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Yi Jin Jing: Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises [With Instructional DVD] (Chinese Health Qigong) Paperback – June 1, 2008
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This newer version of the set put together by the Chinese Health QiGong Association has absorbed the best from the set while applying modern scientific principles.
There are 12 movements in all, focusing on tendon stretching and bone flexing, combining softness with strength. The set relies heavily on the Chinese traditional medicine theory of the 5 elements - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.
There is a focus on Spine Turning and flexing - stimulating the nerve cords, and exercising the internal organs as well as the limbs.
There are some nice exotic hand postures such as Lotus leaf palm;, willow leaf palm, Dragon's claw and Tiger's paw.
The routine itself is a smooth blend of gradual warming up and stilling the mind movements, to some very unusual twists and turns that really stretch the upper body and neck. There is also plenty of lower limb stretching in this routine as well. All done in an upright position. Applying common sense to some of the deeper stretches, this routine is achievable for all ages. In fact I teach it seated in care homes and some abled-bodied elderly groups, as well as younger groups - who all comment on how much they enjoy the routine.
I was looking for a routine that had some good deep stretching in it but was achieved in a very smooth and flowing manner. This routine really offers that.Read more ›
This is a "must have" book for anyone practicing this set of Qigong. Its both clearly written and illustrated, and of course, the bonus is the DVD insert .
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Best oral description of Qigong exercises I've read. Easy to understand and follow the step-by-step instructions and has the bonus CD to practice with. Thanks!Published 15 months ago by Ani
There are many variant forms of this basic Qigong exercise. This version may be the one closest to the original, or if not that, it is outstanding in the way its booklet and DVD... Read morePublished 18 months ago by John Voigt
There are all kinds of Qigong out there. This is the official version.....Chinese Health Association. that is why I prefer it.Published 20 months ago by Bob
I recently purchased this and very much enjoyed the book, but can't get the DVD to play in English, only in Chinese. Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by Shaolindog
Ancient exercises, just go for it guys. Believe and investigate, then you'll try and experiment like a scientist. Love it.Published on November 29, 2013 by Erik