Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong exercises regulate the body, breathing and mind to improve quality of life. This new volume from Professor Zhang Guangde focuses on increasing mobility and flexibility, strengthening the spine and rebuilding strength after illness.
The author offers detailed guidance on the sequence of 8 movements, each designed to relax the body, improving the flow of blood and energy to strengthen a specific bone or muscle group. An accompanying DVD featuring Professor Zhang Guangde, acknowledged as one of the greatest creators and teachers of qigong health exercises, shows how to carry them out effectively and safely. The movements will be especially beneficial for people suffering from neck, shoulder, lower back and spine problems and will help to promote physical self-confidence and achieve higher levels of physical and mental agility.
This book will be useful to practitioners and students of health qigong, and the clear instructions make this book accessible to beginners interested in restoring their health and flexibility.
Professor Zhang Guangde is one of the best known Masters of Chinese Martial Arts. He has practiced martial arts for sixty years and taught internationally for thirty years. He has written more than thirty books and numerous articles in China. In 2005, he helped establish the International Institute of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong in Biarritz, France. Today over four million people practise the Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong system.
Professor Zhang Guangde. Editorial Preface. Part 1 Make the Tendons and Muscles Supple, Strengthen the Bones. 1. Introduction. 2. Characteristics. 3. Movement. 3.1. Preparation. 3.2. First movement: Strengthen the Articulation of the Neck. 3.3. Second movement: Push the stone tablet from behind the head. 3.4. Third movement. The rhinoceros looks at the moon. 3.5. Fourth movement. Bow deeply to dust the boots. 3.6. Sixth movement: The crane rubs its knees. 3.7. Two dragons play in the water. 3.8. The phoenix returns to its nest. 3.9. The golden cockerel announces the dawn. 4. Closing. 5. Photographs. Part 2. Commentary by Dr Andre Perret. 6. Introduction. 7. Movement and Breathing. 7.1. Abdominal breathing. 7.2. Opening, closing. 7.3. Stretching, relaxing. 7.4. Acupuncture points. 7.5. Ming Men. 8. Movement and Concentration. 9. Movement and Qi. 10. Movement and the techniques of the gestures. 10.1. Rationale of the sequence of the movements. 10.2. Rotation around the axis. 10.3. Flow of the movement. 11. Methods for progressing in the practice of Dao Yin. 11.1. Begin with the basics. 11.2. Learn the sequence while applying these basics. 11.3. Search for the delicate feeling of flow in every gesture. 11.4. Adding Shen Fa. 11.5. Gong Fu: the pursuit of perfection. 12. The eight movements, technical difficulties and points of concentration. 12.1. First movement: Strengthen the articulation of the neck. 12.2. Second movement: Push the stone tablet from behind the head. 12.3. Third movement: The rhinoceros looks at the moon. 12.4. Fourth movement: Bow deeply to dust the boots. 12.5. Fifth movement: The crane rubs its knees. 12.6. Sixth movement: Two dragons play in the water. 12.7. Seventh movement: The phoenix returns to its nest. 12.8. Eighth movement: The golden cockerel announces the dawn. The International Institute of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong. Zhu Mian Sheng. Andre Perret. Zhang Jian. Mark Atkinson.