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.
I Send a Voice is a gripping account of Evelyn Eaton's experiences participating in Native American Sweat Lodge healing rituals, and being eventually deemed worthy of carrying a healing Pipe herself. This classic book remains one of the definitive accounts of the training and work of a Pipe-woman in this shamanic tradition.
An invaluable guide for anyone beginning a career in acupuncture, this book offers insights into likely challenges and pitfalls of the first years of practice. It addresses styles of working, common mistakes, confidence with patients, and success and failure in the treatment room, helping novice acupuncturists to reflect on their practice.
Yidaki music for sound therapy
The didgeridoo, or yidaki, is one of the most ancient musical instruments on Earth. The Tzolkin Trilogy showcases the primal sound of the didgeridoo as it has never before been heard, in three compositions, based on the Mayan calendar. This unique sound has been developed into a form that can act as a tool for healing and spiritual awakening.
This authoritative and extensively illustrated text provides a complete overview of Chinese moxibustion techniques and methods, including contraindications and treatments for a wide range of conditions. It covers the fundamentals of theory as well as the skills and techniques practitioners need, all of which are photographically illustrated.
Jiangan co-ordinates slow diaphragmatic breathing with graduated stretching and strengthening exercises to promote circulation and stimulate the cardiovascular system. This book offers a concise practical guide to Jiangan exercises, providing detailed instructions and illustrations while also exploring the Chinese philosophy behind the art.
Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit
This illustrated guide covers everything caregivers will need to know about Taiji and Qigong in order to help those with limited mobility experience these relaxing forms of exercise. The specially adapted program targets all the different parts of the body to improve strength and provide contemplative relaxation.
In order to learn Taijiquan you must begin with the most fundamental steps, and systematically work up to the advanced levels. This book explains the five levels of Taijiquan from complete beginner to highest level practitioner. Readers will learn how to assess their current ability and identify exactly what is needed to reach the next level.
How Children (and Frogs) Can Use the Breath to Deal with Anxiety, Anger and Tension
This practical guide to yoga breathing techniques is focused on helping children to cope with difficult emotions and situations.
Too many of us hold our physical, mental and emotional pain within our bodies, where it slows energy, manifests as tension and can have a damaging impact upon our health. In his new book, Noah Karrasch shows that wellbeing and healing come from the detangling of blocked emotions and the restoration of the free flow of energy through the body.
Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and I Ching
This book offers a clear explanation of the philosophical theories that underpin acupuncture methods. Introducing the fundamentals of Chinese medical philosophy including Yin-Yang, the Eight Trigrams and Ba Gua, it presents a clinically effective acupuncture system that balances metaphysical theory with practical acupuncture techniques.
Go Ask the River is the haunting story of the female Chinese poet Hung Tu, tracing her rise from Flower-in-the-Mist to Official Hostess at the court of the governors of the Silk City, and her love affair with the poet Yuan Chen, against the backdrop of the scholars, poets, officials, and warring factions of ninth century China.
How to Share the Benefits of Comforting Touch in Dementia and at the End of Life
The radiant energy in human touch can have a powerful therapeutic effect for those
who are elderly, ill or dying. Explaining the benefits, practicalities and research
behind touch therapy, this book teaches a simple hand massage sequence for all
carers looking for an effective way to support and connect with a family member,
friend or patient.
A New Book of Change
This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins.
Contemporary Maharishi Ayurveda Medicine and Science
This complete guide to the ancient Indian natural health care system of Maharishi Ayurveda explains how Ayurveda addresses the mind, body and environment to provide a full spectrum of time-tested and cost-effective treatments. The book presents an overview complete with case studies that illustrate the latest developments in Ayurvedic research.
Thirteen Movements to Stretch the Body and Make it More Supple, and Guiding and Harmonising Energy to Regulate the Breath
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Foundation Sequences 2
This is the second volume in Professor Zhang Guangde's foundation Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong sequences, and the movements described synchronize breathing and concentration by enhancing the body's flow of blood and energy to achieve higher levels of physical and mental agility.
Practices from Spiritist Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil
This pioneering text is the first comprehensive account of the philosophy, practical applications and wider relevance of Spiritist therapies to be published in English. Providing important new insights into this rich tradition, this text will be of interest to mental health professionals and alternative and complementary health practitioners.
Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing
Chair yoga is a revolutionary concept designed to make the numerous benefits of classical yoga available to a wider range of physical abilities.
Life in Resonance - The Secret Art of Shiatsu
Akinobu Kishi is regarded as one of the leading exponents of shiatsu, and his theory and practice of Seiki Soho are explained for the first time in this important book. The book consists of a dialogue about the fundamental principles and practice of Seiki Soho, and will be essential reading for all shiatsu practitioners and students.
This practical handbook explains how Bach Flower Remedies can be highly effective for treating both behavioral and physical complaints in animals.
Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of China, and East and Southeast Asia
Dr. Micozzi provides a panoramic overview of the ethno medical traditions of China, the Malay Peninsula, the Indonesian Archipelago, the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Thailand, Korea, and Japan.
Esoteric Talismans, Mantras, and Mudras in Healing and Inner Cultivation
Master Wu describes the practice of Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong in detail, and explains the therapeutic benefits and talismanic aspects.
A Handbook for Therapists and Counsellors
Wellness coaching is an emerging and vibrant area of healthcare. It takes healing beyond the curing of symptoms and empowers clients to take their health back into their own hands. This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness coaching techniques into their services.
The Philosophical Art of Change
For the first time in the English language, this book describes the philosophy and practice of Nei Gong. The author explains the philosophy which underpins this practice, and the methodology of Sung breathing, an advanced meditative practice, is described. The book also contains a set of Qigong exercises, accompanied by instructional illustrations.
An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies, and Remedies
This book combines current information on orthodox treatment with a holistic understanding of complementary therapies.
Nourish the Blood, Tonify the Qi to Promote Longevity, and Calm and Concentrate the Mind to Regulate the Heart
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Foundation Sequences 1
Professor Zhang Guangde's Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong is part of the Chinese national health program and is the most popular form of Qigong practiced across the globe. This book contains step-by-step instructions and illustrations to show the foundation sequences, and the accompanying DVD will enable all to begin to grasp this form of Qigong.
A Practical Guide to Teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in Schools and the Community
Learning the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way for children to relax, have fun, and strengthen body and mind. This easy-to-use teacher training pack provides step-by-step instructions and simple techniques that enable anyone to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to children.
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