8 Tools for Your Spiritual Toolbox 

Your spiritual health is important for your overall health and well-being. Balance comes from a strong mind/body/spirit connection, and spirituality goes a long way towards grounding and centring you as well and supporting healthy immunity and reducing chronic pain and inflammation. You practice self-care for your physical body with good food and exercise. A healthy spiritual practice is another important aspect of your overall health.  … Read More

Which came first, your smile or your joy?

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,  but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ~Thich Nhat Hanh    You know you’re living a heart centred life when you have to wonder ~ which came first the smile or the joy? As you open your heart to the beauty of life it’s pretty easy to go about your day with … Read More

The Benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowls in Meditation and Healing

Nancy Crites plays a Tibetan Singing Bowl during one of her QiGong classes

Good Vibrations!   It is with pleasure that I introduce sound healing to my QiGong practice. Each session, in person and by distance, will include the beautiful healing energy and vibration of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Sound is an important element in QiGong practice. Sound carries a vibration, and this vibration addresses body, mind, heart, and soul. The vibration from Tibetan bowls addresses disease, or dis-ease, chronic … Read More

A Garden of Delights

It’s summertime and this past week has been a Garden of Delights. That gave me an idea for a new weekly routine. Let’s share the joy in the form of delights. By honouring gratitude and living in the moment, Joy is a practice that keeps you grounded and aware of the blessings in life. In my Rainforest Qigong group, we ‘Share a Joy’ each week, … Read More

How to Create Happiness For Yourself with Qigong

If you are wondering How to Create Happiness For Yourself with Qigong, there has never been a better time to find out. “When I began my qigong classes with Nancy she helped me discover that there is joy all around me and it comes in smaller packages than I had thought before. Now as I have developed mindfulness, I find it’s the simple things, like … Read More

The Elements of Qigong

Sound healing

The Elements of Qigong include the breath, visualization, gentle movements, and sound to heal and restore balance to your body, mind, and spirit. Here is more information to explain these elements further.

Tibetan Bowl Vibration Healing with Qigong

Element One, The Breath

The breath is a gift that comes with life and is the most powerful tool for healing and the most important element of QiGong practice. Slow, deep, sustained breathing helps you to center, to connect, to slow down and to be fully present. It lowers blood pressure, calms the nervous system, and much more.

The breath impacts your nervous system and longer breaths have been found to lead to living a longer and happier life.

Element Two, Visualization

Visualization is one of  The Elements of Qigong. Visualization uses the power of the brain by directing the mind positively. Visualization is used in guided meditations. Using visualization you can open up the energy channels in your body. Using messages like “My pain is gone, I feel wonderful, I am healed”, have a powerful effect on the energetic channels in the body. Focussing your mind on negative thoughts and images create more illness, imbalance, and unhappiness, keeping you blocked and unable to access the healing power that lies within you. Changing to positive thoughts such as “I love my life, I feel wonderful, I am happy and grateful”, will allow you to transform your energy for the best and allow healing and happiness to occur.

Element Three, Gentle QiGong Movements

The third of The Elements of Qigong, is Gentle QiGong Movements, or as I like to refer to them, moving meditations, are very effective in removing energetic blockages and restoring a healthy energy flow. The various postures and movements in QiGong serve to restore harmony and health as energy flows freely through your system like a river in the spring. This healthy energy restores health and harmony. There are is a series of movements in QiGong; I share the Spring Forest QiGong movements in my private mentorship practice and group sessions. Each movement targets a specific system or organ.

Element Four, Sound

The fourth of The Elements of Qigong is Sound. This is vibrational healing. Different sounds vibrate at different frequencies, which open the channels, allowing balance and self-healing. Chanting is an ancient healing technique I use in my classes and personalized sessions that opens your heart and heals the body. I also use a variety of Tibetan Singing Bowls to strengthen and enhance the vibration and healing. The vibrations from a Tibetan bowl addresses disease, or dis-ease, chronic pain, inflammation — whatever needs balancing and healing. The sound vibration also builds immunity and sets a mood of happiness and joy.


Nancy Crites plays a Tibetan Singing Bowl during one of her QiGong classes
The Benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowls in Meditation and Healing

For more information on developing your qigong practice, check out my qigong website here.