Disclaimer: Not every exercise is appropriate or safe for every individual, so please use your best judgement and consult your health care provider. If anything hurts, stop!
In the November “Feeling Fit” sessions, Frank Hanley introduces a variety of neck and shoulder exercises and reviews the qigong breathing techniques and abdominal (core) exercises that he presented in the September sessions. Frank Hanley is a martial artist, author, and teacher of Hung Ga style Kung Fu, Taijiquan and multiple Qigong styles and practices. He organized and launched the FSHD Society South Carolina Chapter and served as Chapter Director.
Frank designed this session to be done from a seated position. The exercises shown in this video require a stable chair or stool (back of chair is optional). You can also use light weights ranging from 1 to 5 pounds.
Frank recommends a daily practice of Qigong. The effects are subtle and take time to see. He believes his Qigong practice has numerous benefits including:
- Strengthen immune system
- Relieve stress
- Improve breathing
- Resist infections, virus, cold & flu
- Improve balance and coordination
- Increase strength and stamina
- Better focus and concentration
And here is Workshop 2 for the neck and shoulder series: