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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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Product Details

  • Series: Chinese Health Qigong
  • Paperback: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Singing Dragon; Pap/DVD edition (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848190085
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848190085
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Chinese Health Qigong Association is an organization that popularizes and researches Health Qigong, and is a group member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its aim is to inherit and carry forward the Chinese traditional culture of health promotion and facilitate the communication between Western and Eastern Cultures.

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The book and the video are invaluable for my practice time at home.
Carol M. Hyland
The CD shows the complete form along with a breakdown instruction for each part.
Rand
I highly recommend Yi Jin Jing from the Chinese Health Qigong Assocation.
Debbie the Librarian

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Luff on October 2, 2008
This set is based on an original Yi Jin Jing set that dates back to a description of the exercises in the Bibliographic Treatise: History of the Han Dynasty almost 2000 years ago. A Brocade painting named Illustration of Qi Conduction was unearthed in the 1970s - containing over 40 illustrations of exercises.

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.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Debbie the Librarian on July 26, 2010
I have practiced T'ai chi for two years and was pleasantly surprised to discover these muscle/tendon exercises. Like T'ai chi, they appear to be deceptively simple, but they are quite a workout capable of generating a good sweat and making you feel stronger. The instruction is excellent. He demonstrates the exercises in their entirety and then breaks down the moves in stages also demonstrating common mistakes. The DVD is quite simple to follow. Yi Jin Jing exercises take about 20 minutes and the results are noticeable immediately. Within days you feel stronger. I highly recommend Yi Jin Jing from the Chinese Health Qigong Assocation.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul M. West on January 8, 2011
If you do not expect too much you will be delighted with it. I found the book/dvd combo to be a great way to supplement my Qigong training. There are no chapters, meaning, it is all one chapter. You have to do alot of fast forwarding if you want to follow along. You cannot beat it for the price. Despite all of the shortcomings I have ordered the other book/dvd combo (wu qin xi).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carol M. Hyland on November 17, 2010
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I am currently enrolled in a Qigong class that uses this set of movements. The book and the video are invaluable for my practice time at home. It allows me to recall each move exactly and to perfect my practice.
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rand on February 4, 2013
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Yi Jin Jing was everything I was looking for. The CD shows the complete form along with a breakdown instruction for each part. The book also gives clear details of typical mistakes and how to correct them. An excellent resource!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lynd60 on October 28, 2011
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This is a great book for doing Qi Gong. It comes with a cd that is easy to follow. I recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shawn P Vine on February 18, 2013
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I am enjoying this book. The instruction is fairly easy to follow, and I have found it helpful along with the instruction of my teacher.
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