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Reap both physical and mental benefits from qigong. Qigong Illustrated offers step-by-step instructions to traditional routines for strengthening the body, optimizing health, and reducing stress. Providing an illustrated approach to qigong, this guide includes detailed full-color photos for practicing this popular ancient Chinese exercise.
Strengthen your body. Strengthen your mind. Each year, millions of people worldwide discover qigong and the incredible healing power of qi. Now, with Qigong Illustrated, you can too.
Qigong Illustrated is a step-by-step guide complete with detailed instructions and full-color photo sequences of the most effective movements, exercises, and traditional routines, including Daoist Five, Eight Silk Brocade, and Turning and Winding the Belt Vessel.
Centered on the three essential components of qigong (body, mind, and breath), Qigong Illustrated’s straightforward, highly visual approach is the quickest and most effective way to experience the physical and mental benefits of each routine, such as improving your posture, strengthening your body, and reducing tension. You will also learn to put together an effective qigong flow and combine routines to address your health and fitness needs.
Whether you are completely new to qigong or have practiced for years, Qigong Illustrated will accompany you step by step on the path to better health and self-awareness. This is the exercise guide that you will turn to time and time again.
Chapter 1. Art and Practice of Qigong
Chapter 2. Posture
Chapter 3. Breath
Chapter 4. Intention
Chapter 5. Structuring a Qigong Routine
Chapter 6. Qigong for Internal Organ Strength
Chapter 7. Qigong for Optimal Health
Chapter 8. Qigong for Stress Relief
Chapter 9. Qigong for Relaxation
Christina Barea is an ordained Daoist priest who holds a master’s degree in medical qigong (MMQ) from the International Institute of Medical Qigong (IIMQ), where she studied with internationally recognized founders Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson and Dr. Bernard Shannon. She is a certified level III qigong instructor through the National Qigong Association and has taught at the University of East-West Medicine. She is also a member of the National Qigong Association’s board of directors.
Barea was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and enjoys spending time in nature, playing the Native American flute, and exploring other cultures.
"Qigong Illustrated provides an easy-to-understand, practical approach to learning qigong."
Chengguang Shi -- Director of Academic Affairs, University of East-West Medicine
“Christina Barea and her teachings illuminate the art of Qigong. Qigong Illustrated is perfect for the beginner, but it also has so much to offer the advanced student.”