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Books about Exercises & Mudras

These are books recommended for additional reading.



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Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Health
The Eight Pieces of Brocade
by Jwing-Ming Yang

A set of exercises to improve energy flow in the body, strengthen the organs, and enhance body awareness. They take about 20 minutes to do. There are instructions for doing the set standing as well as sitting.

Qigong for Health and Martial Arts
Exercises & Meditation
Ten Essential Sets of Qigong Exercises

by Yang Jwing-Ming

Sets of energy exercises of different styles, internal as well as external, for health and martial arts. Descriptions of movements and body positions, massage and self-massage, and meditation. Clearly illustrated with photographs and some drawings.

Qigong Empowerment
A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, Wushu Energy Cultivation
by Shou-Yu Liang and Wen-Ching Wu

This book contains lots of energy exercises of several different styles, from simple to advanced. It is very practical, has good descriptions and is well-illustrated with photographs. The medical Qigong section has simple relaxation techniques and techniques to heal the acupuncture meridians. In the Daoist section, there are several energy circulation techniques, starting with the basic microcosmic circulation (moving Qi along the midline of the body). Tantric Buddhist Qigong uses energy circulation, mudras, mantras and body positions. There's a section on emitting and absorbing Qi, and learning to heal others. Finally training for martial arts is described.

Qigong Meditation
Small Circulation
by Yang Jwing-Ming

How to do the Small Circulation Qigong meditation practice, and explanations about Qi.

Understanding Qigong DVD5
Small Circulation
by Yang Jwing-Ming

DVD for learning to do the Small Circulation Qigong meditation practice.

Healing Mudras
Yoga for Your Hands
by Sabrina Mesko

This book describes 52 mudras, for improving your emotional state. The descriptions for use include a breathing method and a mantra (chant). The accompanying photographs are large and clear, showing complete body positions. For each mudra there's a list of which chakras it pertains to.

Mudras for Body, Mind and Spirit
The Handy Course in Yoga [With 68 Cards for Practice]
by Gertrud Hirschi

Beautiful set of 68 cards with mudras. For physical complaints, coping with stress, mental refreshment, emotional equilibrium, and spiritual development.

The Healing Power of Mudras
The Yoga of the Hands
by Rajendar Menen

Lots of background information on mudras.

Mudras
Yoga in Your Hands
by Gertrud Hirschi

52 Mudras to heal physical, emotional and spiritual conditions. To increase the power of the mudras, visualizations and affirmations are added. The descriptions of the mudras are illustrated with clear drawings.

Quiet Mind
A Beginner's Guide to Meditation
by Sakyong Mipham, Larry Rosenberg, Edward Espe Brown, Sharon Salzberg, Judith Lief, Tulku Thondup, Richard Faulds

Introductions to various kinds of meditation, like Vipassana, Zazen, Loving Kindness, healing meditation, and more. Includes 78-minute audio CD.

Meditation for Beginners
by Jack Kornfield

Introduction to meditation. Includes CD.

Meditation For Dummies
by Stephan Bodian

Introduction to meditation. With 70-minute audio CD.

How to Meditate
A Practical Guide
by Kathleen McDonald

Introduction to meditation from a Buddhist perspective.

How to Meditate
A Guide to Self-Discovery
by Lawrence LeShan

Introduction to meditation.

Complete Reflexology for Life
Your definitive photographic reference to the best techniques and treatments
by Barbara Kunz

Reflexology for self-help, and treating others. With clear photos that illustrate the techniques.

The Root of Chinese Qigong
Secrets for Health, Longevity & Enlightenment
by Yang Jwing-Ming

Theory and general practical advice about Qi and Qigong (energy exercises). Includes discussion of acupuncture points and the meridian system.

Qi
Increase Your Life Energy
by Stefan Stenudd

Explains Qi (life energy), and offers practical energy exercises.

Master Cheng's New Method of Taichi Ch'uan Self-Cultivation
by Cheng Man-ch'ing

How to do Taichi. With photos, descriptions, and foot diagrams of the form.

Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan
by Cheng Man-ch'ing

Principles of doing Taichi. With clear photos, and descriptions for doing the form. It's described how the movements are supposed to defend against particular attacks.

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