Chinese Health Qigong: Ba Duan Jin + DVD (English edition)

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Ba Duan Jin is practiced in two major positions—standing and sitting. As the standing style is easier and more popular, this style is taken as the basis for the compilation of Ba Duan Jin in the Health Qigong Series. Ba Duan Jin brings practitioners into harmony with the universe.
Table of Contents
Chapter Ⅰ Origins and Development
Chapter Ⅱ Characteristics
Chapter Ⅲ Practice Tips
Chapter Ⅳ Step-by-Step Descriptions of the Routines
Section 1 Hand and Foot Forms
Basic Hand Forms
Basic Stance
Section 2 The Exercises Illustrated
Ready Position
Routine 1 Holding the Hands High with Palms Up to Regulate the Internal Organs(双手托天理三焦)
Routine 2 Posing as an Archer Shooting Both Left- and Right-Handed (左右开弓似射雕)
Routine 3 Holding One Arm Aloft to Regulate the Functions of the Spleen and Stomach (调理脾胃须单举)
Routine 4 Looking Backwards to Prevent Sickness and Strain (五劳七伤注后瞧)
Routine 5 Swinging the Head and Lowering the Body to Relieve Stress (摇头摆尾去心火)
Routine 6 Moving the Hands down the Back and Legs, and Touching the Feet to Strengthen the Kidneys(两手擎足固肾腰)
Routine 7 Thrusting the Fists and Making the Eyes Glare to Enhance Strength(攒拳怒目增气力)
Routine 8 Raising and Lowering the Heels to Cure Diseases(背后七颠百病消)
Closing Form
Acupuncture Points Mentioned in This Book
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