Chi

Discovering Your Life Energy

Author: Waysun Liao

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823600

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Chi is the invisible energy of life that flows in and around us throughout the universe. Used skillfully, it can have a remarkable effect on health and vitality—to the degree that you’d be tempted to call it magical, if it weren’t so completely natural. Here is a perfect introduction to chi that explains in a direct and simple way what it is and why it is essential to a healthy and vital life. It provides an easy-to-understand explanation of chi, and then helps readers recognize, develop, and strengthen their own chi through specific breathing techniques and basic exercises, all demonstrated by the author. There are many books on chi development through t’ai chi and qigong practice, but this one goes deeper to enable you to understand the fundamental principles as you cultivate it. This book is a reference for alternative health professionals such as acupuncturists and shiatsu therapists and their patients, as well as for anyone who practices t’ai chi, qigong, aikido, and other chi-based martial arts. To learn more about the author, please visit his website at www.taichitaocenter.com.

Chi

Discovering Your Life Energy

Author: Waysun Liao

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590306956

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

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An accessible introduction to the concept of chi explains how to connect to, develop, and strengthen one's life energy through basic exercises and breathing techniques, in a primer that also outlines fundamental principles for alternative health professionals. Original.

Restoring Your Life Energy

Simple Chi Gung Practices to Reduce Stress and Enhance Well-Being

Author: Waysun Liao

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828154

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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In our busy lives we are bombarded by energy that taxes us and depletes our chi. This book of simple movements and meditations drawn from the Chinese arts of t'ai chi and chi gung will help restore your life energy, known as chi. Chi, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is the fuel and essence that connects body, mind, and spirit, and without it we fall apart physically, mentally, and spiritually. In Restoring Your Life Energy, well-known and respected t'ai chi master Waysun Liao explains why protecting our chi is so important, how chi gets taxed and damaged in our lives, and how to restore it. He explains: • The three levels of healing—physical, mental, and energetic/spiritual: what they are, why it is important to understand them, and how to target our practice to address each level; • Moving meditation, a powerful way of restoring chi (once we learn to sense the flow of chi, we can actually direct healing chi energy to areas in our body that need attention); • And how to integrate our knowledge of chi with conventional advice regarding diet, exercise, and medication. The book includes numerous exercises including "exercises for daily life," simple breathing and sensory meditations that can be done throughout the day; more advanced breathing and sensory meditations; standing exercises to move internal energy; "cleansing forms" to do during times of stress; and deeply cleansing and restorative "Tao gong" exercises.

Chi

How to Feel Your Life Energy

Author: Waysun Liao

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976545422

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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YOU ARE THE MIRACLE... What if you could tap into the very power of life itself, the original one power of the universe, the Tao? A world of infinite possibilities would be open to you. This is the book that says, "YES, you can."Every person was created with a piece of God inside. The way to access that piece of infinite energy, knowledge and power is through CHI -- the invisible life energy flowing inside you.Master Liao takes you on a step-by-step journey allowing you to reconnect with your feeling of life energy. Once you can feel your Chi, you can learn to flow your life energy and strengthen it, using it to help yourself and others through healing, feng shui, spiritual readings, and more.Through the ancient wisdom of the Tao, explained in simple terms, Master Liao offers specific instructions in breathing techniques and moving meditation, also know as Taichi meditative movement. Armed with the truth about Chi, you can regain you lost connection to your life energy, and restore your True Self.

Chi Energy - Activation, Cultivation and Flow

Author: Richard E Clear

Publisher: Clear Silat Incorporated

ISBN: 9780981616704

Category:

Page: 144

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Clear explains beginner to advanced practices regarding Chi/Qi/Ki (Life-Force) activation, cultivation, and flow that allow an individual to personally experience, build, and work with Chi energy.

Chi and Creativity

Vital Energy and Your Inner Artist

Author: Elise Dirlam Ching,Kaleo Ching

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1583948759

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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Most people tend to idealize artists, writers, and others of the “creative class” as uniquely gifted. But the capacity to create is part of being human–whether that means writing, making art, cooking, gardening, sewing, dancing, acting, singing, or virtually any activity. In Chi and Creativity, Kaleo Ching and Elise Dirlam Ching show readers how to use a wide range of strategies to harness the energy of chi to uncover, and cultivate, that often elusive inner artist.Based on their popular workshops, the authors offer an integrative process to generate the joy, wonder, and sense of well-being necessary for artistic self-expression. Specific exercises draw on everything from acupressure and breathing techniques to Chi Kung movement and meditation. Through Chi Awareness, the body, mind, emotions, and spirit come into greater harmony. Through guided imagery, they dialogue. Through journaling, they speak. Through art, they join in creative expression of the inner discoveries along the path to greater balance and integration. Chi and Creativity is the authors’ way of sharing this magical transformative process and can be used by anyone who wants to add fuel to their creative fires.

The Essence of T'ai Chi

Author: Waysun Liao

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822146

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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The deepest benefits of T’ai Chi cannot be realized without an understanding of its underlying principles. This book presents these principles through translations of three core classics of T’ai Chi that are often considered the "T’ai Chi Bible," accompanied by the author’s insightful commentary. Master Liao demonstrates how to increase the body’s inner energy (ch’i) and transform it into power, health, and well-being. By reading the clear and precise explanations of the fundamental principles of T'ai Chi, students can develop a more complete understanding of the art and philosophy of this traditional martial art.

Chi Energy

Harness Your Chi Through Meditation Techniques

Author: Xing Liao

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632874504

Category: Self-Help

Page: 48

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What exactly is chi and how does the balance of chi or lack thereof affect us?"Chi Energy: Harness your Chi through Meditation Techniques" gives the reader the opportunity to learn all about chi and how it has a direct link with the way that the body functions. Many persons are skeptical of the word chi and the fact that it is linked to meditation. The author dispels a lot of the myths associated with it and shows how persons can learn to become one with their chi and how to harness that energy.

Pathways of Qi

Exercises & Meditations to Guide You Through Your Body's Life Energy Channels

Author: Matthew Sweigart

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738750069

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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Nurture the flow of Qi energy in your body for a life of vibrancy, balance, and wellness. In Pathways of Qi, Chinese Medicine expert Matthew Sweigart shows how to use touch therapy, meditations, and gentle Qigong exercises to clear away blockages and open up to energetic nourishment. Based on ancient wisdom traditions, these hands-on assessment and treatment techniques have been cultivated to heal the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Explore the channels of energy in the body—known in Chinese Medicine as the meridians—and for each one, discover the limb position, yin/yang properties, corresponding elements, functions, affirmations, and more. With illustrations to help you master the physical postures and gestures, Pathways of Qi will guide you through gentle practices for a life of improved awareness, connection, and health. Praise: “Pathways of Qi exemplifies the essence and beauty of the Ohashiatsu modality in every way. I highly recommend this book.”—Ohashi, author of Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu and Reading the Body “Matthew Sweigart’s new book provides a fresh look on a subject too often taught using only boring charts and lists. In Pathways of Qi, Matthew takes the reader along on his own personal journey. Although it reads a lot like a novel the text includes an in-depth presentation of the subject. Matthew explains both the scope and the details he has discovered and become familiar with inside the body’s electromagnetic field. A very worthwhile read for students, professionals, and even potential clients of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) and acupuncture.”—Cindy Banker, Founding President of the American Shiatsu Association and Director of the A.O.B.T.A.’s Council of Schools and Programs “Pathways of Qi is an empowering manual on Meridian Therapy providing practical ways to heal yourself and others. If you’re interested in healing, this book is vital for tapping the source of your life force.”—Michael Reed Gach, author of Acupressure’s Potent Points “A gifted Shiatsu and Qi Gong teacher, Matthew Sweigart harmoniously combines his passion for the healing arts with his lifetime experience with the theories of ancient Chinese philosophy. Written in an easy to understand refreshing way, Pathways of Qi is a valuable compendium for practitioners and instructors of different traditions.”—Nilsa Eberhart Diaz, owner of Zen Shiatsu Caribbean Institute, San Juan, Puerto Rico “Matthew Sweigart’s clear illustrations and instructions are enhanced by his wisdom stories that bring these teachings to life. The stories and teachings open your eyes to the Qi that is the source of Life, energy and healing. Pathways of Qi is a reference tool, a collection of wisdom, and a gift to humanity. Thank you for taking the time to record your wisdom for current and future generations. A masterpiece!”—Bonnie Jean Miller, MDI, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Universit

Simple Chi Kung

Exercises for Awakening the Life-Force Energy

Author: Mantak Chia,Lee Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778124

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Distills the many different Chi Kung practices into one simple daily routine for abundant health, calmness, and mental clarity • Provides step-by-step illustrated instructions for a complete yet easy daily Chi Kung routine • Perfect for beginners and ideal as a warm-up to more advanced practices • Clears physical and mental stress, stimulates healing and disease prevention, detoxifies the body, releases tensions, improves circulation, and works to develop flexibility, strength, resiliency, and suppleness Within every person there is a place full of energy, health, and happiness. Practicing Chi Kung allows us to visit this place of inner vitality and harmony, clearing physical and mental stress, detoxifying the body and mind, and helping us return to our natural state of abundant health, calmness, and mental clarity. An ideal complement to the treatment of chronic pain, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, headaches, and even heart disease and cancer, Chi Kung is a way to take control of your physical, mental, and spiritual health and live a long and healthy life. In Simple Chi Kung, Taoist master Mantak Chia distills thousands of Chi Kung practices into one simple daily routine perfect for beginners and ideal as a warm-up to more advanced practices. Designed to relax our muscles, loosen the joints, improve circulation, and develop flexibility, strength, resiliency, and suppleness, the gentle, flowing movements of Chi Kung mirror the movements of nature and help practitioners connect to their own inner flow of chi, clearing blockages and stagnation in our life-force energy and tapping in to our natural powers of healing and disease prevention. Walking readers step-by-step through each exercise, from movement work with the knees, hips, and spine to internal energy work through controlled breathing, Master Chia explains how daily practice of Chi Kung cultivates life-force energy, a stronger immune system, emotional balance, and spiritual awareness, transforming the patterns and assumptions that limit our body and mind as well as enhancing our connection to nature and the universe.

T'ai Chi Classics

Author: Waysun Liao

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834825430

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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According to Master Liao, the great power of T'ai Chi cannot be realized without knowing its inner meaning. T'ai Chi Classics presents the inner meaning and techniques of T'ai Chi movements through translations of three core classics of T'ai Chi, often considered the "T'ai Chi Bible." The texts are introduced by three chapters explaining how to increase inner energy (ch'i), transform it into inner power (jing), and project this inner power outward to repel an opponent without physical contact. Master Liao also provides a description of the entire sequence of T'ai Chi movements, illustrated by his own line drawings.

How to Develop Chi Power

Author: William Cheung

Publisher: Black Belt Communications

ISBN: 9780897501101

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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In this classic text, wing chun master William Cheung unravels the mystery behind the elusive energy of chi. He provides exercises to increase and direct the flow of chi and explains how chi affects the body, the philosophy behind the famous yin-yang symbol, pressure points and the 32 meridians, the principles behind dim mak (the often misunderstood “death touch”), and more. This book is a must-read not only for kung fu practitioners but also for anyone interested in Eastern philosophy.

Qi Gong for Health and Healing

A Complete Training Course to Unleash the Power of Your Life-Force Energy

Author: Lee Holden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591799160

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 140

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Many health and fitness experts are calling qi gong the "new yoga". Practised for centuries by millions around the world, qi gong is a gentle yet powerful practice that is known for improving strength and flexibility, increasing energy, and calming the mind. Lee Holden, acclaimed for his ability to make these ancient teachings accessible for modern life, offers Qi Gong for Health and Healing, a comprehensive home study course for cultivating a lifelong practice. Combining in-depth teachings with easy-to-follow movement, meditation, acupressure, and breath exercises, Holden has created a rich resource that you can come back to time and time again to deepen your qi gong practice. This multimedia course includes: • Five DVDs with guided instruction on practices that you can customize to suit your skills and schedule • Six CDs of essential teachings—from using healing sounds for emotional healing to circulating energy for spiritual connection • A 140-page workbook to boost your knowledge of your physical and energetic anatomy, Taoist healing terms, and more • Thirty-five reflection cards to inspire your practice Trusted by thousands who've seen him on PBS or tried his many popular qi gong DVDs, Lee Holden now shares everything you need to know to explore the art of qi gong in one immersive resource.

Cultivating Qi

The Root of Energy, Vitality, and Spirit

Author: David W. Clippinger

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012541

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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How can Qi offer you the means, tools and will to live a life of balance? Explaining what Qi is, where it comes from, how we use it, and how we can cultivate it in order to achieve wholeness and balance, this much-needed book combines knowledge and practice to explore all aspects of Qi, including its modern, everyday implications. The book not only covers the history of Qi, but also demystifies the vital philosophies and practices surrounding it. Filled with valuable information on how to recognise and cultivate Qi in order to increase your energetic capacity and return to a more efficient physical, emotional, and psychological state, it also illustrates Qi's central importance in meditation, Taiji, Qigong, and other Internal Arts practices that focus upon its vitality. The author also offers instruction on a number of methods for opening the energy gates of the body to cultivate Qi.

The Tai Chi Book

Refining and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice

Author: Robert Chuckrow

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594391718

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Finalist – 2008 IP's Book Award The Tai Chi Book is a detailed guide for students who've learned a Tai Chi form and want to know more. It also introduces beginners to the principles behind great Tai Chi, and answers common questions that all of us have. The Tai Chi Book shows you how to use Tai Chi to gain strength in your bones, muscles and vital organs, how to improve your balance and flexibility, and how to achieve remarkable vitality. The author also introduces complex elements of Tai Chi, including ways to develop the relaxed strength known as sung, how to cultivate and feel Chi, how to train mindfulness, and a helpful chapter on being a student. In addition, the author explores the debate over Tai Chi breathing patterns, explains in detail proper body alignment, and tells why Pushing Hands is more important than you might think. The Tai Chi Book is your guide to the fullest health benefits of Tai Chi and to higher levels of skill and ability. • Like two books in one–basic and advanced Tai Chi training. • Find out how to choose and relate to a teacher. • Develop remarkable vitality and longevity. • Includes the Cheng Man-ch'ing short form. • More than one hundred photos and illustrations.

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body

Chi Gung for Lifelong Health

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 9781583941461

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 299

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"Bruce Frantzis demystifies the fundamental principles of chi gung and provides a comprehensive exercise program with detailed illustrations to increase life energy, improve health, boost sports performance, and combat stress and aging."--Provided by Publisher.

Mysteries of the Life Force

My Apprenticeship with a Chi Kung Master

Author: Peter Meech

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810558

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 151

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By turns suspenseful, philosophical, and humorous, this book chronicles the first seven years of an extraordinary apprenticeship in Toronto between a young man and a celebrated chi kung master from Shanghai. Many astonishing events occurred, such as frequent telepathic exchanges between master and student, the throwing of chi-energy over great distances, and at least one instance of what could be called 'Jedi mind control', right out of the movie Star Wars.

Tai Chi

Health for Life : how and why it Works for Health, Stress Relief and Longevity

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis

Publisher: Frog Limited

ISBN: 9781583941447

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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"Bruce Frantzis' comprehensive guide reveals why tai chi is effective at helping millions improve their health, relieve stress and reverse the effects of aging, and helps advanced students upgrade their practice and beginners choose the appropriate stylea

Chi Gung

Chinese Healing, Energy and Natural Magick

Author: L. V. Carnie

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567181135

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 270

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The magical power of universal energy, called "chi" in Chinese, permeates everything in existence. By directing the flow of "chi", readers can learn how to achieve ultimate health, slow the aging process, alter metabolism, talk to plants and animals, and much more. 100 illustrations.

Tai Chi Fa Jin

Advanced Techniques for Discharging Chi Energy

Author: Mantak Chia,Andrew Jan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778116

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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A guide to the seemingly effortless yet explosively powerful martial art techniques of Fa Jin • Explains how to collect energy within and discharge it for self-defense as well as healing • Explores how to counter the natural instinct to resist force with force and develop yielding softness through the 13 Original Movements of Tai Chi • Illustrates routines for the partner practice of “Push Hands” (Tui Shou) Fa Jin, an advanced yang style of Tai Chi, complements the physical, mental, and spiritual conditioning available through solo Tai Chi practice and the internal martial arts of Taoism. Fa Jin enables adepts to harness the energy of yin, yang, and the earth in the lower tan tien and discharge it as an extremely close-range yet explosively powerful blow in self-defense and partner practice as well as in healing techniques. Integrating the teachings of many Taoist masters, including Chang San-Feng, the creator of Tai Chi; Wang Tsung-Yueh, the legendary 19th-century master; Bruce Lee, the actor and martial artist who made the “one-inch punch” technique famous; and the Magus of Java, a living master able to discharge energy in the form of electric shocks, this book explores the history, philosophy, internal exercises, and physical practices of Fa Jin. Drawing on Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Tan Tien Chi Kung techniques, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan reveal the secrets to collecting yin and yang in the lower tan tien and discharging the energy in a seemingly effortless yet explosive blow. Illustrating several routines of the Tai Chi partner practice of “Push Hands” (Tui Shou), they explain how to apply Fa Jin techniques by “listening” to your opponent’s intentions and countering the natural instinct to resist force with force through yielding softness and redirection. The authors also detail how to prepare for this advanced practice through stretching, meditation, breathing, relaxation, and energetic exercises.