Qigong Inner Smile Meditation | Qigong for seniors | Qigong for beginners

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I’m Dr Janice Tucker. Since 2000, I have been sharing medical Qigong with thousands of students and clients to help them live healthier lives; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. These simple methods will show you how to:

• relax mentally and emotionally to reduce stress;
• enhance your health by adjusting your breathing and posture;
• practice medical Qigong meditations to calm and clear a busy mind;
• use morning Qigong exercises to get a great start to your day and manage any pre-existing health conditions;
• energise your body and put a spring in your step so that you feel younger.

My passion lies in adapting Qigong exercises for people aged 40+ so that they feel relaxed and energised, not exhausted, at the end of their practice. I love to share my knowledge with students from all walks of life, and these Qigong exercises are suitable for both beginners and those with more Qigong experience.

The Qigong inner smile technique is an ancient practice to aid in healing the body and bringing about more contentment and inner peace. It helps to transform emotional stress which may potentially lead to Qi stagnation and physical symptoms in your body. When you smile, many muscles in your face are activated and it sends a message to the body that you must be in a good mood. Smiling helps to relax, not only the face, but the whole body. It shifts your nervous system from the sympathetic (fight or flight stressed state) to the parasympathetic which is associated with the ‘rest and digest’ (relaxed state) response in the body. It can also help to strengthen your immune system.

The inner smile meditation is a popular practice in which we smile inwardly to each of the major organs of our body, activating the Qi within us. This is easy to do and will require only 10- 30 minutes (longer if you like).

Sickness often originates from emotions becoming stuck (stagnant Qi) and settling in the organs. The inner smile breaks this cycle. It removes the cause and symptoms of disharmony by transforming stuck emotions and creating the conditions for smooth and unimpeded flow of Qi. This is turn allows the body and mind to come back into a natural healthy balance.


Begin by closing your eyes and relaxing your whole body. Breath slowly and smoothly, letting go on the exhalation.

To begin the inner-smile meditation, sit comfortably on the edge of a chair with your palms on your knees. Straighten your spine, lifting it up from the top of your head.

Follow along with my voice in the video, letting any thoughts come and go, breathing and relaxing as you meditate.


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You must not rely on the information in this video as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or another professional healthcare provider. Information provided here is of a general nature. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information in this video.

By partaking in any Qigong exercises shown in my videos, understand that you do so at your own risk, that there is the chance of physical injury and that you release and discharge Janice Tucker from any and all claims that may arise. Always seek medical advice before embarking upon any exercise programme.
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Added on December 20th, 2020
Last updated: March 23rd, 2021