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The Alchemy of Qi Gong Volume I: The Essential Health Practices

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<font size="+2" color="#CC6600">COVR Visionary Award Second Runner Up:<br \> Best DVD 2010<br /> <p align="left">This DVD is the first in the Alchemy of Qigong series. It focuses on bringing up the health and vitality of the body as the essential basis for further esoteric work. Filled with powerful health-enhancing exercises, this volume is designed to teach the viewer to take control of their own personal well being as it helps restore the vital flow of the Qi energy. Helping enhance the health is the primary goal of the beginning practitioner. If already in relatively good health, these exercises help bring up the vital energy of the body and serve as an important foundation for a balanced Qigong practice. The content in this DVD is very necessary for people living in the modern world. It serves as a policy of health assurance vs. insurance. The skills taught in this volume are the foundation of a vibrant preventative approach to health and wellness.

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"The most comprehensive and breathtaking Qi Gong series ever created." --Alberto Villoldo, author, Shaman, Healer, Sage

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  • Actors: Pedram Shojai
  • Directors: Jay Weidner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Sacred Mysteries Productions
  • DVD Release Date: December 22, 2009
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VG58J4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,454 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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i went through every one of the reviews here to see why their experience was so different from mine. for 8 of the 10 reviewers, this was their ONLY review, and the other two reviewers that had only ONE other review from years ago. CLEARLY these were written by friends of the guy who made them.

the exercises he goes through are good exercises, but you're not going to perform them properly by watching him. his foot and leg alignments are off, his stance is too wide and too shallow for that width, and he moves WAAAY too fast, especially when you consider that the moves should be in harmony with the breath. if his breaths are really that shallow and quick, then he must have the lungs of a smoker and has no business teaching this art.

what's more likely is that he simply doesn't know any better, in which case he has no business teaching this art.

if you're new to qigong, this guy's videos are a horrible foundation to start from. the best i've seen is Chi Kung: The Healing Workout with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson his alignments, posture, breathing, and movements, are ALL flawless. and for the more experienced practitioners, the bonus material on Johnson's video is worth double. :)

the forms taught by this guy are taught better elsewhere. the production quality on all of his videos is great. i wish all qigong videos were made with that quality, but he simply doesn't deliver in the area of skill.
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I have been searching and searching to find a Qi Gong system that resonates and I have finally found it here. These DVDs are a first class production all the way through.

Pedram guides you without complicating, the result is a smooth enjoyable practice. I can feel my body tingling with vitality after I finish my session. I highly recommend this DVD set for anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired, I also recommend them for the healthy folks who want to take there energetic signature to the next level.
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I believe my health has improved dramatically since I have been practicing the Qi Gong program. T sum up my experience one word cannot give justice to the content of this video however if i could use one word it would be fantastic. This video has changed my outlook on life daily and I recommend it to anyone looking to enhance a healthy mind, body and spirit.
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Having seen many instructional videos on the topic, I can honestly say this is the best by far. Not just pleasing to watch, but filled with the important info without holding anything back. If great information wrapped in attractive presentation is what you're after, this is the one.
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By K. Labidi on February 18, 2010
Inspired by the transformative effects I experienced through Pedram's acupunture, I bought the Qi Gong series as a family Christmas present. The DVDs are beautifully shot & presented; the breathing and movement practices are both grounding and energizing; and Pedram's clarity, intelligence and compassion shine through his teachings. I've been practicing and teaching yoga-asana for years and was really surprised to find that the Qi Gong exercises created a more profound awareness and movement of energy than my asana practice generally does. The DVDs are great - I'm about to purchase another set for my nephew's birthday.
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I didn't know who he was but i bought all three of his dvds because I like chi kung and it turns out, I liked them. I think they were better than most chi kung dvds out there. I would recommend all three to anyone. I thought he was a good teacher and the music and scenery were nice too. I will continue to use theses dvds and practice what he preaches. I am not his student, I don't know him, I just thought his three chi kung dvds were pretty good.
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This is my first introduction to Qi Gong and to the teachings of Pedram Shojai. I bought Volume 1-3 and have enjoyed Volume 1 so far. Pedram is a great instructor and it is very easy to follow. My health has improved and I feel like I have more energy and better balance. I also have been learning from his website [...] and I have heard there are several books being released soon. I like that fact he has a lot of platforms I can study from. I highly recommend you get plugged into Pedram's teachings.

-J Fuller
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Easy to follow. Pedram is a Master of Qi Gong; an excellent teacher with deep insight and compassionate wisdom.

This dvd is a 'must have' for those who cannot attend a legitimate Qigong class or those who want to increase their practice, knowledge and understanding of Qi Gong in respected, sacred lineage's of Taoist traditions as presented by Pedram Shojai.

Being a student of Pedram has given me a deeper appreciation of the healing benefits of Qigong and Taoism; the results are quickly apparent with practice. With sound explanations of breath, movement, the nature of qi energy, and other revelations, Pedram presents comprehensive, easy to follow movements; explaining, simply, the benefits of Qi Gong that positively affect the body, mind and spirit in all areas. Words are inadequate in expressing the enlightened approach Pedram has as a teacher of the valuable practice of Qi Gong.
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