Qigong Through the Seasons

Author: Ronald H. Davis
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857011855
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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
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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.

Simple Chi Kung

Author: Mantak Chia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594778124
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Distills the many different Chi Kung practices into one simple daily routine for abundant health, calmness, and mental clarity • Provides step-by-step illustrated instructions for a complete yet easy daily Chi Kung routine • Perfect for beginners and ideal as a warm-up to more advanced practices • Clears physical and mental stress, stimulates healing and disease prevention, detoxifies the body, releases tensions, improves circulation, and works to develop flexibility, strength, resiliency, and suppleness Within every person there is a place full of energy, health, and happiness. Practicing Chi Kung allows us to visit this place of inner vitality and harmony, clearing physical and mental stress, detoxifying the body and mind, and helping us return to our natural state of abundant health, calmness, and mental clarity. An ideal complement to the treatment of chronic pain, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, headaches, and even heart disease and cancer, Chi Kung is a way to take control of your physical, mental, and spiritual health and live a long and healthy life. In Simple Chi Kung, Taoist master Mantak Chia distills thousands of Chi Kung practices into one simple daily routine perfect for beginners and ideal as a warm-up to more advanced practices. Designed to relax our muscles, loosen the joints, improve circulation, and develop flexibility, strength, resiliency, and suppleness, the gentle, flowing movements of Chi Kung mirror the movements of nature and help practitioners connect to their own inner flow of chi, clearing blockages and stagnation in our life-force energy and tapping in to our natural powers of healing and disease prevention. Walking readers step-by-step through each exercise, from movement work with the knees, hips, and spine to internal energy work through controlled breathing, Master Chia explains how daily practice of Chi Kung cultivates life-force energy, a stronger immune system, emotional balance, and spiritual awareness, transforming the patterns and assumptions that limit our body and mind as well as enhancing our connection to nature and the universe.

Qigong

Author: Garri Garripoli
Publisher: HCI
ISBN: 9781558746749
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Chinese Qigong

Author: 毕永升
Publisher: Jinan, China : Shandong Science and Technology Press
ISBN: 9787533110413
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A Daoist Practice Journal

Author: Michael J. Rinaldini
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539824732
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Daoist Practice Journal, Book 2: Circle Walking, Qigong & Daoist Cultivation is the second book in a series on the practices for walking the Daoist path by a modern day, western Daoist priest. This second book consists of journal entries by the author from June 2013 to October 2016. It picks up with his journey where he left off in his first book, A Daoist Practice Journal: Come Laugh With Me in February 2013. The main topics covered include Qigong circle walking, both technique and health benefits. It includes a broad range of entries on Qigong exercises, including a simple way of performing energy health assessments on self and others. The key practice which is discussed throughout the book is the core Daoist meditation practice of Zuowang, or sitting and forgetting. In addition to the explanations on the technique of Zuowang is an in-depth discussion on the Daoist alchemy of cultivation. And still more.

The Healing Art of Qi Gong

Author: Hong Liu
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 044655510X
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Starting with his medical practice in China, Dr Liu describes how he risked his life under the Communist regime to study Qi Gong and meet secretly with a master who lived in a mountain cave above Shanghai.

Master Lam s Walking Chi Kung

Author: Lam Kamchuen
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781856752350
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People who must sit or stand long hours at work can now thank the Buddhist monks who centuries ago faced the same problems in their enforced periods of meditation, and developed Chi Kung, a powerful program of energy cultivation to heal distracted minds and tired bodies. Internationally known instructor Master Lam introduces a special form of Chi Kung that focuses on movement and walking. Each move is shown in a stop-action photo with a caption and lets you stay in place until you feel the tension disappear. Breathing, stretching, and mental relaxation come together in a natural way that harmonizes the six directional forces of up/down, left/right, and forward/backward. Your legs and knees, the first part of your body to age, receive special life-lengthening exercises.

Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality

Author: Sat Chuen Hon
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590300688
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Qigong is a traditional Chinese movement practice that is most often done to maintain health or to relieve specific illnesses. In this book. Sat Chuen Hon, a master teacher and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist healing arts, presents a system of six gentle yet invigorating exercises, along with complementary meditations and vocalizations, which can improve overall health and increase energy. Unlike many other books on qigong, TAOIST QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND VITALITY includes both the physical exercises and the accompanying meditations and vocalizations, which deepen the healing effects of the practices. Each exercise is illustrated with a series of photographs. Born in China, Hon studied acupuncture and traditional Chinese massage at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also a graduate of Princeton University and received a Masters in Fine Arts in dance from Connecticut College. Versed in Chinese and American scholarship, he is an informative and thorough guide who makes the practice and the philosophy of qigong accessible and relevant. The text is sprinkled with "healing stories" and humorous anecdotes from the author's twenty-two years of practice. The book's appendices explain how to troubleshoot problems and answer frequently asked questions about qigong practice.