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The Four Dignities

The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down

Cain Carroll

Based on the author's long experience of Yogic and Daoist traditions, this book explores the embodiment of spiritual practice in the most basic functions of daily life. The author shows how to bring the consciousness to bear on the body in lying, sitting, standing and walking, with transformational consequences. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-216-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ayurveda, chi kung, emotions, energy work, movement, qigong, spirituality, tai chi, yoga

New! 10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)

10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)

Zhou Qing Jie

This primer is a concise, accessible introduction to Chinese wushu (kung fu), covering all the basics of Chinese martial arts. Fully illustrated and with an accompanying DVD demonstrating a key practice, it is a perfect introduction for beginners and will allow seasoned wushu practitioners to extend their knowledge and practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-213-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 92pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, Daoism, meridians, movement, neigong, Qi, qigong, shaolin quan, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan, yin-yang

New! 10-Minute Primer Qigong

10-Minute Primer Qigong

Zhou Qing Jie

This comprehensive and easy-to-read introduction to Qigong covers all the key information. Perfect for newcomers to the practice, it is fully illustrated in colour and includes a DVD demonstrating an authentic short Qigong form. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-212-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 104pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, Daoism, meridians, movement, neigong, Qi, qigong, shaolin quan, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan, yin-yang

New! 10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan

10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan

Zhou Qing Jie

This primer is a concise, accessible introduction covering the basics of the famous Shaolin Temple practices. Fully illustrated and with an accompanying instructional DVD, it is the perfect introduction for beginners and will allow seasoned Shaolin quan practitioners to extend their knowledge and practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-214-0, 222 x 155mm, 96pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, Daoism, meridians, movement, neigong, Qi, qigong, shaolin quan, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan, yin-yang

New! 10-Minute Primer Tai Ji Quan

10-Minute Primer Tai Ji Quan

Zhou Qing Jie

Concise and accessible, this fully-illustrated Tai Ji Quan primer covers all the key information and comes with a DVD that demonstrates an authentic short form. It is essential reading for newcomers to the art and also provides tips for practice and cultural insights for more experienced Tai Ji Quan practitioners. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-215-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 132pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese martial arts, Daoism, meridians, movement, neigong, Qi, qigong, shaolin quan, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, yin-yang

New! Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care

Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care

Sharon Tay

An invaluable companion to practice for novice complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers unique practical advice on issues that are often overlooked in training. It offers guidance on tackling common pitfalls and difficulties, as well as a wealth of practical tips and techniques for practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-178-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: acupuncture, adults, alternative therapies, Alzheimer's disease, aromatherapy, bodywork, carers, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, dementia, diet, face diagnosis, health care, herbal treatment, massage, nursing, nutrition, older people, palliative care, residential care, tai chi

Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon

Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon

Robert Sheaffer

An intriguing, personal account, this book explores the author's experiences with the Adept Shun Yuan of the Heavenly Dragon sect as he sets off on a journey towards spiritual enlightenment. However, this journey is not without its challenges, and the author has to look to his very core to overcome the obstacles that block his way. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-127-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: autobiography, memoirs, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

The Five Levels of Taijiquan

The Five Levels of Taijiquan

Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang
Commentary by Master Jan Silberstorff
Translated by Christina Schulz

In order to learn Taijiquan you must begin with the most fundamental steps, and systematically work up to the advanced levels. This book explains the five levels of Taijiquan from complete beginner to highest level practitioner. Readers will learn how to assess their current ability and identify exactly what is needed to reach the next level. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-093-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit

Cynthia W. Quarta

This illustrated guide covers everything caregivers will need to know about Taiji and Qigong in order to help those with limited mobility experience these relaxing forms of exercise. The specially adapted program targets all the different parts of the body to improve strength and provide contemplative relaxation. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-088-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 204pp

Keywords: adults, bodywork, chi kung, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, disability, health care, mental health, meridians, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Celestial Healing

Celestial Healing

Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of China, and East and Southeast Asia

Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD with Kevin Ergil, MA, MS, LAc (Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Qi, and Qi Gong), Laurel S. Gabler, BA, MSc (Thai Medicine) and Kerry Palanjian, BA, MBA (Shiatsu)

Providing a panoramic overview of the medical traditions of China and East and Southeast Asia, Dr. Marc Micozzi offers compelling insights into the influence of the expression of vital energy (qi) in these traditions. He discusses the efficacy of these healing practices, as well as their influences in the West, and potential applications today. more »

2011, Hardback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-060-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
2013, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-157-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: acupuncture, chi kung, Chinese medicine, herbal treatment, nutrition, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, tuina

Daoist Nei Gong

Daoist Nei Gong

The Philosophical Art of Change

Damo Mitchell

For the first time in the English language, this book describes the philosophy and practice of Nei Gong. The author explains the philosophy which underpins this practice, and the methodology of Sung breathing, an advanced meditative practice, is described. The book also contains a set of Qigong exercises, accompanied by instructional illustrations. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-065-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese medicine, Daoism, health care, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, traditional Chinese medicine

Jiangan - The Chinese Health Wand

Jiangan - The Chinese Health Wand

Michael Davies

Jiangan co-ordinates slow diaphragmatic breathing with graduated stretching and strengthening exercises to promote circulation and stimulate the cardiovascular system. This book offers a concise practical guide to Jiangan exercises, providing detailed instructions and illustrations while also exploring the Chinese philosophy behind the art. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-077-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: chi kung, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Esoteric Talismans, Mantras, and Mudras in Healing and Inner Cultivation

Master Zhongxian Wu

Never before written about in the West, this advanced form of Qigong from one of China's esoteric traditions offers great cumulative benefits from regular daily practice. Master Wu describes the practice in detail, provides the mantra, visualization, and mudra for each movement as well as explaining the therapeutic benefits of the practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-056-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: chi kung, Daoism, qigong, spirituality, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Chi for Children

Chi for Children

A Practical Guide to Teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in Schools and the Community

Betty Sutherland

Learning the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way for children to relax, have fun, and strengthen body and mind. This easy-to-use teacher training pack provides step-by-step instructions and simple techniques that enable anyone to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to children. more »

2011, Paperback: £30.43 + VAT = £34.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-055-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: anxiety, chi kung, children, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, education, health care, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

The Essence of Tai Ji

Chungliang Al Huang
Photographs by Si Chi Ko

Written with true passion and eloquence, the book richly conveys the subtle yet profound principles underlying Tai Ji. Movement, stillness, joyfulness, and the ability to live in the moment are the threads running through the text, as well as the humor and compassion to acknowledge the impossibility of human perfection. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-052-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, movement, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

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