Shambhala Publications, April 1997. Oversize Softcover. Used - Good. Item #210235
Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is a traditional healing art practiced by millions of Chinese to promote well-being and long life. Using a series of simple meditative movements (like those found in t'ai chi), qigong concentrates qi - the vital life force - and circulates this energy around the body to help boost the immune system, preventing illness before it starts or helping to heal disease even after it has taken root. Living Qigong is one of the first truly accessible books on this important healing practice. It presents a narrative description of the author's own study of qigong under a famous Chinese master. Then, drawing on Western medicine, Chinese medicine, and Eastern philosophies, the author shows how the fundamental principles of qigong are also found in the traditional healing practices of many other cultures. Living Qigong also offers easy-to-follow descriptions of the eight essential qigong movements, accompanied by numerous photographs, so that readers can begin to practice qigong themselves.
An accessible presentation of the philosophy and practice of the traditional Chinese martial art known as qigong, a form of meditative exercise aimed at promoting good health, this book contains easy-to-follow descriptions of the eight essential movements, accompanied by numerous photos. 100 photos. 30 illustrations.