Qigong Illustrated

Qigong Illustrated

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Baker & Taylor
Qigong Illustrated demystifies this ancient Chinese exercise for Western audiences, offering detailed, step-by-step instructions to popular traditional routines for strengthening the body, optimizing health and reducing tension. An ordained Daoist priest who holds a master’s degree in medical qigong, author Christina Barea presents an illustrated approach to qigong with full-color photos and detailed instruction for practicing this popular mind-body exercise so readers can easily reap both the physical and mental benefits of this holistic approach. Original.

Book News
Barea (Heart Center Therapy, Atlanta, Georgia) draws on years of teaching in this clearly written text, describing the theory and practice of qigong with the beginning practitioner in mind. The fundamental associations of emotions and health with various organs, the concept of qi and the body's energy channels, and the functions of qigong are described in the first chapter. The movements, sequence, and uses of qigong are then described, with health benefits, visualizations, and appropriate uses included in each step-by-step description. Photos of the practice are included for each step, and for practice sequences, making this an outstanding visual guide. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell Publishing
"Qigong Illustrated provides an easy-to-understand, practical approach to learning qigong." Chengguang Shi Director of Academic Affairs University of East-West Medicine

"Christina Barea and her teachings illuminate the art of qigong. Qigong Illustrated is perfect for the beginner, but it also has so much to offer the advanced student." Sydney L. Murray Publisher, Vision Magazine

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, stengthening 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.

Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2011
ISBN: 9780736089814
Branch Call Number: 613.71489 BAR
Characteristics: 145 p. : ill


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