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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.

 

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Vital Breath of the Dao

Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong - Laohu Gong

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Bagua Daoyin

A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace

By Jinghan He; Translated by David Alexander
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Ba Duan Jin

Eight-Section Qigong Exercises

Other compilation by Foreign Languages Press
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Liu Zi Jue

Six Sounds Approach to Qigong Breathing Exercises

Other compilation by Foreign Languages Press
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Wu Qin Xi

Five-Animal Qigong Exercises

Other compilation by Foreign Languages Press
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life

Revealing the Deeper Mysteries of China's Ancient Art for Health and Harmony (Revised Edition)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Taiji Jian 32-Posture Sword Form

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Meet Your Body

CORE Bodywork and Rolfing Tools to Release Bodymindcore Trauma

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Eternal Spring

Taijiquan, Qi Gong, and the Cultivation of Health, Happiness and Longevity

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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You Are How You Move

Experiential Chi Kung

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Alchemy of Pushing Hands

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Bagua Quan Foundation Training

By He He Jinghan; Translated by David Alexander
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Chen

Living Taijiquan in the Classical Style

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Managing Depression with Qigong

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Seeking the Spirit of The Book of Change

8 Days to Mastering a Shamanic Yijing (I Ching) Prediction System

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer

Harmony in the Face of the Tiger

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Curves, Twists and Bends

A Practical Guide to Pilates for Scoliosis

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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What is 'Tai Chi'?

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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

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Body Intelligence

Creating a New Environment

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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