Simple Qigong Exercises for Health (Paperback)
Improve Your Health in 10 to 20 Minutes a Day
YMAA Publication Center, 9781594392696, 136pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Eric Hoffer Award HONORABLE MENTION - 2014 This book offers beginner a smart way to learn qigong (chi kung), the ancient Chinese system of gentle breathing, stretching, and strengthening movements.You will use the Eight Pieces of Brocade, one of the most popular qigong healing exercise sets, to improve your overall health and well-being. Commonly known in China as the Ba Duan Jin, these exercises have been practiced for over 1,000 years.Choose the sitting set, the standing set, or both. Learn how to activate the qi energy and blood circulation in your body, helping to stimulate your immune system, strengthen your internal organs, and give you abundant energy.- Clear photographs show you correct postures- Concise instructions tell you what to do- Details inform you how the movements help- Qigong theory explains why the exercises work- Translations of ancient Chinese poetry provide key concepts to help you improve your practiceNo matter your age or your physical condition, the Eight Pieces of Brocade is a wonderful way to improve your health and well-being.