The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

by Ken Cohen (Author)

Editorial Reviews

Qigong (ch'i kung) is the modern incarnation of a Chinese energy art that goes
back over 2,000 years. With superior scholarship and scientific acumen, The Way
of Qigong covers the entire range of theory and practice, including relaxation,
meditation, massage, therapeutic touch, and postures. Qi (ch'i) means "life
energy," and the goal of qigong, master and Chinese scholar Ken Cohen tells us,
is "to train the mind to send qi where it is needed." In this encyclopedic work,
Cohen teaches us not only how to do qigong, but what it means and how it
benefits us, from what kind of tea is best in the summer to how to have better
sex. Cohen is at his best when reducing arcane Chinese theories to plain
English, and as a result, The Way of Qigong is as interesting as it is useful.

From Booklist
As much a "why-to" as a how-to, this is the most comprehensive recently issued
book on the Chinese healing art, qigong. Related to t'ai chi, qigong is a series
of movements designed to bring qi, or life-force, into the body and encourage it
to flow without blockage. Cohen meticulously defines the philosophy that
inspired this ancient practice, but his engaged and engaging tone keeps the mass
of material he presents from becoming ponderous. He well covers the experimental
scientific evidence of qigong's beneficial effect, and the lengthy, illustrated
section of exercises he includes shows how qigong can be used for emotional and
spiritual as well as physical healing. However many other qigong books are in
your library, add this definitive volume. Patricia Monaghan

Product Details

Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine; 1 edition (March 9, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345421094



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