Wu Qin Xi: Five-Animal Qigong Exercises

August 15, 2008|
Wu Qin Xi: Five-Animal Qigong Exercises
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Qigong is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine that involves coordinating breathing patterns with physical postures to maintain health and well-being. Wu Qin Xi: Five-Animal Qigong Exercises is an accessible, fully-illustrated guide to a particular qigong exercise that imitates the movements of animals and birds.The book explores the development of the five-animal exercises from the work of Hua Tua, a leading physician of the Eastern Han Dynasty whose inspiration came from the observation of tigers, deer, bears, monkeys and birds. He came to the conclusion that wild creatures regularly performed certain exercises which can be replicated in order to build up the constitution and improve life skills. Each routine is described step-by-step, and is illustrated with photographs and key points. The authors also point out common mistakes and offer advice on how to correct these.Complemented by an appendix of acupuncture points and accompanied by a DVD, this book will be of interest to Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners at all levels, students of martial arts and anyone interested in Chinese culture.
The Chinese Health Qigong Association is an organization that popularizes and researches Health Qigong, and is a group member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its aim is to inherit and carry forward the Chinese traditional culture of health promotion and facilitate the communication between Western and Eastern Cultures.
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Title:Wu Qin Xi: Five-Animal Qigong ExercisesFormat:Book & ToyProduct dimensions:112 pages, 8.66 X 6.15 X 0.32 inShipping dimensions:112 pages, 8.66 X 6.15 X 0.32 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1848190077

ISBN - 13:9781848190078

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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