The Theory and Practice of Taiji Qigong

The Theory and Practice of Taiji Qigong


By (author) Chris Jarmey

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  • Publisher: Lotus Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 242mm x 14mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 1905367325
  • ISBN 13: 9781905367320
  • Edition: 3
  • Illustrations note: 120 black and white
  • Sales rank: 227,695

Product description

Taiji Qigong is an easy-to-learn system of energy-enhancing exercises, which coordinates movement with breathing and inner concentration. If practiced regularly, it will give you more energy, improve health and help prevent illness. Taiji Qigong is widely practiced throughout the Far East and increasingly throughout the Western world. Research indicates that Qigong relaxes the muscles and nervous system (so improving the function of the body systems) and benefits posture, balance and flexibility of joints. This book acts as an in-depth instruction manual for the practice of the 18 Stances of Taiji Qigong (Taiji Qigong Shibashi), which is widely practiced throughout the Far East and increasingly throughout the Western world. Many of the exercises are loosely based on the movements and stances of Taiji Quan. Broken into 3 parts, the book covers: the theory and practice of Qi and Qigong; the general principles of Qigong practice, and the 18 Movements of Taiji Qigong.

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Author information

The late Chris Jarmey MCSP DS MRSS taught shiatsu, qigong, bodywork therapy and anatomy, and founded the European Shiatsu School. He was the author of many books on anatomy and bodywork, including The Concise Book of Muscles and Shiatsu - The Complete Guide

Review quote

"A very well presented, comprehensive book on the ever popular Chinese Taiji Qigong exercises. The information contained in this book provides an invaluable source or reference for all levels of practitioners, seeking to gain a better insight and understanding into this fascinating ancient Chinese system of energy-enhancing exercises."- "Tai Chi and Alternative Health" magazine

Table of contents

Part 1: The Theory of Qi and Qigong, What is Qi?, Yin and Yang, What Does Qigong Really Mean?, The Small Circulation: Part 2: General Principles of Qigong Practice, How Much Should You Practice?, Optimum Conditions for Practice Correct Posture and Stance to Begin, Refining Your Stance, Breathing Methods; Part 3: The 18 Movements of Qigong.