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The Art of Life, Book No.1The Art of Life presents the Qigong styles that were taught to Simon in Australia and follows his journey from a near-fatal accident to discovering the Chinese healing arts and becoming an inspiring, internationallyMoreThe Art of Life, Book No.1The Art of Life presents the Qigong styles that were taught to Simon in Australia and follows his journey from a near-fatal accident to discovering the Chinese healing arts and becoming an inspiring, internationally respected teacher. This Book will help start you on your own journey of physical healing, and emotional and spiritual growth.This is the perfect introduction to this ancient art and is suitable for new and continuing students of all ages. The book contains three instruction sections: 1. Warm up – gentle movements loosen all the major joints of the body, lubricating the tendons and helping increase blood and energy circulation. It is beneficial for most arthritic conditions- 2. Ba Duan Jin or Eight Pieces of Brocade – this is the best known and most widely practised form of Qigong throughout the world, also known as Daoist Yoga. The movements stretch all the major muscles, massage organs and open the energy channels of the body- 3. Taiji Qigong Shibashi – this popular practice is made up of eighteen flowing movements. The gentle movements harmonise the mind, body and breath.Tai Chi Qigong is a gentle way of exercising the whole body and provides long- term benefits. I recommend it to my patients as an effective way of improving muscle tone and joint mobility. Those who practise regularly have fewer problems with their muscles and joints and often report an increased sense of health and wellbeing. An excellent video with clear and simple instruction.Roman Maslak. B.A. (Hons), D.O. OsteopathThe Chinese healing arts have a long proud history of over 5000 thousand years, the art consists primarily of meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration and breathing exercises. There are thousands of different styles and systems either done standing, moving, walking, sitting or lying, Tai Chi is one popular style.Australian Qigong Master Teacher Simon Blow has created a unique series of Books, DVDs and guided meditation CDs incorporating his own healing journey from a near fatal accident at the age of nineteen to becoming an inspiring internationally renowned teacher. He has studied at monasteries in the sacred mountains of China, with Qigong Grand Masters and at a Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in China.The exercises and meditations are presented in a clear easy to follow format, incorporating history, theory and inspiring stories of those who have improved their quality of life from practising this ancient healing art. This is not self defence martial arts but movement and meditation everyone can benefit from Qigong regardless of age, health or fitness.Simon Blow is an author of numerous books, DVDs and Audio CDs about this ancient healing art. He has been a full time professional teacher (Laoshi) since 1992- he has received training and certification from Traditional Hospitals and Daoist Monasteries in China and has been given authority to share these techniques. Simon has been initiated into Dragon Gate Daoism and given the name of Xin Si meaning Genuine Wisdom and is a 29th Generation of the ancient Dayan Wild Goose Qigong. He also is a Standing Council Member of The World Academic Society of Medical Qigong, Beijing China.