Qigong exercises designed to improve your health in 10 to 20 minutes a day!
This book offers beginners a smart way to learn qigong (chi kung), the ancient Chinese system of gentle breathing, stretching, and strengthening movements.
You will use The Eight Pieces of Brocade, one of the most popular qigong healing exercise sets, to boost your immune system and improve your overall health and well-being.
Choose the sitting set, the standing set, or both. Learn how to activate the qi energy and blood circulation in your body, helping to stimulate your immune system, strengthen your internal organs, and give you abundant energy.
- Clear photographs show you correct postures
- Concise instructions tell you what to do
- Details inform you how the movements help
- Qigong theory explains why the exercises work
- Translations of ancient Chinese poetry provides key concepts to help you improve
No matter your age or your physical condition, the Eight Pieces of Brocade is a wonderful way to improve your health and well-being.
Commonly known in China as the Ba Duan Jin, these exercises have been practiced for over 1,000 years!
About the Author
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming started his Gongfu training at the age of 15 under the Shaolin White Crane Master Cheng, Gin Gsao. Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts. With the same master he also studied Qin Na, Tui Na and Dian Xue massages, and herbal treatment.
At the age of 16, Dr. Yang began the study of Taijiquan under Master Kao, Tao. Dr. Yang's tai chi can be traced back to the Yang family through Master Kao's teacher Yue, Huanzhi, an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu.
After learning from Master Kao, Dr. Yang continued his study and research of Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has mastered the Taiji barehand sequence, pushing hands, the two-man fighting sequence, Taiji sword, Taiji saber, and Taiji Qigong.
Dr. Yang has been involved in Chinese Gongfu since 1961. During this time, he has spent 13 years learning Shaolin White Crane, Shaolin Long Fist, and Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has more than thirty years of instructional experience.