The Essence of Chi-Gung: A Handbook of Basic Forms for Daily Practice

The Essence of Chi-Gung: A Handbook of Basic Forms for Daily Practice

by Daniel P. Reid
     
 

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The view in Chinese medicine is that good health is maintained by circulating and increasing "chi," the vital life energy that we are all born with. In chi-gung practice, slow, rhythmic breathing is synchronized with body movements, which is beneficial to both the nervous and immune systems, and to overall health.


This staightforward, easy-to-use book

Overview

The view in Chinese medicine is that good health is maintained by circulating and increasing "chi," the vital life energy that we are all born with. In chi-gung practice, slow, rhythmic breathing is synchronized with body movements, which is beneficial to both the nervous and immune systems, and to overall health.


This staightforward, easy-to-use book lays out a simple, basic chi-gung regimen for daily practice. Written by Daniel Reid, a well-known authority on the Chinese health arts of chi-gung, tai chi, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine, this handbook includes warm-up exercises, movement forms, and meditations to be done daily to promote overall health and increase vitality.


This manual includes over fifty step-by-step illustrations with detailed descriptions.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834827967
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,060,776
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Daniel Reid is a leading Western authority on traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist healing practices and has studied and practiced Chinese medicine for over twenty years. He is the author of The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing (Shambhala, 1994).

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