This book is the first in an intended series by Lama Somananda Tantrapa. It is comprehensive, detailed and thorough. I learned a lot from reading it, and became aware of subtleties, aspects and dimensions I had previously missed, or had not paid attention to. In this book he opens new windows, doors, pictures and dimensions to peer through. These are not just sets of good practices and exercises, which are sensible for anybody to do in order to develop their 6th sense, which he calls Kinesthetic Awareness, but there is so much more. The book is peppered and spiced with quotations and stories from the classics, which, like the Zen Master's bamboo stick, kept waking me back up as to why we practice Qigong. Doing these practices will certainly help make you fitter, more flexible, healthier and happier. I certainly recommend reading it, and doing the practices. And he provides DVD's to follow up with. --James McRitchie, the Founder of the National Qigong Association, author of Chi Kung: Energy for Life: An Introduction to the art of cultivating your energy
Lama Tantrapa has shared his precious family tradition revealing the connection between the way you hold yourself and your culture of movement. Experiencing these teachings will help you release Qi blockages through creative and personal movement practice. It will stimulate you to reveal and manifest innate life dreams as you establish a new paradigm of consciousness for yourself. The most profound dream experiences happened to me after reading this book on more than one occasion. Many doors were opened to deeper and deeper layers of awareness and insight into the intricacies of my subconscious. I feel different as a result. The experiences helped me understand something about myself energetically and gave me a new awareness of the code of my being on this earth. I certainly hope you will delve into this wonderful book to find greater healing, peace and joy in your life. --Shoshanna Katzman, Former President of the National Qigong Association, author of Qigong for Staying Young: A Simple 20-Minute Workout to Culitivate Your Vital Energy
In this book, Lama Tantrapa goes straight to the essence of Qi Dao teachings that self-realization is synonymous with being in the flow. In doing so, Lama Tantrapa bridges the multiple traditions he has studied Buddhism, Daoism, Dzogchen with the pre-Buddhist, Shamanic tradition of the Tibetan peoples called Bon. His message is simple but not easy that the different forms of practice point to a single, essential shift in personal identity. This critical shift is from the usual way of seeing ourselves as separate from the goings-on of the universal life energy. This shift is an awakening to the realization that one's individual life path is inseparable with the flow of the universal life force. Lama Tantrapa is a constantly inviting each of us to step into that flow of universal life. His book contains both timeless wisdom, and daily practice instructions to help you on your way. The illustrations are some of the finest in print. --Bonnitta Roy, Former President of the National Qigong Association, Founding Editor of The Journal of Qigong in America
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