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Qi Gong for Health and Healing

Author : Lee Holden
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Many health and fitness experts are calling qi gong the "new yoga". Practised for centuries by millions around the world, qi gong is a gentle yet powerful practice that is known for improving strength and flexibility, increasing energy, and calming the mind. Lee Holden, acclaimed for his ability to make these ancient teachings accessible for modern life, offers Qi Gong for Health and Healing, a comprehensive home study course for cultivating a lifelong practice. Combining in-depth teachings with easy-to-follow movement, meditation, acupressure, and breath exercises, Holden has created a rich resource that you can come back to time and time again to deepen your qi gong practice. This multimedia course includes: • Five DVDs with guided instruction on practices that you can customize to suit your skills and schedule • Six CDs of essential teachings—from using healing sounds for emotional healing to circulating energy for spiritual connection • A 140-page workbook to boost your knowledge of your physical and energetic anatomy, Taoist healing terms, and more • Thirty-five reflection cards to inspire your practice Trusted by thousands who've seen him on PBS or tried his many popular qi gong DVDs, Lee Holden now shares everything you need to know to explore the art of qi gong in one immersive resource.

Qigong for Health and Martial Arts

Author : Jwing-Ming Yang
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Increase your strength, improve your health, and discover greater martial power with ten separate sets of Qigong exercises. A special chapter discusses the application and uses of Qi and Qigong for enhancing martial arts ability as well as a section on soothing massage techniques to help recover quickly from various injuries.

Qigong for Health and Healing

Author : James David Rockefeller
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Are you looking for a way to reduce stress? Are you interested in Chinese energy medicine? Would you like to learn meditation? Do you feel that seated meditation is quite boring? Are you looking for a more invigorating type of movement meditation that works your body as well as your mind and spirit? If yes, you should give qigong a try. Qigong, also spelled chi kung or chi gung, is a Chinese medical energy system that promotes health, flexibility, healing and spirituality through coordinated body postures, movements and breathing. You have probably heard of Tai Chi, which is often practiced by people interested in martial arts. Tai Chi, also known as Taiji Quan, is one style of qigong. Qigong offers a complete exercise system for the body and mind, incorporating slow, graceful, relaxed movements. Breathing is an important part of this system, and the movements and the breathing together combine to help you reach a meditative state. The aim is to let the Qi flow through all the channels of the body smoothly without any interruptions, thus removing all the devastating effects of stress, pollution, and diseases and restoring your body and mind to their original state. Interested? If qigong seems to be what you have been looking for, then continue to read this guide.

Heal Yourself with Qigong

Author : Suzanne Friedman
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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

Author : Jwing-Ming Yang
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Applying an ancient Chinese healing art to a common health problem, the author presents a variety of Qigong techniques that will alleviate the pain and suffering caused by arthritis. Original.

The Way of Qigong

Author : Kenneth S. Cohen
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Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer, immune system disorders, and other life-threatening conditions. Now in this fascinating, comprehensive volume, renowned qigong master and China scholar Kenneth S. Cohen explains how you too can integrate qigong into your life--and harness the healing power that will help your mind and body achieve the harmony of true health.

Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality

Author : Sat Chuen Hon
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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.

Natural Healing with Qigong

Author : Aihan Kuhn
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A simple Qiqong routine that combines physical exercises, stretching, breathing and self-massage. The program is divided into six groups, each focusing on different areas to achieve maximum benefit.

Women s Qigong for Health and Longevity

Author : Deborah Davis
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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.To learn more about the author, visit her website:

The Healing Promise of Qi Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi

Author : Roger Jahnke
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An internationally respected doctor of Chinese medicine and author of the bestselling "The Healer Within" clearly and simply explains the concepts of qigong. 125 illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Earth Qi Gong for Women

Author : Tina Chunna Zhang
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The special medical Qi Gong described in this book was developed and perfected over the course of 1,700 years by Taoists, traditional Chinese medical doctors, and Qi Gong experts in China to meet the needs of a woman’s unique anatomy. Author Tina Zhang leads readers through a variety of pleasurable postures and easy exercises that address specific areas of the body. In turn, these exercises, which work progressively to strengthen the spirit-mind-body connection, enhance natural female energy to help prevent or alleviate health issues and conditions from puberty to post-menopause, including high blood pressure, stress, fatigue, endometriosis, age-related problems, and more. Emphasizing a balance between hormones and emotions, the book includes concise descriptions of selected acupuncture points, meridians, and orbits that promote long-range anti-aging and long-term optimal health. Women empowered by these benefits can take control of their bodies and better direct and assist their physicians in maintaining their health without the cost, risk, and side effects of pills, hormones, and supplements. Qi Gong for Women also contains useful information on addressing women’s physical and spiritual health for physicians, acupuncturists, and doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Medical Qigong Exercise Prescriptions

Author : Suzanne B. Friedman
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Medical qigong is one of the four main branches of Chinese medicine, and it is the energetic foundation upon which the others (acupuncture, herbal medicine, and medical massage) are based. Medical qigong and tai chi exercises are becoming more popular, but there are few books that discuss how they can be used to help address specific disorders. This book is the first medical qigong book that does not simply introduce a set of exercises that are a part of a general qigong routine. Rather, the exercises provided are those prescribed to patients at qigong hospitals in China. Medical qigong doctors and Chinese medicine hospitals have used these exercises for hundreds of years and yet they are relatively unknown in this country. The first half of the book introduces medical qigong theory from a modern Western scientific perspective as well as from the traditional Daoist and Chinese medicine perspectives, so that the reader will understand why and how medical qigong exercises work. The second half is practical exercises for self-healing. The book introduces guidelines for selecting appropriate exercises, and then the exercises themselves. There are general tonification (strengthening), purgation (sedating), and regulation exercises for health maintenance, followed by sections on specific organ and health disorders. This book targets health care practitioners as well as "patients," meaning anyone interested in taking an active role in the healing process.

Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Health

Author : Jwing-Ming Yang
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Invigorate your body, improve blood and Qi (vital energy) circulation, and strengthen your internal organs with these simple Qigong exercises.

Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong

Author : Bruce Frantzis
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Details and ancient Chinese practice that uses simple movements to accomplish the same chi balancing as acupuncture, with the aim of strengthening immunity, recovering from stress and illness and improving mental relaxation, in a book with 150 step-by-step illustrations of the movements. By the author of Tao of Letting Go. Original.

The Yijing Medical Qigong System

Author : Suzanne Friedman
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Yijing (I-Ching) theory is the foundation of Daoism and Chinese medicine, and this book explores the deep roots that they both share. Daoism and Chinese medicine both view the human body as a microcosm of the universe around us; what is happening outside affects us inside. Medical qigong is based on the premise that we can energetically affect something outside based on our intention inside. Much of medical qigong, one of the main branches of Chinese medicine, originates from the practices of Daoist shamanic healers. This book introduces a Chinese medicine healing system based on the principles of the Yijing that serve as the foundation of medical qigong and Daoist spiritual practices. The Yijing Medical Qigong System is a compilation of self-healing exercises and qi emission therapeutic treatment techniques based on Daoist medical qigong and Yijing theories. This system's approach is unique in that it focuses on the meanings of the trigrams rather than the hexagrams of the Yijing. The eight trigrams are used in innovative ways for healing the body, mind, and spirit. The Yijing Medical Qigong System is based on the premise that the Yijing theory that infuses Chinese medicine and Daoism is just as relevant today for healing and spiritual guidance it was three thousand years ago.

Breathing Spaces

Author : Nancy N. Chen
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The charismatic form of healing called qigong, which at its core involves meditative breathing exercises, achieved enormous popularity in China during the last two decades. Anthropologist Nancy N. Chen examines the cultural context of medicine and healing practices in the PRC, Taiwan, and the United States, and the pages of her book come alive with the narratives of the numerous practitioners, healers, psychiatric patients, doctors, and bureaucrats she interviewed.

Sustaining Vitality with Qigong

Author : Dennis Sharp
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Qigong is a form of holistic therapeutic exercise that invigorates the body, mind and spirit while working towards the goal of disease prevention and personal attainment. Practiced by the Chinese people for centuries, Qigong has become increasingly popular worldwide. Sustaining Vitality with Qigong: Simple Exercises for Heath and Healing is an excellent guide for people who wish to experience the profoundly positive health benefits of daily Qigong practice for themselves. The book is divided into two parts: the first part explains the ancient origins, theory, and basic principles that explain why Qigong is so effective as a tool for maintaining heath and vitality. The second part provides illustrations and photos with step by step instruction in preparation exercises, basic meditation and eight easy-to-learn Qigong movement exercises, including dragon exercises for weight loss..

Qigong Empowerment

Author : Shou-Yu Liang
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Qigong Empowerment is the most unique and complete volume ever written in the English language on qigong (Chi Kung). This volume can be used for attaining better health, for healing, for gaining extraordinary power, and for spiritual development. This volume consists of five books which covers: - Traditional Chinese Medical theories and qi cultivation methods. - Taoist methods to foster Essence, Qi, and Spirit. - Buddhist Esoteric Abilities of the Body, Speech, and Mind. - Emitting, Absorbing, and Healing Qigong. - Wushu (martial arts) Iron Shirt training. Qigong (Chi Kung) has been an integral part of Chinese culture since ancient China. High level qigong masters have always been respected and held in high esteem in Chinese society. Qi is a Chinese term used to refer to all types of energy. It is the intrinsic substance or the vital force behind all things in the universe. It is the medium between and within all material substances. We are all immersed in it. The term gong refers to the power to produce an effect, an attainment of, or an accomplishment that is achieved with steady practice. Loosely, qigong can be translated as the attainment of qi. Healers and the medical society use qigong for healing and preventing illness. Martial artists use qigong for developing incredible strength and abilities. Others use qigong to attain a greater consciousness.

Chi Kung for Health and Vitality

Author : Kiew Kit Wong
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The benefits of the Chinese art of Chi Kung are increasingly recognised for enhancing fitness in mind and body. Chi Kung is an excellent exercise for combating the negative effects of stress, and creates a wonderful sense of vitality through the development of your inner chi, your energy centre. In Chi Kung for Health and Vitality, the fourth generation grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit offers a clear practical guide to beginners and practitioners alike. Packed with illustrations, here is an enjoyable and fulfilling programme of exercise that will promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being in all aspects of your life.

Mastering Miracles

Author : Hong Liu
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A Chinese physician explains the herbal, exercise, and meditation practices of Qi Gong, showing how to use the body's energies to prevent disease and achieve a state of good health.