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Wu Qin Xi: Five Animals Qigong Exercises (Chinese Health Qigong Associat) [Paperback]

The Chinese Health Qigong Association
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Book Description

1 July 2008 Chinese Health Qigong
Qigong is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine that involves coordinating breathing patterns with physical postures to maintain health and well-being. Wu Qin Xi: Five Animal Qigong Exercises is an accessible, fully-illustrated guide to a particular qigong exercise that imitates the movements of animals and birds. The book explores the development of the five-animal exercises from the work of Hua Tua, a leading physician of the Eastern Han Dynasty whose inspiration came from the observation of tigers, deer, bears, monkeys and birds. He came to the conclusion that wild creatures regularly performed certain exercises which can be replicated in order to build up the constitution and improve life skills. Each routine is described step-by-step, and is illustrated with photographs and key points. The authors also point out common mistakes and offer advice on how to correct these. Complemented by an appendix of acupuncture points and accompanied by a DVD, this book will be of interest to Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners at all levels, students of martial arts and anyone interested in Chinese culture.

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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Singing Dragon; Pap/DVD edition (1 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848190077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848190078
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 15.2 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Chinese Health Qigong Association is an organization that popularizes and researches Health Qigong, and is a group member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its aim is to inherit and carry forward the Chinese traditional culture of health promotion and facilitate the communication between Western and Eastern Cultures.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
By stephen Luff TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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If you're looking for something a little different in your Qi Gong Routine this will set the tone nicely. It's based on 5 animal exercises. Designed by Hua Tuo(25-220 ad). By observing the activities of tigers, deer, bears, monkeys and birds he found that animals perform certain movements to liven up their overall energy levels and good health.
The routine is designed to be performed linking the mind along with the animal movements. There are two movements per animal in this set. The 5 pairs of sets are very different to each other working with different types of exercises. For instance the tiger which is the first two movements are very different from each other. The first gently begins the routine and the second is a full body stretch that embraces the characteristics of the tiger.
The routine works the body with clever postures to stretch hard-to-reach areas:- such as between the shoulder blades.
If you fancy a standing stretching routine that has a great history, a lot of fun to perform then I highly recommend this routine. This routine is primarily performed in a forward facing manner. It's been re-worked from some of the older routines to be more standard and easier to learn.
Of course the most essential part of this set is that it comes with a DVD that is in English. The book has the background, history, step by step instructions and corrections to the routine.
A great compliment to this routine is the Yi Jin Jing. It's a Tendon - Muscle Strengthening Qi Gong Routine. The two routines are part of a 4 book/DVD Set embracing very popular Chinese Qi Gong Routines. I would say that this is an opportunity to learn core popular routines that have come from a great history.

Creator of the Beginner Tai Chi {DVD}
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Five Animals 22 Sep 2010
By Linda
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I purchased this item as I have just started a Chi Kung class at our local leisure centre and am learning these animal exercises in the class and wanted to be able to practice them at home. The book and DVD look very informative and similar to what I am learning so I am hoping to find it very useful.This is a very good health book which helps heal all areas of the body but is different to the usual type of exercise and should appeal to a wide age range and capability
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book 13 Feb 2013
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This easy to follow book of the five animal excersises with full illustrations plus the explanetary CD is an essential addition to the library of the beginner and maybe more advanced student of qi gong. I refer to it again and again because there is always something I feel I have missed or not quite grasped. Each exercise points out the possible faults and their remedies in the execution of the exercises. A great reference.
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By Gina
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This is a good book to gradually build up your sense of balance, proprioception and inner calm. The CD included is good as it shows experts actually going though the poses. Sadly the CD does this quickly so it takes a bit of practice and lots of watching to get better. I bought this for both myself and my brother, we both have back problems. My father has been doing this for a year or so, he has rheumatoid arthritis and his balance is amazing!
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