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Da Wu

The graceful joint-relaxing dance-like exercises of Da Wu, an ancient qigong, are presented here with step-by-step explanations and photographs illustrating each movement. Recorded in ancient documents, Da Wu lays stress on flexing movements and the rotation of joints throughout the body to help improve health and wellbeing. This book explains the practice, and explores the origins of, this easy-to-learn qigong, which has its roots in ancient China. The main section of the book features a fully illustrated step-by-step guide, with additional learning tips for each movement, and information about the health benefits. In addition, an accompanying DVD features a video demonstration of Da Wu and additional information on its history and origins, and a CD provides options for verbal instructions to lead the practitioner through the exercises, or music to accompany them. This practical book provides a complete introduction to this beneficial and easy qigong form for practitioners of all levels, including beginners, and will be of special interest to anyone interested in the ancient qigong forms.
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Table of Contents

1. Origins. 2. Characteristics. 3. Essential Points. 4. Movements. Section 1. Names of the Movements. Section 2. Movements, Tips and Health Benefits. Initial Stance. Step 1. Hold Head High and Chin Up (Ang Shou Shi). Step 2. Open Hips (Kai Kua Shi). Step 3. Extend Waist (Chen Yao Shi) Step 4. Shake Body (Zhen Ti Shi). Step 5. Rub Backbone (Rou Ji Shi). Step 6. Swing Hips (Bai Tun Shi). Step 7. Massage Ribs (Mo Lei Shi). Step 8. Flying Stance (Fei Shen Shi). Ending Stance. Appendix: Acupuncture Points.

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An easy-to-learn qigong sequence to relax the joints

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The Chinese Health Qigong Association is dedicated to the popularization of and research into Health Qigong, and is a group member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its aim is to promote and carry forward the Chinese traditional culture of health promotion and facilitate the communication between Western and Eastern Cultures.

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