The Root of Chinese Qigong-
The Secrets for Health,
Longevity, & Enlightenment
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Winner 1997 Prix Bushido French Book Award
Qigong training can improve your health, cure illness, and help you overcome the stress of daily living. Qigong is the study of Qi, or vital energy, that circulates in the human body, and it has been practiced by the Chinese for thousands of years. Qigong is a unique and comprehensive approach to health and longevity, and can be trained by anyone. Get the most from your practice by understanding the principles and foundation of this ancient science.
Dr. Yang teaches sitting and standing meditation, demonstrates massage techniques, and explores the Qi pathways in your body. He explains correct breathing methods, shares secrets for quieting the mind, and discusses how to increase your body's Qi supply. In addition, he also explains important concepts such as the Three Treasures and regulating the body, breath, and mind. Whatever style you practice, you'll find the keys to successful training in the Root of Chinese Qigong.
- Improve your health with Qi (vital energy) training.
- Relieve stress with simple breathing techniques.
- Learn the secrets that will advance your practice.
- Discover the foundations of Chinese medicine.
- Eliminate tension with soothing relaxation exercises.
- Includes more than sixty detailed photos and illustrations.
"For those who are interested in learning the basic concepts and practical applications of Qigong as a means of cultivating health and longevity, The Root of Chinese Qigong provides an excellent and comprehensive overview" -- Daniel Reid, author of The Complete Guide to Chinese Health and Healing, (from his foreword)
"...we are in Dr. Yang's debt for this definitive guide to better health and well-being." (from his foreword) -- Irwin H. Rosenberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Nutrition, Director of The Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (Tufts University)
"...an exceptionally valuable resource." (from his foreword) -- Thomas Gutheil, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Harvard Medical School).
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over thirty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books. Voted by Inside Kung Fu Magazine as one of the ten people who have “made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years.” Dr. Yang lives in Newton Massachusetts
336 pages, 78 illustrations, 7.25"x9.375", ISBN: 1-886969-50-7