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Chinese Physical Exercises and Health Care(中国民间生活系列,英文版)


This book begins with a brief account of the basic knowledge of Chinese physical exercises and health care, a short history of the development of various ways of traditional physical exercises such as Taijiquan and Qigong, the basic theories concerning their efficacy and mechanism, and the methods generally adopted in practice. Then the concrete procedures of exercises, all well illustrated with clear pictures are presented, to aid the practitioner. In addition, traditionally practiced supporting like various ways of self-massage is also introduced at length. The explanations and illustrations will not only make the reading of the book an effortless experience but also help in practice.
The five books in this Chinese Lifestyle on the whole form a kind of
knowledge pool for readers interested in the Chinese society, the people
and their way of thinking and social behavior. This book is one of the
series "Chinese physical exercises and health care", the book is divided
into six parts content.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Brief Introduction to Chinese Physical Exercises and Health Care
Ⅰ Brief History of Development
Ⅱ Basic Concepts and Theories
Ⅲ Efficacy and Mechanism
Ⅳ Fundamentals and Methods of Traditional Exercises and Health Care
Chapter Two: A Brief Introduction to Taijiquan Exercises
Ⅰ Origin and Characteristics
Ⅱ Schools and Features
Ⅲ Basic Requirements
Ⅳ Points for Attention in Taijiquan Exercise
Chapter Three: A Brief Introduction to Qigong Exercises
Ⅰ Connotation of Qigong
Ⅱ Dantian (elixir field) and Commonly Used Acupoints in Qigong Exercises
Ⅲ Fundamentals, Essentials and Methods in the Exercise of Qigong
Ⅳ Effects and Points for Attention in Qigong Exercises
Chapter Four: Taijiquan Exercises
Ⅰ 24 Form Taijiquan
Ⅱ 32-Form Taiji Swordplay
Ⅲ Taiji Push-Hand Exercises
Chapter Five: Qigong Health Care
Ⅰ Relaxation Qigong
Ⅱ Ba-Duan-Jin (Eight Section Health Exercise)
Ⅲ Five-Animal Play (Wu-Qin-Xi)
Chapter Six: Self-Massage
Ⅰ Sixteen Tips for Health Care Massage
Ⅱ Commonly Adopted Self-Massage
Ⅲ Local and Meridian-Corresponding Self-Massage
Glossary 1: Terms of Exercises
Glossary 2: Terms of Meridians Collaterals Acupoints

Herausgeber: China Intercontinental Press
Autor: Wang Kaiwen
Erscheinungsjahr: 2011
Sprache: Englisch
Taschenbuch: 157 Seiten
ISBN-13: 9787508518916
Abmessungen: 18.5 x 26 cm
Originaler chinesischer Titel: 中国民间生活系列