The Swimming Dragon: Chinese Way to Fitness, Beautiful Skin, Weight Loss & High Energy. Paperback – 5 Sep 2000
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About the Author
Born in 1929 in Shanghai, Grand Master Shih represents the fifth generation of Chinese medicine doctors and qigong masters in his family lineage. He began his study of qigong at the age of eleven when he contracted malaria during the World War II Japanese bombing of Shanghai. At that time, his grand-father taught him a special qigong technique that cured his life threatening illness. When he was 19, he developed tuberculosis due to harsh living conditions and deprivation following the war. Doctors did not expect him to live so they sent him home from school to be with his family. For three months, Doctor Shih continuously practiced qigong exercises for his lungs and the microcosmic orbit meditation as he was unable to do anything else. He soon recovered completely. Doctor Shih continued his qigong studies during his youth under the tutelage of famous Taoist and Buddhist masters. He also learned Chinese medicine and acupuncture through apprenticeship with his father's brother, a well-kn
Top Customer Reviews
To anyone with some simple understanding of things like Chi Kung and traditional Chinese Medicine and lots of perseverence, this book provides enough information to master the exercise.
As this is apparently the only current source in print, it is a must to anyone interested in this Taoist art.
Attended a class after reading the book and found my practice was already good.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does the mainstream Swimming Dragon very well, but no mention of the other "Ying" and "Yang" SDs that I really bought the book for. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Eyez00