A Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Nei Gong
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon
I urge anyone interested in the internal arts to read this book. You won't get standard regurgitated descriptions of Qi or Qi gong. Nor will you get exotic tales of secret rituals in dark caverns. What you will get is a truly comprehensive sharing of profound information in an accessible format. Damo has not only dedicated his life to cultivating 'gong' but also to understanding the processes involved (somatically and intellectually) so that others can benefit.
I really don't know of anyone else who has written about the nei gong process in the depth and detail in which Damo has. He clearly writes from a depth of experience in the nei gong tradition. He has a unique ability to explain nei gong in a clear and logical way that anyone can understand if prepared to make the effort. The diagrams in the books are especially helpful in making concepts clear.
Damo Mitchell has studied the martial, medical and spiritual arts of Asia since the age of four. He is the technical director of the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts, and teaches Nei Gong in the UK, Sweden and the USA.
Preface; Foreword by Paul Mitchell; Acknowledgements; 1. Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Qi; 2. Health and Personal Evolution; 3. The Qi Gong Body; 4. Preparing the Body; 5. Regulation of Breath; 6. Regulating and Shaping the Mind; 7. The Nature of Jing; 8. Awakening the Energy Body; 9. Movement of the Yang Qi; 10. The Art of Qi Gong; 11. Attainment of Internal Vibration/Life; 12. The Stage of Qi to Shen; 13. Concluding Thoughts; Appendix 1 - Qi Gong Deviation; Glossary of Pinyin Terms; Boxed Out Text; About the Author
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