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A cool book on Chi Gung Training

circlewalker2010-07-05 00:37:57 +0000 #1
Chi Gung: Chinese Healing, Energy and Natural Magick by L.V. Carnie

Chi Gung (aka QiGong or Chi Kung) is the art of manipulating the energy of the body to achieve benefits like health, healing, flexibility, endurance, and intuition.

Many books on Chi Gung present the training using traditional practices.

However, Lily of the Valley Carnie has written a stunning book on Chi Gung (Qigong) that takes it out of formal systems and instead teaches a fun, playful approach to applying Chi Gung to whatever activity you are engaged in (such as yoga, hiking, jogging, free running, or capeoria ).

She advocates making the practice of Chi Gung an expression of you and your Art whatever that may be while gaining the health benefits of a Chi Gung practice along the way.

She encourages the spirit of play when practicing Chi Gung because the flow of Chi through the body is hindered by tension and stress and being too serious in your training is a guaranteed way of limiting your potential. Ms Carnie recommends a fun approach to training that allows an awareness of the nuances and subtleties of Chi flow to develop naturally.

I really like this book and found that it offers many great ideas that have enhanced my yoga practice.

Check it out and see if it can be helpful for you.


Nichole2010-07-05 00:53:52 +0000 #2
Welcome Circlewalker,

Thank you for sharing on the Yoga Forums. Since the focus of this forum is on Yoga, please share how Chi Gung has enhanced your yoga practice. It would be great to have your share some details on this.

This General Yoga Discussion forum is a place where you would discuss Asana, Pranayama, meditation, the Yoga Sutras and Yoga topics that are of interest to everyone. Please relate Chi Gung to these aspects of your own yoga sadhana to keep the discussion on topic for all of our members enjoy.

Thank you Circlewalker.

Best wishes for your day.

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