create a balanced state of mind is with yoga and Qi Gong. Start your new year off right with this uplifting workshop. Live online and in person at Radiance Yoga, Alexandria VA
  • Qi Gong Meditation
    Qi Gong Meditation
    Sun, Dec 17
    zoom
    Dec 17, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
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    Dec 17, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
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    A unique guided meditation for cleansing and "polishing" the internal gemstones-- based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine system of meridians and the five elements.
  •  Fall in Love with Fall: Shenandoah Retreat
     Fall in Love with Fall: Shenandoah Retreat
    Fri, Oct 27
    Linden, VA 22642, USA
    Oct 27, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT – Oct 29, 2023, 3:00 PM EDT
    Linden, VA 22642, USA
    Oct 27, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT – Oct 29, 2023, 3:00 PM EDT
    Linden, VA 22642, USA
    Yoga, Qi Gong, laughter, good food, good meditation...fall in love with Fall and with your life!
  • Free Qi Gong for Fall
    Free Qi Gong for Fall
    Sat, Oct 07
    zoom
    Oct 07, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
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    Oct 07, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
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    NIH has determined that Qi Gong is one of the best exercises for seniors/those with limited mobility, and is the very best practice for balance!
  • Happily Ever Now: Becoming Authentically You
    Happily Ever Now: Becoming Authentically You
    Fri, Aug 11
    on zoom
    Aug 11, 2023, 1:00 PM EDT – Aug 14, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT
    on zoom
    Aug 11, 2023, 1:00 PM EDT – Aug 14, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT
    on zoom
    Breathing practices for self-regulation: focus, attention as well as calming and releasing anxiety. Learn how to bring stillness to the body and mind Yoga & Qi Gong breaks throughout the course Practice in befriending yourself NO MATTER WHAT
  • Shenandoah Mountain Retreat Weekend: Yoga & Qi Gong
    Shenandoah Mountain Retreat Weekend: Yoga & Qi Gong
    Fri, Jul 14
    Near Front Royal VA
    Jul 14, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT – Jul 16, 2023, 3:00 PM EDT
    Near Front Royal VA
    Jul 14, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT – Jul 16, 2023, 3:00 PM EDT
    Near Front Royal VA
    Yoga practice, Qi Gong, Nature Trails, Good Food, Good Company. A relaxing time to get away, get clear, and...just be YOU!
  • There's Still Beauty
    There's Still Beauty
    Sat, Jun 24
    Alexandria
    Jun 24, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Alexandria, 701 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Jun 24, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Alexandria, 701 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    An enchanting workshop of Yoga, Qi Gong, Relaxation, Dance…and finding beauty in everyday life. BOTH ONLINE AND IN A PHYSICAL LOCATION.
  • A Day in Nature: Forage, Make Natural Inks & Paint
    A Day in Nature: Forage, Make Natural Inks & Paint
    Sat, Jun 17
    Linden, VA 22642, USA
    Jun 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Linden, VA 22642, USA
    Jun 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Linden, VA 22642, USA
    Learn to forage and make your own natural paints from plants with well-known artist, Saya Behnam in a day-long retreat in the Shenandoah Mountains.
  • Catch the Wave: Free Qi Gong
    Catch the Wave: Free Qi Gong
    Sun, Jun 11
    Zoom
    Jun 11, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Zoom
    Jun 11, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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    Lana's Qi Gong classes are designed for everyone, no matter what level of experience or flexibility. Try it out for free!
  • Free Qi Gong Meditation
    Free Qi Gong Meditation
    Sun, Apr 23
    zoom link
    Apr 23, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
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    Apr 23, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
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    This 20- minute guided meditation clears and optimizes the energy in the internal organs. Can be done seated or lying down. Recording will be on-demand for 3 days afterwards.
  • Free Qi Gong Class for Flexible Joints & a Balanced Life
    Free Qi Gong Class for Flexible Joints & a Balanced Life
    Sat, Apr 08
    zoom event
    Apr 08, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
    zoom event
    Apr 08, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
    zoom event
    NIH studies show that Qi Gong is one of the very best exercise systems for joint health and physical balance. Come to this free class and find out why!
  • Moving into the Shen of the Heart
    Moving into the Shen of the Heart
    Sat, Apr 01
    Online Event
    Apr 01, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Event
    Apr 01, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Event
    Come and nurture yourself with the effortless flow of Qi Gong and self-acupressure point massage to release the stagnant energy of frustration, fear, & anger....and clear a path to the heart. Doable for all levels.
  • Try Qi Gong for Free!
    Try Qi Gong for Free!
    Sun, Feb 19
    Zoom Online
    Feb 19, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Zoom Online
    Feb 19, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Zoom Online
    Qi Gong, based in 4000 years of Chinese Meridian Medicine, flowing mindful movements, tapping pressure points, and quick, releasing movements coordinated with breath. And the best thing about it? It's fun, relaxing, and doable for everyone--teens through seniors!
  • Try Qi Gong for Free!
    Try Qi Gong for Free!
    Sat, Jan 07
    Virtual Event
    Jan 07, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event
    Jan 07, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event
    Doable for all levels of health and abilities, Qi Gong (Chi Gong) is based in acupressure points and energy meridians and consists of flowing mindful movements, quick stress-releasing exercises and pressure point tapping. It's easy, fun, and relaxing!
  • Strengthening Bones and Balance
    Strengthening Bones and Balance
    Sat, Dec 03
    Via Zoom
    Dec 03, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Via Zoom
    Dec 03, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Via Zoom
    Qi Gong and Acupressure Point Self-Care for the Winter Season
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"If you have a teen, you know that connecting can be challenging.  For the past year, doing Qi Gong together has become a special time for me and my 14-year-old son, who says that he "likes it more than yoga," and that it "disconnects him from regular reality."  I am grateful for Lana’s video classes-- my teen goes into them without having to be convinced of its benefits!"

M. Stonestreet

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"I didn’t think anything could help my stress levels while in Graduate School, but your Qi Gong 6-week online series made such a tremendous difference in helping me cope. I felt much more in the flow of things. I am now a huge fan!"

K. McCafferty

Want to Learn More About Qi Gong?

Lana teaches a one-hour weekly Qi Gong class online 45 out of 52 weeks a year.  If you cannot make her live online class, no worries!  Every registrant receives the recording afterwards.

She also offers workshops occasionally and free classes too. Sign up to her mailing list so you’ll be in the loop.

 

For Lana, it is more important that people are able to experience this wonderful healthy practice of Qi Gong, so her classes are priced at the very lowest end of what might be considered reasonable.

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