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Mastering Chi: Strength from Movement

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A comprehensive guide to Taoist internal and external physical arts. Learn the ancient mysteries of self-generation and rejuvenation, and develop internal harmony and emotional balance in order to create a positive lifestyle. Enjoy Dr. Ni’s discussion of physical arts practice for children, and at what age they should begin; learn to maximize your energy (chi) as a tool for enjoying a vibrant life; choose the exercise that is right for you. Come to an understanding of the meaning of chi, and learn the history of ...
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Overview

A comprehensive guide to Taoist internal and external physical arts. Learn the ancient mysteries of self-generation and rejuvenation, and develop internal harmony and emotional balance in order to create a positive lifestyle. Enjoy Dr. Ni’s discussion of physical arts practice for children, and at what age they should begin; learn to maximize your energy (chi) as a tool for enjoying a vibrant life; choose the exercise that is right for you. Come to an understanding of the meaning of chi, and learn the history of chi practice in China. A thoroughly fascinating book for the beginner, and a wonderful tool for understanding the background of chi development, for the accomplished practitioner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780937064733
  • Publisher: SevenStar Communications Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Pages: 217
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword i
Preface ii
1. Introduction to Physical Arts 1
Section 1 What Are Physical Arts? 1
Section 2 Why Practice Physical Arts? 2
Section 3 T'ai Chi Movement is a Beneficial Practice 15
2. Choosing the Exercise that is Right for You 27
Section 1 Comparing the Different Types 27
Section 2 Specific Guidance For Selecting a Practice 33
Children 33
Young People 36
Middle-Aged People 37
Older People 39
Men 44
Women 45
People with Special Health Considerations 49
People Interested in Martial Arts Training 50
Busy People With Little Time 52
3. Description of Each Type of Exercise 55
Dao-In (and Meditation) 55
Eight Treasures 57
Crane Style Chi Gong 59
Self-Healing Chi Gong 60
Harmony/Trinity T'ai Chi Exercise 62
Gentle Path T'ai Chi Movement 64
Sky Journey T'ai Chi Movement 65
Infinite Expansion T'ai Chi Movement 67
Walking 70
Cosmic Tour Ba Gua Zahn and Merry-Go-Round 71
Martial Arts and Wu Shu 74
Sword Practice 77
Push Hands 78
4. Guidelines for Practicing Movement 81
Section 1 Introduction 81
Section 2 General Instruction 82
Section 3 Principles of Practice 86
Section 4 Advanced Practice 94
5. Poem for Reaching Infinity 99
6. The Basis of Physical Arts: Chi 101
7. The Breath of Life 115
8. Mind: The Sensitive Partner 121
9. Famous Practitioners of Physical Arts 127
10. Doing Gentle Movement Is Spiritual Learning 133
11. How the Physical Arts Relate to Spirituality 137
12. A Way to Find Spiritual Independence 151
13. Read to Improve Your Practice 165
14. Special Topics 171
Section 1 Swordsmanship is Not Only Done With a Sword 171
Section 2 Cosmic Tour Ba Gua Zahn 177
15. Begin to Practice 179
Simplified Cosmic Tour Ba Gua Zahn: Merry-Go-Round 179
First Movement of Crane Style Chi Gong 185
A Selection of Dao-In Exercises 190
Simplified Eight Treasures 196
16. Gentle Movement and Quiet Sitting Are Spiritual Cultivation 203
For Further Information (Bibliography) 207
Glossary 213
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