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: 20.19 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: 53.14 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: 65.54 MB
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Provides an introduction to tai chi, describing the fundamentals of tai chi practice and presenting twenty-four form sequences.

Anatomy Of Fitness Tai Chi

Author: Loretta M Wollering
Publisher: hinkler
ISBN: 1743528299
Size: 49.22 MB
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Anatomy of Fitness: Tai Chi features detailed, full-colour anatomical illustrations of the muscles used in each move, so you’re always familiar with what your body should be doing.

Finding Your Element

Author: Ken Robinson Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101622679
Size: 29.99 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.

Opening The Energy Gates Of Your Body

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
ISBN: 9781583941461
Size: 38.15 MB
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"Bruce Frantzis demystifies the fundamental principles of chi gung and provides a comprehensive exercise program with detailed illustrations to increase life energy, improve health, boost sports performance, and combat stress and aging."--Provided by Publisher.

Answers To Common Tai Chi And Qigong Questions

Author: William Ting
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465310096
Size: 12.65 MB
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WHATS INSIDE Written in a Question and Answer format, this book is intended to share a Masters secrets to performing high level Tai Chi and Qigong. Based on queries which came into his website for the past 15 years, as well as questions from his own classes and experience, Master William Ting has penned the perfect primer for Tai Chi and Qigong students. Ranging from deceptively simple topics to extremely complex subjects, Master Ting has created a manual for students of all styles, forms and experience. Relying heavily on Basic Principles, good posture and internal awareness, this book is an extraordinary accounting of common Tai Chi and Qigong questions and answers for practitioners of every level.

T Ai Chi For Geniuses

Author: Gene Burnett
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440111928
Size: 61.98 MB
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T'AI-CHI CHUAN is a Chinese martial art based on consciously aligning with the unforced balance of Yin and Yang energies that underlies all things. Whether or not you are interested in martial arts, T'ai-Chi principles of balance can be applied to any life activity to increase performance, efficiency, health and enjoyment. T'AI-CHI FOR GENIUSES is a practice companion, not an instructional training manual. Rather than presuming that the reader is a "dummy" or "complete idiot," author Gene Burnett asserts that there is an inner "genius" within everyone. This genius is a wellspring of intuitive knowledge vastly more intelligent than our conscious minds. Burnett encourages the reader to listen to this inner genius while he breaks down the often confusing and mysterious T'ai-Chi training into four levels of work: Bone, Muscle, Energy and Spirit. Applying these levels of work to solo form training, partner work, weapons training, and daily life, Burnett shows how you can improve the quality and clarity of your practice, eventually becoming your own teacher and student.