Qigong Illustrated (Paperback)

By Christina Barea

Human Kinetics Publishers, 9780736089814, 145pp.

Publication Date: November 24, 2010

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Description

Strengthen your body. Strengthen your mind. Each year, millions of people worldwide discover qigong and the incredible healing power of qi. Now, with Qigong Illustrated, you can too.

Qigong Illustrated is a step-by-step guide complete with detailed instructions and full-color photo sequences of the most effective movements, exercises, and traditional routines, including Daoist Five, Eight Silk Brocade, and Turning and Winding the Belt Vessel.

Centered on the three essential components of qigong (body, mind, and breath), Qigong Illustrated's straightforward, highly visual approach is the quickest and most effective way to experience the physical and mental benefits of each routine, such as improving your posture, strengthening your body, and reducing tension. You will also learn to put together an effective qigong flow and combine routines to address your health and fitness needs.

Whether you are completely new to qigong or have practiced for years, Qigong Illustrated will accompany you step by step on the path to better health and self-awareness. This is the exercise guide that you will turn to time and time again.



About the Author

Christina Barea is an ordained Daoist priest who holds a master's degree in medical qigong (MMQ) from the International Institute of Medical Qigong (IIMQ), where she studied with internationally recognized founders Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson and Dr. Bernard Shannon. She is a certified level III qigong instructor through the National Qigong Association and has taught at the University of East-West Medicine. She is also a member of the National Qigong Association's board of directors. Barea was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and enjoys spending time in nature, playing the Native American flute, and exploring other cultures.
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