Unleash the Dragon Within: Transform Your Life With the Kung-Fu Animals of Ch'ien-Lung

Unleash the Dragon Within: Transform Your Life With the Kung-Fu Animals of Ch'ien-Lung

by Steven Macramalla Ph.D.


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Discover your Animal archetype to transform your martial arts practice and improve your physical, emotional, and sexual health

A cognitive psychologist and respected martial art instructor brings to life the Animals of Ch'ien-lung, and how to live the martial art philosophy—on and off the mat! This martial art belongs to everyone, not just for self-defense but as a force for healing. Keen on detail, big in scope, Unleash the Dragon Within shows how to tap into the Cat and Snake aspects of your mind and body. When you combine the movement, breath and meditation of a Cat with a Snake you create the Dragon, bringing all you are to your athletic performance, spiritual practices and even your sexual relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623173654
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 793,310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steven Macramalla, PhD, earned his doctorate in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He was an associate researcher at NASA Ames through the San Jose State Univerisity Foundation for six years. Macramalla has been practicing Chien-Lung for twenty years, and has been a certified weight training and fitness instructor. In addition to writing article submissions for prestigious psychology journals, he has published fitness articles for Alive magazine in Canada. He currently teaches Chien-Lung in Santa Cruz, California, where he lives, in addition to leading Dragon Quest retreats in the Grand Canyon, as well as other workshops along the California coast. He has taught psychology at San Jose State University for ten years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xiii

1 The Life Art of Ch'ien-Lung 1

2 The Animals 21

3 BOA: The Depths of the Unconscious 37

4 Python: The Bridge Between 73

5 Black Panther: Survival in the Shadows 109

6 Tiger: The Blazing Heart 145

7 White Leopard: Cosmic Creativity 179

8 COBRA: Perception of Energy and Karma 217

9 Becoming Dragon 261

Appendix A Plaque Work: Breathing Pattern for All Animals 273

Appendix B Energetic Anatomy 283

Appendix C Purifying 291

Appendix D Refining 301

Appendix E Energizing 305

Notes 309

Index 319

About The Author 335

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