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Simple Qigong Exercises for Health: Improve Your Health in 10 to 20 Minutes a Day

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Honorable Mention - 2014 Eric Hoffer Award
This book offers beginner a smart way to learn qigong (chi kung), the ancient Chinese system of gentle breathing, stretching, and strengthening movements.You will use the Eight Pieces of Brocade, one of the most popular qigong healing exercise sets, to improve your overall health and well-being. Commonly known in China as the Ba Duan Jin, these exercises have been practiced for over 1,000 years.Choose the sitting set, the standing set, ...
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Overview

Honorable Mention - 2014 Eric Hoffer Award
This book offers beginner a smart way to learn qigong (chi kung), the ancient Chinese system of gentle breathing, stretching, and strengthening movements.You will use the Eight Pieces of Brocade, one of the most popular qigong healing exercise sets, to improve your overall health and well-being. Commonly known in China as the Ba Duan Jin, these exercises have been practiced for over 1,000 years.Choose the sitting set, the standing set, or both. Learn how to activate the qi energy and blood circulation in your body, helping to stimulate your immune system, strengthen your internal organs, and give you abundant energy.• Clear photographs show you correct postures• Concise instructions tell you what to do• Details inform you how the movements help• Qigong theory explains why the exercises work• Translations of ancient Chinese poetry provide key concepts to help you improve your practiceNo matter your age or your physical condition, the Eight Pieces of Brocade is a wonderful way to improve your health and well-being.
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The Omega Institute
One of the most sought-after instructors of Qigong
11th World Congress on Qigong and the American Qigong Assoc.
Author of the Year
Inside Kung Fu Magazine
One of the 10 people who has made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594392696
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 10/7/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 720,633
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, PhD is a world-renowned author, scholar, and teacher of Tai chi chuan. He has been involved in Chinese martial arts since 1961 and maintains over 55 schools in 18 countries. His writing and teaching include the subjects of kung fu, tai chi chuan, massage, meditation, chin na, and he is a leading authority on qigong. He is the author of over 35 books and 80 videos. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming resides at his California Retreat Center near Eureka California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    While, I think there is a little too much history for a health b

    While, I think there is a little too much history for a health book, I thought this was a good introduction to Qigong.  Qigong I have heard from other people is very relaxing.   
    I liked the fact that the author tried to explain some of the concepts of Chinese Medicine.  
    I have taken a couple of classes in Tai Chi where they did not explain the theory behind chi (energy) and
     I think it made the class confusing for Westerners.  Also these instructors did not explain the mind/body connection of these exercises.

    Unlike many exercise books, the exercise program the author presents seems very easy to do for busy people.
      I did not have the DVD/Video so I will need to go online to see some of the exercises performed.
       
    I am somewhat familiar with Yoga.   The exercises in Qigong (and Tai Chi) seem much gentler than Yoga.
      Also they seem easier to incorporate into day to day life.
      I once had a very dedicated Yoga teacher from India who spent two hours every day practicing yoga and
     she said people there spent all day doing Yoga.   While I appreciate these people's dedication and believe
     it might have very positive results in terms of health both physical and mental, it is hard for people to do in the USA.

    I wish the author better explained the connection between the different branches of Chinese Medicine/Practices such as
     acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu.  I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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