Qi gong is seen by many as something mystical or otherworldly, yet, in ancient China, it was considered an internally based technology, accessible to all, offering powerful yet simple techniques to strengthen health and vitality, heal illness, and enhance martial power—a path to connect with the realms of nature and spirit.
All living beings are part of a vast profound Whole, beautifully knit together with an inexhaustible vibrant energy called “qi.” The cultivation and exploration of qi deepens and enriches our human experience through awakening and amplifying our own innate capabilities. We are designed to help others heal, communicate with nature, receive divine guidance, and participate in life-enhancing evolution. Accessing these deeper levels of our own humanity may be seen as a twofold path: one consists of forms or routines designed to connect us to the flow of qi, to absorb and direct it, and the other as a quest for virtue through love and kindness. When these outer and inner paths merge, a profound transformation occurs.
Qi gong: Rediscovering Our Humanity offers a remedy for many of today’s concerns involving physical health, emotional balance, and the nurturing of the planet we inhabit. It discusses the nature of qi, the history of qi gong and its influence on medicine, martial arts, and ancient and modern culture, and includes safe, easy-to-follow instructions with illustrations for three styles of qi cultivation.
|Paul Fraser has been studying, practicing and teaching Chinese healing arts since 1987, after recovering from a rare malignant bone disease. Beginning with Tom Tam of Boston, MA, his pursuit brought him to mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and most of the Chinatowns in North America and led him to study acupuncture. In 1999 he met world renowned qigong master Ou Wen Wei. He remains his devoted student and continues to study, teach and offer treatments.|
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