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Managing Stress with Qigong

by Gordon Faulkner Singing Dragon
Pub Date:
09/2010
ISBN:
9781848190351
Format:
Pbk 256 pages
Price:
AU$37.99 NZ$39.12
Product Status: In Stock Now
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The ancient Chinese health system of Qigong combines physical postures with breathing techniques to promote harmony between the body and the mind. It is quickly gaining popularity in the West as a natural yet powerful way of combating stress and its related effects.

This step-by-step guide to managing stress using Qigong begins by looking at our response to stress from both an Eastern and a Western perspective. It then presents a program of specially-designed stress relief exercises, followed by a series of gentler stress prevention exercises, many of which can be carried out either seated or standing. The author provides easy-to-follow instructions for each of the steps, and the postures and movements are explained with the aid of photographs. Designed specifically to fit in around a busy lifestyle, the Qigong program set out in this book will help to reduce stress, decrease anxiety, and restore energy.

This practical book will help anyone who is prone to stress, regardless of their level of ability or experience of Qigong. It will also be a useful resource for Taijiquan and Qigong instructors, alternative therapists, and other professionals working with clients who are affected by stress.

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Stress. Background to Daoyin. Practice. Basic Movements. Standing Stress Relief. Seated Stress Relief. Standing Stress Prevention. Seated Stress Prevention. Principles of Action. General Principles. Specific Principles.; Appendix A: Five Elements.; Appendix B: Energy System.; Appendix C: Chinese Names. Glossary. Index.

This book is a good addition to anyone's Qigong reference library, especially those who practice Daoyin Yangsheng. It is also a good introduction to Qigong for those who want to try this ancient Chinese healing method to manage stress.
Gordon Faulkner is Prinicpal Instructor at the Chanquanshu School of Daoist Arts. He is a Certified International Judge of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong and President of the Scotland and Wales Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Association. Gordon is a closed-door student of Professor Zhang Guangde, founder of the modern Daoyin Yangsheng system taught at the Beijing Sports University.