TFMS 015: Qigong Expert & Author Christina Barea on Applying an Ancient Chinese Health Practice to Our Modern Lives

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The Fit Marriage Show welcomes Christina Barea who is the author of Qigong Illustrated, an ordained Daoist priest, and holds a masters degree in medical qigong (MMQ) from the International Institute of Medical Qigong. Christina is a certified level III qigong instructor and has taught at the University of East-West Medicine.  She is also a member of the National Qigong Association’s board of directors.

Practicing qigong combines gentle flowing movements, relaxed breathing, visualization and self-applied massage.  Regular practice of Qigong can reduce stress, improve balance, prevent illness and provide deep relaxation.  These are all things busy couples need in our lives!  Qigong is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and can be practiced standing or sitting.

The knowledge Christina brings to TFMS on the topic of Qigong is the best you’ll find.  Christina really digs in deep about the practice of Qigong and how it benefits you, your spouse and your family.  Even with a busy schedule, you’ll be able to pick up Qigong Illustrated and get started immediately.

In this interview, Christina shares Qigong with you so that you can achieve your health and wellness goals through this ancient practice.  You don’t want to miss this interview with Christina Barea!

A few of the topics we cover in this unique interview include:

  • What is qigong and how does it differ from yoga & tai chi?
  • Can qigong be practiced at home?
  • How long does a typical qigong session last?
  • What are the health benefits from practicing qigong?
  • Are there side affects that can occur practicing qigong?
  • Connecting with your spouse
  • Does qi exist?
  • And Much More!

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Connect with Christina (tell her you enjoyed her interview on FM!):

Qigong Illustrated

The Rising Lotus Qigong

Heart Center Therapy

Christina on Twitter


  1. Excellent explanation with vivid examples! Thank you, Christina!

  2. Great interview!!!


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