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Chinese Fitness: A Mind/Body Approach

by Qingshan Liu

A comprehensive introduction to Qigong. Clear text and illustrations lay a solid foundation, and helpful photos demonstrate the basic exercises that will start you on the path to health. An excellent work for beginners and a first-rate addition to any Qigong collection.

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Release date: 
June 15, 1997
Paperback: 158 pages
8.94 × 6.84 × 0.5 in
ISBN: 9781886969377
Printing: Black and White

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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.


About the Author

Qingshan Liu

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. Since 1986 he has been teaching … More »