Foreword by Grandmaster Nick Gracenin. 1. The Will to Qi. 2. Returning to the Source: The History of Energy and Its Uses. 3. Opening the Energy Gates of the Body. 4. Powered by Breath. 5. Cultivating Mind and Heart. 6. The Elements of Daily Practice. Works cited. Acknowledgements.
The first systematic exploration for westerners of the nature of Qi - vital energy - and how and why to cultivate it
David W. Clippinger, PhD, is the Director of Still Mountain T'ai Chi and Chi Kung, Pittsburgh PA, as well as the Resident Buddhist Priest of One Pine Meditation Center. He was an Associate Professor at Penn State University before shifting his attention to teaching T'ai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) and Chi Kung (Qigong) at his T'ai Chi and Chi Kung school, Still Mountain. David lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children.
This book succinctly pulls together the many threads about qi, and weaves a brocade valuable to the beginner and advanced practitioner alike. -- Deng Ming-Dao, author of Scholar Warrior and 365 Tao