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The Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique
Wang Fengming

Traditionally shrouded in mystery and taught only to the closest students, the secrets of Taijiquan push-hands and fighting technique from the Chen style are revealed in this book.
Master Wang Fengming, a 19th generation practitioner of Chen Style Taijiquan, provides detailed information about the famous internal fighting techniques and reveals inside knowledge essential to the remarkable results achieved by the Chinese masters. Training material is clearly presented with detailed photographs, and groundwork exercises, such as silk-reeling and qigong forms, are also included. The book features:
- Effective ways of cultivating Taiji inner Gong
- Ingenious and varied catch-hold and counter catch-hold techniques
- 13 vigorous Taiji techniques
- Agile leg work
- Unique Spiral Gong
- Rarely revealed Vital Point Striking
- 7 styles of push-hand and attack-defense
- 20 kinds of Taiji Jin
This comprehensive book is a major contribution to the literature on push-hands techniques in the West.

November 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-245-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 350pp

Subjects: Oriental Martial Arts, Taiji Quan

Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)
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Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)
Lisa Spillane

Even during a sunny, fun-filled day of biking and playing on the beach, Lisa and Ted have times when they feel annoyed and impatient. Bingo, their dog, tells us about how they use special tricks to feel happy again. And, he surprises them with a special trick of his own!

Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted teaches effective techniques for overcoming feelings of impatience, frustration and anger. Joining in with Lisa and Ted is a fun way for children to see how meditation can help them. Combining deep breathing with smiling, visualization, gentle movements, touch and sound vibrations, the techniques are based on the Healing Heart Sound, an ancient form of qigong meditation that has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

This engaging and brightly illustrated picture book is perfect for children aged 4 to 8 and will teach healing techniques to use whenever impatience and frustration strikes, helping them to be calm, happy and healthy.

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-200-3, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 40pp

Subject: Meditation

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The Essence Practitioner
Choosing and using flower and other essences
Sue Lilly

This practical handbook covers everything you need to know to use flower and other essences effectively with clients.

Sue Lilly explains what is happening energetically when essences are at work and draws on her wealth of essence knowledge to provide guidelines for:

· Assessing - techniques for testing clients
· Choosing - how to select appropriate essences for a range of conditions
· Using - new and innovative applications of essences
· Creating - different methods of creating essences and guidelines for selling them
· Expanding knowledge - how essences can be linked to chakras, meridians and subtle bodies and how this knowledge can enhance practice

This comprehensive guide is ideal for any student starting out or any practitioner wanting to explore new ways of using essences.

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-250-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subject: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health

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Make the Tendons and Muscles Supple, Strengthen the Bones - Shu Jin Zhuang Gu Gong - 1st Form
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Sequences 3
Zhang Guangde

Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong exercises regulate the body, breathing and mind to improve quality of life. This new volume from Professor Zhang Guangde focuses on increasing mobility and flexibility, strengthening the spine and rebuilding strength after illness.

The author offers detailed guidance on the sequence of 8 movements, each designed to relax the body, improving the flow of blood and energy to strengthen a specific bone or muscle group. An accompanying DVD featuring Professor Zhang Guangde, acknowledged as one of the greatest creators and teachers of qigong health exercises, shows how to carry them out effectively and safely. The movements will be especially beneficial for people suffering from neck, shoulder, lower back and spine problems and will help to promote physical self-confidence and achieve higher levels of physical and mental agility.

This book will be useful to practitioners and students of health qigong, and the clear instructions make this book accessible to beginners interested in restoring their health and flexibility.

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-252-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Subject: Medical Qigong

A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)
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A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)
Bending without Breaking (2nd edition)
2nd edition
Isobel Knight
Foreword by Dr. Alan J. Hakim

Covering everything from recognising symptoms and obtaining initial diagnosis to living with the condition on a daily basis, this complete guide to living with and managing Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type - formerly known as Type III) has been revised and fully-updated in this accessible new edition. The author, who has the condition, looks at how it affects children and adolescents and explores pain management, pregnancy, physical and psychological aspects, and how it widely affects dancers and other performance artists. New material includes:

• changes in terminology
• information on how osteopathy and nutrition can help
• psychological approaches beyond CBT
• how to deal with professionals
• what to expect from support groups and rehabilitation programmes

This new edition will be a must for anybody who suffers, or suspects they might be suffering from, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type) and provides everything needed to enjoy a fulfilling life with this complex condition. It will also be of interest to their families and friends, and professionals working with Hypermobility Type EDS.

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-231-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Subject: Self Help




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