Matthew Cohen: Qi Gong Fire and Water

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Overview

Qi Gong constitutes an ancient form of exercise used to generate health, balance and vitality in its practitioners; it is consequently invaluable for relieving stress. Matthew Cohen represents one of the world's foremost experts on this practice; he headlines the instructional release Matthew Cohen: Qi Gong Fire and Water, in which he primes participants on the basics of the practice with two fundamental Qi Gong exercises. The first, christened 'Fire,' emulates its titular element by imbuing the body with heat ...
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Overview

Qi Gong constitutes an ancient form of exercise used to generate health, balance and vitality in its practitioners; it is consequently invaluable for relieving stress. Matthew Cohen represents one of the world's foremost experts on this practice; he headlines the instructional release Matthew Cohen: Qi Gong Fire and Water, in which he primes participants on the basics of the practice with two fundamental Qi Gong exercises. The first, christened 'Fire,' emulates its titular element by imbuing the body with heat and strength, purging out toxins, relieving depression and expanding the range and scope of the five senses. The second, christened 'Water,' mirrors the effect of H2O by relaxing one's central nervous system, increasing muscular flexibility, generating inner grace and relaxation and relieving anxiety.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • UPC: 054961968398
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Acacia
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,630

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Cohen Instructor
Technical Credits
James Wvinner Director, Executive Producer
Elizabeth Martin Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Matthew Cohen: Qi Gong Fire and Water
1. Root [3:39]
2. Standing, Breathing, & Clearing [2:12]
3. Arms Circle Over Head [2:18]
4. Single Leg Pulsing [2:39]
5. Swings [1:50]
6. Turning Hands [2:29]
7. Tai Chi Push [2:13]
8. Burmese QiGong [1:37]
9. Lion Plays With Ball [2:26]
10. Moon and Sea [2:24]
11. Taming the Tiger [2:03]
12. Throwing Chi [:58]
13. Dragon [2:08]
14. Empty Stance [2:30]
15. Horse Stance [1:20]
16. Clearing [1:21]
17. Seated Stretches and Meditation [6:00]
1. Standing. Breathing. Clearing [3:15]
2. Water Pulses [2:12]
3. Moon Circles [1:55]
4. Single Leg Pulses [2:17]
5. Water Swings [2:01]
6. Carrying Chi [4:09]
7. Roll Back Tai Chi [2:26]
8. Forward Folds [2:20]
9. Elephant Shakes His Trunk [1:47]
10. Hand to Heart [2:11]
11. Etheric Clearing [3:48]
12. Standing Series-Horse [1:27]
13. Standing Series-Empty [2:24]
14. Standing Series-Hawk [4:09]
15. Meditation [3:57]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Matthew Cohen: Qi Gong Fire and Water
   Fire Practice
      Introduction
      Play Workout
      Chapter Index
      Free-Form Meditation
      Mudras
      Music Options
         Music Only
         Music & Instruction
         Play Workout
      Also From Acacia
         Duncan Wong Yoga Arts - Awakening Level
         The King Fu Kick Boxing Workout
         Stop the Clock
         Kundalini Yoga
         Yoga to the Rescue
         Grandmaster's Chen Chi Taun
         Step by Step Tai Chi with Tiffany Chen
      New Menu Item
   Water Practice
      Introduction
      Play Workout
      Chapter Index
      Ba Gua Demonstration
      Music Options
         Music Only
         Music & Instruction
         Play Workout
   Also From Acacia
      Duncan Wong Yoga Arts - Awakening Level
      The Kung Fu Kickboxing Workout
      Stop the Clock
      Kundalini Yoga
      Yoga to the Rescue
      Grandmaster Chen's Tai Chi Chaun
      Step by Step Tai Chi with Tiffany Chen
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    easy to learn

    I was surprised at how easy this dvd makes it to learn these qi gong movements. They are a little bit on the masculine side, however, even with the female instructor showing a slightly different style. These moves seem to strengthen the body more than bring a sense of inner peace, which I have experienced with other types of qi gong.

    I gave this only a 4-star rating because the dvd does not have the full sequences uninterrupted, so students can see the transitions from movement to movement without pausing and get a feel for the overall flow of each entire fire and water sequence. Cohen tends to speak a little too quickly, and doesn't give quite enough vocal direction for students to be able to follow without having to watch the screen every time. Oddly, he presents stretches at the end of the fire sequence, instead of at the beginning. Since the fire movements are more hand and arm focused, it makes more sense to me to put stretches at the beginning, not just at the end. Last, I find Cohen's constant "clearing" of energies at the end of each movement actually detracts from the primary purpose: to cultivate qi. Perhaps I'm spoiled, but I learned from Linda Modaro's tapes, and she taught only one downward motion at the end of each movement, to pack the qi into the dan tien, rather than clear it away. When I applied Modaro's technique, I experienced a greater sense of peace and balance from each of Cohen's movements. But every student is different, so perhaps each person needs to find their own way of guiding their qi through the fire and water qi gong movements.

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