Standing when you are supposed to be sitting

Discuss Qigong, its ideas, theories and practice. Please stay on topic.

Moderators: Dvivid, Inga, nyang

Standing when you are supposed to be sitting

Postby John Armstrong » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:19 pm

Hello. I am working with the book Qigong Empowerment, which I have heard is one of the best and most basic books on qigong in English. Almost all of the techniques are short, and call for the exponent to be standing (relaxed, feet shoulder-width apart), sitting in a straight-backed chair (hands on one's knees), or lying on one's back. My question is this: One of the reasons I practice qigong is because I have mild scoliosis, so my pelvis is unstable, and so I really cannot, for all practical purposes, sit. Would anyone care to comment on how much it would probably affect things if I practice the ones that are supposed to be done sitting down standing up instead? Thank you!
John Armstrong
Forum User
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:14 am
Location: pascagoula, ms

Re: Standing when you are supposed to be sitting

Postby joeblast » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:40 am

John, could you describe some of the ones that are specifically mentioned for sitting?

Just curious, where's the scoliosis bad in your back, upper, lower?
Forum DemiGod
Posts: 943
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:20 pm
Location: CT

Return to Qigong / Chi Kung

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

©2013 YMAA | About YMAA | Privacy Policy |Terms of Use | Permissions | Contact Us