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The Way of Qigong

The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Ballantine
 | 
March, 1999
ISBN:
9780345421098
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$22.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here is respected qigong master and China scholar Ken Cohen’s long-awaited book. Qigong, which literally means “working with the energy of life,” refers to a whole body of integrated mind-body healing methods that have 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.

The essence of qigong can be understood by comparing the body to a battery: stress and bad health habits act to dissipate the battery’s charge, its “qi,” while self-care and self-awareness help to maintain and improve qi. Qigong is a gentle yet rigorous program for working with our life energy through breathing and relaxation exercises, massage, visualization, meditation, and other natural methods. By practicing qigong, each one of us can learn to improve health and enhance vitality by cleansing, gathering, releasing, and circulating qi so that it reaches all the body’s cells. It’s pleasurable to do, it costs nothing, and it’s wonderfully life-enhancing.

Cohen’s accessible, beautifully written book is an illustrated, step-by-step program detailing how we can all integrate qigong into our busy lives. He explores all aspects of this healing art and science; chronicles current medical research confirming the benefits of qigong (so much so that leading medical schools are now incorporating qigong into “complementary medicine” programs); links qigong practice with advances in biofeedback and psychoneuroimmunology; and carefully describes the breathing, meditations, and exercises of classical qigong with admirable clarity. Students will learn how to use posture and self-awareness to attain complete and ideal relaxation and how to move the qi along the acupuncture meridians and to internal organs.

Kenneth Cohen’s audio and video tapes of qigong instruction include:

Chi Kung Meditations (cassette)

Qigong (video)

Taoist Healing Imagery (cassette)

The Way of Chi Kung (5 cassette set)

Publisher’s Description: 

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. Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. 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.

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