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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.
Unlike most t'ai chi books, which focus strictly on how to do the t'ai chi forms, "T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom " presents a personal, practical view of this intriguing martial art. Lehrhaupt shares illuminating stories from her own life and the lives of her students that show how t'ai chi can be a vehicle for profound self-discovery and spiritual growth. In learning to master each body posture, t'ai chi students often confront self-doubt, frustration, and the desire to compete and compare themselves to others--problems that also arise in daily life. Lehrhaupt shows how these and other obstacles provide valuable opportunities to deepen awareness and recognize the striking continuities between practice and everyday life. Each section of the book includes practical exercises designed to enhance students' understanding of t'ai chi movements, and a helpful appendix answers many frequently asked questions about t'ai chi training such as how to find a teacher and how to balance practice with family life. Full of useful insights and guidance, "T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom " will be a valuable companion for all students of this increasingly popular martial art.
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.
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.