Book: Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Health by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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DVD: Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Health—The Eight Pieces of Brocade
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Health—The Eight Pieces of Brocade
Feel Great with Chinese Qigong!
Improve your health, increase your energy, and speed your recovery from illness with the Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin), one of the most popular sets of ancient Chinese healing exercises. These gentle stretching and strengthening movements activate the Qi (vital energy) in your body, helping to stimulate your immune system, strengthen your internal organs, and get you moving!
This effective daily fitness plan takes as little as twenty minutes to practice, requires little space, and can be done indoors or out. With both a sitting and standing set, anyone can do these exercises. If you've never tried a fitness program before, or want an alternative to aerobics and jogging, Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Health is for you.
- Qigong builds a foundation of good health.
- Qigong can take as little as twenty minutes a day.
- The exercises are easy to learn.
- Includes over sixty-five instructional photographs and illustrations.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.
One of the most sought-after instructors of Qigong.Wonderful Eastern Perspective (Barnes and Noble reviewer) 2000
This book provides a very Eastern perspective on qigong, yet is still accessible to Westerners. The exercises provided are very gentle and low-impact, very thoroughly described. It provides both sitting and standing versions of the Eight Brocades.Simple Yet Comprehensive, A Customer (Amazon reviewer) November, 1998
Dr. Yang's book starts with a very thorough, but not too long explanation of the principles of Qigong. It is definitely from a Chinese point of view, but does not leave the Westerner with that "far-away-land" feeling that some books on Chinese martial arts do. The Qigong routines taught in the second half of the book, are very popular traditional routines that are hundreds of years old. They are not the watered-down, "simplified-for-dumb-Westerners" routines that you find in some books. Yet they are not hard to learn.
Dr. Yang's credentials are impeccable, and he is very down-to-earth in his approach. I recommend this book for people who are serious about learning an authentic form of Qigong. Those who want to space out to cosmic vibrations should look for another book.