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Author Davis, Ronald H., author.

Title Qigong through the seasons : how to stay healthy all year with qigong, meditation, diet and herbs / Ronald H. Davis ; foreword by Kenneth Cohen ; illustrations by Pamm Davis.

Publication Info. London, England ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Singing Dragon, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (242 pages)
Series Online access with DDA: Askews (Medicine)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Qigong through the seasons: How to Stay Healthy All Year Long with Qigong, Meditation, Diet, and Herbs; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter 1. Qigong; Origins; What is qigong?; Qi; Yin and yang; The dan tians; Taiji axis; Three Treasures; Chapter 2. The Five Phases; Introduction; Earth is the Center; Understand the phases for better health; Chapter 3. Meditation: Mindfulness, Awareness, Visualization, Awakening; Mindfulness; Awareness; Visualization; Awakening; Breath Counting-The foundation practice; Chapter 4. Food, Herbs, and the Five Phases Diet; Seasonal diet.
Daily dietary guidelinesSpleen tonics; Unrefined complex carbohydrates; Congee; Brassica vegetables; Raw vs. cooked; Chapter 5. Chronobiology; Introduction; Seasonal cycles; Chapter 6. Spring; Wood Phase; Liver Network; Anger, stagnation, and kindness; How to Practice; Spring Qigong; Awakening the Qi; Sunrise-Sunset; Spinal Cord Breathing; Press Back to Banish all Illness; Shoot the Bow; Enhancing Liver Qi; Sealing the Qi; Neigong practice-entering tranquility; Inner Nourishing; Progressive Relaxation; Spring Meditation; Rising Yang Qi Meditation; Suggestions for Spring Practice.
Food, Flavors, and Herbs for SpringHerbs for spring; Recipes for spring; When Does Spring Actually Begin?; Chapter 7. Summer; Fire Phase; Heart Network; HeartMind; How to Practice; Summer Qigong; Awakening the Qi; Northern Star; Mixing Yin and Yang; Waiting at the Temple Gate; Heart Qigong; Sealing the Qi; Summer Meditation; The Colors of Health; Sunflower Meditation; Heart, HeartMind, and Spirit; The Five Spirits; Suggestions for Summer Practice; Food, Flavors, and Herbs for Summer; Single herbs for cardiovascular health; A herbal formula to calm the Spirit; Recipes for summer.
Chapter 8. AutumnMetal Phase; Lung Network; The Source of Qi; Four Phases of Breathing; How to Practice; Autumn Qigong; Awakening the Qi; Circling Sparrows; Breathing from the Kidneys and the Lungs; Crane Frolic; White Healing Mist; Sealing the Qi; Autumn Meditation; Medicine Man Breathing; Breath Counting-A perfect practice for the Metal Phase; Embryonic Breathing; Suggestions for Autumn Practice; Food, Flavors, and Herbs for Autumn; Recipes for autumn; Herbs for autumn; Chapter 9. Winter; Water Phase; Kidney Network; The Kidneys in Chinese medicine; How to Practice; Winter Qigong.
Awakening the QiBear Frolic; Bone Marrow Cleansing; Filling the Lower Dan Tian to Nourish the Kidneys; Sealing the Qi; Winter Meditation; Seven Stars on the Microcosmic Orbit Meditation; Lake and Geyser; Three Stars of the Lower Dan Tian; Making Fear Disappear; Suggestions for Winter Practice; Foods and Herbs for Winter; Go nuts; Winter herbs; Recipes for Winter; Conclusion. Spirit Returns to Earth; References; Suggested Reading; Blank Page; Index.
Summary Each season reflects different energies in the natural world. This guide to health through seasonal Qigong, including diet and meditation, seeks to creates harmony with nature's cyclical energetic changes. Fully illustrated, it provides Qigong meditation, herbal information and dietary guidance for each season, including some appropriate recipes.
Subject Qi gong.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Healthy Living.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
Health. (OCoLC)fst00952743
Qi gong. (OCoLC)fst01084835
Added Author Cohen, Ken, 1952- author of introduction, etc.
Davis, Pamm, illustrator.
Other Form: Print version: Davis, Ronald H. Qigong through the seasons : how to stay healthy all year with qigong, meditation, diet and herbs. London, England ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Singing Dragon, ©2015 239 pages 9781848192386
ISBN 9780857011855 (electronic bk.)
0857011855 (electronic bk.)
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