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Practiced by millions in China to release stress and maintain robust health, Dragon and Tiger qigong is also used to help prevent and heal cancer and to mitigate the effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Frantzis chose Dragon and Tiger from among several hundred sets he researched because its seven simple movements are easy to learn and offer about 80 percent of the health benefits found in the more complex sets of 50-100 movements. Dragon and Tiger qigong uses simple body movements to accomplish the same chi balancing as acupuncture. Each movement is designed to stimulate not just a single meridian but groups of meridians. In Chinese medicine, the tiger is a metaphor for a strong, healthy liver and powerful muscles, and the dragon is a metaphor for healthy and strong lungs. The Dragon and Tiger form accomplishes three major changes in the body necessary for healing: it releases stagnant chi energy; increases the speed, strength, and evenness of the circulation of chi, blood, and other fluids; and quickly raises the body's energy levels to boost its natural healing capacities. With over 150 illustrations accompanying clear, thorough instructions, "Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong "offers an accessible and effective path to health and healing.
This signature form of Qigong Master Liu He is designed to help all women achieve wholeness by activating the innate healing power within their own minds and bodies. Jade Woman is rich in the Taoist philosophy and Taoist practice of three Secrets - Body Secrets, Language Secrets, and Mind Secrets. Working with the Three Secrets allows you to open 84,000 pores. The result is a greater awareness of all aspects of a women's life - spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. This powerful Qigong form provides great benefit to all women, regardless of age or reproductive history. It is especially effective with diseases and dysfunctions related to the female reproductive organs or gynecological system, including infertility. It offers smooth transitions during puberty and menopause, and provides regeneration of cells. Experience and discover your own Qi Awareness - Each chapter reveals the Taoist wisdom teaching that have been the foundation of Qigong practice and Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. There is a Qigong lesson at the end of each section that allows readers to assess their understanding of Qigong philosophy and how to apply these principles for a healthy and fulfilling life. The lessons are easy to perform and can be used throughout your life for self-healing.
The Chinese secret for youthfulness, health and long life lies at least partly in T'ai Chi, the ballet-like calisthenics they've practiced for centuries. This rhythmical art stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures and absolute calmness of mind. The practice itself need take no more than ten minutes a day. This book is a complete step-by-step manual for the beginner that will enable anyone to master the sequence of thirty-seven postures that make up the T'ai Chi solo exercise.
Healthy joints are vital to pain free movement and Qigong exercises can help heal and prevent arthritis. Dr. Yang presents numerous Qigong exercises, updated theory and expanded instruction. Young or old, sedentary or athletic; it is likely that one out of seven of us will be afflicted with arthritis in our lifetime. Since healthy joints are key to pain free movement, rejuvenating them is vital to well-being. Although Western Medicine has made great progress in treating arthritis, it has limited success in actually healing it; rather focusing more on relieving pain and inflammation. Chinese Medicine, over the last four thousand years, has developed many of its own methods to treat arthritis, including Qigong exercises, acupuncture, massage, and herbal treatments. By doing Qigong exercises, you can effectively treat many types of arthritis and rebuild the strength of your joints, which is the root of complete healing. This book introduces Qigong exercises that have been successfully used in China to treat arthritis. It begins with general concepts of Qigong, a summary of arthritis according to both Western and Eastern medicine, an explanation of how Qigong treats arthritis, and finally gentle Qigong exercises you can use to help prevent, treat and heal arthritis.
Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese practice consisting of physical movements, meditation, creative visualization, and breathing exercises to help revitalize the body and heal the spirit. Similar to tai chi, qigong cultivates vital life-force energy in the body for better health, heightened energy, and longevity. Its powerful benefits have been known in China for thousands of years. This unique book presents over 100 easy, five-minute qigong exercises designed to target specific health issues, from strengthening an aching back and reducing stress to improving sexual function and boosting energy. You can use this book to quickly find the best qigong exercises to target your particular physical and mental health needs. Heal Yourself with Qigong allows you to customize routines, making it ideal for both experienced practitioners and those new to qigong. Choose and combine from these four sections: Instant energy boosters Exercises for restoring physical vitality Emotion-balancing techniques Practices for calming the spirit
The Qigong Rejuvenation Diet with Breathing and 14 Movements: An Integrated Method for Health and Wellness
This book will enable readers to quickly incorporate an all around self-healing and personal development "way" into their lives, based on the fundamental principles and practices of Chinese Qigong. By integrating right diet, gentle but deeply focused movement, breath training, and meditation we can gain a new state of well-being, peace, and personal strengh. The natural healing ability that we all posses is an energy that has been passed on to us from the cosmos. We can harness this inner power and learn to enact positive change in any circumstance. First, it is indispensable that we carry out mind-body maintenance on a daily basis to prolong and hold our good health. Mirrored on my consulting practice in Tokyo, I hope to introduce Qigong as this total system for life enhancement.
A Qigong Book for Everyone The perfect introduction to America's fastest growing self-healing exercise. For men and women, young and old, in-shape and out Everywhere you look people taking care of themselves. But some are looking beyond the usual fitness regime. They want to take care of more than just their bodies they want total well-being. Many are looking to the Eastern disciplines: Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong. Qigong is an ancient and clinically proven mind/body fitness system for preventing and curing all manners of illnesses as well as enhancing mind and spirit. But it does not have to be a mysterious and complicated program. It can be as easy as breathing and moving ...and fun Find out with Six Healing Movements. Providing a brief introduction to the history and meaning of Qigong, Six Healing Movement presents the exercises and sounds to make in easily understood segments, giving English phonetic pronunciation for each sound, and clear sets of sequenced photos to follow. No matter your age, gender, or physical condition, you can practice this easy-to-learn and fun-to-do holistic program. With regular practice, you'll feel positive results in as little as two weeks Overall the book is easy to learn and easy to practice. You can reap immense health benefits, relaxation and peace of mind. It is for all ages and levels of fitness for both men and women. There are step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow instructions. The book is an ideal guide for beginners and intermediate practitioners.
Gentle movements from the ancient Chinese art of self-healing and fitness to maintain youthful health and vitality. Shoshanna Katzman introduces readers to the practice of qigong through her graceful twenty-minute program that incorporates postures, breath, sound, visualization, and self-massage. This revitalizing workout will help women of all ages maintain youthful skin, eyes, and hair; improve fitness; and renew energy. Readers can then customize their routine, as the author explains how to apply the healing powers of qigong-along with herbal and dietary remedies-to specific age-related concerns such as arthritis, osteoporosis, menopause, weight gain, and decreased sexual vitality.
A unique new and enlightening text on the ancient Chinese Art of Qigong (Ch'i Kung) brought up to date with the world's first ever description of Qi (Ch'i or Bioenergy) is and does. Illustrated throughout with detailed exercises, descriptions and safety advice. Baduanjin or Pa Tuan Chin 'Eight Strands of Silk Brocade' is also illustrated in all three methods, Seated, Basic Standing and Advanced. This is the "new safer" Standardised Set and is recommended for health care as well as health care workers as an invaluable tool to aid health and healing. The author has been practising and studying Internal and Healing Arts since around 1971.
The first English translation of Master Li Ching-yun's teachings on the Eight Brocades, the central practice of qigong. - Explains the physical and spiritual benefits of the Eight Brocades and offers step-by-step instructions for this powerful sequence of postures. - 85 illustrations highlight the postures and philosophies. - Author's commentary provides insight and depth to the original translation. Throughout history Taoists have promoted the development and restoration of the Three Treasures-- body, breath, and spirit--through the gentle practice of qigong. At the center of the qigong practice are the Eight Brocades, a series of postures that developed during the 3,000-year Taoist quest for longevity and vitality. Now qigong expert Stuart Olson translates into English Master Li Ching-yun's treasured teachings on the Eight Brocades. One of the most famous qigong masters of this century, Master Li Ching-yun is reliably chronicled to have lived more than 250 years, during which he practiced the Eight Brocades on a daily basis. His longevity and personal endorsements attest to and validate the Eight Brocades as the quintessence of Taoist health and qigong practices. With Master Li Ching-yun's original teachings as a guide, Stuart Olson presents an authentic yet accessible approach to this unique practice. Each exercise is accompanied by original text from Master Li, step-by-step instructions for each posture, illustrations of the positions, and insights on theory and practice. Because the Eight Brocades are the foundation of all qigong, this book provides valuable advice for all practitioners, regardless of the style they practice or the depth of their experience.
Chi power training manual. Chi power plus showcases many different internal chi power techniques from moving small objects to using your energy to attract or repel. Master secrets of Qigong will give you valid information and scientific proof that what we teach in the Inner Circle works, and it can work for you.
These ancient Chinese exercises help to alleviate the pains of arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other "senior" diseases--and, as added benefit, they're fun and low impact.
For the past 1500 years, the Qigong workout for longevity has been secretly passed from generation to generation at the Shaolin Temple of Zen in Henan Province, China. Now, for the first time, a 34th-generation fighting disciple from the temple shows how to optimize energy, alleviate stress, boost the immune system, and achieve optimum health. The complete workout is shown with easy-to-follow instructions and images, covering everything from stretches and stances to the Instant Health self-massage. This comprehensive guide provides detailed advice on adapting Shaolin Qigong to suit any life stage, and includes training tips, Zen wisdom, and a personalized mind-body workout created especially for the busy Western lifestyle.
Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Spirit (Shing-Ling-Mei Wudang Qigong as Taught by Master Qing Chuan Wang)
For millennia, the Chinese have practiced qigong to enhance body, mind and spirit. They understood that the key to good health and well-being resides within heart and mind. By using heart and mind to direct energy - qi - we can learn to balance our body and our life. Master Qing Chuan Wang is a qigong grandmaster, a gifted healer and 18th patriarch of the Wudang Qigong lineage. He brings you Shing-ling-mei Wudang qigong, an effective and uplifting practice that promotes health, healing and happiness. "Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Spirit" is written by Master Wang's wife, Katherine, who is also one of his most advanced students. Through anecdotes, personal history and clearly articulated philosophical principles, this book holds your interest. It presents an overview of the qigong tradition and thorough explanation of the form of qigong taught by Master Wang. You learn what qigong is and how it works, as well as its benefits and applications. A well-illustrated, detailed practice section provides everything needed to develop an effective practice at home. Shing-ling-mei Wudang qigong is a safe, gentle and effective practice for all ages. A companion DVD, purchased separately, features the six moving exercises illustrated in the book.
Qigong (pronounced "chee-gong") is an ancient Chinese health-care modality that has fascinated people throughout the millennia. Based on the fundamental principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Qigong is a system that teaches us to understand Qi, our bioelectric life force, and use it to heal ourselves and others. "Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance "will give readers some of the basics of the outward "exercises" that are normally associated with the practice of Qigong, as well as detailing movements from such systems as Wuji Qigong, Bagua Xun Dao Gong and Shaolin Qigong. More than merely outlining these practices, this book will take readers on a journey of exploration into the essence of this fascinating, though little understood, healing practice. Masters from around the world-such as the ninety-two-year-old Duan Zhi Liang of Beijing, Canadian healer Effie Poy Yew Chow and American Jerry Johnson-contribute their personal insights into the wonders of Qigong. People from various walks of life, all of whom have achieved healing as a result of practicing Qigong, share their powerful experiences. Author Garri Garripoli, himself a practitioner of Qigong for the past twenty years, renders the book fascinating yet easy-to-read. He expertly guides readers on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, inspiring them to look deeper into healing in order to discover how to move beyond the standards and limitations of Western medicine. "Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance "shows readers that we all carry within ourselves the ability to heal, and encourages them to tap into that innate gift and dance their own dance of life. Readers are sure to find this book fascinating, even life changing. It is a must-read for anyone intrigued by the mystique of ancient Eastern healing arts or seeking a daily practice that promotes and maintains full-body well-being.
A handbook of the classical Chinese literature on which the art of t'ai chi is based. First English translation of the classic texts of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. This is required reading for practitioners of every style.