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Instant Health: The Shaolin Qigong Workout For Longevity Paperback – November 9, 2009
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About the Author
Shifu Yan Lei is a 34th-generation fighting disciple from the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province, China. He teaches thousands of students through his Shaolin Warrior DVD series and is among the most respected and renowned teachers of authentic Shaolin Qigong.
Top Customer Reviews
The book also includes stretching exercises to loosen your muscles. They are as good as any. I personally favor stretches on the floor first, but Chinese teachers seem reluctant to put their body on the floor.
The book also includes five stances, which are good and hard.
If you are older or not in good shape, you won't be able to do some of the exercises. Also, do not expect to look or kick like Yan Lei by doing those exercises. It would take a lot more. However, you are likely to get a bit stronger, especially in the legs if you can get low enough and do the exercises with enough tension.
The photos and format are very nice and the explanations clear. In conclusion, it is a decent book although the exercises it contains could be simpler and just as effectice.
Also, the photography in this book is stunning. It's all photographed in China, and Shifu himself appears strong and graceful while doing the form. Nothing like having a fit example as the teacher.