Qigong Through the Seasons

Author: Ronald H. Davis
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857011855
Format: PDF
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Within the holistic framework of the Daoist way, Ronald H. Davis provides a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the principles and practice of actively living in harmony with the seasonal energetic changes throughout the year. The program focuses on the importance of Qigong, meditation, and diet to support good mental and physical health. The author includes clear explanations of the theory underlying this approach to a healthy life, including the Five Phases of Change (Five Elements) of Chinese Medicine, the body's Qi system of channels and reservoirs, and the concept of chronobiology. For each season he provides a Qigong specific for the season, meditations, herbal information, and dietary recommendations with simple recipes to support the functions of the organ in focus in that season. This accessible program of Qigong for the seasons will be of interest to anyone seeking a healthy life, students of Qigong at any level, and the seasonal emphasis makes this an excellent quick reference for Qigong teachers.

The Way of the Five Seasons

Author: John Kirkwood
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857012525
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Here is a comprehensive and practical guide to using the Five Element model in your daily life in ways that can improve your physical health, foster mental ease and clarity, create more emotional balance, and bring you closer to spirit. Having introduced the philosophical and practical principles of the Five Elements, the author invites you to 'live the book', immersing yourself in the many aspects of each Element during its corresponding season. He offers a range of methods of doing this, including activities such as movement, cooking, gardening, journaling, visualisation, meditation, dialogue and self-acupressure. In working with each Element, he explores the three levels or expressions of human life - the physical (structures, organs, tissues and systems), the psycho-emotional (thoughts, beliefs, self-images, emotions and reactions), and the spirit. Detailed information is provided on each Element's specific attributes, associations, resonances and gifts, and anatomical illustrations are included for further guidance. An invaluable reference book for practitioners and students of Chinese Medicine who hope to become better practitioners to others, the book also provides the means to become a practitioner to yourself.

Standing Qigong for Health and Martial Arts Zhan Zhuang

Author: Noel Plaugher
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857012045
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Standing qigong is a simple, effective form of exercise suitable for all ages that can increase health, balance and vitality. This complete and accessible guide introduces standing qigong for health and martial arts. Beginning with an introduction describing his own discovery of the practice and an exploration of the health benefits, the author provides detailed instruction on the basic health postures and the process for diaphragmatic breathing. The second part of the book focuses on the martial postures and provides guidance on the subtle variations of the movements that help to cultivate and strengthen healing and internal power. Practice sequences are also included to help readers get started immediately, including, in the third part of the book, the Xing Yi Five Element linking form. Easy-to-follow, and covering all the basics, this guide to standing qigong is perfect for anyone who is looking for ways to improve their health, or with an interest in the internal or martial arts, especially practitioners of Taiji, Qigong, XinYi, Bagua,YiQuan and yoga.

Cultivating Qi

Author: David W. Clippinger
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857012541
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can Qi offer you the means, tools and will to live a life of balance? Explaining what Qi is, where it comes from, how we use it, and how we can cultivate it in order to achieve wholeness and balance, this much-needed book combines knowledge and practice to explore all aspects of Qi, including its modern, everyday implications. The book not only covers the history of Qi, but also demystifies the vital philosophies and practices surrounding it. Filled with valuable information on how to recognise and cultivate Qi in order to increase your energetic capacity and return to a more efficient physical, emotional, and psychological state, it also illustrates Qi's central importance in meditation, Taiji, Qigong, and other Internal Arts practices that focus upon its vitality. The author also offers instruction on a number of methods for opening the energy gates of the body to cultivate Qi.

Qigong Basics

Author: Ellae Elinwood
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462904815
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Qigong Basics contains everything you need to get started mastering the ancient Chinese art of qigong. Features of this Qigong book include: The Origins of qigong—the philosophy, history, and different styles What really happens in a qigong class—choosing the style, teacher, and class best suited to your needs The essential elements—breathing, stances, grounding, expansions, and medication How to complement your qigong training with meditation and qi exercises Effective ways to promote health and well-being through specific sequences Resources that can help you improve faster Wheter your considering taking up qigong, or you've already started, Qigong Basics offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful.

Qigong for Women

Author: Dominique Ferraro
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892818389
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ferraro provides step-by-step instructions for low-impact, time-efficient exercises specifically designed to help women relieve stress, restore physical health, and rebalance the mind. 300 photos.

Women s Qigong for Health and Longevity

Author: Deborah Davis
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 159030537X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here is a detailed, easy-to-use guidebook for women forty and older on how to use gentle but powerful traditional Chinese exercises, breathing techniques, massage, meditation, and vocalizations to promote health, fitness, relaxation, and mental clarity; improve stamina; and even treat specific health concerns. Acupuncturist and longtime qigong practitioner Deborah Davis explains the traditional Chinese approach to health and the various components of qigong practice; gives general health routines for women in specific age groups; and offers do-it-yourself practices and routines for specific health issues including insomnia, hypertension and heart disease, menopause, sexual vitality, breast health, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and depression.

The Lunar Tao

Author: Ming-Dao Deng
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062205919
Format: PDF
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From Taosim expert Ming-Dao Deng comes The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons, bringing to life the Chinese Lunar Calendar via the prism of Taoism. In The Lunar Tao, each day of the Lunar year is represented with a reading meditation, beautiful Chinese illustrations, and interesting facts about the festivals and traditions, providing readers with the context that gives Taoism such depth and resonance. Ming-Dao Deng, the bestselling author of 365 Tao: Daily Meditations, shows how to bring the tenets of Taoism into everyday life.

Qigong Meditation

Author: Jwing-Ming Yang
Publisher: Ymaa Publications
ISBN:
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This book presents the foundation theoretical theory for the two most popular methods of meditation, Small Circulation and Grand Circulation.