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We live in a fast-paced, busy world, and many of us are stressed out and anxious as a result. If you suffer from anxiety but have found little relief from modern western treatments, or if you are looking for complimentary treatment, the ancient practice of qigong—which can be understood as the cultivation of internal energy—may offer you relief. Qigong is rooted in Chinese philosophy and medicine, and it utilizes breathing, movement, and awareness exercises to promote healing and aid in meditation. In The Qigong Workbook for Anxiety, world-renowned and respected qigong master Kam Chuen Lam presents the first workbook for overcoming anxiety problems utilizing traditional Chinese energy-focusing exercises. By following these simple and accessible step-by-step exercises, readers will learn to transform feelings of anxiety into resilience and inner strength. The workbook also contains helpful illustrations to help you carry out these exercises.

In the book, Lam will help you think about anxiety, and yourself, in a different way—as a whole. Youll also learn to stop resisting moments of anxiety and other strong emotions, but rather to embrace them within the larger flow of your bodys energy field. By doing this, you will ultimately strengthen and cultivate the natural energy you possess. Author Kam Chuen Lam has been a traditional Chinese healer for over forty years, and is an internationally respected authority on the Chinese health systems of Chi Kung and Tai Chi. To find out more, visit www.lamkamchuen.org.

Book News Annotation:

Friedman, who chairs the medical qigong science department at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, Calif., has written a clear guide, illustrated with drawings, that will be helpful to a wide audience. The practice of qigong, an ancient Chinese form that reduces stress and promotes vitality and well-being, is described in this volume of exercises to be used to benefit the body in various ways, including digestion, preventing stiffness and repetitive motion injury from sitting at a computer, enhancing energy, and meditation. The exercises are described clearly, with a description of its use, numbered sequence of the practice, and concluding paragraph on its effects. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In Heal Yourself with Qigong, acupuncturist and qigong expert Suzanne Friedman presents traditional Chinese energy techniques that renew energy and vitality, soothe the spirit, and calm the mind.

Synopsis:

Anxiety is an age-old problem. It exists in all cultures, and each has its own methods for treating it. For readers who suffer from anxiety but have found little relief from modern western treatments, the ancient practice of qigong—which can be understood as the cultivation of internal energy—may offer relief. In The Qigong Workbook for Anxiety, world-renowned and respected qigong master Kam Chuen Lam presents his first workbook for overcoming anxiety problems utilizing traditional Chinese energy-focusing exercises. By following these step-by-step exercises, readers will learn to transform feelings of anxiety into resilience and inner strength. The workbook also contains helpful illustrations.

Synopsis:

Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese practice consisting of physical movements, meditation, creative visualization, and breathing exercises to help revitalize the body and heal the spirit. Similar to tai chi, qigong cultivates vital life-force energy in the body for better health, heightened energy, and longevity. Its powerful benefits have been known in China for thousands of years.

This unique book presents over 100 easy, five-minute qigong exercises designed to target specific health issues, from strengthening an aching back and reducing stress to improving sexual function and boosting energy. You can use this book to quickly find the best qigong exercises to target your particular physical and mental health needs. Heal Yourself with Qigong allows you to customize routines, making it ideal for both experienced practitioners and those new to qigong.

Choose and combine from these four sections:

  • Instant energy boosters
  • Exercises for restoring physical vitality
  • Emotion-balancing techniques
  • Practices for calming the spirit

About the Author

Suzanne B. Friedman, L.Ac., DMQ (China), is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and doctor of medical qigong therapy. Friedman is the first non-Chinese person to be inducted into her teacher's lineage as a Daoist qigong master. She is chair of the Medical Qigong Science Department at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA. Friedman is clinic director of Breath of the Dao, a Chinese medicine clinic in San Francisco, CA. Her articles on qigong and Daoism have appeared in numerous journals and magazines nationwide.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Power of Ancient Techniques in a Modern World

Chapter 1. Qigong Demystified

Chapter 2. Getting Started: The Simple Basics

Chapter 3. Essential Practice Components: Posture, Breath, and Intention

Chapter 4. Instant Energy Boosters

Exercise 1. Cleanse the Qi: To Calm Your Mind and Get Your Energy Moving

Exercise 2. Stretch and Support the Sky: To Energize Your Whole Body and Relax Muscle Tension

Exercise 3. Gathering the Qi: To Fill Up Your Energetic Gas Tanks

Exercise 4. Qigong Facial Massage: To Rejuvenate Your Face and Alleviate Tension

Exercise 5. Acupoint Tapping: To Invigorate and Improve Energy Flow

Exercise 6. Healing Sound for Digestion: To Balance Hunger and Strengthen Your Stomach

Exercise 7. Healing Sound to Blow Off Steam: To Cool Down Your Body

Exercise 8. Lung and Breathing Revitalizer: To Increase the Fuel for Your Body’s Cells

Exercise 9. Strengthen Knee Qi: A Boost for Your Knees, Legs, and Feet

Exercise 10. Strengthen Back Qi: To Release Back Tension

Exercise 11. Strengthen Wrist Qi: To Avoid Repetitive Stress Injury

Exercise 12. Neck Qi Flow, Variation I: To Increase Range of Motion

Exercise 13. Neck Qi Flow, Variation II: To Loosen the Neck and Upper Back

Exercise 14. Shoulder Qi Flow: To Relax the Shoulders and Open the Chest

Exercise 15. Eye Qi Flow: To Relax the Eyes and Strengthen Vision

Exercise 16. Wash Your Face: To Rejuvenate and Revitalize Your Skin

Exercise 17. Qi Scattering: To Bounce Off Old Energy

Exercise 18. Ear Massage: To Invigorate and Balance Your Whole Body

Exercise 19. Gathering Qi in Your Bio-Battery: To Center Your Thoughts

Exercise 20. Stretching the Spine: To Energize Your Back and Brain

Chapter 5. Restoring Physical Vitality

Exercise 1. Ascend and Descend Earth Qi: To Improve Digestion

Exercise 2. Heart Qi Massage: To Strengthen Your Heart Function

Exercise 3. Liver Qi Massage: To Detoxify Your Body and Your Moods

Exercise 4. Stomach Qi Massage: To Aid and Improve Digestion

Exercise 5. Lung Qi Massage: To Improve Your Respiration and Immunity

Exercise 6. Low-Back and Kidney Massage: To Relax the Muscles of Your Back

Exercise 7. Standing Tree Meditation: To Increase Strength and Combat Fatigue

Exercise 8. Healing Sound: For High Blood Pressure

Exercise 9. Kneading Your Nose: To Open Your Sinuses

Exercise 10. Ten Dragons Run Through the Forest: For Headaches

Exercise 11. Winding the Belt Channel: For Back Pain or Period Pain

Exercise 12. Acupoint Stimulation: For Headaches

Exercise 13. Acupoint Stimulation: For Nausea

Exercise 14. Acupoint Stimulation: For Anxiety

Exercise 15. Acupoint Stimulation: For Digestion

Exercise 16. Qigong Belly Rub: For the Bowels

Exercise 17. Healing Sound: For Heartburn

Exercise 18. Qigong Lung Detox

Exercise 19. Foot Rub: For Insomnia

Exercise 20. Tongue Curl Breathing: For Weight Loss

Chapter 6. Balancing Your Emotions

Exercise 1. Open Heaven and Close Earth: To Release Emotional Stress

Exercise 2. Flying Crane Spreads Its Wings: For Stress Reduction

Exercise 3. Healing Sound: To Purge Anger and Stress

Exercise 4. Healing Sound: To Purge Anxiety

Exercise 5. Healing Sound: To Purge Grief and Sadness

Exercise 6. Beating the Drum: For Focus and Concentration

Exercise 7. Five-Element Visualization: For the Liver and Stress

Exercise 8. Five-Element Visualization: For the Heart and Anxiety

Exercise 9. Waterfall Visualization: To Purge Stress

Exercise 10. Rolling the Qi Ball: For Mental Focus and Centering

Chapter 7. Calming Your Spirit

Exercise 1. Sprouting Tree Roots: To Ground Mind and Body

Exercise 2. Relaxation Visualization

Exercise 3. Gathering Earth Energy

Exercise 4. Gathering Heaven (Environmental) Energy

Exercise 5. Spontaneous Qigong Bliss

Exercise 6. Buddhist Greeting Pose for Tranquility

Exercise 7. Energy-Bubble Visualization

Exercise 8. Inhaling the Calm

Exercise 9. Fire in the Belly

Exercise 10. Third Eye Connection Meditation

Exercise 11. Gratitude Meditation

Exercise 12. Manifestation Meditation

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References

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572245839
Author:
Freidman, Suzanne
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Author:
Friedman, Suzanne
Author:
Friedman, Suzanne B.
Author:
Lam, Kam Chuen
Author:
Yongnian, Grandmaster Yu
Subject:
Acupressure & Acupuncture
Subject:
Qigong
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Fitness
Subject:
qigong,chee gung,tai chi,qigong exercises,routines
Subject:
qigong for anxiety, dealing with anxiety, alternative cures for anxiety, treating anxiety without medication, qigong
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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In Heal Yourself with Qigong, acupuncturist and qigong expert Suzanne Friedman presents traditional Chinese energy techniques that renew energy and vitality, soothe the spirit, and calm the mind.
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Anxiety is an age-old problem. It exists in all cultures, and each has its own methods for treating it. For readers who suffer from anxiety but have found little relief from modern western treatments, the ancient practice of qigong—which can be understood as the cultivation of internal energy—may offer relief. In The Qigong Workbook for Anxiety, world-renowned and respected qigong master Kam Chuen Lam presents his first workbook for overcoming anxiety problems utilizing traditional Chinese energy-focusing exercises. By following these step-by-step exercises, readers will learn to transform feelings of anxiety into resilience and inner strength. The workbook also contains helpful illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,

Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese practice consisting of physical movements, meditation, creative visualization, and breathing exercises to help revitalize the body and heal the spirit. Similar to tai chi, qigong cultivates vital life-force energy in the body for better health, heightened energy, and longevity. Its powerful benefits have been known in China for thousands of years.

This unique book presents over 100 easy, five-minute qigong exercises designed to target specific health issues, from strengthening an aching back and reducing stress to improving sexual function and boosting energy. You can use this book to quickly find the best qigong exercises to target your particular physical and mental health needs. Heal Yourself with Qigong allows you to customize routines, making it ideal for both experienced practitioners and those new to qigong.

Choose and combine from these four sections:

  • Instant energy boosters
  • Exercises for restoring physical vitality
  • Emotion-balancing techniques
  • Practices for calming the spirit

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