Best Books of the Month Shop Costumes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums All-New Amazon Fire TV Subscribe & Save Amazon Gift Card Offer gdwf gdwf gdwf  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage Shop Now Halloween

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Wujishi Breathing Exercises Paperback – 1994

2 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$16.95 $46.08
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Editorial Reviews

This book renders a choice of improving health, delaying ageing and prolonging life for the breathing exercises, the sufferers of chronic diseases, the aged and the weak, the intellectuals science workers and the broad masses of retired workers. Total 102 pages. Size: 14x21cm


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Medicine and Health Publishing Co, Hong Kong (1994)
  • ISBN-10: 9623000669
  • ISBN-13: 978-9623000666
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #626,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By AlchemistGeorge VINE VOICE on October 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
This small 100 page book is all about zhan zhuang - standing meditation. In spite of what Amazon says, the book says the author is Feng Naili, and was written under the guidance of Cai Songfang. Elsewhere on the net you will find sources claiming that Cai Songfang disavowed authorship of this book. I bought it as Cai Songfang is named as one of Jan Diepersloot's teachers, Jan is the author of "Warriors of Stillness" - another extremely technical book on zhan zhuang.

There is almost nothing in this book about breathing - other than to breathe naturally - I suspect the title is a mistranslation, and perhaps would be better rendered as "Wujishi Qigong Exercise".

This book is all about standing. Why to stand, how to stand, where to stand, when to stand, undesirable side effects, desirable side effects. The correct posture is described in incredible detail but with only a few illustrations - which are line drawings. The illustrations seem quite adequate to me, however I stand daily and this is the seventh(?) book I've read on this topic.

It is one of the few texts* that explain about "keeping three points on a straight line" - creating the correct alignment of the "strategic channel" (chong mai) with the bubbling spring, perineum point and the crown - baihui, huixin, midline of the line connecting the two yongquan points.

It explains in detail the TCM effects of standing - beginning with the tonification of the spleen and regulation of the spleen and kidneys and numerous other results. It explains how in the course of standing the small and large heavenly circulation will open along with numerous other channels.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By TaiChiMonster on June 9, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is worth it's weight in GOLD! I have studied Internal Martial Arts for a very long time, and joined Master Cai's class for the 3 months that he was here during the early 90's. He dwells on the most fundamental subject of gathering power, and in a safe way. There is not much detail in this little book, for that you must look for his Grand-student's books. Jan Diepersloot goes into much more detail as to what Cai taught Fong-Ha, who taught Diepersloot. Don't loan this book out, you won't get it back!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again