The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
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 c...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 9th 1999 by Wellspring/Ballantine
(first published 1997)
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Oct 01, 2012 Michael rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Meine Zugänge zum Qigong waren einerseits mein während des Sinologiestudiums entwickelte Faszination für den Daoismus, sowie anderseits meine Beschäftigung mit ostasiatischen Kampfkünsten. Auf Empfehlung meines Qigong-Meisters habe ich mir dieses Buch zugelegt, welches eine sehr umfassende Einführung in die verschiedenen Aspekte gibt. So werden neben "klassichen" Qigong-Formen und Meditationen auch Themen wie Ernährung und Sexualität behandelt. Der Text ist gut geschrieben und der Autor hat sich...more
Jan 09, 2012 Curtis rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: mages and sages of all ages
Recommended to Curtis by: Tai Chi
This was a new discovery to me in a used book store. All that I knew before that was a vague reference to "healing energies" made in a martial arts book. Now there is another paradigm for me to asess vital information about my health. The balance of heat and moisture seemed to make a good barometer for changes in wellbeing, good or bad. I feel like I can finally do something about my own body's chemical composition that will improve my condition. These meditations, like the rest of the Taoist tr...more
For an introductory course on the subject of Qigong, you could do worse than this book. It's informative, and the opening meditations are about as simple as it can get. Even guided, that's not to say they're simple - everyone has their own blocks to work past when it comes to learning how to meditate - but this is definitely a "no fear" approach for those who are curious to begin and aren't sure how to do so.
I pick this book up often because there is a wealth of information. I have read the book front to back several times, but I pick it up every couple months and just open to where it goes. I always pick up something new even though I read it before. This time I spent time in chapter 12 Active QiGong, Chapter 14 The energy of emotions and Chapter 19 Have a Cup of Tea. The Organ-emotion link was very interesting and the breathing exercises are great. The history and legend of tea and recommended pre...more
Great perspective on Qi Gong and its medicinal powers. Beautiful art that has increasing scientific validation, this book is well written, though I'm not into too much learning of Qi Gong from books, the other parts are very enjoyable.