Qigong for Health & Martial Arts : Exercises and Meditation
Increase your strength, improve your health, and develop explosive martial power with Qigong - the cultivation of your body's internal energy. Renown Qigong and martial arts master Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming explains how and why Qigong can improve your martial training, and presents ten complete sets of proven Qigong exercises for martial artists and health seekers. You'll gain muscular strength and vitality, increase your fighting power, and learn meditation training for improved concentration and longevity. This book also includes healing Qigong exercises and soothing massage techniques to help you recover more quickly from injury. In addition, Dr. Yang discusses Qigong and health, and charts the major cavities used in the martial arts. * Develop explosive martial power. * Recover quickly from injury. * Choose from ten Qigong training sets. * Easily integrated with any martial style. * Over 200 photographs and illustrations.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 184 x 238 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
- 02 Jul 1998
- YMAA Publication Center
- Rochdale, United States
- 2nd edition
- 230 Halftones, black and white
Table of contents
Contents About the Author viii Foreword xii Preface xiii Chapter 1. Introduction 1 1-1. General Introduction 1 1-2. Historical Survey of Chinese Qigong 3 1-3. General Principles of Chinese Qigong 9 1-4. Popular Martial Styles of Qigong Training 12 Chapter 2. Wai Dan Qigong (External Elixir) 18 2-1. Introduction 18 2-2. Principles of Wai Dan Qigong 18 2-3. Da MoAEs Yi Jin Jing Exercises 20 2-4. Other Popular Wai Dan Exercises 28 Chapter 3. Nei Dan Qigong (Internal Elixir) 64 3-1. Introduction 64 3-2. Principles of Nei Dan Qigong 67 3-3. Nei Dan Meditation Training 74 3-4. Qi Enhancement and Transport Training 89 3-5. Massage and Exercises after Meditation 97 Chapter 4. Qigong and Health 107 4-1. Introduction 107 4-2. Chinese Diagnosis 108 4-3. Acupuncture 115 4-4. Massage and Rubbing 119 4-5. Other Medical Qigong Practices for Good Health 138 Chapter 5. Martial Arts Applications 142 5-1. Introduction 142 5-2. Cavity Press 143 5-3. Sealing the Vein and Sealing the Breath 149 5-4. Golden Bell Cover or Iron Shirt 151 Conclusion 153 Appendix A. Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms 155 Index 173
About Jwing-Ming Yang
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.