Exploring classic Qigong meditation from the perspective of modern psychology, parapsychology and cognitive science, Dr. Tianjun Liu defines the mental state of 'still' Qigong in new terms, identifying a specific mental state, Rujing. He examines the psychology of meditation, showing what happens, both mentally and physically, when a person is in a meditation state. Dr Liu shows how the mastery of Rujing is a fundamental skill vital to the practice of Qigong, and presents a new type of Qigong exercise which takes the achievement of Rujing as its primary goal. His scientific approach to meditation is a breakthrough in this area and will be of interest to practitioners of Qigong and related practices at any level, in addition to anyone with an academic interest in meditation.
Release on 2007-08-16 | by Paul M. Lehrer,Robert L. Woolfolk,Wesley E. Sime
Author: Paul M. Lehrer,Robert L. Woolfolk,Wesley E. Sime
Pubpsher: Guilford Press
Structured for optimal use as a clinical reference and text, this comprehensive work reviews effective stress management techniques and their applications for treating psychological problems and enhancing physical health and performance. Leading experts present in-depth descriptions of progressive relaxation, hypnosis, biofeedback, meditation, cognitive methods, and other therapies. Tightly edited chapters examine each method's theoretical and empirical underpinnings and provide step-by-step guidelines for assessment and implementation, illustrated with detailed case examples. The volume also explains basic mechanisms of stress and relaxation and offers research-based guidance for improving treatment outcomes.
It is acknowledged that practice could induce rapid change or reorganization of the brain’s cellular or neural networks as well as behaviors. Notably, practice relevant to mental or physical approach attracted great attention in this decade. It highlights profound significance both for human evolvement and individual development. Specifically, acquiring fine motor skills is a crucial premise for human being to evolve to modern human by using tools in one side. In the other side, numerous evidences indicated that motor learning involved in limb and trunks promotes the development of individual brain in anatomy and functions. Hence, motor learning is also tightly associated with developmental plasticity. These studies on brain-mind-body practice illuminate a promising way in promoting human brain health. This editorial covers wide range of brain-mind-body practice forms to summarize recent new findings and development from behavioral, physiological, neurobiological and psychological science approaches. In this research topic, we addressed recent findings from theoretical as well as experimental perspective including contributions under the following three headings: 1) intervention studies to investigate the positive effect of brain-mind-body practice on cognition and relevant brain mechanism. The intervention pattern consisted of short-term practice ranging from few hours to several weeks; 2) cross-sectional studies using expert-novice paradigm to explore the behavioral and neural system change induced by extensive brain-mind-body practice; 3) the mediators influence the relationship between practice and health outcomes and 4) new viewpoints on brain-mind-body practice from theoretical perspectives. Here we briefly highlight these articles aiming to provide a deep understanding for the association between practice, plasticity and health for readers. Additionally, it offers new insights for developing possible practice interventions for clinical treatment of neurological dysfunction or disorders.
Qigong, Meditation and Journaling for Self-Mastery
Author: Adam Holtey
Pubpsher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
If you are searching for ways to be more vibrant and energetic; if you're curious about qi (energy), and want to feel it, and utilize it for physical, emotional and mental growth; and if you're trying to discover who you are, and what you want in your life - in your relationships, career, health, and spirituality - this book has the tools you need! The Quadrant and 3 Phases teaches Qigong exercises that use the innate mechanisms of our being - breathing, movement and mindfulness - to vitalize the body, open the heart and awoken the mind. It provides meditation practices that cultivate sensitivity to qi, and shows how to use this life-force to develop greater mastery over the mind and body.The innovative journoling techniques in this book distill all of your dreams and aspirations-across all areas of your life-into clear visions, and provide you the means of creating the most effective plans for achieving them.
Qigong Basics contains everything you need to get started mastering the ancient Chinese art of qigong. Features of this Qigong book include: The Origins of qigong—the philosophy, history, and different styles What really happens in a qigong class—choosing the style, teacher, and class best suited to your needs The essential elements—breathing, stances, grounding, expansions, and medication How to complement your qigong training with meditation and qi exercises Effective ways to promote health and well-being through specific sequences Resources that can help you improve faster Wheter your considering taking up qigong, or you've already started, Qigong Basics offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful.
Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer, immune system disorders, and other life-threatening conditions. Now in this fascinating, comprehensive volume, renowned qigong master and China scholar Kenneth S. Cohen explains how you too can integrate qigong into your life--and harness the healing power that will help your mind and body achieve the harmony of true health.
A guide for healing, inner happiness and spiritual awakening by activating and developing your lightbodyThe first book Meditation and Qigong Mastery elaborates on the meditation and Qigong principles that masters use to activate and develop their lightbodies, also called EMF (electromagnetic fields), Wei Qi or merkaba, which is the missing mastery principle not discussed by eastern authors in their meditation and Qigong books. Omkabah heart lightbody activation and Maitreya (Shiva) Shen Gong are introduced. Quotations on inner mastery by meditation masters are included to guide the readers toward the path of inner mastery. Powerful mantras are also included to unite the meditation practitioners to the spiritual divine energy of the ancient lineage of the Siddha and Buddhist Masters. Lastly, the merkaba energy ball of light with holographic sound healing is taught for healing and spiritual awakening.