Book: Chinese Fitness by Qingshan Liu
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Chinese Fitness—A Mind/Body Approach
GET FIT WITH CHINESE QIGONG!
Qigong (Chi Kung), the Chinese study of life energy, is an ancient fitness and healing practice. This book presents two complete sets of simple, invigorating Qigong exercises that improve the flow of Qi (Chi) in your body, tone and stretch the major muscle groups, increase your energy, and help you relax.
Unlike many Western exercises that center on mindless repetition and aggressive movements, Qigong is an effective fitness alternative that involves the mind as much as the body. You will learn to gently focus your attention on Qi, breathing, posture, and simple, revitalizing movements. This book also explains the basic concepts of Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Today, thousands of people throughout China practice Qigong every day to stay fit, and more and more Westerners are discovering the value of this timeless practice.
- Enjoy improved health and increased energy.
- Relieve mental and physical stress.
- Discover this refreshing alternative to Western exercise.
- Includes more than 250 photographs to help you practice.
Following his family's tradition, Qingshan Liu has practiced Qigong and Taijiquan since his childhood. He learned this thousand year old art from several famous masters in China and was acknowledged as a master, even as a youth, after he successfully passed rigorous exams. Liu studied modern Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, acupressure, and Tuina-Anmo therapeutic massage at the Beijing Union Medical College in China.
NAPRA Review. Vol 8. No. 5
Qingshan Liu...has put together this simple yet comprehensive presentation of two complete sets of invigorating Qigong exercises...This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in good health and a peaceful spirit.
The Empty Vessel, Summer 1997
...Chinese Fitness offers a good foundation in the theory and explanation of how qigong works, including an introduction to the meridian system, a very important, though often overlooked, element of qigong practice.