Dedication. Acknowledgments. Introduction - Chinese Shamanic Qigong. 1. The Shamanic Root of Qigong. 2. Choose a Beneficial Qigong Form. 3. Wu (Chinese Shamanic) Cosmic Orbit Qigong. The Practice. 1. Yang Sheng Yuan Hai - Generating Your Vitality. 2. Xin Di Kuan Rong - Connecting with the Earth. 3. Xiu Zhuan Qian Kun - Communicating with the Heavens. 4. Cheng Tong Dao Zhen - Resonating with the Dao. 5. San Cai He Yi - Merging with the Universe. 6. Xiong Huai Wu Bian - Embracing Infinity. 7. Gui Gen Fu Ming - Returning to Your Root. 8. Wan Shen Chao Li - Cultivating Your Gratitude. 9. Qi Chong Zi Xiao - Uplifting Your Spirits. 10. Jin Guang Hui Zhao - Lightening Your Body. 11. Yue Lang Kun Lun - Awakening Your Inner Wisdom. 12. Qing Jing Wu Wei - Enjoying the Action-less. Appendix: Quick Review Chart of the Wu (Chinese Shamanic) Cosmic Orbit Qigong.
Describes the Cosmic Orbit Qigong practice in detail with its shamanic roots, therapeutic benefits and talismanic aspects
Master Zhongxian Wu is the lineage holder of four different schools of Qigong and martial arts. He was Director of the Shaanxi Province Association for Somatic Science and the Shaanxi Association for the Research of Daoist Nourishing Life Practices. Since 1988, Master Wu has instructed thousands of students, both Eastern and Western. He synthesizes wisdom and experience for beginning and advancing practitioners, as well as for patients seeking healing, in his unique and professionally-designed courses and workshops. Master Wu is the author of Seeking the Spirit of the Book of Change: 8 Days to Mastering a Shamanic Yijing (I Ching) Prediction System and Vital Breath of the Dao: Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong - Laohu Gong, both also published by Singing Dragon. Please visit www.masterwu.net for details about his teachings.
Zhongxian Wu's latest book, Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong, successfully continues his previous explorations of the highly secret shamanic tradition of self-cultivation as practiced on Mt. Emei in Sichuan. He provides a comprehensive and very accessible introduction to the main concepts and principles, then outlines twelve distinct exercises that tend to focus on the internal guiding and activation of qi, supported by hand and arm movements as well as mental visualizations and specific breathing patterns. The exercises can be done one by one or in an integrated sequence. They offer a potent introduction to Daoist meditation and open a unique access to our internal energies. A great book for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. -- Livia Kohn, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies, Boston University