Traditional Chinese Therapeutic Exercises

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By Wang Xuanjie and J.P.C. Moffett

The “Standing Pole Exercises” are a unique form of calisthenics involving the cultivation and integration of mind and body under the conditions of non-movement or slight movement. In this book, the authors outline the ancient Chinese tradition of therapeutic exercises, now known as qi-gong, of which these exercises form a part, the practice of the “Standing Pole Exercises” today, and the physiological factors underlying their therapeutic effect. These exercises constitute a very simple and effective system for the treatment of illness and the development of overall health and fitness, suitable for practice by persons of all ages and physical constitution.

89 pages, 4.5x7