The Chinese healing arts have a long, proud history of over 5,000 years, and combines meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration and breathing exercises to restore harmony to mind, body and spirit.
Australian Qigong Master Simon Blow has created a unique series of three Book/DVDs incorporating his own healing journey from a near-fatal accident at the age of 19 to becoming an inspiring, internationally respected teacher. In The Art of Life, Absorbing the Essence and Restoring Natural Harmony, Simon shares the techniques and philosophies taught to him by Qigong Masters in the sacred mountains of China and at a Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Beijing.
The books contain the 'why to' and how to' of this powerful technique, and the DVDs present the exercises and meditations in a clear, easy-to follow format, and in peaceful surroundings. The books also contain inspiring stories of those who have transformed their lives by practising this ancient healing art.
The Art of Life (Book/DVD No. 1) introduces the power and principles of Qigong, and presents two sequences that will start you on your own journey of physical healing, and emotional and spiritual growth. It includes the legendary Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Brocade), and Taiji Qigong Shibashi - 18 flowing movements to balance Yin and Yang.
Run time: 55 minutes. Australian.
The Art of Life, Book / DVD No. 1
?The Art of Life? presents the Qigong styles that were taught to Simon in Australia and follows his journey from a near-fatal accident to discovering the Chinese healing arts and becoming an inspiring, internationally respected teacher. This Book/DVD will help start you on your own journey of physical healing, and emotional and spiritual growth. This is the perfect introduction to this ancient art and is suitable for new and continuing students of all ages. The book follows the DVD and contains three sections:
1. Warm up, gentle movements loosen all the major joints of the body, lubricating the tendons and helping increase blood and energy circulation. It is beneficial for most arthritic conditions;
2. Ba Duan Jin or Eight Pieces of Brocade ? this is the best known and most widely practised form of Qigong throughout the world, also known as Daoist Yoga. The movements stretch all the major muscles, massage organs and open the meridians of the body;
3. Taiji Qigong Shibashi ? this popular practice is made up of eighteen flowing movements. The gentle movements harmonise the mind, body and breath. Total running time: 55 minutes.
"Tai Chi Qigong is a gentle way of exercising the whole body and provides long- term benefits. I recommend it to my patients as an effective way of improving muscle tone and joint mobility. Those who practise regularly have fewer problems with their muscles and joints and often report an increased sense of health and wellbeing. An excellent video with clear and simple instruction."
Roman Maslak. B.A. (Hons), D.O. Osteopath
About the Author
Simon Blow is a Sydney, Australia based master teacher of Qigong (Chu-Kung). the ancient Chinese art of relaxation, healing and rejuvenation. He is the author numerous books, DVD's and Meditation CD's, as well as a sought after speaker and workshop presenter. Simon has been working for over thirty years to help spread the benefits of meditation, peace and lover. He works with many different groups helping them to de3velop self-healing skills to manage their stress levels and imrpove their quality of life. Simon has been initiated into Dragon Gate Daoism and given the name of Xin Si meaning Genuine Wisdom and is a 29th generation of the ancient Dayan - Wild Goose Qigong. He also is a Stan ding Council Member of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong. Beijing China.
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