A SIMPLE LYING DOWN ROUTINE FOR EVERYONE Each morning before getting out of bed, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming practices a series of movements he has combined based on decades of experience. In Meridian Qigong Exercises, Dr. Yang teaches you his special daily exercise routine. Follow along and learn how a unique combination of simple yoga stretches, qigong movements, and acupressure techniques can relieve energy stagnation and rejuvenate your entire body. All the exercises can be performed lying down or sitting, if preferred. Meridian qigong will quickly improve your general health, helping you to heal and preventing injuries. With regular practice you will notice your entire body feels loose and comfortable. You will react to stress with a greater sense of calm, and your circulation will increase.
With this book you will *Understand the link between yoga and qigong*Learn basic acupressure with traditional tui na (pushing and grabbing) and dian xue (cavity pressing) techniques*Supplement your qigong practice with yoga stretches*Know which acupoints and meridians to stimulate*Relieve many common ailments, including insomnia "In this book, I have compiled this qigong practice from my more than fifty years of practicing and teaching experience," Dr. Yang writes. "I sincerely hope that Meridian Qigong Exercises are able to inspire you and make your life healthier." Dr. Yang is among the world's most respected instructors of martial arts, tai chi, and qigong. Meridian Qigong Exercises is a profound addition to his incredible body of work.
Yang, Jwing-Ming, PhD, is a world-renowned author, scholar, and teacher. He has been involved in Chinese martial arts since 1961 and maintains over 55 schools in 18 countries. Dr. Yang's writing and teaching include the subjects of kung fu, tai chi chuan, massage, meditation, and chin na, and he is a leading authority on qigong. Dr. Yang is the author of over 35 books and 80 videos.
Dedications Foreword Preface Chapter 1: Meridians Qigong Exercises 1-1. Introduction Benefits of Exercises Important Points 1-2. Meridian Qigong Exercises Preparation Facing Upward Waist/Hips Waist/Torso Shoulders/Torso/Neck Lift Torso and Shoulder From Side to Side (Arms Beside Torso) Facing Downward Recovery Chapter 2: Self-Massage: Tui Na and Dian Xue 2-1. Introduction 2-2. Self-Tui Na and Dian Xue Massage Basic Cavity Stimulation Techniques Chapter 3: Qigong Theory Review 3-1. General Qigong Concepts 1. Traditional Definition of Qi 2. Traditional Definition of Qigong 3. Scope of Qigong Practice 4. Definition of External and Internal Elixirs 5. Schools of Qigong Practice 3-2. Fundamental Theory General Basic Theory Meridian Qigong and Yoga Theory Tui Na/Acupressure Massage Theory 3-3. The Network of Qi Vessels and Channels Twelve Primary Qi Channels and the Eight Vessels 3-4. Buddhist and Daoist Qigong Concepts Buddhist Qigong Daoist Qigong Acknowledgements About the Author