Healing Bodies, Healing Hearts with Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan

Healing Bodies, Healing Hearts with Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan

by Janice Doppler

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BN ID: 2940150009141
Publisher: BookLocker.com, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 225 KB

About the Author

Janice Doppler has been interested in body, mind, and spirit for as long as she can remember. She has been practicing qigong and tai chi since 1998. Healing Bodies, Healing Hearts with Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan is her first book.

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Healing Bodies, Healing Hearts with Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I liked how the author mixed some of the history of qigong and tai chi chuan, with personal stories, and her own journey. Being raised, and leaving Christianity myself, almost two decades ago, I connected with the author's quest to find answers to life's more spiritual aspects, in a way that makes sense to me. I completely understood the authors need to search for that feeling of being a part of a larger truth; of something bigger, and greater than us. I have used meditation and Yoga to help focus my mind, and listen to my inner voice, for years, with wonderful results; after reading this book, I plan on looking into qigong and tai chi chuan. I hope the author is inspired to write another book perhaps one explaining the fundamentals of qigong?!
Betsy6 More than 1 year ago
Coming to this book with minimal knowledge of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan, I found the very first chapter an amazing series of stories or students describing how Qigong was a healing path for them. This theme continues throughout the book, with stories of healings in the Special Teacher's life and in the author's life. These inspired me to look for a way to begin my own experience with Qigong. Another theme that profoundly moved me was the relationship between a spiritual teacher and students. It reminded me of the need to balance between respecting and following one's teacher versus elevating that teacher to a higher-than-human status, then facing the disillusionment when the student discovers that the teacher is fully human, with both strengths and weaknesses. The author described both the joys and the pain of her eight-year journey with her teacher, the struggles and consequent disillusionment, and finally the ongoing commitment to Qigong and Tail Chi Chuan. The only reason I gave it four, not five, stars was that the information in Chapter Three on Chinese Wisdom was overwhelming for me, a virtual beginner with this material.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a little book packed with straightforward information, and with heart. As a beginner studying Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong, I found the simple teachings explaining some terms like Qi, Yin and Yang, and simple historical foundations of Chinese health culture and philosophy useful. The author tells the amazing story of the life of her teacher, Master Lijun Cheng, and then the moving, story of her own spiritual journey as a student of Master Cheng. Through other student accounts of healing through Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan, to the authors own very vulnerable account, of sometimes sweet, sometimes painful lessons learned, there is an underlying sense of the powerful effect that Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan has had on the life of the author, and can have for anyone who chooses to walk that path. I am inspired to keep learning and to keep practicing.