Swimming Dragon Qigong (游龙气功) is an ancient moving qigong practice. Said to have been created by a Daoist master, Swimming Dragon is a weight-bearing exercise that helps increase energy flow, focus, strength, stability through various planes of movement, and body and spine flexibility. This qigong practice takes its name from the swimming movements of the water dragon. With its twisting, stretching, and shifting motions, Swimming Dragon works the ligaments, tendons, and organs of the body.
Swimming Dragon Qigong is credited as being a longevity exercise and can be practiced with limited space. It is a slow moving meditation form that can help to calm the mind and ease stress. Like most exercises, consistent regular practice is the most beneficial.
View some example videos of Swimming Dragon Qigong below.