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The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets for Health, Longevity, and Enlightenment 3rd ed (Hardcover)

by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Long considered a classic text by teachers and students, The Root of Chinese Qìgōng offers the principles and theories of qìgōng practice.

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Release date: 
October 1, 2022
Hardcover: 336 pages
9.375 × 7.25 × 2 in
ISBN: 9781594399121
Printing: Black and White
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An in-depth introduction to the principles and theories of Qìgōng practice

The Root of Chinese Qìgōng is organized into four parts:

  • What Qìgōng is and its different categories
  • What the keys to practice are and how to properly proceed
  • How Qì circulates in the body
  • Unanswered questions about Qìgōng

Dr. Yáng, Jwìng-Mǐng is world-renowned for helping readers understand Qìgōng theories deeply and clearly. He presents ancient Qìgōng concepts in a logical way for the Western mind, which helps practitioners stay on the right path while deepening their knowledge and skills.

In this book, Dr. Yáng teaches sitting and standing meditation, demonstrates Qì massage techniques, and examines the body’s Qì pathways. He explains correct breathing methods, shares secrets for quieting the mind, and discusses how to increase your body's Qì supply.

Contents include:

  • Qìgōng’s history
  • Basic concepts of Qìgōng
  • Qì and the human body
  • The five categories of Qìgōng
  • Regulating body, breath, and mind
  • Regulating your essence, Qì, and spirit
  • Key points for improving practice
  • A detailed look at Qì channels and vessels in the body

Whatever style of Qìgōng you may practice, making sense of Qìgōng theory and principles is the best way to achieve your goals.

This 3rd edition includes pinyin tonal marks for pronunciation, modern Chinese fonts, and illustration enhancements.


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About the Author

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (楊俊敏博士) started his Gongfu (Kung Fu) training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng, Gin Gsao (曾金灶). In thirteen years of study (1961-1974) under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts, which includes both the use of bare hands and of various weapons such as saber, staff, spear, trident, two short rods, and many others. With the same master he also studied White Crane Qin Na … More »