Monday, September 27, 2010

Stretching Exercise for Sewing

I would like to share a very simple stretching exercise with you today. It comes from the art of qi gong - a Chinese healing art that has been around for thousands of years and has thousands of exercises. I find this one to be very valuable when I am spending a lot of time at my sewing machine.

This is the first time that I have made a video - I used my flip video and managed to get the end edited but not the start. Sorry about that.  I think though that you can get a general idea of the movement and, I assure you, if you start using it, you will notice the benefit - both physically and mentally.

In the coming weeks, I will continue to share some additional mind/body exercises with you that I think you will find helpful, both in quilting and in life!

If you are interested in a DVD of stretching exercises from Qi Gong, I have one available through Aiki Works.


  1. This exercise feels very good! I will look forward to your next videos! The only problem I had viewing it is that it is a little difficult to hear. I turned my volume up as high as I could, but it is still very quiet. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Thanks, Bee. I am going to work on the volume issue. Will try another video in a week or so. In the meantime, this one is really good when sitting at a sewing machine or a computer. :)

  3. I watched this and tried it, but couldn't post on Monday? It wouldn't let me.
    Thank you for this tip.

  4. I think Google has been having some problems. It won't let me sign in at times. Then, a minute later it will.