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The Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique
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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, Crown SD, 344pp

Subject: Martial arts


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!

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

Subjects: Anger, anxiety and self-esteem, Books for children , Qigong


The Key to the Qigong Meditation State
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The Key to the Qigong Meditation State
Rujing and Still Qigong
Tianjun Liu, O.M.D.

Exploring classic Qigong meditation from the perspective of modern psychology, parapsychology and cognitive science, Dr. Tianjun Liu defines the mental state of 'still' Qigong in new terms, identifying a specific mental state, Rujing. He examines the psychology of meditation, showing what happens, both mentally and physically, when a person is in a meditation state.

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-232-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Medical qigong, Qigong , Spiritual development and adventure


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Roots of Modern Practice
Charles Buck

Charles Buck draws on three decades of study, practice and teaching in this book to provide a relevant and engaging account of the origins of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. From its pre-Han dynasty roots to Chinese medicine as we know it today, Buck covers the key texts, the main scholars and the concepts they have contributed, emphasising those that are more relevant to clinicians wishing to understand the authentic tradition. The information presented is based on diverse sources including original translations of Chinese sources and interpretations of the work of many prominent medical sinologists. With Buck's lucid and engaging style, Roots of Modern Practice provides an accessible and authoritative resource that will help practitioners and students deepen their understanding of this great medical tradition.

2014, Paperback: £40.00/ $68.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-159-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Subjects: Acupuncture and herbal medicine, Chinese medicine overviews and diagnosis


The Four Dignities
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The Four Dignities
The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down
Cain Carroll

Offering a fresh perspective on immediate presence and embodied spiritual practice, The Four Dignities shows how the mindful cultivation of the four essential postures – walking, standing, sitting, and lying down – are the basis for a formal practice to develop greater vitality and spiritual awakening. The author reveals the subtle inner nuances of the four traditional meditations, and shows how they can be practiced as a unified system. Readers are given a profound understanding of correct posture, alignment, breathing, and attention, and the author explains the philosophical basis for the practice, offering a pathway toward realizing profound spiritual and energetic transformation.

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-216-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Subjects: Professional development and multidisciplinary, Spiritual development and adventure , Yoga and bodywork


Daoist Meditation
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Daoist Meditation
The Purification of the Heart Method of Meditation and Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting (Zuò Wàng Lùn) by Si Ma Cheng Zhen
Translated and with a commentary by Wu Jyh Cherng
Foreword by Eva Wong

Master Cherng's translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic text on meditation by Si Ma Cheng Zhen, is accompanied by his extensive explanatory commentary, unique in its ability to make this complex text accessible to the Western reader.

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-211-9, Royal, 336pp

Subject: Spiritual development and adventure


The Four Dragons
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The Four Dragons
Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong
Damo Mitchell

Within the context of a larger discussion of Dao Yin, Damo Mitchell teaches and explains the Dragon Dao Yin exercises, a set of four short sequences designed to work with the subtle energies of the spine and lead pathogenic energies out of the body.

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-226-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Subjects: Medical qigong, Martial arts , Qigong , Spiritual development and adventure


Body Intelligence Meditation
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Body Intelligence Meditation
Finding presence through embodiment
Ged Sumner

Ged Sumner introduces the unique Body Intelligence form of meditation which creates a deeply felt connection with the physical body.

The exercises and meditations inspire readers to take time out from the stresses of modern life, and helps them to tune in to subtle states of life that lie within the body. Pathways are provided to access different levels of connections, from the powerful, collective wholeness of the diaphragm to the calmness and flow of the fluid body. With a little practice a deep relationship and awareness emerges.

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-174-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Subject: Yoga and bodywork


The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie
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The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie
A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation
Dr David Twicken DOM, LAc

Rooted in the Su Wen and Ling Shu, Dr. Twicken's book integrates Chinese and Taoist medical philosophy, theories, and principles to clearly demonstrate that the Divergent Channels are an essential aspect of the clinical practice of acupuncture. He takes a step-by-step approach to assist practitioners in 'working out' the channels, and shows how this versatile channel system can be used in any acupuncture treatment. Twicken also includes instruction on Five Shen Nei Dan inner meditation to help practitioners gain a more profound emotional and spiritual understanding. With case studies and reference to the classic texts throughout, this book provides a complete resource that will help clinicians understand and use the Divergent Channels in clinical practice.

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-189-1, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Subjects: Acupuncture and herbal medicine, Medical qigong


Developing Internal Energy for Effective Acupuncture Practice
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Developing Internal Energy for Effective Acupuncture Practice
Zhan Zhuang, Yi Qi Gong and the Art of Painless Needle Insertion
Ioannis Solos

Drawing on ancient Chinese knowledge and tradition, this book teaches practitioners of acupuncture how to develop their internal energy and sensitivity to energy in order to improve their practice.

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-183-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subject: Acupuncture and herbal medicine


Children at Their Best
Children at Their Best
Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists
Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears
With Thomas Wernicke

Understanding child development through the prism of the Five Elements adds an exciting new dimension to western thinking on the nurture of children. It can not only explain patterns of behaviour in a new and helpful way, but suggest approaches and methods to help children, and groups of children, become more balanced and therefore happier, more resilient, and more open to learning and new experience.

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Subjects: Inclusive classroom, Self-help and general interest


Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi
Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi
The Heart of Chinese Wisdom Traditions
Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu

Essential reading for serious students of Chinese practical arts, including medicine, martial arts and FengShui, Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu provide a detailed explanation of the 22 GanZhi symbols in this book, outlining the characteristics of each, and their interactions and relationships.

2014, Hardback: £40.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-151-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 268pp

Subjects: Chinese medicine overviews and diagnosis , Professional development and multidisciplinary, Martial arts


10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)
10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)
Zhou Qing Jie

Discover Chinese wushu with this concise and easy-to-read primer. Wushu, also known as kung fu, has the art of attack and defence at its centre and is an umbrella term for the Chinese martial arts. With accurate and defined illustrations, this book covers all the basics of wushu, including:

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-213-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 92pp

Subject: Martial arts


10-Minute Primer Qigong
10-Minute Primer Qigong
Zhou Qing Jie

Learn the essentials about qigong with this comprehensive and easy-to-read introduction. An ancient Chinese practice now becoming popular in the West, qigong integrates functions of the body, breathing and the mind. Qigong is a great way to keep fit, prevent illness, and still your mind. Fully illustrated, this book covers the key information to get you started, including:

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-212-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 104pp

Subjects: Medical qigong, Qigong


10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan
10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan
Zhou Qing Jie

Discover Shaolin quan with this concise and easy-to-read primer. Shaolin quan, the most influential and popular school of Chinese wushu or martial arts, is associated with the famous Shaolin Temple where the monks have traditionally practised wushu. It combines characteristics of all forms of martial arts and is grounded in ancient concepts of health and spiritual development. Fully illustrated, this book covers all the basics of Shaolin quan, including:

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-214-0, 222 x 155mm, 96pp

Subject: Martial arts

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