Synopses & Reviews
Chi is the essential life-force that runs through every living thing. When balanced correctly it can reduce stress, focus concentration and spiritual awareness, and improve physical wellbeing. Working with Chi provides practical ways to harness this fundamental force.
Expert author Madonna Gauding thoroughly explores every aspect of Chi, including chi's relationship with the five elements (fire, earth, wood, metal and water), Taoist philosophy and the twelve meridians of the human body.
Working with Chi also features useful tips on how a balance of chi can be created and maintained through a combination of diet, exercise and spiritual practices. With easily-digestible chapters, full-color photographs and simple yet effective strategies and exercises, Working with Chi is essential reading for anyone wanting to increase their energy and enhance every aspect of health and well-being.
Chi underpins every aspect of Eastern healing traditions: it’s the breath of life that animates all living things. Novices often find this elusive yet powerful concept difficult to grasp, but Madonna Gauding illuminates this life-altering system in a lavishly illustrated and expertly informed guide. She explains the philosophical origins of chi, and thoroughly explores its different aspects, including chi’s relationship with the five elements (fire, earth, wood, metal, and water) and the twelve meridians of the human body. There are also useful tips on how to maintain a balanced chi through a simple, effective, combination of diet, exercise, and spiritual practice—including detailed chi kung exercises and eating plans. This is essential reading for anyone desirous of increased energy and enhanced well-being.
About the Author
Madonna Gauding has been a student of Buddhism for over 12 years and is a practitioner of martial arts. She is the author of The Meditation Bible, World Mandalas and Working with Meditation.