Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality: A Complete Program of Movement, Meditation, and Healing Sounds

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Qigong is a traditional Chinese movement practice that is most often done to maintain health or to relieve specific illnesses. Here, 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. Hon includes both the physical exercises and the accompanying meditations and vocalizations, which deepen the...
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Overview

Qigong is a traditional Chinese movement practice that is most often done to maintain health or to relieve specific illnesses. Here, 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. Hon includes both the physical exercises and the accompanying meditations and vocalizations, which deepen the healing effects of the practices.

Hon is a warm and humorous guide who makes the practice and philosophy of qigong accessible and relevant. The text includes step-by-step illustrations and is sprinkled with stories and anecdotes from the author's twenty-two years of practice.

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"Here, in concise and clear language, is a coherent and rich practice combining sound and breath directed toward health and healing."—from the Foreword by Philip Glass

"An extraordinary illumination into the profound and ancient healing practice of qigong. Accessible and engaging, Master Sat Chuen Hon's book reflects the accomplished and spontaneous ease of Tao. It has the attributes of a classic."—Rudolph Wurlitzer, author of Nog and Hard Travel to Sacred Places

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590300688
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/30/2003
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,273,178
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 8.87 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sat Chuen Hon, a native of Guangzhou, China, is a Taoist philosopher, and a master teacher and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. Hon founded the Dantao School in New York City, where he teaches an integrated form of qigong, traditional Chinese medicine, and Taoist healing practices. He also founded the Ancient Taoist Practice Society, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving ancient Taoist wisdom and disciplines.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2004

    Full of Wisdom and Humor

    This is an amazing book that has much to offer for both beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Sat Hon balances his practical instruction with his personal jewels of wisdom. This combination invites the reader into both his studio and home. After following the detailed instruction, you will feel like a personal student. After reading his beautiful and touching stories, you will feel like a cherished friend. Immerse yourself into this gem of a book and enjoy every moment!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2003

    Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality: A Complete Program of Movement, Meditation, and Healing Sounds

    I just recently attended the author's book signing at a local bookstore. Master Hon gave 1 1/2 hour talk on Taoist Qigong practice. The packed audience was riveted by his inspirational fresh insight on basic concept of Qi. He stood facing the audience without hidding behind the desk. Later as I read the book, the stories, the meditations are as personal as this brief encounter. The book is not only a Qigong instructional manual. In addition, it gives insight into the TCM, Traditonal Chinese Medicine, theory in simple metaphore like making a cup of coca. I was able to follow the instruction and have already learned the first Qigong, The LIver Healing Sounds. I feel wonderfully refresh after the Qigong practice. I am grateful to have such a wonderful gift from Master Hon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2003

    Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality: A Complete Program of Movement, Meditation, and Healing Sounds

    After attending a weekend Qigong workshop with Master Hon, I was blown away by his dynamic teaching and provocative thoughts into Qigong. His uses of visualization, guided imagery and poetic language surpassed all other qigong workshop that I had taken previously. Perhaps, from his biography, his Princeton education in classical Chinese enriches the depth of his knowledge in Taoism. After reading Hon¿s book, I was delighted by how he formulates the basic TCM theory so accessible to plain beginners¿most TCM texts I have encountered are either too scholarly written or too poorly translated from Chinese source. His voice and humor in the book comes through loud and clear just like the workshop. Since I am also a faculty of an acupuncture program, I will recommend the book as an enchanting alternative text in the study of Chinese Medicinal theory.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2003

    Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality: A Complete Program of Movement, Meditation, and Healing Sounds

    The book present the reader clear and direct instruction on the practice of Taoist Healing Sound Qigong. The Healing Stories are like jewels to treasure in their poignant meaning of how qigong practice transform the lives of people.

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