Ba Duan Jin: Eight-Section Qigong Exercises

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERSISBN: 9781785929847

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Imprint: SINGING DRAGON
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Chinese Health Qigong Association
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64

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Description

Preface. 1. Origins and Development. 2. Characteristics. 3. Practice Tips. 4. Step-by-Step Descriptions of the Routines. Section 1. Hand and Foot Forms. Basic Hand Forms. Basic Stances. Section 2. The Exercises Illustrated. Ready Position. Routine 1. Holding the Hands High with Palms Up to Regulate the Internal Organs. Routine 2. Posing as an Archer Shooting Both Left- and Right-handed. Routine 3. Holding One Arm Aloft to Regulate the Functions of the Spleen and Stomach. Routine 4. Looking Backwards to Prevent Sickness and Strain. Routine 5. Swinging the Head and Lowering the Body to Relieve Stress. Routine 6. Moving the Hands Down the Back and Legs, and Touching the Feet to Strengthen the Kidneys. Routine 7. Thrusting the Fists and Making the Eyes Glare to Enhance Strength. Routine. 8. Raising and Lowering the Heels to Cure Diseases. Closing Form. Appendix: Acupuncture Points Mentioned in This Book.

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