The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets of Health, Longevity, & Enlightenment

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Author: Yang Ph.D., Dr. Jwing-Ming

Brand: YMAA Publication Center

Edition: 2


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Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 336

Release Date: 15-10-1997

Details: Product Description The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets for Health, Longevity, and Enlightenment is the absolutely best book for revealing the what, the why, and the how of qigong. When you know what qigong is, tht will help you make the right decision; "is qigong going to be a good choice for me?" When you know why qigong is so effective, that will help you set realistic goals for your use of qigong in your health or martial arts training. When you know how qigong should be practiced, that will absolutely help you to attain your health or martial arts goals in an efficient and timely manner. We strongly recommend this book for everyone who wants to study qigong, tai chi, or marital arts. Qigong training can improve your health, strengthen you immune system, cure illness, and help you overcome the stress of daily living. Qigong is the study of Qi, or vital energy, that circulates in the human body, and it has been practiced by the Chinese for thousands of years. Qigong is a unique and comprehensive approach to health and longevity, and can be trained by anyone. Get the most from your practice by understanding the principles and foundation of this energy science. Dr. Yang teaches sitting and standing meditation, demonstrates massage techniques, and explores the Qi pathways in your body. He explains correct breathing methods, shares secrets for quieting the mind, and discusses how to increase your body's Qi supply. In addition, he also explains important concepts such as the Three Treasures and regulating the body, breath, and mind. Whatever style you practice, you'll find the keys to successful training in the Root of Chinese Qigong. Improve your health with Qi (vital energy) training. Relieve stress with simple breathing techniques. Learn the secrets that will advance your practice. Discover the foundations of Chinese medicine. Eliminate tension with soothing relaxation exercises. Includes more than sixty detailed photos and illustrations. Review "For those who are interested in learning the basic concepts and practical applications of Qigong as a means of cultivating health and longevity, The Root of Chinese Qigong provides an excellent and comprehensive overview ." -- Daniel Reid, author of The Complete Guide to Chinese Health and Healing from his forward "...we are in Dr. Yang's debt for this definitive guide to better health and well-being." -- Irwing W Rosenberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Nutrition, Director of The Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging About the Author Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming started his Gongfu training at the age of 15 under the Shaolin White Crane Master Cheng, Gin Gsao. Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts. With the same master he also studied Qin Na, Tui Na and Dian Xue massages, and herbal treatment. At the age of 16, Dr. Yang began the study of Taijiquan under Master Kao, Tao. Dr. Yang's tai chi can be traced back to the Yang family through Master Kao's teacher Yue, Huanzhi, an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu. After learning from Master Kao, Dr. Yang continued his study and research of Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has mastered the Taiji barehand sequence, pushing hands, the two-man fighting sequence, Taiji sword, Taiji saber, and Taiji Qigong. Dr. Yang has been involved in Chinese Gongfu since 1961. During this time, he has spent 13 years learning Shaolin White Crane, Shaolin Long Fist, and Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has more than thirty years of instructional experience. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Part One General Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction 1-1. Prelude In their seven thousand years of history, the Chinese people have experienced all possible human suffering and pain. Chinese culture is like a very old man who has seen and experienced all of the pain of human life. Yet through his experience, he has also accumulated a great store of knowledge. Chinese culture, as reflected in its literature and painting, ranks

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