Best Tai Chi & Qi Gong Books
Here you will get Best Tai Chi & Qi Gong Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
Author: by Josh Waitzkin
In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the toptwice. Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game.
A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father’s book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture.
After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning the title of World Champion. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different?
I’ve come to realize that what I am best at is not Tai Chi, and it is not chess, he says. What I am best at is the art of learning. With a narrative that combines heart-stopping martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs with life lessons that speak to all of us, The Art of Learning takes readers through Waitzkin’s unique journey to excellence.
2. The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan
Author: by Chengfu Yang
September 4, 2012
Martial arts master Yang Chengfu’s seminal work on the techniques and applications of Yang-style taijiquannow available to Western practitioners for the first time The publication in 1934 of Yang Chengfu’s book, The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (Taijiquan Tiyong Quanshu) marked a milestone in the modern evolution of the art of taijiquan.
Using what is best-termed demonstration narrative, the author presents form postures and suggested applications from his own perspective, as he performed them. This methodology renders Yang Chengfu’s direct, hands-on teaching of the art with such immediacy and liveliness that the reader experiences the master’s teaching much as his students did.
This English translation finally makes Yang Chengfu’s classic work available to taijiquan enthusiasts in the West. It includes notes and commentary that clarify the author’s frequent classical and literary turns of phrase and elucidate the philosophical and political underpinnings that shape the text.
3. Falling Is Not An Option: A Way to Lifelong Balance
Author: by George Locker
Falling Is Not an Option: A Way to Lifelong Balance begins with an illuminating discussion about the nature of balance: its inherent beauty, its elusive source, its necessity, and its common loss late in life. The author details the importance of the postural muscles (those that involuntarily control balance and stability) and provides numerous examples of weight-bearing sports that require and enhance balance.
The second part of the book presents 15 postures and exercises derived from T’ai Chi, which are described in words and illustrated with 122 sequential photos of the author. These exercises activate and strengthen the postural or balance muscles, and develop the ability to create downward force to increase stability.
The postures and exercises which do not have to be memorized and can be done at home – emphasize simple positions and small movements that are appropriate for those who have mobile impairments, including several exercises that acknowledge the common elderly struggle to sit down and stand up.
4. The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido
Author: by Morihei Ueshiba
New York Times BestsellerThese inspirational teachings show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art known as Aikido, The Art of Peace, presented here in a pocket-sized edition, offers a nonviolent way to victory and a convincing counterpoint to such classics as Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu’s Art of War.
5. Rainbow® FOOT Reflexology/ Acupressure Massage CHART in the Inner Light Resources Rainbow® Cards & Charts Series. 8.5 x 11 in; 2-sided (Small Poster/ Large Card)
Author: by Yshkeyna Hamilla M.A
This chart is thorough and precise for professionals yet clear and easy to use by new-comers, this is the only Reflexology Chart (and Card) available that is truly color-coded by the Chakras (body-mind emotion correlation centers of the body). This special brilliant coding system illustrates the well-organized patterns of pressure points in our Feet/ Hands, making them quick and easy to learn (and teach).
Great nutshell guides to stress-relief, healing and natural health. Used internationally by massage schools and other professionals as well as by thousands for personal use. (For Spanish see below). Chart size has all info. On wallet-card-size Ft, plus special vivid color pictoral guides on both sides of special pressure point patterns used for key concerns, including: Stress, Headaches, PMS/ Cramps/nausea, Arthritis, Colds…A top seller!
6. Mind Over Medicine – REVISED EDITION: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself
Author: by Lissa Rankin M.D.
Hay House Inc.
New York Times bestseller and beloved guide, revised and updated with up-to-the minute scientific and spiritual insight, teaches readers how to listen to their bodies and assess all areas of their lives-relational, psychological, creative, environmental, professional-to understand what they need for health.
“What a pleasure it is to see the next generation of physicians waking up to what I call real medicine-the kind that acknowledges our true power to heal and be well.” – Christiane Northrup, M.D., OB/GYN physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause When Mind Over Medicine was first published, it broke new ground in the fertile region where science and spirituality intersect.
Through the process of restoring her own health, Dr. Lissa Rankin discovered that the conventional health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of our own consciousness.
7. Yin Yoga: Essential Poses and Sequences for Balanced Energy
Author: by Diane Paylor
Deepen your practice and find balanceYin Yoga comes homeExpand your yoga journey with a guide to essential yin yoga poses to practice at home, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi. Yin yoga is a style of hatha yoga informed by Chinese Daoist practices, with a focus on the meridians and proper alignment.
The poses are passively held for 1 to 5 minutes to help strengthen joints, ligaments, and fascial tissues. This user-friendly reference offers just enough philosophy to get you straight to the practice. Artwork and detailed instructions explain how to perform 25 different yin yoga poses and how to string them together into 30 different sequences.
The practices are designed to last 10 to 45 minutes, so you can choose how much time you want to spend on the mat. Yin Yoga offers:Reduced stress and anxietyYin yoga activates the body’s rest and digest response, which lowers your heart rate, increases circulation, and stabilizes breathing for better relaxation.
Perennial posesSeasonal sequences let you tailor your yoga practice to the time of year. Mind and bodyThe long holds and contemplative nature of yin yoga are also great training for a meditation practice. Unlock the power of yin yoga with a customizable practice you can do anywhere.
8. Calm Ninja: A Children’s Book About Calming Your Anxiety Featuring the Calm Ninja Yoga Flow (Ninja Life Hacks)
Author: by Mary Nhin
Calm Ninja experiences frustration and anxiety, but then learns how to find inner peace through breathing and practicing the Ninja Yoga Flow. Children will learn with Calm Ninja how to calm worries and stay peaceful under extreme circumstances. Find out what happens in this comedic book about stress relief.Life is hard!
And it’s even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out. The new children’s book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike. Collect all the Ninja Life Hacks books and box sets!
9. Core Light Healing: My Personal Journey and Advanced Healing Concepts for Creating the Life You Long to Live
Author: by Barbara Ann Brennan
July 18, 2017
Barbara Ann Brennan, founder of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and best-selling author of Hands of Light and Light Emerging, is one of the most influential healers and spiritual leaders of the 21st century. Now, in her latest book, Core Light Healing, her work continues with revolutionary new information on working with the creative process and the fourth level.
The fourth-level, or astral, world bridges the creative pulse from the physical to the higher levels of reality and manifestation. Core Light Healing also chronicles Barbara Brennan’s life journey and personal experiences. In Core Light Healing you will discover: The nature of the creative process from the Human Energy Consciousness perspective How each of us creates blocks in our energy fields; how blocks look, interact, and ultimately cause dysfunction in our lives; and the process involved in the clearing of blocks and releasing our creative potential How to develop and work with High Sense Perception and its role in facilitating the clearing of blocks in our energy fields The nature of fourth-level reality and its vital role in the creative process The fourth level as it relates to healing relationships and the cord connections that underlie those relationships And much moreComplete with full-color and black-and-white illustrations, Core Light Healing offers to take you on a journey to create the life you have always imagined.
10. Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao: The Taoist Secret of Circulating Internal Power
Author: by Mantak Chia
Published at: Aurora Press; 2nd edition (June 1, 1983)
This unique and comprehensive book reveals the Taoist secret of circulating Chi, the generative life force, through the acupuncture meridians of the body. Illustrated with detailed diagrams that aid the development of a powerful energetic flow, for psychological and spiritual health and balance.
11. Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Yoga (SHAMBHALA)
Author: by Tias Little
With his expert teachings, philosophical insights, and pragmatic imagery, world-class yoga instructor Tias Little turns the anatomy of the physical body into a tool for navigating the subtle bodyIf you spend considerable time doing yoga, you begin to see that it is about much more than just the bodythe practice of yoga in fact reveals that the body is in no way separate from the psychospiritual forces that animate it.
Here, Tias Little provides a way to understand these forces as they relate to an integrated yoga of body, mind, and spirit. He unites somatic concepts and wisdom teachings in this practical guide to the anatomy of the physical, mental, emotional, and subtle (or energetic) body.
Little is a master teacher who offers us a guided tour of the body’s structure and physical anatomy, then uses this new structural awareness as the basis for exploring the subtle body. In a meaningful and pragmatic way, the book maps the connection between the body and the rich symbolism that pervades the yogic imagination, including the chakras, nadis, and koshas.
12. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind (Harvard Health Publications)
Author: by Peter Wayne
A longtime teacher and Harvard researcher presents the latest science on the benefits of T’ai Chi as well as a practical daily program for practitioners of all ages Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of T’ai Chi now shows what T’ai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being.
Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that T’ai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how T’ai Chi actually works.Dr. Peter M.
Wayne, a longtime T’ai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed and tested protocols similar to the simplified program he includes in this book, which is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day.
13. Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal (Third Edition)
Author: by Richard Gordon
Quantum-Touch is the touch-based healing technique that uses the chi of both practitioner and client, bringing them into harmony to allow the body to heal itself. Quantum-Touch differs from other healing techniques because it does not require long years of study and presents none of the common hurdles of understanding or application; anyone can learn to use it to become a healer, both of others and of self.
In this new edition of his best-selling guide, Richard Gordon leads the reader step by step, clearly explaining how to use breathing and body-focusing techniques to raise one’s energy levels. Once that is achieved, the healer can correct posture and alignment, reduce pain and inflammation, help balance emotional distress, and even heal pets.
Above all, Quantum-Touch can be used in tandem with all other healing modalities, including Western medicine, and its efficacy has been attested to by physicians, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and other healing professionals.
14. The Reiki Manual: A Training Guide for Reiki Students, Practitioners, and Masters
Author: by Penelope Quest
The definitive text on Reiki-for students, practitioners, and Masters alike-from one of the most respected Reiki teachers today. Reiki is a holistic system for balancing, healing, and harmonizing all aspects of the person-body, mind, emotions, and spirit-encouraging deep relaxation and the release of stress and tension, and promoting awareness and spiritual growth.
This comprehensive manual provides much-needed support for students and teachers who want to follow the best practices. Covering Reiki levels 1, 2, and 3, this book conveys information in an accessible, structured, and interactive way to enhance the reader’s understanding, knowledge, and experience of the practice.
The final section of the manual contains reference material specifically for students who wish to become professional practitioners, and for Masters who want to broaden their training. This section also offers the foundation for additional courses or workshops on topics such as health and safety and managing a successful practice.
15. The Reality Revolution: The Mind-Blowing Movement to Hack Your Reality
Author: by Brian Scott
Our world is undergoing a reality revolution. More and more people are discovering the power of their minds to shape the world around them faster than ever before. The question is: how do you create the reality of your design?
Brian Scott wants to help you find the answer. After walking away unscathed from a near-fatal shooting in his home, Brian began a fanatical search for answers. He deepened his research into parallel realities, quantum mechanics, and consciousness to uncover what happened in his close call with death.
Along the way, he developed a series of techniques capable of creating profound transformations. In The Reality Revolution: The Mind-Blowing Movement to Hack Your Reality, Brian introduces you to the techniques that have helped his clients find lasting love, create wealth, and revitalize health.
You’ll learn how to surf through parallel realities and unlock the power of your mind through a mix of researched and science-backed techniques like qi gong, meditation, quantum jumping, energy work, and reality transurfing. If you’re ready to create an incredible reality for yourself, this book shows you the way.
16. A Little Calm SPOT: A Story About Yoga and Feeling Focused
Author: by Diane Alber
Sometimes when your emotions get TOO Big it’s hard to stay CALM and FOCUSED. A little Calm SPOT is a story about how using breathing, movement and mindset can help overcome some the biggest emotions. This book is full of fun illustrations that will inspire children to try belly breathing and yoga!