Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality

A Complete Program of Movement, Meditation, and Healing Sounds

By Sat Chuen Hon; Philip Glass (Foreword by)
(Shambhala, Paperback, 9781590300688, 192pp.)

Publication Date: September 30, 2003

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Description

Qigong is a traditional Chinese movement practice that is most often done to maintain health or to relieve specific illnesses. Here, Sat Chuen Hon, a master teacher and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist healing arts, presents a system of six gentle yet invigorating exercises, along with complementary meditations and vocalizations, which can improve overall health and increase energy. Hon includes both the physical exercises and the accompanying meditations and vocalizations, which deepen the healing effects of the practices.

Hon is a warm and humorous guide who makes the practice and philosophy of qigong accessible and relevant. The text includes step-by-step illustrations and is sprinkled with stories and anecdotes from the author's twenty-two years of practice.




About the Author

Sat Chuen Hon, a native of Guangzhou, China, is a Taoist philosopher, and a master teacher and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. Hon founded the Dantao School in New York City, where he teaches an integrated form of qigong, traditional Chinese medicine, and Taoist healing practices. He also founded the Ancient Taoist Practice Society, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving ancient Taoist wisdom and disciplines.




Praise For Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality

"Here, in concise and clear language, is a coherent and rich practice combining sound and breath directed toward health and healing."—from the Foreword by Philip Glass

"An extraordinary illumination into the profound and ancient healing practice of qigong. Accessible and engaging, Master Sat Chuen Hon's book reflects the accomplished and spontaneous ease of Tao. It has the attributes of a classic."—Rudolph Wurlitzer, author of Nog and Hard Travel to Sacred Places

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