Simple Qigong Exercises for Health

Improve Your Health in 10 to 20 Minutes a Day

Book Description

Honorable Mention - 2014 Eric Hoffer Award


This book offers beginner a smart way to learn qigong (chi kung), the ancient Chinese system of gentle breathing, stretching, and strengthening movements.

You will use the Eight Pieces of Brocade, one of the most popular qigong healing exercise sets, to improve your overall health and well-being. Commonly known in China as the Ba Duan Jin, these exercises have been practiced for over 1,000 years.

Choose the sitting set, the standing set, or both. Learn how to activate the qi energy and blood circulation in your body, helping to stimulate your immune system, strengthen your internal organs, and give you abundant energy.

  • Clear photographs show you correct postures
  • Concise instructions tell you what to do
  • Details inform you how the movements help
  • Qigong theory explains why the exercises work
  • Translations of ancient Chinese poetry provide key concepts to help you improve your practice

No matter your age or your physical condition, the Eight Pieces of Brocade is a wonderful way to improve your health and well-being.

About Jwing-Ming, Dr. Yang

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, PhD is a world-renowned author, scholar, and teacher of Tai chi chuan. He has been involved in Chinese martial arts since 1961 and maintains over 55 schools in 18 countries. His writing and teaching include the subjects of kung fu, tai chi chuan, massage, meditation, chin na, and he is a leading authority on qigong. He is the author of over 35 books and 80 videos. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming resides at his California Retreat Center near Eureka California.