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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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