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The Breath of Life
The Breath of Life

The Breath of Life

by George Ellis

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Product ID:11412

Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0143030108 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 184

Binding

Paperback

George Ellis

Author: George Ellis
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 184
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143030108

Description

Filled with photos that demonstrate different breathing and sitting positions, The Breath of Life explores over 20 Hatha Yoga postures, 20 Qi Gong techniques, and 12 Pranayama exercise programs.

Rooted in ancient cultures of 1200 BC, Pranayama and Qi Gong employ what Indian Yogic and Chinese tradition have known for centuries-that the control of one’s breathing and the harmonizing of breath and spirit contribute to a long and healthy life. This book helps you in practising Yogic techniques.

Holistic Health from the Eastern Paths of spiritual enlightenment

For 2000 years ancient Indian and Chinese breathing techniques have ensured the good health of generations. The foundation of Yoga practice, Pranayama employs Yoga’s greatest principles-physical exercises, cleansing techniques, relaxation methods, and spiritual liberation. Once regarded as a strictly spiritual discipline-the secrets of which were divulged only maintenance.

Qi Gong, so valuable to Chinese medicine, is the early practice of regulating the depth and speed of breathing to alleviate the symptoms of ill health, and is currently recognized for its therapeutic benefits by thousands of students in the West.

Now you can maximize your body’s potential with a unique exercise program geared specifically towards your health needs. And with a special section that recommends breathing techniques to alleviate a variety of health problems from asthma to insomnia, even those with specific maladies can reap the benefits of these ancient breathing methods.

REVIEW

A great deal of our physical and mental troubles are due to the fact that we don’t breathe correctly. Life and breath are synonymous. Life is breath and the absence of its is death.
-Indra Devi, international Yoga expert

Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER ONE
The History of Pranayama and Qi Gong

CHAPTER TWO
A Comparison of Pranayama and Qi Gong

CHAPTER THREE
The Preliminaries

CHAPTER FOUR
Pranayama

CHAPTER FIVE
Pranayama Techniques

CHAPTER SIX
Pranayama Exercise Programs

CHAPTER SEVEN
Yoga Asanas: Hatha Yoga Positions

CHAPTER EIGHT
Qi Gong

CHAPTER NINE
Wai Dan Qi Gong

CHAPTER TEN
Qi Gong in a Hurry

CHAPTER ELEVEN
Breathing and Sexuality

CHAPTER TWELVE
Health Conditions

Notes

Index

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