The ancient Chinese practice of Qigong combines physical movement with gentle breathing techniques to promote harmony between body and mind, and is quickly gaining popularity in the West. This step-by-step guide to managing stressthrough Qigong begins by looking atstress andour response toit from both an Eastern and a Western perspective.The core of the book providesa programwith first a series ofcarefully-designed stress relief exercises, followed by a series of gentler stress prevention exercises, all of which are clearly explainedwith easy-to-follow instructions for each of the steps, and fully illustrated.Theauthor explainsthe theory underpinning the Qigong exercises in terms ofthe principles of Chinese Medicine, including Yin and Yang, The Five Elements and the circulation of energy (Qi) throughthe meridians.Extensively trialled withMaggie's Cancer Care Centres, and designed specifically to fitaround a busy lifestyle, the Qigong program set out in this book will help to reduce stress, decrease anxiety and restore energy. This practical book will help anyone who is prone to stress, regardless of their level of ability or experience of Qigong. It will also be a useful resource for Taijiquan and Qigong instructors, alternative therapists, and other professionals working with clients who are affected by stress.
Managing Stress with Qigong
Jessica Kingsley Publishers