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Title:
Chi kung : way of power
Author:
Lam, Kam Chuen.
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Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780736044806
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Book

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Summary


Benefits of stimulating the flow of chi are well known in the Eastern hemisphere. For the first time ever, established chi kung expert Lam Kam Chuen reveals advanced movements and positions previously unpublished in the Western world. Through clear illustrations and detailed instruction, you'll learn how to improve energy, decrease stress, fight illness, and increase your overall fitness through techniques designed to stimulate the internal flow of chi.

In addition to richly illustrated, full-color drawings that demonstrate each position and movement, Chi Kung: Way of Power offers methods for improving your focus, breathing, and creativity based on the Five Energies System of Chinese philosophy. Whether you're a student of tai chi, chi kung, or other oriental healing arts, you'll gain new insights based on this approach, which emphasizes the connection between the mind and body and the energy of the environment.

Learn how to move and align your body properly for the enhanced and uninhibited flow of blood and chi. Discover new breathing techniques to promote the intake of energy-powered oxygen and release toxic carbon dioxide. Chi Kung even covers mental focus techniques for improving creativity, reducing stress, and developing positive thoughts and emotions that lead to a peaceful mental state.

As a master of tai chi, chi kung, and feng shui, Lam Kam Chuen brings a unique perspective to his latest work. Clear, comprehensive, and concise, Chi Kung: Way of Power provides unsurpassed instruction from one of the leading teachers of the art today.


Author Notes


Master Lam Kam Chuen has trained under many of the great masters in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. A master of tai chi, chi kung, and feng shui, he is considered one of the leading teachers of these arts outside of China. Chuen is the author of many successful books on the Chinese healing arts, including Step-by-Step Tai Chi and Chi Kung: The Way of Healing--both of which have sold more than 50,000 copies. Chuen lives in London, England.



Table of Contents

Part 1 The Inner Depths
Introduction
Opening the Inner Gate
Arm Circles
Knees Up
Wu Chi
The Great Circle
Double Spirals
Deep Power
Inner Strength
On Guard
Dragon Mouth
Your Natural Strength: Stress Management
The Great Accomplishment Lineage I
Part 2 The Well-Tempered Spirit
Introduction
The Archer
Rising Up
Wall of Fire
Shoulder Strike
The Dragon
Holding the Tiger
Dragon and Tiger
Your Natural Strength: Healing
The Great Accomplishment Lineage II
Part 3 The Web of Strength
Introduction
The Way
Your Energy
Human Architecture
The Web
The Pump
The Bridge
Power Training
Deeper Strength
Building Pressure
Power Circles
Breaking Through
Your Natural Strength: Protection
The Great Accomplishment Lineage III
Part 4 The Forces of Nature
Introduction
Full Swing
Metal
Metal Power
Water
Water Power
Wood
Wood Power
Fire
Fire Power
Earth
Earth Power
Your Natural Strength: Sports
The Great Accomplishment Lineage IV
Part 5 The Circle of Harmony
Introduction
Power Testing
Tortoise in the Sea
Ice Step
Xing Yi
The Rooster
The Bear
The Five Signs of Practice
Your Natural Strength: Creativity
The Great Accomplishment V