Preface. 1. Origins and Development. 2. Characteristics. 3. Practice Tips. 4. Step-by-Step Descriptions of the Routines. Section 1. Hand Forms, Stances and Maintenance of Balance. Basic Hand Forms. Basic Stances. Maintenance of Balance. Section 2. The Exercises Ilustrated. Ready Position: Adjusting the Breath. Tiger Exercise. Deer Exercise. Bear Exercise. Monkey Exercise. Bird Exercise. Winding-Down Exercise to Convey Qi to Dantian. Appendix: Acupuncture Points Mentioned in This Book.
A set of qigong exercises that mimic the movements of animals and birds to build up the constitution and improve life skills
The Chinese Health Qigong Association is an organization that popularizes and researches Health Qigong, and is a group member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its aim is to inherit and carry forward the Chinese traditional culture of health promotion and facilitate the communication between Western and Eastern Cultures.
In this well-illustrated, succinct, and easy to read manual, these
qigong exercises are described in clear language and simple
step-by-step pictures of each form are provided in the proper
sequences... You will not go wrong by adding this and the other
books in these series to your martial arts or qigong library, and
you will be pleasantly surprised in all that you will learn from
doing so. -- Journal of Asian Martial Arts
Taken together, and done properly, the movements described here comprise a system of exercise that emphasizes grace and strength. Each focuses on a different part of the body to coordinate breathing patterns with movement; each exercise is easy to do and quiets the mind as well as stabilizes the body. Includes full illustrations, instructions and explanations, including the important reasons why these exercises should be conducted together rather than "cafeteria style." Safe for all age groups and very useful to those who practice Tai Chi and martial arts. -- Booknews.com
With these books the Chinese Health Qigong Association have come close to providing everyone with their own personal qiqong instructor. -- Tai Chi Finder Limited
In the book, after introducing the history of wu qin xi, some of the characteristics of the animal movements are explained and some practice tips are given. Then, the book goes through a step-by-step description of each of the ten practices(two for each animal). After each practice, the key points are highlighted, common mistakes are given, how to correct them and the benefits of the practice is explained. -- Medical Qigong Education Centre
In this well-illustrated, succinct, and easy to read manual, these qigong exercises are described in clear language and simple step-by-step pictures of each form are provided in the proper sequences. Additional online content comes with the book that breaks down each movement in the sequences, shows common mistakes, and then provides an uninterrupted full Five-Animal Qigong workout... You will not go wrong by adding this and the other books in this series to your martial arts or qigong library, and you will be pleasantly surprised in all that you will learn from doing so. -- Journal of Asian Martial Arts