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Wujishi Breathing Exercises Paperback – 1994

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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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
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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!
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By ch on October 16, 2015
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Ok not a lot of diagrams though
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