The Key to the Qigong Meditation State

The Key to the Qigong Meditation State

Author: Tianjun Liu

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857011770

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Exploring classic Qigong meditation from the perspective of modern psychology, parapsychology and cognitive science, Dr. Tianjun Liu defines the mental state of 'still' Qigong in new terms, identifying a specific mental state, Rujing. He examines the psychology of meditation, showing what happens, both mentally and physically, when a person is in a meditation state. Dr Liu shows how the mastery of Rujing is a fundamental skill vital to the practice of Qigong, and presents a new type of Qigong exercise which takes the achievement of Rujing as its primary goal. His scientific approach to meditation is a breakthrough in this area and will be of interest to practitioners of Qigong and related practices at any level, in addition to anyone with an academic interest in meditation.

Practical Zen

Practical Zen

Author: Julian Daizan Skinner

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857013217

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Zen master Julian Daizan Skinner guides the reader through a sequence of meditation techniques that can safely lead even a complete novice through to advanced levels. Based on his own long experience of the Rinzai Zen tradition, as taught by the great seventeenth-century masters, Hakuin and Bankei, Daizan highlights the key points for success and addresses the pitfalls. Structured around a traditional teaching framework called "The two wings of a bird," Daizan clearly lays-out how these methods build and combine to create a transformative and sustaining practice. The book contains an extremely useful section describing the experiences of western practitioners who have successfully applied this framework within the pressures of modern life. The final section features key source texts in translation, making the book a complete introduction and guide to Zen meditation. The work of a master, the book speaks at a deep level, with utmost simplicity.

Climbing the Steps to Qingcheng Mountain

Climbing the Steps to Qingcheng Mountain

Author: Wang Yun

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9781787750777

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Mount Qingcheng, one of China's mystical mountains, has been the birth place of discovery, realization and preservation of the recipes that stimulate the deep potential of the human body for generations. This is the book of a Daoist master and spiritual guide Wang Yun as a young seeker and tells the tales of his inner journey which now guides the reader on a path of healing, rejuvenation and actualization of the body's innate potential. Climbing the Steps to Qingcheng Mountain brings Wang Yun's knowledge and wisdom to the West for the first time. · It serves as a guide to health and spiritual practices · including meditation and qigong exercises · based on centuries of Daoist knowledge and wisdom. · Through tales ranging from Daoist immortals to sleep-deprived salesmen, · this book offers guidance to support physical and mental wellbeing in this modern, stressful world. For a preview, exercise videos and more about the author: www.modernwisdomtg.com

Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan

Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan

Author: Serge Augier

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857012081

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 299

The teaching and practices of the ancient Daoist tradition of Da Xuan have been kept secret for generations. In this ground-breaking book, Serge Augier, the current inheritor of the Da Xuan system, presents this unique approach to Daoism and reveals the basic principles and theory behind the practice of Da Xuan. Weaving a masterful presentation of both astonishing depth and refreshing simplicity, Serge Augier covers the Daoist practices for developing mind, emotions and internal energy and provides specific exercises for cultivating and transforming the Jing (body energy), Qi (life force) and Shen (mind or spirit) on the path to enlightenment. He explains theory and practice in clear, easy-to-understand terms and explores the deeper reaches of Daoist internal alchemy in a way that gives access to practitioners of all levels to the necessary knowledge.

Chinese Medical Qigong

Chinese Medical Qigong

Author: Kevin Chen

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857010174

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 672

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Qigong is one of the most important aspects of traditional Chinese culture and medicine. In recent years, Qigong therapy has attracted more and more attention from modern medicine and science and is now widely applied in clinical settings to treat illness and promote well-being. Chinese Medical Qigong is the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, now in its third edition, used in colleges and universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Correlating the traditional therapies of Qigong with the most recent outcomes of modern scientific research, it is the authoritative introduction to the knowledge system and content of Qigong study. This textbook will be an essential tool for medical students and healthcare professionals working in complementary and alternative therapies as well as for all those seeking a better understanding of the beneficial medical applications of Qigong.

The Little Book of Spirituality

The Little Book of Spirituality

Author: Gilly Pickup

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781783725205

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 334

Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.' Jim Rohn To be spiritual is to connect, through heart and mind, with something greater than oneself – and this can take many forms, from simple actions to deep meditations. This little book offers inspirational quotes, insights into philosophies and practices, and suggestions to help you enrich your own spiritual journey.

Qigong Meditation

Qigong Meditation

Author: Jwing-Ming Yang

Publisher: Qigong Foundation

ISBN: NWU:35557000185494

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 389

View: 499

This book presents the foundation theoretical theory for the two most popular methods of meditation, Small Circulation and Grand Circulation.

Energy Psychology

Energy Psychology

Author: Michael Mayer, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583944110

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 480

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Energy Psychology presents a comprehensive approach to healing that combines leading-edge Western bodymind psychological methods with a broad system of ancient, sacred traditions. Incorporating Dr. Mayer's integral approach called Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, Energy Psychology draws on Chinese medicine approaches, including Qigong and acupressure self-touch; kabalistic processes; methods drawn from ancient traditions of meditation and postural initiation; and psycho-mythological storytelling techniques.Drawing on thirty years of training in Tai Chi and Qigong, Dr. Michael Mayer shows how integrating the essences of these traditions and methods can restore vitality and give the average person self-healing tools for physical and mental health. Unlike the quick-fix books on energy restoration, this book uses timetested, age-old practices from sacred traditions in combination with well-established clinical approaches. Dr. Mayer teaches readers bodymind healing methods to treat anxiety, chronic pain, addictions, hypertension, insomnia, trauma, and other prevalent conditions. Written in a clear, intelligible style, Energy Psychology includes real-life case studies that highlight the effectiveness of his techniques.

Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

Author: Angela Myles Beeching

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190670580

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Widely considered a classic, Beyond Talent is the "go to" guide for musicians. This newly revised and updated third edition cracks the code of how to build a creatively fulfilling career in music. With key insights into the mindset issues that often plague musicians, veteran career coach Angela Myles Beeching provides a wealth of strategies, examples, and real-world solutions. Step-by-step instructions detail how to design promotional materials, book performances, fund your projects, and cultivate a community of support so you can manage your career like a pro-without losing your soul. And this edition goes further: it unpacks how to deal head on with the typical "inner" challenges musicians face. From getting past perfectionism and fear, to sustaining motivation, finding your artistic voice, managing projects, time, and money, and setting achievable goals. With her straight-shooting, energizing approach, Beeching presents a wealth of practical solutions to help musicians take charge of their careers and get past the obstacles that have held them back. Whether you're an emerging artist or a mid-career professional, this edition offers the inspiration to transform your music career journey so you can get more of your best work out into the world and finally become the artist you are meant to be. Includes a free downloadable companion workbook.

Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Fourth Edition

Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Fourth Edition

Author: Paul M. Lehrer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462545117

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 193

"The leading clinical reference and text on stress management has now been significantly revised with 60% new material reflecting key developments in the field. Foremost experts review the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of progressive relaxation, biofeedback, meditation, hypnosis, cognitive methods, and other therapies. Chapters describe each method's theoretical foundations, evidence base, procedures, applications, and contraindications. Assessment and implementation are illustrated with extensive case examples. The volume examines the effects of stress on both mind and body, from basic science to practical implications for everyday life and health care. Subject areas/key words: managing, reduction, relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, pain, biofeedback, interventions, anxiety disorders, techniques, psychotherapy, hypnosis, cognitive therapy, breathing retraining, treatments, textbooks, clinical health psychology, behavioral medicine, psychosomatic Audience: Clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, counselors, and nurses; advanced students in these fields"--

Myofascial Trigger Points - E-Book

Myofascial Trigger Points - E-Book

Author: Dominik Irnich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702052873

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 623

Pain and limited function of the locomotor system are the most common reasons for visiting a doctor or therapist. Muscles play a key part in these presentations as a result of their function and anatomy with current research suggesting that muscle imbalance, muscle tension and painful functional disorders are at the forefront when it comes to acute or chronic symptoms. The clinical correlate with all such symptoms is the myofascial trigger point. Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment examines all aspects of muscle physiology and the pathogenesis of myofascial pain. The book provides valuable advice on diagnosis and differential diagnosis and contains detailed, practice-oriented information and numerous illustrations of the various therapeutic procedures for the treatment of myofascial trigger points. Prepared by experts from throughout the world, Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment will be ideal for all manual therapists, physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths. Offers practical and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by an international expert in pain management and trigger point therapy Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Carefully prepared by a worldwide team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Presents the latest research findings for many aspects of trigger point therapy Provides a holistic view of patient care including the importance of patient communication and psychological aspects of pain control Provides a handy reference for rapid and effective diagnosis and treatment of trigger points Highlights the 65 most important muscles in a comprehensive practical style which includes anatomy, symptoms, pain patterns, physical examination and strategies for effective treatment Offers an ideal resource for training courses in trigger point injection, osteopathy, manual therapy and acupuncture Suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine

Zen Mastery

Zen Mastery

Author: RD king

Publisher: 大賢者外語

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page:

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With this ebook you are about to discover the Ancient Arts of self-discovery in order to be more mindful and grounded while attracting the abundance you deserve.By mastering this ancient art from the early 6th century, you can finally become truly extraordinary with balance in all areas of life: physically, intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. This blueprint is designed to help you develop successful habits to help you achieve mindfulness and have a laser-focus mind...And enables you to fight all the constant distractions coming your way to help you be more productive and stay clear of your goals.