Chi Kung: Training for Life, Health, and Energy, Essential Instruction from Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan, by Gerald A. Sharp and Patricia Kessler
Wirebound, Chipboard Cover, 130 pp. Over 300 illustrations.
This book covers the entire Chi Kung practice of the Wu Style T'ai Chi system as founded and developed by Wu Chuan You and Wu Jianquan. It's ideally best joined with the Wu Chi Kung video series, and we have done so on our Specials page at a savings. However, the book works great as a stand alone resource as well.
Speaking of standing on its own, the unique design allows it to do just that, as as it can be folded back and stood up, thereby allowing a practitioner to follow along with the individual postures. We kind of think of it as an "easel book."
The Table of Contents are as follows:
|The Table of Contents are as follows:
Part I: About this Book
About the Authors
Introduction to Chi Kung
Guidelines for Practice
A Few Basics
Stances, Hand Positions
Preparation, Opening, Closing
Principal Meridians and Acupoints
|Part II: The Eight Methods
|Part III: The Five Elements