The following books are available from Long White Cloud Qigong:
Enter the Flow
Enter the Flow teaches principles of mindful movement and energy awareness so that you can become aware of the flow of energy in every move you make. For your energy to flow freely your joints need to be aligned properly, the blood must flow freely, the nerves must be active but relaxed, and there must be neither too much nor too little tension in the muscles and connective tissue. As you focus on the sensations of energy flow in your body you will create habits of using your body efficiently in ways that will help you to avoid unnecessary wear and tear and bring health and vitality to every part of your body.
As you become more skilled at working with this flow of energy, your movements will naturally become more fluid and graceful. With practice you will be able to turn even the most mundane daily activities into a kind of gentle moving meditation that will refresh and invigorate youand help you to maintain your energy levels throughout the day. Everything you do will become a kind of qigong!
You can use these principles of awareness to gently explore and heal old injuries in your body, and also to learn to be relaxed and cope better with situations that you may have previously found mentally or emotionally challenging.
These principles of energy awareness can also be applied to specific movements to improve efficiency and achieve enhanced levels of performance in sports, work, or other pursuits.
Available from Amazon as a hardcopy or kindle/electronic edition here. If you have another preferred online retailer, try searching for the title and you are likely to find that it is available from there as well within the next few weeks.
Between Heaven and Earth
The movements in the Between Heaven and Earth practices are simple but energetically very powerful. By stimulating the flow of energy within the eight extraordinary meridians in the body. They set up a very strong and stable energy pattern within us, similar to the pattern found within galaxies, atoms and gyroscopes. This strong stable energy pattern makes us very resilient both physically and mentally, and able to cope with whatever life throws at us without being knocked out of balance.
Activation of the extraordinary meridians also allows us to connect to the power of Heaven and the power of Earth, allowing this energy to flow through us, refreshing and cleansing our energy field. When our energy field is full and strong it forms a protective buffer, and developing skill with this allows us to interact more harmoniously with other people and the world around us.
This book contains complete instructions and illustrations of how to practice the Between Heaven and Earth exercises, along with theory and practical explanations so that you can understand exactly what you are trying to achieve with each exercise and how each exercise works.
The Between Heaven and Earth qigong practices are an excellent way to boost your energy and build health, strength, and resilience while gaining a practical understanding of the often misunderstood extraordinary meridians.
Available from Amazon as Kindle or as a hard copy here. Or if you have another preferred online retailer, try searching for the title and you are likely to find that it is available from there as well.
Waking the Qi
Waking the Qi presents a series of twenty qigong exercises designed to activate your life force energy and get it flowing through your body again.
When the qi is flowing, not only are you healthier, stronger and feel better, but you can also actually feel your living energy more easily. This makes it easier for you to get the benefits fromTaiji (Tai Chi), Qigong, and other energy arts you may practice, as when you can actually feel your energy you are more able to assess whether your practice is achieving its intended results, and make changes as necessary.
In Waking the Qi, the role of the Mind, Body, and Breath is explained for each exercise so that students can gain a practical understanding of what they are doing and how it works.
The practices in this book are particularly useful for anyone who has become weak and debilitated from prolonged illness, has a stiff or sore back and neck, weak legs, suffers from stress and anxiety, wants a stronger immune system, better digestion, improved circulation, easier breathing, or simply to have more energy. Whatever your circumstances waking your qi is sure to enhance your health, vitality, and awarenes of your own energy.
Available in from Amazon as hard copy or Kindle/electronic edition here. Or if you have another preferred online retailer, try searching for the title and you are likely to find that it is available from there as well.
Qigong Foundation Practices
For thousands of years the Chinese have had a secret. A secret that has allowed them to treat illness in its earliest stages, a secret that allows athletes to perform amazing, seemingly superhuman, feats of strength and agility, a secret that promises a long and healthy life to those who understand and apply it. That secret is Qigong.
In this book you will learn: Introductory meditation techniques, exercises to develop your breath capacity, principles of posture for qigong, exercises to become aware of your own energy, qigong concepts from Chinese medicine, the location of the twelve major meridians, and exercises for each of the twelve major meridians.
These exercises provide an excellent starting point for beginning qigong practice, and provide a firm foundation for further study.
Available from Amazon as hard copy or Kindle/electronic edition here. Or if you have another preferred online retailer, try searching for the title and you are likely to find that it is available from there as well.
There will be more books on other practices available soon…