The Art of Life, Book
‘The 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 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 meridians 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.
Roman Maslak. B.A. (Hons), D.O. Osteopath