Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong

Essential NeiGong for Health and Spiritual Transformation

Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong

Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a traditional Chinese internal alchemy method that embodies the spirit of the rising dragon, an auspicious symbol of transformation in Chinese culture. The form works directly on the acupuncture meridians, releasing areas of stagnation and bringing the physical and emotional body into a balanced state of well-being. This Qigong form implements special visualization and breathing techniques in addition to movements that imitate sparks arising from a bonfire and swirling upward like a spiraling dragon. Stoking our 'inner fire' melts away the 'ice', or the areas of blockage and disease, opens our energetic pathways and allows the smooth flow of Qi in our meridians. The Fire Dragon practice follows the traditional internal alchemy process, where Jing (essence) transforms to Qi (vital energy), Qi transforms to Shen (spirit), and Shen returns to Emptiness. Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a key Qigong form for those seeking healing from cancer and other significant health challenges, and is the practice the authors turned to in order to transform the grief over their son's death. The book provides background information and a detailed description of the form itself, illustrated with calligraphy, meridian drawings, and photographs throughout.

The Qigong Bible

The Qigong Bible

The ancient art of Qigong, the "seed of martial arts", not only allows you to maintain your health but also heals the bodies and calms the minds of those who practice it. Featuring 300 photographs from the main schools of Qigong, The Qigong Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practising Qigong and finding a mental and physical balance in life, encouraging readers of all levels to make Qigong a part of their everyday life.

Daoist Meridian Yoga

Activating the Twelve Pathways for Energy Balance and Healing

Daoist Meridian Yoga

Maintain the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through your body and promote longevity with Daoist Meridian Yoga. This definitive guide provides everything you need to develop your practice. It includes illustrated and detailed instruction on the 24 exercises that work by stretching, extending and toning specific muscle groups associated with the twelve main meridians. The book also explains how to spot signs of imbalance that manifest as physical ailments, describes the specific channels and internal branches, and provides meridian charts of the main muscle groups. Drawing on the traditions of Dao Yin, Qigong and Chinese medicine, Daoist Meridian Yoga is an ancient system that will help to transform your health and balance your energy. This book will be an invaluable resource for Qigong practitioners, and for health practitioners wishing to prescribe Qigong exercises to ameliorate specific health conditions.

The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy

Realizing the Promise of Spiritual Union

The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy

“Harmony is the essence of a lasting and loving relationship,” teaches Solala Towler, “and no teaching offers us greater insight into the path of harmony than the Tao.” For anyone seeking to build greater connection, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment in their relationship, Towler presents The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy—an essential guide to a natural and joyous way of love. Filled with timeless practices and guidance for both individuals and couples, this elegant book explores: Timeless Taoist wisdom adapted for the complexity of modern relationships The art of clear, respectful, and authentic communication How to use the principle of yin/yang to create harmony within your relationship as well as within yourself Attuning sexual energy between partners for happy and sensual lovemaking, spiritual cultivation, and better health Chi gong (qigong) exercises, tai chi principles, and meditations to balance your subtle energies and align your spirit with that of your partner Does building a lasting relationship always require hard work and effort—or can you instead follow the natural flow of love, desire, and spiritual connection between you and your partner? With The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy, Solala Towler offers a practical and inspiring guide to traveling the “watercourse way” with your partner—one that gives you both the space to grow, explore, and discover the richness of your sacred union.

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal

The Eight Essential Exercises of Master Li Ching-yun

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal

Master Li Ching-yun is reliably chronicled to have lived more than 250 years, during which he practiced the Eight Brocades on a daily basis. His longevity and personal endorsements attest to the Eight Brocades as the quintessence of qigong practice.

Qigong for Women

Low-Impact Exercises for Enhancing Energy and Toning the Body

Qigong for Women

Ferraro provides step-by-step instructions for low-impact, time-efficient exercises specifically designed to help women relieve stress, restore physical health, and rebalance the mind. 300 photos.

Qigong Meditation

Embryonic Breathing

Qigong Meditation

This book presents the foundation theoretical theory for the two most popular methods of meditation, Small Circulation and Grand Circulation.

Health Psychology

A Cultural Approach

Health Psychology

With a conversational style that conveys the excitement, research base, and real world applications of the field, Regan A. R. Gurung introduces students to health psychology with an integrated cultural perspective. Starting with a description of the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that determine who we are, the text examines cultural differences in major health behaviors, and health, achieving the commendable goal of being comprehensive yet extremely accessible. Gurung focuses on key determinants of behavior, such as family, ethnicity, and religion, which are not always highlighted in health psychology books. Packed with the most up-to-date citations available, this book combines issues 'ripped from the headlines' with the classic issues in the field. A range of vivid examples from different cultural groups provides students with a comprehensive description of the basic theories in Health Psychology as well as an overview of cutting edge research in the field. Special sections highlighting clinical applications of basic theories, strong doses of personality and social psychological theories, and chapters exclusively devoted to variations in cultural beliefs, human development, and different diseases, combine to give readers the best of many worlds.

Restoring Natural Harmony

Chinese Medical Qigong

Restoring Natural Harmony

The Chinese healing arts have a long, proud history of over 5,000 years, and combines meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration and breathing exercises to restore harmony to mind, body and spirit. Restoring Natural Harmony, Simon Blow shares the techniques and philosophies taught to him by Qigong Masters in the sacred mountains of China and at a Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Beijing. The books contain the 'why to' and how to' of this powerful technique, The book also contain inspiring stories of those who have transformed their lives by practising this ancient healing art. In Restoring Natural Harmony (Book No. 3) Simon explores Guigen Chinese Medical Qigong which encompasses the Daoist understanding of The Five Elements, the Yin/Yang theory and the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This practice will harmonise the organ meridians of the body and transform vital Qi energy to restore health, vitality and inner peace.

The Future of Post-human Martial Arts

A Preface to a New Theory of the Body and Spirit of Warriors

The Future of Post-human Martial Arts

Is it really true that martial arts, in spite of their popularity in this day and age of ours, have, at their deepest level, the promised land of self-knowledge, the expression of beauty, or something highly spiritual to be pursued for the human soul? Or, to put it in a different way, what exactly makes martial arts so amazing that, somehow, they will eventually lead the practitioners to the spiritual realm of self-cultivation in its highest depth? Contrary to the conventional wisdom about martial arts as held by many over the ages, this popular view about martial arts has become so legendary that their dark sides have yet to be systematically explored and that the lofty aims of martial arts are neither possible nor desirable to the extent that their proponents would like us to believe. Of course, this is not to say that the very tradition of martial arts is absolutely useless, or that the literature on martial arts hitherto existing in history is spiritually unworthy to be appreciated. Instead, this book constructively offers an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of martial arts, in special relation to the body and spirit of warriorswhile learning from different views in the literature, without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, as they are not necessarily compatible with each other), and, in the end, transcending them towards a new horizon not conceived before. This seminal view, if proven valid, will fundamentally change the legendary way that people have thought about martial artsfrom the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its post-human fate. _________