Qigong and Scoliosis – The Perfect Workout Regional Presentation

Qigong and Scoliosis The Perfect Workout Virtual Regional Presentation

It was an honor to be invited to lead this presentation on Qigong and Scoliosis. My Virtual company, The Perfect Workout, hosts a Regional meeting once a month. I led a short Keynote presentation along with a demo of a few Qigong exercises from the Wudang Five Animals series.

Some of the materials that I shared were from my Zoom teaching research study that I conducted one year ago! Knowing that some of my colleagues also have scoliosis, I discussed how Qigong has helped me with reducing back pain.

After providing a short overview of my background and the key vocabulary, I talked about the history, theory, and philosophy of Qigong. I also explained how Qigong is similar to Slow Motion Strength Training.

In explaining the causes and effects of scoliosis, I discussed the results of two studies that demonstrate how Qigong is more effective than surgery. I gave a short overview of two traditional exercises for spinal traction that form the basis of the Five Animals techniques.

Despite being a little pressed for time, and also trying my best to capture my audience’s attention (at the end of a 3 hour meeting), the presentation was a success. Thankfully, I was able to finish in exactly twenty-five minutes (timing is absolutely essential at TPW).

In the final Q&A I asked the trainers to share their feedback. One trainer who also has scoliosis said that her spine cracked in a way that was identical to receiving a chiropractic adjustment.

One of my dreams is to do more research on Qigong for back pain! In the meantime I am incorporating these techniques into my Virtual training sessions.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information or to experience the benefits of these ancient techniques.

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Author: Emily Seymour

Mind Body Fitness Trainer in Dumas, Texas.