The Way of Energy: A Gaia Original

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 15, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
For centuries, the Chinese exercise system called Chi Kung has been shrouded in secrecy. The Way of Energy is the first comprehensive guide to the most powerful form of Chi Kung ever developed—“standing like a tree”.

A gentle, yet profoundly beneficial form of exercise, which requires very little movement, this form of Chi Kung unlocks deep reserves of energy builds internal stamina, strengthens immunity, relieves chronic illness, and promotes the natural regeneration of the nervous system.

Using step-by-step instructions and more than 100 drawings and full-color photographs, The Way of Energy tells how to:

-perform the entire sequence of rejuvenating positions
-combat stress by practicing Chi Kung while standing, sitting, working, playing, and even sleeping
-prevent and treat a wide range of common ailments

Continuing our best-selling series of books for mind and body which includes The Sivananda Companion to Yoga, The Dance Workshop, and The Book of Stress Survival, The Way of Energy will help you achieve physical fitness, mental clarity, and a profound inner strength and vitality.
 

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User Review  - misterO - LibraryThing

As a taichi beginner, I've been looking around for books explaining various aspects of the practice. As a fairly rationale mind, it's been a tough quest: there are lots of fluffy comments around. Let ... Read full review

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This book gives a very clear introduction to Zhang Zhuan Qigong - a standing meditation and martial arts training exercise regime. Students of Tai Chi in particular will get huge benefit from ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
8
Introduction
11
Part One
23
Learning to Stand
25
Breathing and Relaxing
41
Internal Movement
51
Part Two
61
Preparing for Energy
63
Roots and Branches
103
Going Beyond
123
Part Four
139
Energy in Daily Life
141
The Life Cycle
159
Taking Care of Yourself
173
Index
189
Acknowledgements Resources and Bibliography
191

Growing Like a Tree
83
Part Three
101

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About the author (1991)

Master Lam Kam Chuen is a specialist in Chi Kung, a recognized master of Tai Chi Chuan, and a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.

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