Jiangan - The Chinese Health Wand

Jiangan - The Chinese Health Wand

Description

Long before Tai Chi and Qigong became household names in the West, an American sailor visiting Shanghai discovered a gentle Chinese exercise called Jiangan - The Chinese Health Wand. This exercise system is simple yet potent and involves the manipulation of a lightweight pole traditionally made of bamboo.

Jiangan co-ordinates slow diaphragmatic breathing with graduated stretching and strengthening exercises to promote circulation and stimulate the cardiovascular system. This book offers a concise practical guide to Jiangan exercises, providing detailed instructions and illustrations while also exploring the Chinese philosophy behind the art. Although a gentle and meditative form of exercise, the book shows that Jiangan has the muscle-toning and weight-loss potential of more robust gym workouts and is an ideal daily exercise routine or warm-up for a range of sports and martial arts classes.

This book will be a valuable resource for teachers and students of Tai Chi and Qigong, as well as anyone looking for a simple and effective way to improve health and fitness using Eastern health arts.


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Details

Author(s)
Michael Davies
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
173 x 244 x 9mm | 342g
Publication date
15 Aug 2011
Publisher
JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Imprint
Singing Dragon
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
60 black and white
ISBN10
1848190778
ISBN13
9781848190771
Bestsellers rank
994,289