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Practising Taiji and Qigong is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life and a great way to stay healthy. Now caring professionals can help those with limited mobility to experience the benefits of Taiji and Qigong with this easy-to-follow guide.
Keywords: adults, bodywork, chi kung, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, disability, health care, mental health, meridians, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan
Learning the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way for children to relax, have fun, and strengthen body and mind. This easy-to-use teacher training pack provides step-by-step instructions and simple techniques that enable anyone to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to children.
Keywords: anxiety, chi kung, children, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, education, health care, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan
Join in with Lisa and Ted as they show you how healing sounds can make you feel bright and happy inside.
Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises. Using a special sound for different parts of the body, Lisa and Ted show that a “haaaww” can heal the heart and blow away impatience, and a “whooooooo” can steady the stomach and chase away worries. These reassuring meditative stories are ideal for bedtime as they calm and settle children by soothing away the troubles of the day.
Keywords: alternative therapies, chi kung, children, complementary therapies, counselling, education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, qigong, resilience, speech and language therapy, spirituality
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 stress through Qigong begins by looking at stress and our response to it from both an Eastern and a Western perspective. The core of the book provides a program with first a series of carefully-designed stress relief exercises, followed by a series of gentler stress prevention exercises, all of which are clearly explained with easy-to-follow instructions for each of the steps, and fully illustrated. The author explains the theory underpinning the Qigong exercises in terms of the principles of Chinese Medicine, including Yin and Yang, The Five Elements and the circulation of energy (Qi) through the meridians. Extensively trialled with Maggie's Cancer Care Centres, and designed specifically to fit around a busy lifestyle, the Qigong program set out in this book will help to reduce stress, decrease anxiety and restore energy.
Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, chi kung, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, health care, mental health, qigong, self esteem, traditional Chinese medicine
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