Energy Chi for Beginners Video
Energy Chi for Beginners

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Energy Chi for Beginners

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Energy is power, vitality, and health. "No quality is more important in our daily life than energy," explains instructor David-Dorian Ross. Chi, the life force or flow of energy in our bodies, is fortified by the practice of chi kung, exercises that increase chi circulation through flowing, graceful, and expanding movements. The exercises in this video are designed to move chi through your body by focusing on moving the spine (including twisting) and directing the flow of chi with gestures. The moves are slow and fluid, with weight-shifting, pivoting, and pushing motions similar to tai chi. Each movement has a descriptive name, such as "Washing the Face," "Rolling the Arms Like Windmills," and "The Rooster Stands on One Leg." The complete workout is 20 minutes and accessible to beginners, though a few balance moves may be challenging.


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valena, posted on May 24, 2016

Thank you so much!!

Ciao821, posted on October 28, 2015

Excellent routine and the instructor is clear and easy to follow. He also has a soothing voice. Loved it! Gaiam TV-More of these T'ai Chi videos, please.

melbuttons, posted on September 22, 2015

Every video I try to watch online, including this one, will freeze the video with audio still going. I downloaded this video with the purple player and it only provides the opening introduction. Please fix this soon so that I can practice this. Thank you.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on September 22, 2015

We appreciate your reporting the issue. Please contact us at for assistance, and let us know what type of device/computer you are using.


bbeech5, posted on September 16, 2015

I am confused by the instruction to "circle your arms in the opposite direction" when changing feet in the windmill exercise. I notice that David-Dorian Ross circles his right arm clockwise and his left arm counter clockwise regardless of which foot is forward.

nomikenan, posted on August 23, 2015

I did this routine for the first time today, and though I know it will take time to get all the movements just right, I already feel the benefits. Thank you, David Dorian-Ross, for this relaxing yet energizing exercise. I'll be practicing it often. (Video worked fine on Apple iMac.)

mcac528, posted on August 10, 2015

This is a good exercise for beginners like me. Thank you.

nacalina, posted on July 18, 2015

This is such a fabulous, low-impact and relaxing routine and the very talented David Dorian-Ross is a wonderful instructor. Note: the download option for purple player is still wonky with this video - only downloads his opening statement. Hope they fix it but it's not a dealbreaker for me.

andreaacailawen, posted on June 12, 2015

This video won't load on the Samsung Smart Hub. I am immediately kicked out. It will play on the browser in both Firefox and Chrome on my Windows 8 laptop, but the quality is very low and choppy. This is now two videos from David-Dorian Ross that I am unable to watch and I'm pushing a dozen unplayable on the Samsung Smart Hub over the past few weeks. Please fix this, Gaiam!

marie-yama, posted on February 22, 2015

This is a great video, maybe my favorite, but for some reason when I try and play it on my purple player, only the two-minute intro plays -- can someone tell me why it does that?

HeidiV@Gaia, posted on February 22, 2015

@MARIE-YAMA - we are sorry for any confusion. Someone from our Customer Service department will be in contact with you.

rx7chick, posted on September 27, 2015

I have the same problem. I can only get a 2 minute intro on my Purple Player.
Thank you

camacl2000, posted on February 3, 2015

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

demetrateresa, posted on January 6, 2015

From the very beginning I could feel the energy flow... highly effective! And the instructions were excellent. It's good to know the reason behind the movements, because that enhances concentration and helps up remember them. Very good!

sugrdmge98, posted on October 1, 2014

Loved this, great for beginners and very effective. I wish there were more Qi Gong and Tai-Chi videos...some that used to be on myyogaonline seem to have disappeared.

Garshan, posted on September 19, 2014

Great video love the energy flow!!!

terry87, posted on November 29, 2013

Love this video!!!

kellylea, posted on January 10, 2013

Simple and easy to learn, felt energy in my hands during practice, well worth the time

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