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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Qi Gong Routine and comes with DVD
This set is based on an original Yi Jin Jing set that dates back to a description of the exercises in the Bibliographic Treatise: History of the Han Dynasty almost 2000 years ago. A Brocade painting named Illustration of Qi Conduction was unearthed in the 1970s - containing over 40 illustrations of exercises.

This newer version of the set put together by the...
Published on 27 Sept. 2008 by Stephen Luff

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to TaiChi/QiGong .
This is a very interesting and informative book and dvd set that is suitable for beginners , and would also be of interest to experienced practitioners , particularly since it is based upon the exercises that the legendary Bodhidharma originally gave to the monks at the Shaolin Temple in order to improve their physical fitness , health and well being. Most people...
Published on 19 July 2009 by John


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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Qi Gong Routine and comes with DVD, 27 Sept. 2008
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Stephen Luff "Stephen L" (Worthing, Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Yi Jin Jing: Tendon - Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises (Chinese Health Qigong Associat) (Paperback)
This set is based on an original Yi Jin Jing set that dates back to a description of the exercises in the Bibliographic Treatise: History of the Han Dynasty almost 2000 years ago. A Brocade painting named Illustration of Qi Conduction was unearthed in the 1970s - containing over 40 illustrations of exercises.

This newer version of the set put together by the Chinese Health QiGong Association has absorbed the best from the set while applying modern scientific principles.

There are 12 movements in all, focusing on tendon stretching and bone flexing, combining softness with strength. The set relies heavily on the Chinese traditional medicine theory of the 5 elements - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.

There is a focus on Spine Turning and flexing - stimulating the nerve cords, and exercising the internal organs as well as the limbs.

There are some nice exotic hand postures such as Lotus leaf palm;, willow leaf palm, Dragon's claw and Tiger's paw.

The routine itself is a smooth blend of gradual warming up and stilling the mind movements, to some very unusual twists and turns that really stretch the upper body and neck. There is also plenty of lower limb stretching in this routine as well. All done in an upright position. Applying common sense to some of the deeper stretches, this routine is achievable for all ages. In fact I teach it seated in care homes and some abled-bodied elderly groups, as well as younger groups - who all comment on how much they enjoy the routine.

I was looking for a routine that had some good deep stretching in it but was achieved in a very smooth and flowing manner. This routine really offers that. I think its unique enough to be added into any existing Qi Gong program or just as a single routine of daily practice.

Having played with the routine a while now I would add a few words about over-enthusiasm. Stick to the recommended number of repetitions in the beginning. If you have any form of a lower back problem - don't be tempted to do more in the beginning. I overdid 'three plates falling to the floor' on top of 3 straight days of long hours at the Computer, along with a heavy weights workout and - surprise surprise - pulled my lower back, which lasted 5 days. Some will never learn! The lower back is a sensitive place. It responds extremely well to moderate exercise and can give you back great flexibility. Do nothing and it ceases up - overdo it and it ceases up. Responds best to moderation and a gradual increase in a stretching and strengthening workout.

If you like this check out my reviews on Xing Yi Nei Gong which is another Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Qigong Routine. Also the companion to Yi Jin Jing - Wu Xing Xi the 5 animal qi-gong exercises.
Also most importantly, this book comes with a very useful DVD that is in English.

Creator of the Beginner Tai Chi (DVD)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to TaiChi/QiGong ., 19 July 2009
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John (Leicester , England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Yi Jin Jing: Tendon - Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises (Chinese Health Qigong Associat) (Paperback)
This is a very interesting and informative book and dvd set that is suitable for beginners , and would also be of interest to experienced practitioners , particularly since it is based upon the exercises that the legendary Bodhidharma originally gave to the monks at the Shaolin Temple in order to improve their physical fitness , health and well being. Most people ,including the more able elderly , would be able to perform these routines, or an approximation of them , without much effort.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very imformative, 20 Feb. 2014
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I am very impressed by the book and DVD. The book explains in detail the exercises even pointing out where you could go wrong. The DVD clearly shows all the moves. No negatives.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 26 May 2012
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This is an excellant and complete book with an even better dvd. This talks about yi jin jing and nothing more or less. It comes with a dvd that illustrates clearly the moves and points out common mistakes and correction and even gives complete background information. This is THE BEST self-teaching book I have ever read!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Care is needed..., 8 April 2012
This review is from: Yi Jin Jing: Tendon - Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises (Chinese Health Qigong Associat) (Paperback)
To speak of spinal rotation and stimulation needs care and attention.
Damage to the spinal vertebrae is easily done, and difficult to put right.
If you do this qigong approach it with care.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yi jin jing, 3 Aug. 2010
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This book and its DVD offers simple yet effective instructions to better health, posture and well being a must for every chi gongist orr those who do martial arts, well worth every penny.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for exercises at home., 5 Jan. 2014
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I want to strengthen my muscles and Qigong exercises do the job. I can already feel the benefits and this will help me to keep in trim.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good strenching exercises, 17 Nov. 2013
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Yi jin jing is all round body exercises for strengthening muscle and tendon with slow control tension movement for strenching
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not genuine., 15 Dec. 2012
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Mr. C. W. Turner "carlt43" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Yi Jin Jing: Tendon - Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises (Chinese Health Qigong Associat) (Paperback)
This is NOT Yi ,Jin Jing. Yi Jin Jing was one of the set of exercises developed by the venerable Bodhidharma, which was designed to improve the health and longevity of the Shaolin Monks, it is a time consuming and very exact set of exercises. Dr Yang Jwing Ming has translated the original documents recording these exercises and can are available to read and practice in his superb book Qigong the secret of Youth (see link below). At best this book by the Chinese health qigong association is a set of very simple stretching and twisting exercises that arguably do have health benefits however the genuined set of Yi Jin Jing is an advanced form of Qigong, not really suited for beginners. Those interested should really read the works of Dr Yang Jwing Ming.

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 13 July 2010
This review is from: Yi Jin Jing: Tendon - Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises (Chinese Health Qigong Associat) (Paperback)
This DVD and book teach you well no nonsense Qi Gong. Good exercises for spine flexibility. Highly recommend it for Wu Shu enthusiasts.
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