Chi

Author: Waysun Liao
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823600
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Chi is the invisible energy of life that flows in and around us throughout the universe. Used skillfully, it can have a remarkable effect on health and vitality—to the degree that you’d be tempted to call it magical, if it weren’t so completely natural. Here is a perfect introduction to chi that explains in a direct and simple way what it is and why it is essential to a healthy and vital life. It provides an easy-to-understand explanation of chi, and then helps readers recognize, develop, and strengthen their own chi through specific breathing techniques and basic exercises, all demonstrated by the author. There are many books on chi development through t’ai chi and qigong practice, but this one goes deeper to enable you to understand the fundamental principles as you cultivate it. This book is a reference for alternative health professionals such as acupuncturists and shiatsu therapists and their patients, as well as for anyone who practices t’ai chi, qigong, aikido, and other chi-based martial arts. To learn more about the author, please visit his website at www.taichitaocenter.com.

Restoring Your Life Energy

Author: Waysun Liao
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828154
Size: 27.24 MB
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In our busy lives we are bombarded by energy that taxes us and depletes our chi. This book of simple movements and meditations drawn from the Chinese arts of t'ai chi and chi gung will help restore your life energy, known as chi. Chi, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is the fuel and essence that connects body, mind, and spirit, and without it we fall apart physically, mentally, and spiritually. In Restoring Your Life Energy, well-known and respected t'ai chi master Waysun Liao explains why protecting our chi is so important, how chi gets taxed and damaged in our lives, and how to restore it. He explains: • The three levels of healing—physical, mental, and energetic/spiritual: what they are, why it is important to understand them, and how to target our practice to address each level; • Moving meditation, a powerful way of restoring chi (once we learn to sense the flow of chi, we can actually direct healing chi energy to areas in our body that need attention); • And how to integrate our knowledge of chi with conventional advice regarding diet, exercise, and medication. The book includes numerous exercises including "exercises for daily life," simple breathing and sensory meditations that can be done throughout the day; more advanced breathing and sensory meditations; standing exercises to move internal energy; "cleansing forms" to do during times of stress; and deeply cleansing and restorative "Tao gong" exercises.

Finding The River

Author: Sally Topham
Publisher: DragonRising Publishing
ISBN: 1873483163
Size: 30.74 MB
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Presents a compendium of self-help exercises and techniques which are designed to help a person cope with life's challenges, find inner peace and feel a comforting sense of connection between oneself and the natural world.

Tai Chi For Beginners

Author: Conor Kilgallon
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448848288
Size: 47.10 MB
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Provides an introduction to tai chi, describing the fundamentals of tai chi practice and presenting twenty-four form sequences.

The Power Of Internal Martial Arts And Chi

Author: Bruce Frantzis
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
ISBN: 9781583941904
Size: 62.97 MB
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"Explains how awareness and development of chi gives internal martial arts their power and strength, contains full instructions on the Taoist system Nei Gung, describes how specific martial arts use chi, includes stories about masters. The new edition adds a new foreword, new introduction by author, practical explanations on spiritual traditions of the internal martial arts, index"--Provided by publisher.

Natural Chi Movement

Author: Tienko Ting
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556439679
Size: 73.94 MB
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"Developed by a chi master who teaches Natural Chi Movement workshops internationally, this innovative approach to body-mind health combats stress, fatigue, and illness with the simple activation of chi"--Provided by publisher.

Discovering Chi

Author: Raina Watson
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781980440666
Size: 66.95 MB
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The energy we're made of, the energy we all feel and engage in, is our driving force. For each of us there is a journey to discovering how this energy sits inside us, how we use it, how we become it. Discovering Chi is a poetic journey through the discovery of energy, it's power, and how the Universe uses us as much as we use it. Original art is included beside the poems, raising questions, connections, and shedding light where the reader allows it to be shed. Discovery is an exciting thing to engage in, and discovering a life force opens doors we may never be able to close.

A Simple Table

Author: Chi-San Wan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473632579
Size: 11.93 MB
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Grounded in the belief that 'less is more', A Simple Table is about a shared love for a natural, balanced and sustainable way of living, good food and drink, and the simple measures we can take to have a healthier body and mind. Chi and Natali's easy recipes are brimming with beautiful flavours, full of fresh, whole foods that provide energy for the challenges of modern life. Gently guiding you towards ingredients that nourish your body, nothing is 'forbidden'; rather their focus is on uncomplicated food and on helping you to make simple, nutritionally-engaged switches to your store cupboard, so that you can eat healthy, natural food and live well. A Simple Table will inspire readers to cook with the seasons, embrace local produce and cook from scratch. Whether you are coming home late from work and need a quick yet wholesome supper, planning a weekend brunch with friends, or want to get your day off to the best possible start with a breakfast that will nourish and sustain you through your morning, there is something here for every occasion. In addition to the recipes, the book offers rituals that instil calm within a busy daily routine; from natural beauty and tips for sleeping, to gentle movement, meditation and daily gratitude. The authors present a refreshing modern approach to everyday living, and their aspirational message and calming tone cannot fail to inspire readers to bring the same balance to their own lives. Amid the pressures and demands of modern life, A Simple Table will encourage us to stay grounded. Feed your body and soul with this stunning book and support and sustain the way you live and eat now. 'I love these girls and their approach to food and life, I'd like to sit around their table everyday' Anna Jones, author of A Modern Way to Cook

Finding Your Element

Author: Ken Robinson Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101622679
Size: 19.26 MB
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Element gives readers an inspirational and practical guide to self-improvement, happiness, creativity, and personal transformation Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk video and groundbreaking book, The Element, introduced readers to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired readers all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element. Among the questions that this new book answers are: • How do I find out what my talents and passions are? • What if I love something I’m not good at? • What if I’m good at something I don’t love? • What if I can’t make a living from my Element? • How do I do help my children find their Element? Finding Your Element comes at a critical time as concerns about the economy, education and the environment continue to grow. The need to connect to our personal talents and passions has never been greater. As Robinson writes in his introduction, wherever you are, whatever you do, and no matter how old you are, if you’re searching for your Element, this book is for you.