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Chinese Fitness: A Mind/Body Approach-Qigong for Healthy and Joyful Living (Qigong - health & healing) Paperback – May 20, 1997

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Liu discusses the philosophy of qi and the practice of qigong, then presents a 20-minute routine consisting of 18 qigong harmony exercises that he recommends performing three times daily. Photographs sequentially demonstrate each of the 18 exercises, which involve chest expansion, arm movement, head turning, and relaxed foot motion. Liu also introduces and explains additional qigong harmony exercises. For those interested in learning to execute these basic classical Chinese health exercises, this is a good starting point. Sue-Ellen Beauregard

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"Qingshan Liu...has put together this simple yet comprehensive presentation of two complete sets of invigorating Qigong exercises...This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in good health and a peaceful spirit." (NAPRA Review)

" ...Chinese Fitness offers a good foundation in the theory and explanation of how qigong works, including an introduction to the meridian system, a very important, though often overlooked, element of qigong practice." (The Empty Vessel)
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Product Details

  • Series: Qigong - health & healing
  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center; Second Edition edition (May 20, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 188696937X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886969377
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,519,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Joseph J. Truncale TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 2, 2016
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I have been involved in numerous martial art systems for the last 60 plus years, both Japanese arts (Judo, Jujitsu, Karate-Do, and Kenjutsu) and the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong. I purchased this 144 page soft cover book (Chinese Fitness: A mind//body approach by Qingshan Liu) for a bargain price on Amazon recently and found this book both interesting and informative.

Like many instructors I have combined Tai Chi movements along with Qigong exercises. This book provides numerous Qigong exercises for anyone interested in learning the basic theory behind this fascinating Chinese art. This book is organized into five chapters.
Chapter one gives a detailed introduction to Qigong covering the differences between western medicine and Chinese medicine, what is Qi and many other topics. The second chapter teaches the basics and principles of Qigong; the third chapter explains the dos and don’ts when practicing Qigong exercises. This chapter also shows numerous Qigong exercises fully illustrated with clear black and white photographs. The fourth chapter answers many questions about the practice of Qigong. The final chapter covers advanced theory of Qigong.

Even though I do not buy into the mysticism of Chinese medicine; nevertheless, the exercises are still beneficial to practice for fitness and relaxation for anyone who is interested in this Chinese exercise system. As I mentioned previously, I do employ a combination of Tai Chi exercises along with numerous Qigong exercises in my Seated Tai Chi classes.

This book used in combination with guidance from a Tai Chi or Qigong instructor will produce good results. I always recommend taking a class with an instructor to better understand the material in the book.

Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Tactical Principles of the most effective combative systems).
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There are some outstanding features to this book which are worth a comment:

First, chi theory is presented in English that is comprehensible to the ordinary American. Nothing too technical, no mumbo jumbo. Very solid explanations.

Second, the two qigong routines that are presented, the "18 Figures" and "Eight Figures for Every Day" are well illustrated and contain clear and not overly-wordy instructions. There's just nothing like trying to learn a move while holding the book in one hand and reading through a sea of verbiage while simultaneously trying to imitate fuzzy or poorly-posed photos. You won't find that here!

Third, the book is not too long. It's what you need to know for the beginning or intermediate levels and that's all. Also, there is nothing religious, nothing spiritual, and nothing new age to be found anywhere. The instruction is drawn from medicine and the martial arts.

Fourth, the movements themselves in both routines are more physical than one often finds in other qigong sets. This is truly a fitness workout, although most people in average condition should not have any difficulty with the moves. Anyway, if something doesn't work for you, you can always adapt it to your situation. The qigong police won't come for you.

The only improvement I would suggest to the publishers, should YMAA decide to reprint this book, is that it should come with a DVD in a little plastic pouch glued to the inside back cover. There used to be a video, but I can't seem to find that anywhere. A do-along DVD workout would make this easy program even easier to learn.

I am pleased to recommend this book. It lives up to the high standards I have come to expect from YMAA.
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By A Customer on August 18, 1998
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This book presents a very physical form of Qigong (Chi Kung) that seems at first more like calisthenics. The descriptions of the moves are sometimes hard to follow, but there are many photographs that illustrate the moves. Particularly helpful is the appendix that shows all of the major meridians and the points on them.
This is one of the few books I've seen that focuses on Qigong from a medicinal perspective. The author lists which exercises may be performed for specific ailments. It is a down-to-earth book that gives basic information, but its drawback is that it begins to touch upon deeper issues, such as the five elements, and then abrubtly moves on.
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It is clear structured. We lern how to understand the differences between the west medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I tried many teachers, but a teacher like this book, makes me understand what I have lerned before, this is the first time I have found the right teacher. I am very happy reading this book. Thank you so much Mr. Qingshan Liu! I will lern your school
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Some basic movements of qigong are explaned in a very efficient manner, so that even a beginner can start practizising and experiment the benefit of qigong.
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