Shaolin Qi Gong

Author: Shi Xinggui
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554542
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Authentic qi gong as practiced in the Shaolin Temple where this discipline originated centuries ago • Reveals the fundamental spiritual principles and includes both a short and long form of the daily exercises • Explains the benefits of mastering energy in the body, such as organ strengthening The great teacher Bodhidharma is credited with the creation of Shaolin Temple qi gong and kung fu in the 6th century CE. Motivated by the terrible physical condition of the monks who spent all their time meditating or copying scrolls, his two-part system promoted physical as well as spiritual fitness and became the basis for all the martial and meditative arts taught in the Shaolin Temple. These ancient practices increase physical health and vitality, enhance creativity, and can be practiced well into old age. Author Shi Xinggui, a Shaolin monk, explains the fundamental principle of qi gong--the art of mastering energy (qi) and moving it through the body--and provides clear demonstrations of all the positions and movements. In order to develop qi attentively, it is necessary to cultivate the art of slowness in both movement and breathwork. Shi Xinggui provides both a short form and a long form of the daily exercises, with lessons on heart centering, organ strengthening, and balancing the energy using the three dantians--the three energy centers of the body.

The Stomach And Digestion

Author: Carol Ballard
Editor: Kidhaven
ISBN: 9780737730234
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Proper nutrition is one topic extending this volume's coverage beyond its descriptive treatment of the human digestive system. When presenting the stomach, intestines and other elements of the digestive system, colorful visuals and fascinating "Case Notes" sidebars enhance the clear narrative.

Chi Kung

Author: Yves Réquéna
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892816392
Size: 14,59 MB
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Comprehensive overview of Chi Kung's theoretical background and more than fifty exercises for anyone, regardless of age of physical condition.

The Worlds Of Japanese Popular Culture

Author: Dolores Martinez
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521637299
Size: 15,89 MB
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This is a lively discussion of Japanese popular culture from an anthropological perpective. An international team of authors considers a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, soccer and morning television. Through these topics--many of which have never previously been addressed by scholars--the contributors also explore several deeper themes: the construction of gender in Japan; the impact of globalization and modern consumerism; and the rapidly shifting boundaries of Japanese culture and identity.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Author: Michael J. Shea
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556439334
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Emphasizes the therapeutic applications of touch-therapy skills, in which health-care providers touch the patient to perceive the slow rhythmic tidal movement in the fluids in the body, physically sense love, sense changes in the heart and more. Original.

The Royal Road To Card Magic

Author: Jean Hugard
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486156680
Size: 13,85 MB
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DIVSimple-to-use book gives versatile repertoire of first rate card tricks. The authors, both expert magicians, present clear explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks. 121 figures. /div

101 Miracles Of Natural Healing

Author: Luke Chan
Editor:
ISBN: 9780963734143
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Inspirational stories of 101 individuals who miraclulously recovered from chronic illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, severe depression, lupus, arthritis, and paralysis.

Criticism And The Growth Of Knowledge Volume 4

Author: Imre Lakatos (ed)
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521096232
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This volume arose out of a symposium on Thomas Kuhn's work, with Karl Popper in the chair.

Tui Na E Book

Author: Sarah Pritchard
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047902
Size: 14,11 MB
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Tui na: A manual of Chinese massage therapy is a comprehensive handbook for the 21st century student and practitioner of Tui na working in the West. The book describes the roots and development of Tui na, how it works therapeutically within the context of Chinese medicine and how to become an effective Tui na practitioner. It contains detailed descriptions of Tui na techniques, how to practice them, their clinical applications and therapeutic effects. Foundation area routines are provided to aid the development and fluidity of manual skills and to give an initial structure for building treatments. The book has a unique approach to creating and planning Tui na treatments. Avoiding the prescriptive approach usually employed, Sarah Pritchard discusses the principles of practice and enables the student practitioner to make choices and formulate treatments by bringing together their knowledge and skills. Frameworks are provided, and techniques, methods and approaches suggested for presenting patterns of disharmony within the treatment of common ailments. Accompanying videos showing how to apply all the major techniques Over 120 photographs clearly illustrating the techniques The application of the ancillary therapies of cupping, gua sha and moxibustion The application of external herbal media ‘Tips for Practice’ easy reference to aid the learning of techniques Case histories illustrating the treatment of common clinical ailments Treatment foundation area routines Yin and yang styles of practice Combining Tui na and acupuncture in practice.

Adaptation In Dynamical Systems

Author: Ivan Tyukin
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494163
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In the context of this book, adaptation is taken to mean a feature of a system aimed at achieving the best possible performance, when mathematical models of the environment and the system itself are not fully available. This has applications ranging from theories of visual perception and the processing of information, to the more technical problems of friction compensation and adaptive classification of signals in fixed-weight recurrent neural networks. Largely devoted to the problems of adaptive regulation, tracking and identification, this book presents a unifying system-theoretic view on the problem of adaptation in dynamical systems. Special attention is given to systems with nonlinearly parameterized models of uncertainty. Concepts, methods and algorithms given in the text can be successfully employed in wider areas of science and technology. The detailed examples and background information make this book suitable for a wide range of researchers and graduates in cybernetics, mathematical modelling and neuroscience.