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The Qigong Bible

By Katherine Allen

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  • £14.99

The definitive guide to energy cultivation excersise. Includes expert tips on how to practise Qigong for health, spiritual development and martial prowess.

The definitive guide to energy cultivation exercise. Includes expert tips on how to practise Qigong for health, spiritual development and martial prowess.

The ancient art of Qigong, the "seed of martial arts", not only allows you to maintain your health but also heals the bodies and calms the minds of those who practice it. Featuring 300 photographs from the main schools of Qigong, The Qigong Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practising Qigong and finding a mental and physical balance in life, encouraging readers of all levels to make Qigong a part of their everyday life.

Biographical Notes

Katherine Allen has been teaching Qigong and Taiji from 1992. She is a senior instructor member, past committee member and honorary vice president of The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. She is a Level 8 senior instructor of Practical Tai Chi Chuan International, and an instructor member of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts. Since 1992 she has taught thousands of people of all ages and requirements, and given workshops, talks, demonstrations and performances to a wide variety of groups and institutions, including London Mind Body Soul exhibitions and GMTV. Her longtime interest in physical and mental health and the mysteries of a joyful, peaceful, youthful spirit are driving forces in her life.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781841814629
  • Publication date: 06 Apr 2017
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Godsfield Press
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