The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets for Health, Longevity, and Enlightenment


The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets for Health, Longevity, and Enlightenment

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Long considered a classic text by teachers and students, The Root of Chinese Qigong offers the principles and theories of qigong practice. This third edition includes Updated pinyin that includes diacritical tonal marks (for proper pronunciation of Chinese words). Updated Chinese text character font (providing better readability). Dr. Yang is acclaimed for helping readers understand qigong concepts deeper and more clearly by expressing them in familiar methods for the Western mind. He takes these ancient concepts and presents them in a logical way that helps practitioners stay on the right path to deepen knowledge and skill. In this book Dr. Yang teaches sitting and standing meditation, demonstrates qi massage techniques, and examines the Qi pathways in your body. He explains correct breathing methods, shares secrets for quieting the mind, and discusses how to increase your body’s qi supply. He further explains important concepts such as the Three Treasures and regulating the body, breath, and mind. Contents include Qigong’s history Basic concepts of qigong Qi and the human body The five categories of qigong Regulating body, breath and mind Regulating your essence, qi and spirit Key points for improving practice A detailed look at qi channels and vessels in the body Whatever style of qigong you may practice, making sense of qigong theory and principles is the best way of achieving your goals sooner, more accurately, and deeper.

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Root of Chinese Qigong : Secrets for Health, Longevity, and Enlightenment
Jwing-Ming Yang
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About the Author Introduction Forewords PART ONE. GENERAL INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. Introduction 1-1. Prelude 1-2. General Definition of Qi and Qigong 1-3. About This Book Chapter 2. History of Qigong 2-1. Before the Han Dynasty (Before 206 BCE) 2-2. From the Han Dynasty to the Beginning of the Liang Dynasty (206 BCE-502 CE) 2-3. From the Liang Dynasty to the End of the Qing Dynasty (502 CE- 1911 CE) 2-4. From the End of the Qing Dynasty to the Present (After 1911 CE) Chapter 3. Basic Concepts of Qigong 3-1. The Three Treasures – Jing, Qi, and Shen 3-2. Yi and Xin 3-3. Elixir Field 3-4. Three Flowers Reach the Top 3-5. Five Qi’s Toward Their Origins Chapter 4. Qi and the Human Body 4-1. About Qi 4-2. Qi and Bio-Electromagnetic Energy 4-3. Some Hypotheses 4-4. Opening the Qi Gates Chapter5. Categories of Qigong 5-1. Qigong and Religion 5-2. Categories of Qigong Chapter6. Qigong Theory 6-1. Introduction 6-2. External Elixir 6-3. Internal Elixir PART TWO. GENERAL KEYS TO QIGONG TRAINING Chapter 7. General Concepts 7-1. Introduction 7-2. Building Qi 7-3. Kan and Li Chapter 8. Regulating the Body 8-1. Introduction 8-2. Relaxation Theory 8-3. Relaxation Practice 8-4. Rooting, Centering, and Balancing Chapter 9. Regulating the Breath 9-1. Breathing and Health 9-2. Regulating the Breath 9-3. The Different Methods of Qigong Breathing 9-4. General Keys to Regulating Normal Breathing 9-5. Six Stages of Regulating the Breath Chapter 10. Regulating the Emotional Mind 10-1. Introduction 10-2. Xin, Yi, and Nian 10-3. Methods of Stopping Thought 10-4. Yi and Qi 10-5. Yi and the Five Organs 10-6. Xin, Yi, and Shen Chapter 11. Regulating the Essence 11-1. Introduction 11-2. Strengthening Your Kidneys 11-3. Regulating the Essence Chapter 12. Regulating the Qi 12-1. Introduction 12-2. What Qi Should be Regulated? 12-3. Regulating the Qi Chapter 13. Regulating the Spirit 13-1. Introduction 13-2. Regulating the Spirit Chapter 14. Important Points in Qigong Practice 14-1. Introduction 14-2. Common Experiences for Qigong Beginners 14-3. Sensations Commonly Experienced in Still Meditation 14-4. Deviations and Corrections 14-5. Twenty-Four Rules for Qigong Practice PART THREE. THE QI CHANNELS AND VESSELS Chapter 15. General Concepts 15-1. Introduction Chapter 16. The Twelve Primary Qi Channels 16-1. Introduction 16-2. The Twelve Primary Channels 16-3. Important Points Chapter 17. The Eight Extraordinary Qi Vessels 17-1. Introduction 17-2. The Eight Extraordinary Vessels PART FOUR. CONCLUSION Chapter 18. One Hundred and One Questions Chapter 19. Conclusion Appendix A. Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms Index
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