Singing Dragon is an imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, an independent company committed to publishing accessible books that make a difference.
Singing Dragon publishes authoritative books on complementary and alternative health, Tai Chi, Qigong and ancient wisdom traditions for health, wellbeing, and professional and personal development.
Through the Singing Dragon imprint, Jessica Kingsley Publishers also publishes graphic novels across their subject areas, and books for children on issues such as bereavement, depression and anger.
Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong - Laohu Gong
Lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu uses story-telling and a wealth of practical examples to introduce this powerful 24-movement Qigong form, which combines the traditions of ancient shamanism, Confucianism, Daoism, classical Chinese medicine, and the martial arts.
Written by one of China's most prominent teachers of Tàijíquán, this book is an excellent introduction to the martial art. It describes five forms in which Tàijíquán is practised today, and each form is explained with instructive photographs. A numerical reference system for each exercise and a DVD are also included.
A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace
In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of Bagua, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which it is based and the approach to life it nurtures. Photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for.
Eight-Section Qigong Exercises
Ba Duan Jin: Eight-Section Qigong Exercises is an accessible guide to this particular qigong exercise, which has been shown to improve the respiratory, cardiovascular and immune systems. The Ba Duan Jin exercise is broken down into eight sections, each routine is described step-by-step, and is illustrated with photographs and key points.
Six Sounds Approach to Qigong Breathing Exercises
Liu Zi Jue: Six Sounds Approach to Qigong Breathing Exercises is an accessible guide to this particular qigong exercise, which focuses on breath control. The routine strengthens the liver, heart, spleen, lungs and kidneys, and has also been shown to alleviate stress. Each routine is described step-by-step, and is illustrated with photographs.
Five-Animal Qigong Exercises
Wu Qin Xi: Five-Animal Qigong Exercises is an accessible guide to a particular qigong exercise that imitates the movements of animals and birds. Each routine is described step-by-step, and is illustrated with photographs and key points. The authors also point out common mistakes and offer advice on how to correct these.
Revealing the Deeper Mysteries of China's Ancient Art for Health and Harmony (Revised Edition)
In this book Graham Horwood describes the various styles of Tai Chi Chuan, exploring its roots in the Chinese philosophy of Taoism as well as elaborating on the evolution it has undergone over millennia. He highlights parallels between its source, The I Ching, and archetypal principles from both Eastern and Western philosophy and medicine.
Written by an experienced teacher of Taijiquan, this book provides a detailed description of the Jian (the sword), its parts and how it should be held. Using photographs and illustrations, the author gives step-by-step instructions for the main 13 applications including sword strokes, stances and footwork techniques.
CORE Bodywork and Rolfing Tools to Release Bodymindcore Trauma
Many of us hold on to old fears and stresses and allow them to frame our lives. This book shows how to relieve these problems and help you look and feel better on a profound level. Based on the idea that the body is composed of twenty-one main hinges, Meet Your Body shows how we can 'oil' and free these hinges, so we can feel healthy and happy.
Taijiquan, Qi Gong, and the Cultivation of Health, Happiness and Longevity
This book, written for a Western audience, explains the essential theories and strategies of Taijiquan and Qi Gong in an insightful way. It expounds their value in our daily lives as an effective means of combating stresses, strains and illnesses, positioning these disciplines as comprehensive strategies for health, happiness and rejuvenation.
Experiential Chi Kung
Ged Sumner writes with rich insights into how to begin to think about your body and how to take the steps that will enable you to transform your Chi Kung practice. This modern, accessible approach to Chi Kung by a highly experienced teacher integrates mind and body and shows you how to become sensitive to yourself.
Pushing Hands develops sensitivity to the body's internal state and can be used to help control the emotions, the circulation of energy and physical balance. This book teaches the reader how to act in harmony with any external event without losing their 'balance' or center, enabling them to respond with confidence and flexibility to each situation.
The ancient Chinese art of Bagua Quan combines internal cultivation - the training of the mind - with external application, strengthening and supporting the health of the body. In this book, Master He explains the philosophy and techniques of Bagua Quan and provides the reader with an accessible approach to the practice of the art.
Living Taijiquan in the Classical Style
In this book, Master Jan Silberstorff, a leading Chen practitioner, shares his expertise and insights into Chen style Taijiquan, explaining its background and key principles. He discusses the different Chen forms and the importance of each, as well as the place of competition and the effect on participants.
The author shows how the practical application of Qigong can radically improve health and wellbeing, and provides a treatment plan, including Qigong exercises. Encouraging the reader to identify their problems and take action, Dr. Frances Gaik gives practical advice that will help anyone with depression to improve their mental health.
8 Days to Mastering a Shamanic Yijing (I Ching) Prediction System
Explaining the ancient Yijing system of prediction based on the Xiang (symbolism) and Shu (numerology) knowledge of Bagua (the eight basic trigrams), which have not previously been written about outside China, this book makes the Yijing accessible to the Western world in a new and fuller way.
Harmony in the Face of the Tiger
Research shows that Chinese medicine can be very effective in supporting the treatment of cancer by orthodox Western methods. Henry McGrath draws on his many years as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine to explain how Chinese medicine approaches cancer in terms of understanding and treatment.
A Practical Guide to Pilates for Scoliosis
This clear and concise book explains what scoliosis is, its symptoms, and its physical and psychological impact. It includes a series of Pilates exercises, designed by the authors specifically to promote flexibility, posture and muscle strength in scoliosis sufferers, and also vital information on what exercises to avoid.
This insightful book covers all aspects of 'Tai Chi', answering questions that are beyond the scope of many classes. A wide range of material is covered, including fundamental points about the mechanics of movement and the 'energetic' aspects of practice, as well as the relationship between body, mind and spirit that emerges.a
Creating a New Environment
Body Intelligence offers a new understanding of how the body works and leads the reader to a greater sense of wellbeing and an enriched sense of self. Experiential exercises, guided meditations and movements are provided throughout the book, helping the reader to develop improved levels of health and body intelligence.
Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing
SomaCentric Dialoguing offers therapists effective techniques for improving communication with clients, and for helping clients articulate the messages of their body. In this accessible introduction to the approach, Julie McKay outlines the core techniques, describing how they can be applied to make therapeutic sessions more effective.
Chinese Medical Qigong is the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, used in universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Correlating traditional therapies of Qigong with outcomes of modern scientific research, it is the authoritative introduction to the knowledge system and content of Qigong study.
A Practitioner's Handbook
Biochemical imbalances caused by nutritional deficiencies are a contributory factor in chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, auto-immune conditionsaand cancer. This handbook for practitioners explains how to identify and treat such biochemical imbalances in order to better understand and manage a patient's ill-health.
The Mother Form
This DVD, narrated and demonstrated by Master Zhongxian Wu, focuses on the Mother Form of Taiji Qigong, passed directly from the Hidden Immortal Lineage. Essentially, this form is a way to bring the practitioner into physical, mental, and spiritual awareness and connection with the microcosm (human being) and the macrocosm (universe).
Traditional Chinese medicine has a complex history, yet the basic principles at the heart of practice have remained the same for hundreds of years. Without a solid understanding of these fundamental theories, effective practice is impossible. This book provides a complete introduction to everything that students and practitioners need to know.
The principles and practice of diagnostics are key to administering effective treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. The ability to diagnose symptoms and complaints correctly is fundamental to deciding on appropriate remedies, and this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the principles that students and practitioners need to know.
A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
This new and important textbook demystifies the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy and shows how and why it can be so effective at bringing about a natural realignment towards optimal health. The authors describe how to respond appropriately to each client's system, and how to support deep-felt and lasting change in patients.
An in-depth understanding of the meridians and acupoints lies at the heart of effective practice in traditional Chinese medicine. This book outlines everything that practitioners and students need to know.
Acupuncture can be a very effective way of strengthening the body's resistance to illness, and of eliminating potentially harmful pathogens. This book provides a complete overview of the principles involved in distinguishing between different syndromes of illness in patients, and of selecting and administering appropriate treatments.
This book presents a collection of real case studies of patients who have been treated by prominent acupuncture practitioners in China. Compiled by leading experts, under the editorial direction of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, this book is a useful reference for acupuncture practitioners and students at all levels.
The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality
The Secret of Everlasting Life is the first translation from the Chinese of the second-century Can Dong Qi. This ancient work, the earliest known text on transformation and immortality, echoes the wisdom and poetry of the Tao Te Ching and I Ching. This translation reveals the meditation methods practised for thousands of years by Taoist sages.
A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry
Accessible and scholarly, this classic book considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese art and poetry, the expression of the Taoist approach to existence. Chung-yuan Chang's always lucid narrative explores the relationship between the Tao and the creative arts, introducing classic paintings and poems to bring Taoism to life.
Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of India, Tibet and the Middle East - Middle Asia
Dr. Marc S. Micozzi unfolds the compelling idea that vital energy is the unifying concept that underpins and connects all of the traditional medicines of Middle Asia.
Scientific Practice of Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapeutic Monitoring
The ancient practices of Chinese medicine are often misconstrued by more modern Traditional Chinese Medicine in Westernised texts. This book expands our knowledge of the full potential of Chinese medical practices using an approach characterised by Grandmaster Wan as the 3E approach (easy, economical and efficient).
Qigong for Children
Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises.
Migraine is a condition that Western medicine finds notoriously difficult to treat, and acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina massage can all be effective methods of bringing about relief. This clear and comprehensive guide will enable practitioners to carry out treatment and significantly ease symptoms and suffering.
A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems and touch receptivity. This book is the perfect resource to find a therapy - or combination of therapies - to suit the individual needs of each child.
The authors explain the nature of Cervical Spondylosis and associated symptoms. They clearly outline every stage of the treatment process, giving easy-to-follow techniques and guidance on how to perform massage therapy treatments. Written for practitioners of Chinese medicine and massage therapy, the book will be an invaluable basic resource.
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