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Heal Yourself with Qigong: Gentle Practices to Increase Energy, Restore Health, and Relax the Mind
     

Heal Yourself with Qigong: Gentle Practices to Increase Energy, Restore Health, and Relax the Mind

by Suzanne Friedman
 

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Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese practice consisting of physical movements, meditation, creative visualization, and breathing exercises to help revitalize the body and heal the spirit. Similar to tai chi, qigong cultivates vital life-force energy in the body for better health, heightened energy, and longevity. Its powerful benefits have been

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Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese practice consisting of physical movements, meditation, creative visualization, and breathing exercises to help revitalize the body and heal the spirit. Similar to tai chi, qigong cultivates vital life-force energy in the body for better health, heightened energy, and longevity. Its powerful benefits have been known in China for thousands of years.

This unique book presents over 100 easy, five-minute qigong exercises designed to target specific health issues, from strengthening an aching back and reducing stress to improving sexual function and boosting energy. You can use this book to quickly find the best qigong exercises to target your particular physical and mental health needs. Heal Yourself with Qigong allows you to customize routines, making it ideal for both experienced practitioners and those new to qigong.

Choose and combine from these four sections:

•Instant energy boosters
•Exercises for restoring physical vitality
•Emotion-balancing techniques
•Practices for calming the spirit

Editorial Reviews

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"Suzanne Friedman’s teaching style and her books reveal a generous and firm willingness to make her enthusiasm for qigong accessible to others."
—Dr. Antoine Delaly, acupuncturist, medical hypnotist, and qigong practitioner in Lausanne, Switzerland

"Friedman’s in-depth studies and prolonged practice of Taoist meditation has enabled her to understand aspects of qigong practice that are not usually uncovered by Western academics and practitioners. Given such a perspective, her book is the first of its kind—lucid, original, and practical."
—Grandmaster B.F. YeYoung, Taoist Inner Alchemist and former University Professor of Chinese Philosophy and Arts in China

"Lao Zi, ancestor of Taoism, once said ‘the only reason that we suffer hurt is that we have bodies; if we had no bodies, how could we suffer?’ How to achieve ‘no body’? Begin with the qi practice now! This book will show you how."
—Dr. Xu Hongtao, doctor in the qigong department at Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing, China

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608825813
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
04/02/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
663,724
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Suzanne B. Friedman, L.Ac., DMQ (China), is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and doctor of medical qigong therapy. Friedman is the first non-Chinese person to be inducted into her teacher's lineage as a Daoist qigong master. She is chair of the Medical Qigong Science Department at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA. Friedman is clinic director of Breath of the Dao, a Chinese medicine clinic in San Francisco, CA. Her articles on qigong and Daoism have appeared in numerous journals and magazines nationwide.

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