July 25, 2007

National Qigong Association Conference

The National Qigong Association annual national conference "Dancing In Stillness" will be held in Chaska, Minnesota this August 17-20. This is a chance to explore qigong and t'ai chi-related topics with some of the world's leading experts, including Chunyi Lin.
A sampling of some workshops: Zhongxian Wu - Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong, Cari Shurman - Bringing Tai Chi and Qigong to the Schools, David Haines - 20 Minute Body/Mind Routine: Tai Chi and Qigong for Busy People, Jianye Jiang - Qigong for Diabetes and High Blood Pressure, Lawrence Galante - Basic Principles of Push Hands. See their site for registration information, or click on above image for more details.

Books & Media Received: General, Health, Philosophy, Qigong


The Book of Martial Power:The Universal Guide to the Combative Arts, by Steven Pearlman
Chi and Creativity: Vital Energy and Your Inner Artist, by Elise Dirhlam Ching & Kaleo Ching
Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey by Brian Kennedy & Elizabeth Guo
Combat Fitness for the Elite Female Martial Artist, by Martina Sprague
Empty Force: The Power of Chi for Self-Defense and Energy Healing, by Paul Dong & Thomas Raffill
The Overlook Martial Arts Reader, Volume 2, by John Donohue, ed.
Sun Tzu: The Art of War, Lin Wusun
Training Women in the Martial Arts: A Special Journey, by Jennifer Lawler & Laura Kamienski
Zen Body-Being, by Peter and Laura Ralston


The Knee Crisis Handbook: Understanding Pain, Prenting Trauma, Recovering from Injury, and Building Healthy Knees for Life, by Brain Halpern, M.D.
The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World, by Mary Bond

PHILOSOPHY, Daoism / Taoism, Yijing / I Ch'ing

Breathing Spaces: Qigong, Psychiatry, and Healing in China by Nancy Chen
The Living I Ching: Using Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Shape Your Life, by Deng Ming-dao
Nine Nights with the Taoist Master: Deluxe Study Edition, by Waysun Liao Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism, by Eva Wong
The Practice of Presence: Five Paths for Daily Life (T'ai Chi & Taoism, Jung & Individuation, The Teaching of Gurdjieff, Prayer & Meditation, F.M. Alexander's Mind/Body Integration, by Patty de Llosa
Qigong for Staying Young Shoshanna Katzman
Revealing the Tao Te Ching: In-depth Commentaries on an Ancient Classic, by Hu Xuezhi
Vital Breath of the Dao: Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong, Laohu Gong, by Zhongxian Wu (Dragon Door, $29.95)

July 2, 2007

Taijiquan Books and DVDs Recently Received

Here are some books and DVDs recently received, selected ones of which will be reviewed in our future newsletters:

Chen Style Taijiquan:The Source of Taiji Boxing, Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim & David Gaffney
Chen Taijiquan: Lao Jia Yi Lu & Straight Sword, video, Ren Guangyi
Classical Northern Wu Style Taijiquan: The Fighting Art of the Manchurian Palace Guard, Tina Chunna Zhang & Frank Allen
Drawing Silk: Masters' Secrets for Successful Tai Chi Practice, Paul Gallagher
Hwa Yu T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Five-Word Song, Glenn Newth
Like a Long River: Some Tai Chi Thoughts, Wolfe Lowenthal
A Little Beneath the Surface of the Tai Ji Quan Classics, Ping-siang Tao
Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan, Mark Chen
Seven Treasures of Taijiquan: Six Classical Texts, Jurgen Licht
Scholar Boxer: Chang Naizhou's Theory of Internal martial Arts and the Evolution of Taijiquan, by Marnix Wells
Sunrise Tai Chi: Simplified Tai Chi for Health & Longevity, book/video, Ramel Rones & David Silver
T'ai Chi According to the I Ching: Embodying the Principles of the Book of Changes, Stuart Olson
Tai Chi Connections, John Loupos
Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate, Rick Barrett