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Qigong (Chi Kung), Dao Yin
Links, Bibliography, and Resources


Note:    This webpage was formerly updated and published at http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/linksqg.htm.
            This webpage reflects the current reading and research interests of Mike Garofalo in 2015. 


    A Note to Readers:  The Cloud Hands website (Taijiquan and Qigong) has been online continuously since 2001.  In 2008, over 1,900,000 webpages (excluding graphics) were served to readers around the world from the Cloud Hands website.  Since 2005, I have also provided an associated blog to point to changes and additions at the Cloud Hands website:  The Cloud Hands: Mind/Body Movement Arts Blog.  Since the Cloud Hands website and the Valley Spirit Qigong website are both very well-established and stable websites, they provide readers with a good and secure starting point for their online research into Taijiquan and Qigong.  The Cloud Hands and Valley Spirit Qigong websites are funded entirely by Green Way Research, with volunteer efforts by Michael P. Garofalo
    Unfortunately, as everyone knows, many other websites and webpages appear and then disappear from the Internet scene.  Authors do not pay to keep up their web hosting services, loose a "free hosting" option, change filenames, or decide to remove webpages for various reasons.  Consequently, links to some good webpages become invalid and files are no longer found on the Internet.  You may find a some of these "dead links" to nonexistent webpages cited below; and, there is no way to avoid this troublesome situation.  For this reason, when you do find a good and useful webpage, be sure to save the webpage to a folder on your hard drive or server. 
    I am inconsistent about italicizing non-English words in this webpage.  Too much italicizing makes for more difficult reading. 
    I welcome and encourage your suggestions for how to improve this webpage.  Your comments, ideas, contributions, and constructive criticism are encouraged.  Send your suggestions to my email box. 


Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands and Valley Spirit Qigong Websites 

"Chinese Qigong [Dao Yin] has been practiced with a recorded history of over 2,000 years.  But it wasn't until 1953, when Liu Gui-zheng published a paper entitled "Practice On Qigong Therapy", that the term Qigong (Chi Kung) was adopted as the popular name for this type of exercise system.  Prior to that date, there were many terms given to such exercise, such as Daoyin, Xingqi, Liandan, Xuangong, Jinggon, Dinggong, Xinggon, Neigong, Xiudao, Zhoshan, Neiyangong, Yangshengong, etc. "
-  Qi Journal,


Abode of the Eternal Tao   Publishers of the "Empty Vessel" magazine.  Website has articles, information on books and videos, links, and seminar listing.   

Advice for Wise Persons

Aging Well and Qigong

Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient:  The Physical Foundations of Mindfulness.   By Will Johnson.  Boston, Shambhala, 2000.  137 pages.  ISBN: 1570625182.  VSCL.  

All About Qigong - Blog

Alternative and Complementary Medicine: A Focus on Qigong.  A Master's Thesis by Shannon Larry Sumrall.    


American Center for Chinese Studies   

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers and Practitioners
.  By H. David Coulter.  Forward by Timothy McCall.  Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Body and Breath, 2001.  Index, bibliography, appendices, 623 pages.  ISBN: 0970700601.  2002 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Health, Wellness and Nutrition.  

Ancient Way to Keep Fit.   Compiled by Zong Wu and Li Mao.  Translated by Song Luzeng, Liu Beijian, and Liu Zhenkai.  Paintings by Zhang Ke Ren.  Forward by Kumar Frantzis.  Bolinas, California, Shelter Publications, 1992.  211 pages, glossary.  ISBN: 0679417893.  Outstanding illustrations by Zhang Ke Ren.  VSCL.

Animal Daoyin

Animal Frolics Qigong

"Are the Internal Arts Scientific?"  By Alex Yeo.  T'ai Chi: The International Magazine of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Volume 28,  No. 3, June 2004, pp. 26-29.  

Arthritis Therapy - Exercise - Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong   Bibliography, links, notes, quotes, and references to medical studies.  

The Art of Breathing: Six Simple Lessons to Improve Performance, Health, and Well-Being.  By Nancy Zi.   Frog Ltd., 2000.  4th Edition.  240 pages.  ISBN:  1583940340.   

The Art of Peace.  By Morihei Ueshiba.  O'Sensei Ueshiba, 1883-1969, was the founder of Aikido.  Translated by John Stevens.  Boston, Shambhala, 1992.  Shambhala Pocket Classics.  126 pages.  ISBN: 0877738513.  VSCL. 

Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao: The Taoist Secret of Circulating Internal Power  By Mantak Chia.  Santa Fe, New Mexico, Aurora Press, 1983.  193 pages.  ISBN: 0943358078.  Introduction by Michael Winn.  VSCL. 

Awakening to the Sacred: Creating a Spiritual Life from Scratch.  By Lama Surya Das.  New York, Broadway Books, 1999.   382 pages.  VSCL.  ISBN: 0767902750.   

Awakening to the Tao.  By Liu I-Ming.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala, 1988.  105 pages.  ISBN: 087773447X. 

Awareness Through Movement; Health Exercises for Personal Growth.  Easy to Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination and Personal Awareness.  By Moshe Feldenkrais.  San Francisco, Harper Collins, 1972, 1977.  173 pages.  ISBN: 0062503227.  VSCL.  

Ba Duan Jin: Chinese Health Qigong.  Compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association.  Beijing, China, Foreign Languages Press, 2007.  I58 pages, charts, and instructional DVD included.  ISBN: 9787119047812. VSCL.   

Ba Duan Gin, Eight Section Brocade Qigong.   By Mike Garofalo, M.S.   Instructions, notes, links, bibliography, quotations, and charts. 

Baduanjin " Brocade" Exercises in Eight Forms  The Eight Treasures or Eight Sections (Baduan) Brocade (jin).  Seated and standing forms are explained and illustrated.  17K.

Bagua Qigong: Liang Shen Pu.  Teaching by Sifu Brian Knack.  N.W. Tai Chi downtown Dojo in Vancouver, Washington, 2018.  Instructional DVD. 

Ba Gua Zhang (Pa Kua Chang):  Bibliography, links, resources, quotes, and notes.  Circle walking internal martial arts.  By Mike Garofalo, M.S.. 

Beginning Qigong: Chinese Secrets for Health and Longevity.  By Stephen Comee.   Tokyo, Tuttle Publishing, 1993.  120 pages.  ISBN:0804817219.  VSCL.   

Blue Poppy Enterprises   

The Bodhisattva Warriors.  The Origin, Inner Philosophy, History and Symbolism of the Buddhist Martial Art within India and China.  By Shifu Nagaboshi Tomio (Terence Dukes).  Boston, MA, Weiser Books, 1994.  Index, bibliography, extensive notes, 527 pages.  ISBN: 0877287856.  VSCL.  

Body Learning: How the Mind Learns from the Body: A Practical Approach.  By Ginny Whitelaw, Ph.D.  New York, Perigee Book, Berkley Publishing Co., 1998.  ISBN: 0399524061.   

Bodymind, Somatics, Somaesthetics, Bodymind: Theory and Practices

BodyStories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy.  Expanded Edition.  By Andrea Olsen in collaboration with Caryn McHose.  Barrytown, New York, Station Hill Openings of Barrytown, Ltd., 1998.  Index, bibliography, 168 pages.  ISBN: 1581770235.

The Book of Balance and Harmony.  Translated with an Introduction by Thomas Cleary.  New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, North Point Press, 1989.  153 pages.  ISBN: 0865473633.   A fine translation of a classic 13th century anthology of Taoist writings, including essays, conversations, poetry, and songs from the School of Complete Reality.  VSCL. 

Breathe Deep - The Qigong Newsletter

Breathe Well, Be Well.   By Robert Fried.  John Wiley & Sons, 1999.   224 pages.  ISBN:  0471324361.  Subtitle:  A Program to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Asthma, Hypertension, Migraine, and Other Disorders for Better Health.  

The Breathing Book:  Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work.  By Donna Farhi.  Henry Holt, 1996.  238 pages.  ISBN: 0805042970.  

Breathing Practices - Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga    
By Mike Garofalo, M.S. 

Buddhism: Taijiquan and Martial Arts   

Celtic Taoism.  Frank Allen.  Wu Tang PCA, Metal Tiger Technology, 2005.  

Chen Style of Taijiquan    Bibliographies, Links, Resources, Guides, Lessons


Chi Kung = Qi Gong = Qigong = Qigung = pronounced "chee gung."  "Chi" means vital energy, body-mind energy, life force, prana, air.  "Kung" means training, discipline, practice, long term conditioning program, experienced

Chi Kung    By Sifu Wong Kiew Kit.  5K.  

Chi Kung - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.   By Martin Mellish.

Chi Kung and Other Alternative Medicine Options

Chi Kung Bibliography and Webliography.   By Mike Garofalo.    

Chi Kung - Breathing Practices

Chi Gung: Chinese Healing, Energy and Natural Magick.  By L.V. Carnie.

China/Chinese Related Websites Directory   

Chi Kung: Health and Martial Arts.  By Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Yang's Martial Arts Association, 1987.  Glossary and terms.  120 pages.
ISBN: 0940871009.  

Chi Kung: The Chinese Art of Mastering Energy.  By Yves Requena.  Healing Art Press, 1996.  120 pages.  ISBN: 0892816392.  

Chi Kung Quotations, Poems, Sayings

China's Living Treasures Videotapes 

Chinese Healing Arts: Internal Kung Fu.  Edited by William R. Berk.  Burbank, CA, Unique Publications.  209 pages.  ISBN: 0865680833.  VSCL.  Includes numerous translations of classic works. 

Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin.  By Livia Kohn.  University of Hawaii Press, 2008.  268 pages.  ISBN:
0824832698.  History of Daoist health practices.

Chinese Health Qigong Association

Chinese Medicine and Cancer  By Richard Walters.   92K   

Chinese Philosophy and Tai Chi Chuan - Chinese Cosmology.   By Dan Docherty.  21Kb.  

Chinese Traditional Medicine   Giulia Boschi  40Kb

The Chi Revolution: Harnessing the Healing Power of Your Life Force.  By Bruce Kumar Frantzis.  Berkeley, California, Blue Snake Books, 2008.  248 pages.  ISBN: 978-1583941935.  VSCL. 

C'hi: The Power Within.   By Geoff Pike and Phyllis Pike.  Chi Kung Breathing Exercises for Health, Relaxation and Energy.   Boston, Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1993.  Index, 272 pages.  ISBN: 0804830991.  VSCL.   

Chi Walking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy.  By Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer.  New York, Simon and Schuster, A Fireside Book, 2006.  Index, 258 pages.  ISBN: 0743267206.   VSCL.    

Chronicles of Tao: The Secret Life of a Taoist Master.  By Deng, Ming-Dao.  Harper San Francisco, 1993.  496 pages.  ISBN: 0062502190.  

Cinnabar Swan: Healing Arts.  Isabeau Vollhardt.  Ashland, Oregon.  Acupuncture, TCM, Taijiquan, Qigong.  

Classics of Taijiquan  

Cloud Hands Blog  By Mike Garofalo

Cloud Hands - T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung.   By Mike Garofalo.   

Complementary and Alternative Healing University

The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing.  By Daniel Reid.  Random House, 1994.  Index, appendices, 484 pages.  ISBN: 0877739293.  VSCL. 

The Complete Book of Zen.  By Wong Kiew Kit.  Boston, Tuttle Publishing, 2002.  Index, 324 pages.  ISBN: 0804834415.  VSCL.   

The Complete Guide to Chi-Gung: Harnessing the Power of the Universe.    By Daniel Reid.  Illustrations by Dexter Chou. Boston, Shambhala, 1998.  Appendix, index, 326 pages. ISBN: 1570625433.  VSCL. 

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tai Chi and Qigong.  By Bill Douglas.  Alpha Books, 2002, 2nd Edition.  368 pages.  ISBN: 0028642643. 

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walking for Health.  By Erika Peters.  Indianapolis, Indiana, Alpha Books, Pearson Education Company, 2001.  Index, 293 pages.  ISBN: 0028640020.  VSCL.    



Concise English-Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionary.  Oxford University Press, Second Edition, 1999.   610 pages.  ISBN: 0195911512. VSCL.    

Conscious Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release, and Person Mastery.  By Gay Hendricks.  Bantam Books, 1995.  189 pages.  ISBN:  0553374435.

Criticism of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Qigong   By Stephen Barrett, M.D.

Cross-Training for Dummies.  By Tony Ryan and Martica K. Heaner.   Foster City, California, IDB Books, 2000.   Index, appendices, 350 pages.  ISBN: 0764552376.  VSCL. 

Cultivating Stillness: A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind.  Translated with an introduction by Eva Wong.  With a commentary by Shui-ch'ing Tzu.  Illustrated by Hun-yen Tsu.  Boston, Shambhala Press, 1992.  156 pages.  ISBN: 0877736871.  

Cultivating the Chi: The Secrets of Energy and Vitality.   Compiled and translated by Stuart Alve Olson.   Revised and expanded third edition.   Chen Kung Series, Volume One.  St. Paul, Minnesota, Dragon Door Publications, 1993.  Index, 166 pages.  ISBN:  0938045113.  VSCL. 

Dancing at Dawn: Taijiquan 

Dayan Qigong, Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes.
 By Mike Garofalo.

Dao De Jing, by Lao Tsu: Selected Translations, Bibliography, Commentary

Dao House: Of Discourses and Dreams   "
A compendium of links to great online Daoist (Taoist) resources."  An excellent selection of fine links with informative and fair annotations; all presented in an attractive and easy to read format.  The in-depth and creative collection of links are arranged by 18 topics.  The attention to detail and research involved to create this guide are worthy of high praise.  This website is outstanding!  A must visit for students and enthusiasts of Taoism.  

Daoism and Chinese Culture.  By Livia Kohn.  Magdalena, NM, Three Pines Press, 2001.  Index, chronology, notes, 228 pages. ISBN: 1931483000.  "Livia Kohn is a world-renowned scholar of Daoism and professor of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University."  VSCL.    

Daoism Handbook.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  2 Volumes, 914 pages.  Brill Academic Publishers, 2005.  ISBN: 0391042378.  30 scholars contributed articles to this excellent Daoist anthology. 

Daoist Body Cultivation: Traditional Models and Contemporary Practices.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  University of Hawaii Press, 2006.  243 pages.  ISBN: 1931483051.  VSCL.   

Daoist Classics: Bibliography and Links.  By Mike Garofalo.

Daoist Experience: an Anthology.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  New York, SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture, 1993.  404 pages.  ISBN: 0791415805.  VSCL. 

Daoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques.  Edited by Livia Kohn. 

DaMo Qigong and Taoist Internal Alchemy 

Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change  By Damo Mitchell.  Singing Dragon, 2011.  240 pages.  ISBN: 978-1848190658.  VSCL. 

The Dao of Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation.   By Tsung Hwa Jou.  Charles E. Tuttle, 1998.  3rd Edition.  233 pages.  ISBN: 0804813574.  An outstanding textbook on Tai Chi Chuan.  All styles are introduced and explained.  A very informative introduction to the philosophy and practices of Tai Chi Chuan.  VSCL. 

Daoist Studies Website  "The Daoist Studies website contains scholarly information about Daoism, including books on Daoism, conferences, scholars, a bibliography and general resources for learning about Daoism. Although primarily intended for academic students of Daoism, the Daoist Studies website recognizes and welcomes the involvement of Daoist practitioners throughout the world."  An outstanding portal to Daoist studies, information and resources.  Designed and edited by James Miller, Department of Religious Studies, Queens University, Ontario, Canada.  An outstanding portal to Daoist Studies. 

Daoyin.  Center for Daoist Studies. 

Daoyin - Google Search 

Daoyin Patting or Striking Techniques  

Daoyin Quotations, Poems, Sayings

Daoyin Tao Massage  By Anna Louise Haigh. 

Daoyin, Tao Yin:  Daoqi Yinti: Guide the Qi and Stretch the Body. 

Daoyin Yangsheng Gong:  Bibliography, Links, Resources, History, Lessons, Quotes

Database of Practical Courses: Daoist Studies Website    By James Miller.

Decoding the Dao: Nine Lessons in Daoist Meditation: A Complete and Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Meditation  By Tom Bisio.  Denver Colorado, Outskirts Press, 2013.  446 pages.  ISBN: 978-1478703945.  VSCL. 

Diabetes Therapy  - Exercise: Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan.  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.  

Doctrine of the Elixir: Microcosmic Orbit.  By R. B. Jefferson. 

Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong: Health and Energy in Seven Simple Movements.  By Bruce Frantzis.  245 pages.   North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2010.  ISBN: 9781556439216.  VSCL. 






The Dragon Dao-Yin Exercises.  By Damo Mitchell.  Lulu Press.  154 pages.  ISBN: 1446762548.  VSCL. 

Dragon Qigong 

Dragon's Play: A New Taoist Transmission of the Complete Experience of Human Life.  By Charles Belyea and Steven Tainer.  Illustrations by Xiao-Lun Lin.  Berkeley, California, Great Circle Lifeworks,  1991.  196 pages.  ISBN: 0962930814.  VSCL. 

Drawing Silk: A Training Manual for T'ai Chi.  By Paul B. Gallagher.  Guilford, VT, Deer Mountain Taoist Academy, 1988.  Reading lists, lists, 128 pages.  ISBN given.  VSCL. 

Drawing Silk: Masters' Secrets for Successful Tai Chi Practice.  By Paul B. Gallagher.  Third Edition.  Fairview, North Carolina, Total Tai Chi, 2007, 1988.  245 pages.  ISBN:  9781419663127.  VSCL.  The First Edition was published as Drawing Silk: A Training Manual for T'ai Chi.  By Paul B. Gallagher.  Guilford, VT, Deer Mountain Taoist Academy, 1988.  Reading lists, lists, 128 pages.

Ecstatic Body Postures: An Alternate Reality Workbook.  By Belinda Gore.  Foreword by Felicitas Goodman.  Santa Fe,  New Mexico, Bear and Company, 1995.  Endnotes, 284 pages.  ISBN: 1879181223.  

Eight Brocades Seated Chi-Kung (Ba Duan Chin).  Translated and compiled by Stuart Olive Olson.

Eight Dragons Qigong

Eight Healing Sounds of Yin Style Ba Gua.  By Xie Peiqi.  Translated by Andrew Nugent-Head.  San Francisco, Association for Traditional Studies, Traditional Studies Press, 1995.  173 pages.  ISBN: 1888179503.  Available from Plum Flower Publications.

Eight Pieces of Brocade-Chi Kung.   By Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming.   Videotape.

The Eight Pieces of Brocade:  Improving and Maintaining Health.   By Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang.  Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Yang's Martial Arts Association, 1988.  Appendix, x, 70 pages. ISBN: 094087105X.  VSCL.  

Eight Section Brocade    Good instructions with photographs of movements.   By Jiawen Miao.  

Eight Section Brocade Qigong   By Michael P. Garofalo.  310Kb, July, 2006.  Provides information about the history and purpose of this popular Chi Kung practice.  Detailed descriptions are provided for each of the eight movements; including information on movement variations, health benefits, qigong meaning, and cautions.  The document includes the most extensive bibliography, link guide, and comments on Ba Duan Jin Qigong resources available anywhere.  Some animated graphics are provided in linked files.  This document is updated as new information is discovered.  This qigong set is the most popular set practiced around the world, and is also known as: Baduanjin, Pa Tuan Jin, Eight Silken Treasures, Ba Duan Jin,  Pal Dan Gum, Ba Duan Gin,  Pa Tin Kam, Otto Pezzi di Tesoro, Acht Delen Brokaat, Les Huit Exercices del la Soie, Eight Silken Treasures, Brocade Qigong, Wudang Brocade Qigong, Brocade soft qigong (Rou Gong), Eight Treasures inner qigong (Nei Gong), Silk Treasures Qigong, and the first eight Buddha Lohan Hands.  The document is about 80 pages long. 

Eight Section Brocade
- Wing Lam Kung Fu.    Videotape.  Song Dynasty Qigong Eight Section Brocade    

The Eight Treasures: Energy Enhancement Exercise.  By Maoshing Ni, Ph.D..  With a preface and commentaries by Hua-Ching Ni.  Santa Monica, California, Seven Star Publications, 1996.  Index, glossary, 196 pages.  ISBN: 0937064742.  VSCL. 

Eighteen Buddha Hands Qigong, Luohan Qigong: Bibliography, History, Lessons

18 Buddha Hands Qigong: A Medical I Ching Exploration
.  By Larry Johnson, O.M.D., L. Ac..  Creston, Colorado, White Elephant Monastery.  Index, 291 pages.  ISBN: 0924071990.  A very detailed study of the I Ching.  Includes a few photographs.  A very detailed examination of the I Ching hexagrams.  

Eighteen Hands Lohan Qigong (King Mui Version)  Description and photographs.  

Empty Vessel: Abode of the Eternal Tao   

Energy Psychology: Self-Healing Practices for Bodymind Health.   By Michael Mayer, Ph.D..  Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 2009.  Index, notes, 423 pages.  ISBN: 9781556437243.  VSCL. 

The Essence of Internal Martial Arts: Esoteric Fighting Techniques and Healing Methods.  By Jerry Alan Johnson.  Pacific Grove, California, Ching Lien Healing Arts Center, 1994.  Appendix, glossary, 316 pages. ISBN: 1885246005.  VSCL.    

The Essence of Shaolin White Crane: Martial Power and Qigong.  By Yang, Jwing-Ming, PhD.  Jamaica Plain, Massachusettes, YMAA Publishing Center, 1996.  A variety of approaches to qigong are taught in this book: stationary, moving, hard and soft styles of Shaolin White Crane Qigong, pp. 111-240.  Glossary, 336 pages.  ISBN: 1866969353.  VSCL.    

The Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung: Health and Martial Arts.  By Yang Jwing-Ming, Ph.D.. Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, YMAA Publication Center, 1990.  Glossary, appendices, index, 148 pages.  ISBN: 0940871106.  VSCL.   

Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind.  By Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.  New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1999.  Index, bibliography, source notes, 306 pages.  ISBN: 0471392162.  VSCL.   

The Empty Vessel: A Journal of Daoist Philosophy and Practice.  Edited by Solala Towler.  Published quarterly.  Eugene, Oregon.  

Energy Arts.   Bruce Kumar Frantzis Energy Arts.  

The Essence of Shaolin White Crane: Martial Power and Qigong.  By Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Jamaica Plain, Mass., 1996.  Index, appendices, 337 pages.  ISBN: 1886969353.  

The Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung: Health and Martial Arts.   By Yang Jwing-Ming.  Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 1990.  Glossary, 148 pages.   ISBN:  0940871106.

The Essential Book of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  By Liu Yanchi, Fang Tingyu, Kathleen Vian, Peter Eckman, and Chen Laidi.  Columbia University Press, 1988.  305 pages.  ISBN: 0231103573.  

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology.  By Frederic Martini and Edwin F. Bartholomew.  New York, Prentice Hall, 1999.  Second Edition.  Index, 648 pages.  ISBN: 0130821926.

The Essential Qigong Training Course.  100 Days to increase Energy, Physical Health, and Spiritual Well-Being.  By Ken Cohen.  Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True, 2005.  Includes a 59 page weekly workbook, a Qigong DVD, 5 audio CDs, and one Qi Healing DVD.   ISBN: 1591790905.  VSCL.  


"For optimal health, we need body and spirit, exercise (ming) and meditation, awareness of 
the inner world and the outer.  In other words, health requires balance and moderation.  The 
goal of qigong may be summarized as xing ming shuang xiu, "spirit and body equally refined 
and cultivated."  Cultivate your whole being, as you would cultivate a garden - with attention, 
care, and even love."
-  Ken Cohen, Essential Qigong, 2005, p. 2


Exercise and Stretching.   By Bob Flaws.  15Kb.  

Exercise Danger:  30 Exercises to Avoid plus 100 Safer and More Effective Alternatives.  By Grant Donovan, Jane McNamara, and Peter Gianoli.  Wellness Australia PTY LTD, 1989, 1997.  ISBN: 1875139036.   29 pages.  

"The Eye of the Beholder."  By David Life.   "The practice of Drishti is a gazing technique that develops concentration- and teaches you to see the world as it really is."  Yoga Journal
February 2002, pp. 73- 76.  

Fabulously Fit Forever.   By Frank Zane.   Palm Springs, CA, Zananda, Inc., 1993, Revised 2nd Edition, 1995.  Notes, 334 pages.  ISBN: 0963616714.  A championship bodybuilder and psychologist gives us sage advice about fitness and health.  A variety of meditation techniques are advocated.  

Falun Dafa at Stanford University    

Feel the Qi.   The Healer Within.  By Roger Jahnke.    

Feel the Qi

Fitness, Well-Being and Vitality   


Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)


Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey   
Animal Frolics Qigong webpage development Plan in 2009:  I intend to develop the webpages on the Animal Frolics Qigong in 2009 in the following order:  1)  June and July:  Animal Frolics Qigong and Crane Frolic.  2) August and September: Bear Frolic and Dragon Qigong.   2)  October and November:  Tiger Frolic and Deer Frolic.  3)  December:  Monkey Frolic

The Five Animals do the Six Healing Sounds.  By Michael Winn.  Healing Tao Home Study Video, 2004.  Qigong Fundamentals 1.  1 DVD.  Instruction in the Inner Smile, Ocean Breathing, 6 Healing Sounds, and Five Animals.  Also Qigong Fundamentals 1 includes lectures by Michael Winn on six audio CDs.  VSCL. 

The Five Elements: An Ancient Chinese Thinking Machine  David K. Jordan. 

The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power.  By Christopher S. Kilham.   Healing Art Press, 1994.  96 pages.  ISBN: 0892814500.  VSCL. 

Free Your Breath, Free Your Life
.  How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully.   By Dennis Lewis.  Boston, Shambhala Press, 2004.  Index, recommended reading, 193 pages.  ISBN:  1590301331.   

The Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body.   By Bob Cooley.  New York, Simon and Schuster, Fireside Boo, 2005.  Index, appendices, 310 pages.  ISBN: 978-0743270878.  He calls his methods: Resistance Flexibility Training® and The Meridian Flexiblity System®.   VSCL. 

The Gentle Path of Spiritual Progress.  By Ni, Hua-Ching.  Los Angeles, California, College of Tao and Traditional Chinese Healing, c 1987.  Index, 257 pages.  ISBN: 0937064335.  VSCL.    

Gilman, Michael   Port Townsend, WA.  A variety of Qigong forms are taught.  Teacher training courses from the International Center for the Healing Arts.  Numerous books and videotapes are offered.  

Golden Shield Qi Gong.  Santa Cruz, Monterey, Palo Alto.  Darren Huckle, L.Ac. 

Goose Qigong, Wild Goose Qigong, Dayan Chi Kung: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes.
 By Mike Garofalo.

Green Way Research.    Red Bluff, California.

Guolin Qigong 

The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture.  By Frank R. Wilson.   New York, Vintage Books, Random House, 1999.  Index, bibliography, notes, 396 pages.  ISBN: 0679740473.  

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind .  By Peter M. Wayne, Ph.D., and Mark L. Fuerst.  Boston, Shambhala Press, 2013.  Index, detailed notes, 336 pages.  A Harvard Health Publication.  ISBN: 978-1590309421.  VSCL. 

Hatha Yoga: Guides, Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes  
By Mike Garofalo. 

Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language; Symbols, Secrets and Metaphor.  By Swami Sivananda Radha.  Foreward by B.K.S. Iyengar.  Spokane, Washington, Timeless Books, 1987, 1995.  Index, 308 pages.  ISBN:  0931454743.  A wonderful book filled with lore, myths, symbols, stories, and metaphors about various yoga postures. 

The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi.  By Roger Jahnke, O.M.D..  Chicago, Contemporary Books, 2002.   Index, notes, extensive recommended reading list, 316 pages.  ISBN: 0809295288.

Healing Tao Instructor's Association of America  

Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way.   By Livia Kohn and Stephen Jackowicz.  Uinversity of Hawaii Press, 2005.  234 pages.  ISBN: 1931483035.

Health and Medical Qigong Books - Powell's Books 

Health and Tai Chi Chuan   Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.  By Mike Garofalo. 

Health and Qigong.  By Mike Garofalo. 

History of Qigong    By Xu Zangcai.   60Kb.  

How Can I Get My Product or Service Listed Here?   

Hun Yuan Taiji/Qigong of Grand Master Feng Zhiqiang.  By Justin Meehan. 





The I Ching or Book of Changes: A Guide to Life's Turning Points.   By Brian Browne Walker.  New York, St. Martin's Griffin, 1992.  134 pages.  ISBN: 0312098286.  Excellent handbook. VSCL. 

Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands and Valley Spirit Qigong Websites 

Integral Life Practices: A 21st Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening.  By Ken Wibur, Terry Patten, Adam Leonard, and Marco Morelli.  Integral Books, 2008.  Index, 416 pages.  ISBN: 1590304675.  VSCL. 

Internal Strength Videos by Mike Sigman 

The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands: A Gateway to Advanced T'ai Chi Practice.  By Robert Tangora.  Foreword by Michael J. Gelb.  Berkeley, California, Blue Snake Books, 2012.  Bibliography, 141 pages.  ISBN: 9781583944486.  VSCL.  A thorough discussion of three components of internal power: 1) cross-body power, 2) left-right alignment or joint power, and 3) zhong ding power.  Six supplemental and complimentary exercises are precisely explained and illustrated.  "Cloud Hands is a paradigm for the internal symmetry in t'ai chi ch'uan through the hidden relationship between the stepping method, the changes of nei chin, and cross-body power. ... This book is beneficial for a a wide range of practitioners of movement, healing, and marital arts. ... The reader should be familiar with core concepts from t'ai chi ch'uan, e.g., song, nei chin, ch'i, and zhong ding."    

Interview with Mike Sigman   

International Center for the Healing Arts
.  Port Townsend, WA.  Michael Gilman  A variety of Qigong forms are taught.  Instructional videotapes and DVDs.  

International Institute of Medical Qigong    Johnson, Jerry Alan   Ph.D., D.T.C.M., D.M.Q.   Pacific Grove, California.   

The Intrinsic Energies of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  Compiled and translated by Stuart Alve Olson.  Chen Kung Series, Volume Two.   Saint Paul, Minnesota, Dragon Door Publications, 1994.  Index, 194 pages.  ISBN: 093804513X.   VSCL.    

Iron Shirt Qigong.  By Nigel Sutton.

The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic.  The Taoist Guide to Health, Longevity, and Immortality.  Translated with commentary by Stuart Alve Olson.  Rochester, Vermont, 2003.  Index, bibliography, 216 pages.  ISBN: 0892811358.  Inculdes translations of "The Immortals" by Ko Hung, and "The Three Treasures of Immortality" by T'ien Hsin Chien.  This work was added to the Taoist Canon between 912 and 1116 CE.  

The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic Text

Jobs' Body: A Handbook for Bodywork.   By Deane Juhan.  Foreword by Ken Dychtwald.  Barrytown, New York, Station Hill Press, 1987.  Index, bibliography, 365 pages.  ISBN:  0882681346.  

Journey to the West.   Compiled by Mr. Wang Tao.  8 Parts. 

Jumpstart Your Metabolism: How to Lose Weight By Changing the Way You Breathe.  By Pam Grout.  Fireside, 1998.  192 pages.  ISBN: 0684843463,

Knocking at the Gate of Life and Other Healing Exercises from China.   Official Manual of the People's Republic of China.   Translated by Edward C. Chang.    Pennsylvania, Rodale Press, 1985.  Index, 202 pages.  ISBN:  0878575820.   The Eight Section Brocade, Pa Tuan Chin: pp. 24-29.  VSCL.    

Kunlun Nei Gung: The Art of Bliss with the Portland Kunlun School.  Portland, Oregon.  Jeff & Janice Godfrey.  "Our primary practice is the Kunlun "spontaneaous" Nei Gung, however, most students start out learning 5 Elements qi gong and I-Jong of the Maoshan tradition.  We also offer the Gold Flower of Maoshan the Red Phoenix of Maoshan and a host of other Maoshan, Wu Dang, Hawaiian, and other practices from the Kunlun system.  This is not a martial system to be clear, although many arts will benefit from the Kunlun energy.  We focus mainly on awakening the dormant inner potential and the attainment of gold dragon body for the men, gold phoenix for the women."

Kuan Yin Sitting Qi Gong.  Teaching by Sifu Brian Knack.  N.W. Tai Chi downtown Dojo in Vancouver, Washington, 2018.  Instructional DVD. 

Kuo Lien Ying   

Kwang Ping Style of Taijiquan 

Lao Tzu's Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching): Selected Translations, Bibliography and Commentary

Learn to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress.  By Mike George.  San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1998.  Index, bibliography, 159 pages.  High quality layout, 
artwork, and typography.  ISBN:  0811819086.  25 good techniques for helping you relax and reduce stress.  A beautiful book with sage advice.  VSCL. 

Liang Shen Pu: Bagua Qigong.  Teaching by Sifu Brian Knack.  N.W. Tai Chi downtown Dojo in Vancouver, Washington, 2018.  Instructional DVD. 

Liberating the Body: Movements that Awaken the Inner Self.  By Tony Crisp.  Hammersmith, London, Aquarian Press, Harper Collins, 1992.  Index, 143 pages.  ISBN: 1855381761.  VSCL.   

Lifestyle Advice for Wise Persons

Liuhebafa Five Character Secrets.  Translated with comments by Paul Dillon.  Boston, MA, YMAA Publications, 2003.  168 pages.  11 illustrations.  ISBN:  1886969728. 

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Patanjala Yoga Pradipika.  Hammersmith, London, Thorsons, Harper-Collins, 1966, 1996.  337 pages.  ISBN: 1855382253.   VSCL.    

Literati Traditon: Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Feng Shui, I Ching, Chinese Sages.  H. E. YeYoung Ren, Culture Studies. 

Living Chi: The Ancient Chinese Way to Bring Energy and Harmony Into Your Life.  By Gary Kohr.  Charles E. Tuttle, Co., 2001.  152 pages.  ISBN: 0804832749.  Includes material on Shibashi, Lotus and Lohan Qigong. 

Ling Gui International Healing Qi Gong School   


Liu Zi Jue: Six Sounds Approach to Qigong Breathing Exercises (Chinese Health Qigong).  Complied by the Chinese Health Qigong Association.  Beijing, China, Foreign Languages Press, 2008.  79 pages, includes an instructional DVD.  VSCL. 

Living Stress Free - Naturally Blog

Living Yoga:  A Comprehensive Guide for Daily Life.  Edited by Georg Feuerstein and Stephan Bodian with the Staff of Yoga Journal.  New York, Jeremy Tarcher /Perigree, 1993.  Index, 290 pages.  ISBN: 0874777291.   

Long Qigong   Dragon Qigong, Dragon Yoga, Eight Dragons Qigong 

Luo Han Qigong    By Gaspar Garcia, M.D..   In Spanish  

Luohan (Arhat) Chi Kung, Eighteen Buddha Hands Qigong: Bibliography, History, Lessons  

Magic Pearl Qigong: A Tai Chi Medicine Ball Exercise Routine and Meditation Technique.  Developed by Mike Garofalo. 

Magic Pearl Qigong

Massage - Self-Massage, Patting

May the Knowledge of Qi Gong Energy Spread Throughout the World
.  Jack Lim.   15Kb.

Meditation: Guides, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes

Mind/Body Fitness: Focus, Preparation, Performance.  By Tom Seabourne.  Strategies for Success from a Champion Martial Artist.  Boston, Massachusetts, YMAA Publications, 2001.  Index, glossary, 159 pages.  ISBN: 1886969876.   VSCL.   

Mind Over Matter: Higher Martial Arts.  By Shi Ming with Siao Weijia.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Berkeley, California, Frog, Ltd., 1994.  102 pages.  ISBN: 1883319153.  VSCL.   

Monterey Institute for the Study of Alternative Healing Arts   

Mountain Spirit Qigong 

Muscle and Tendon Transforming Qigong Practice with a Cane, Mike Garofalo's Version of Yi Jin Jing

Muscle/Tendon Changing Qigong (Yi Jin Jing Qigong): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Lessons.   By Mike Garofalo. 

Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Bone Washing Chi Kung.  The Secret of Youth.  By Yang, Jwing Ming.  Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Yang's Martial Arts Association, 1989.  Glossary, 286 pages.  ISBN: 0940871068.

National Qi Gong Association   Information on membership, newsletter, conferences, workshops, tours, members, and chi kung.  

Nature Spirits: How to Create Relationships the Nature Spirits of Animals

Neigong.Net   A blog on qigong.  

Nei Jia Quan: Internal Martial Arts Teachers of Tai Ji Quan, Xing Yi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang.  Edited by Jess O'Brien.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2004.  326 pages.  ISBN: 1556435061.   Description.  Extended  interviews with Tim Cartmell, Gabriel Chin, Gail Derin-Kellog, Bruce K. Frantzis, Paul Gale, Fong Ha, William Lewis, Luo De Xiu, Allen Pittman, James Wing Woo,
Tony Yang, Zhao Da Yuan, and Albert Liu.  VSCL. 

The Nia Technique.  The High-Powered Energizing Workout that Gives You a New Body and a New Life.  By Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas.  New York, Broadway Books, 2004.  
Bibliography, glossary, 324 pages.  Illustrated with photographs.  ISBN: 0767917308.  Nia is a newer fusion exercise system, and "Nia" stands for "Neuromuscular Integrative Action."  VSCL. 

No Ordinary Moments: A Peaceful Warrior's Guide to Daily Life.  By Dan Millman.  H. J. Kramer, 1992.  324 pages.  ISBN: 0915811405.

Northern California and Oregon Qi Gong Directory    

Massage: Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes 

One Old Druids Final Journey: Notebooks of the Green Wizard

120 Qigong Links   

101 Reflections on Tai Chi Chuan.  A Motivational Pocket Guide for Tai Chi Chuan.  By Michael Gilman.  Boston, MA, YMAA Publication Center, 2000.  114 pages.  ISBN: 1886960868. 
Many thoughtful comments and suggestions on the art of practice and the mental and spiritual aspects of mind/body arts.  VSCL.   

Offering from the Conscious Body: The Discipline of Authentic Movement.  By Janet Adler.  Rochester, Vermont, 2002.  242 pages.  ISBN: 0892819669.  Exploring the dynamics between the Mover, the Inner Witness, and the Outer Witness.  VSCL.   

Open the Microcosmic Orbit.  By Michael Winn.  Qigong Fundamentals 2.  Healing Tao Home Study Video, 4 Audio CDs, 2008.  The video DVD is titled "Open Chi Flow in the Orbit."  1 DVD, 2004.  

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body: Chi Gung for Lifelong Health (Tao of Energy Enhancement).  By Bruce Kumar Frantzis. 
Illustrated by Husky Grafx.  North Atlantic Books, 1993.  Second Edition.  174 pages.  ISBN: 1556431643.  VSCL.     

Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard.  By Chen Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Cheng Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao are students of the modern Taoist master Wang Liping and live in Beijing.  Tuttle Publishing, 1998.  288 pages.  ISBN: 0804831858.  VSCL. 

Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as a Spiritual Path.  Edited by John Welwood.  Shambhala, 1992.  338 pages.  ISBN: 0877735972.  VSCL.   

Pa Kua Chang:  Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes.  Circle walking internal martial arts.  

Pan Gu Shengong

Patting - Massage - Self-Massage    

Pa Tuan Chin  (8 Section Brocade)   Information from the UCT Tai Chi Club.  

Pa Tuan Chin    Eight Treasures Chi Kung.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   Instructions, notes, links, bibliography, quotations, and charts.    

Perennial Wisdom

Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought.  By Geogre Lakoff and Mark Johnson.  Basic Books, Perseu Books, 1999.  Index, bibliography, 624 pages.  ISBN: 0465056741.   "The mind is inherently bebodied.  Thought is mostly unconscious.  Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical."  

The Possible Society of California

The Power of Ch'i.  An introduction to Chinese mysticism and philosophy.  By Michael Page.  San Francisco, Thorsons, Harper Collins, 1988.  Index, 128 pages.  ISBN: 1855383632.  VSCL. 

The Power of Internal Martial Arts: Combat Secrets of Ba Gua, Tai Chi, and Hsing-I.  By Bruce Kumar Frantzis.  North Atlantic Books, 1998.  300 pages.  ISBN: 1556432534.  VSCL.  

Practical TCM: Qigong for Treating Common Ailments.  The Essential Guide to Self Healing.  By Xu Zangcai.  Boston, MA, YMAA Publications, 2000.  ISBN: 1886969701.  Excerpt on the history of qigong.  

The Practice of Happiness: Exercises and Techniques for Developing Mindfulness, Wisdom and Joy.   By Mirko Fryba.  Translated by Michael H. Kohn.  Boston, Shambhala, 1987, 1995.  Notes, index, 214 pages.  ISBN: 1570621233.  VSCL. 

Primordial Breath, Volume 1.  By Jane Huang.  Original Books, 1987.  ISBN: 0944558003. 

Primordial Wuji Qigong: Bibliography, Links, Instructions, Information.  By Mike Garofalo.

The Program for Better Vision
: How to See Better in Minutes a Day Without Glasses or Contacts.  By Martin Sussman.  North Atlantic Books, 1998.  202 pages.  ISBN:  1556432577.

Pure Time Space   Dharma and Qigong.   

Qi Dragon Health and Healing    Featuring Liping Julia Zhu.  San Francisco.  She is a certified Qigong instructor from China and a disciple of Taoist Master Yu Anren.  She is the Qigong instructor 
at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist, and a Zen student, currently residing at San Francisco Zen Center.

Qi Gong = Qigong = Chi Kung = pronounced "chee gung."  

Qigong   By Roger Jahnke.    

Qigong   In Spanish.  

Qigong: A Legacy in Chinese Healing - The Eight Treasures.   By Dean Deng and Enid Ballin.  Qigong International, 1997.   162 pages.  ISBN: 0965756084.   

Qigong and Health.  By Mike Garofalo. 

Qigong and Tai Chi Internet Resources  

Qigong (Dao-yin) and Yoga Exercise Cycle and the Eight I Ching Trigrams (V)  Exercise cycle definitons and sequences for the Eight Section Brocade Qigong and Eight Rivers Qigong.  

Qigong Alliance

Qigong and Good Health   

Qigong and Arithritis

Qigong and Tai Chi - Health World Online

Qigong Articles at Acupuncture.Com

Qigong Association of America    Articles, list of teachers, workshop list, links.  

Qigong - Breathing Practices   

Qigong (Chi Kung) - Red Bluff, California 

Qigong (Dao-yin) and Yoga Exercise Cycle and the Eight I Ching Trigrams (V)  Exercise cycle definitons and sequences for the Eight Section Brocade Qigong and Eight Rivers Qigong.  

Qi Gong Directory: Global Soul Search

Qigong Eight Section Brocade    Eight Treasures Chi Kung.   By Michael P. Garofalo. Instructions, notes, links, bibliography, quotations, and charts. 

Qigong Empowerment: A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, and Wushu Energy Cultivation.   By Liang, Shou-Yu and Wu, Wen-Ching.  Edited by Denise Breiter-Wu.  Rhode Island, Way of the Dragon Publishing, 1997.  Index, glossary, 348 pages.  ISBN: 1889659029.  VSCL. 

Qigong Energy Healing: Five Elements Rejuvenation Therapy, The Personal Program to Heal and Strengthen Your Life with Sounds, Diet, Mudras, Timing and the Five Rejuvenation Exercises.  By Master Gao Yun and Master Bai Yin.  Lotus Press, 2001, 80 pages.  ISBN: 0914955691.  VSCL. 

Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance.  By Garri Garripoli and Friends.  Deerfield Beach, Florida, Health Communications, Inc., 1999.  Index, resources, glossary, 320 pages.  ISBN: 978155874-674-9.  Includes basic instructions for Wuji Qigong (18 Forms) from Master Duan Zhi Liang.  Includes many case studies and person reports.  VSCL. 

Qigong Essentials for Health Promotion.  By Jiao Guorui.  Translated by Jiao Tielan.  Beijing, China Reconstructs Press, 1988.  ISBN: 750720100.  ASIN: B000B6TA54.  The text includes illustrations (line drawings).  VSCL. 

Qigong Explorer

Qigong for Energy: A Century Old System for Renewed Vigor and Healthful Living.  Presented by Francesco Garri Garripoli and Daisy Lee Garripoli.  Video/DVD.  Wuji Qigong. 

Qigong for Good Health, Fitness and Vitality

Qigong for Healing: Slow Gentle Movements Relieve Stress and Promote Good Health.  Presented by Francesco Garri Garripoli and Daisy Lee Garripoli.  Video/DVD.  Wuji Qigong. 

Qi Gong for Beginners: Eight Easy Movements for Vibrant Health.   By Stanley D. Wilson.  Photographs by Barry Kaplan.  Sterling Publications, 1997.   148 pages.   ISBN: 0915801752.  VSCL. 

Qigong Forest   B. P. Chang

Qigong for Staying Young: A Simple 20-Minute Workout to Cultivate Your Vital Energy.  By Shoshanna Katzman.  New York, Avery, Penguin, 2003.  Index, resources, 274 pages.  ISBN: 1583331735.  VSCL. 

Qigong for Treating Common Ailments.   By Xu Zangcai.   YMAA Publications, 2nd Edition, 2000.  128 pages.  ISBN: 1886969701.

Qigong for Women Links

Qigong for Women: Low-Impact Exercises for Enhancing Energy and Toning the Body.  By Dominique Ferraro.  Healing Arts Press.  Published by Inner Traditions.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0892818387.  

Qigong Healing: The Way of Qigong.   By Kenneth S. Cohen.  

Qi Gong Index - DMOZ

Qi Qong Index - Natural Health Web

Qigong Institute    Articles, qigong database, videotapes, classes, teachers, workshops, information, links, news.   Menlo Park, California.   

Qigong Institute Main BBS

Qigong Instructors - List   

Qigong in the Clinic.   By Dean Johnson.   11Kb.

Qigong Links
   Over 1,000 links from DMOZ/Google.

Qigong Links     

Qigong Meditation: Embroyonic Breathing.   By Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Boston, Mass., YMAA Publications, 2003.  Index, glossary, 389 pages.  ISBN: 1886969736.  VSCL. 

Qigong Meditation: Small Circulation.  By Sifu Yang Jwing-Ming, Ph.D..  Boston, Mass., YMAA Publications, 2006.   Index, extensive glossary, 402 pages.  ISBN: 1594390673.  VSCL. 

Qigong Quotations, Poems, Sayings

Qigong Resouces - Links    

Qigong: Small Circulation.  By Yang Jwing-Ming.  YMAA Publication Center, 2006.  360 pages.  ISBN:  1594390673.  VSCL.  Essential reading! 

Qi Gong: Chuan: Taoism, Buddhism, Philosophy - Links

Qigong Styles: A Summary

Qigong Taoist Yoga.  Dantao Center of New York.

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal.   By Stuart Alve Olson. 

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal: The Eight Essential Exercises of Master Li Ching-Yun.  By Stuart Alve Olson.  Heavenly Arts Press.  192 pages.  ISBN:  0892819456.  Excerpts

Qigong Temple Style   By Mike Garofalo. 

Qigong: The Secret of Youth: Da Mo's Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow Brain Washing Classics.   By Yang, Jwing-Ming, Ph.D., 1946-.  An Advanced Qigong Regimen for the Serious Practitioner.  Boston, Massachusetts, YMAA Publication Center, 2000.  Index, appendices, charts, 312 pages.  ISBN: 1886969841.  VSCL. 

Qigong Tips and Suggestions.  By Mike Garofalo. 

Qigong with Plants.   By Peter Hagemann.   More  

Qigong - Valley Spirit Center.  A website by Mike Garofalo.

Qi Journal  The Journal of Traditional Easter Health and Fitness.  On-line news articles, calendar of events, list of professionals, web links, and numerous subsections on topics of interest.  

QigonWeg  In German   By Philip Stanley  Notes and pictures on qigong and taijiquan.

Queen Mother of the West, Xi Wang Mu, Hsi Wang Mu, 

Raja Yoga: Guides, Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes  
By Mike Garofalo. 

Relaxation (Sung, Song, Shoong), Effortless Action, and Qigong    Links, bibliography, quotes, and notes.  By Mike Garofalo. 

Relaxing into Your Being: The Water Method of Taoist Meditation Series, Vol. 1 
By Bruce Kumar Frantzis.  Fairfax, California, Clarify Press, 1998.  Reader's Edition.  208 pages.  Republished by: North Atlantic Books, 2001, ISBN: 1556434073.  VSCL. 

Ripening Peaches:  Daoist Studies and Practices

The Root of Chinese Chi Kung: The Secrets of Chi Kung Training.  By Yang Jwing-Ming, PhD., 1946-.  YMAA Chi Kung Series #1.   Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Yang's Martial Arts Association, 1989.  Glossary, 272 pages.   ISBN: 0940871076.  VSCL.       

Ruler Exercises - Qigong and Tai Chi:  Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes

Sacred Circles

Sacred Mountains (Peaks) of Taoism  

Sacred World: The Shambhala Way to Gentleness, Bravery and Power.  By Jeremy W. Hayward and Karen Hayward.  Shambhala, 1998.  Second Edition.  304 pages.  ISBN: 1570623619.  VSCL.  

Sanbu Yangsheg (Life Nourishing Walk, Constitutional Walk)

Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life.   By Deng Ming-Dao.  Harper San Francisco, 1990.   Index, bibliography, 351 pages.  ISBN: 0062502328.  VSCL.    

The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani
: 58 Movements for Eternal Youth from Ancient Tibet.  By Asanaro.  Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2003.  210 pages.  ISBN:  158542241X.   VSCL.     

The Secrets of Chinese Meditation
: Self-Cultivation by Mind Control as Taught in the Ch'an, Mahayana and Taoist Schools in China.  By K'uan Lu Yu, and translated by Charles Luk.  Weiser Books, 1991, Reprint.  240 pages.   ISBN: 0877280665.

Secrets of Dragon Gate: Ancient Taoist Practices for Health, Wealth, and the Art of Sexual Yoga.  By Dr. Steven Liu and Jonathan Blank.  New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Penguin, 2011.  214 pages.  ISBN: 9781585428434.  VSCL. 

Secrets to Living Younger Longer: The Self-Healing Path of Qigong Standing Meditation and Tai Chi.  By Michael Mayer, Ph.D..  Orinda, California, Body Mind Healing Publications, 2004.  Index, bibliography, 281 pages.  ISBN: 0970431066.  This book has a companion instructional video/DVD called "Body Mind Healing Qigong." Website:  Body Mind Healing.  VSCL.   

Self-Awakening Yoga:  The Expansion of Consciousness Through the Body's Own Wisdom.  By Don Stapleton, Ph.D.  Director of the Nosara Yoga Institute, and former Yoga Director of the Kirpalu Center.  Includes CD-V of guided explorations.  Rochester, Vermont, Healing Arts Press, 2004.  304 pages.  ISBN: 0892811838.  Very useful for qigong meditators.

The Serpent and the Wave: A Guide to Movement Meditation.  By Jalaja Bonheim.  Berkeley, California, Celestial Arts, 1992.  Index, 258 pages.  ISBN: 0890876576.  VSCL.   

The Shambhala Dictionary of Taoism
.  By Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber.  Translated by Werner Wunsche.  Boston, Shambhala, 1996.  Bibliography, 235 pages.  ISBN: 1570622035.   VSCL. 

Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior.  By Chogyam Trungpa.  Edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian.  Shambhala, 1988.  Reissue Edition.  202 pages.  ISBN:  0877732647. VSCL.     

Shambhala Warriorship: Tantra, Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga    

Shanti School of Taijiquan.  Susan A.  Matthews.  

Shaolin Buddhist Qigong 

Shaolin Qi Gong: Energy in Motion.  By Shi Xinggui.  In collaboration with Eleonore Yogl.  Translated by Ariel Godwin.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2007.  153 pages.  Includes a 53 minute instructional DVD.  ISBN: 9781594772641.  VSCL. 

Shaolin White Crane Hard and Soft Qigong.  By Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Instructional DVD, 190 minutes. 

Silk Reeling, Chan Ssu Gong:  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.

Simple Fitness Exercises : Traditional Chinese Movements for Health & Rejuvenation.  By Jiawen Miao.   Llewellyn Publications, 2000.   Index, 111 pages.  ISBN: 1567184952.  Both a basic form (The Gentleman's ESB, pp. 31-54) and a more advanced form (The Warrior's ESB, pp. 55-76) taught in this book using descriptions and photographs.  VSCL.   

Six Healing Sounds Notes

Six Healing Sounds.  By Mantak Chia.   

Six Healing Sounds Chart 

The Six Healing Sounds: Taoist Techniques for Balancing Chi  By Mantak Chia.  Destiny Books, 2009.  96 pages.  ISBN: 1594771561.  Includes a 40 minute audio CD.  VSCL. 

Silk Reeling Qigong

Six Taoist Healing Sounds   Research by Mike Garofalo. 

Somatics, Somaesthetics, Bodymind: Theory and Practices

Song (Relaxation) and Qigong    Links, bibliography, quotes, and notes.  By Mike Garofalo. 

The Spiritual Legacy of the Shaolin Temple
:  Buddhism, Daoism, and the Energetic Arts.  By Andy James.   Foreword by Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson.  Summerville, MA,  Wisdom Publications, 2004.  179 pages.  I SBN: 0861713524.   VSCL.    

Standing Chi Kung Meditation.  

Standing Meditation Links    

Stretching and Flexibility: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes

Strength Training Anatomy.   By Frederic Delavier.  Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics, 2001.   124 pages.  ISBN: 0736041850.  Revised edition of "Guide des mouvements de musculation" Paris, Ditions Bigot, 1998.  An outstanding illustrated guide to muscles at work.   Both male and female models are used.  VSCL.    

Strength Training 

Subject Index to the Cloud Hands and Valley Spirit Qigong Websites 

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy  By Cyndi Dale.  Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True, 2009.  Notes, bibliography, detailed index, 487 pages.  ISBN: 9781591796718.  VSCL. 

Sun Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan   Bibliographies, Links, Resources, Guides, Lessons






Swimming Dragon Taiyi Qigong  "Taiyi You Long Gong or Taiyi Swimming Dragon Chuan is a family tradition. It consists mainly three dynamic practices which are Taiyi Swimming Dragon Quan, Taiyi Riding the Wind Sword, Taiyi 72 Closed Hands besides the Taiyi Walking Gong, Taiyi Blocking the Mountain Staff and Taiyi White Crane Gong. Its static practice is called Taiyi Tortoise Breathing Gong.
Taiyi Swimming Dragon Chuan 太乙游龙拳 is Taoist Master Yu Anren’s family heirloom, originating from Wudang Mountain in China."  Julia Liping Zhu L.Ac., San Francisco.  UTube Video, 5:29, performance by Liping Julia Zhu in 1997. 

Tai Chi and Qigong for Diabetes   

T'ai Chi According to the I Ching: Embodying the Principles of the Book of Changes.  By Stuart Alve Olson.  Rochester, Vermont, Inner Traditions International Ltd., 2001.  224 pages.   ISBN:  0892819448.  VSCL.   

T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom.   By Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt.  Boston, Shambhala, 2001.  256 pages.  ISBN: 1570624453.   Excellent guide for beginning students!  Website: www.lehrhaupt.com   VSCL.   

Tai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong: Techniques and Training.   By Wolfgang Metzger, Peifang Zhou, and Manfred Grosser.  New York, Sterling Publishing Company, 1996.  Index, 144 pages.  ISBN: 0806959576.  Includes a detailed description of the Beijing 24 movement form, pp. 86 -141.   VSCL.    

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Meditation
.   By Da Liu.   New York, Schocken Books, 1986, 1991.  Index, 173 pages.  ISBN:  080520993X.

Tai Chi Chuan Beijing Short Form, Simplified 24 Movements,  Yang Style.   By Michael P. Garofalo.  

T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Breathing Practices   

T’ai Chi Ch’uan For Health and Self-Defense.  Philosophy and Practice.  By Master T. T. Liang.  Edited and with a foreword by Paul B. Gallagher.  Revised, expanded edition, 1977. New York, Vintage Books, 1974, 1977.  133 pages.  ISBN: 0394724615.  

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and the I Ching.  By Liu, Da.  Harper Collins, 1972.  ISBN: 0060616679.

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Links and Bibliography   Michael P. Garofalo.

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Links.  Maintained by Dave Lull and Lee N. Scheele.  Regularly updated.   The largest links list for Taijiquan on the web!

Tai Chi Chuan Classics

T'ai Chi Classics.  By Waysun Liao.  New translations of three essential texts of T'ai Chi Ch'uan with commentary and practical instruction by Waysun Liao.  Illustrated by the author.  Boston, Shambhala, 1990. 210 pages.  ISBN: 087773531X.   VSCL. 

Tai Chi Depot.

Tai Chi for Body, Mind and Spirit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Physical and Mental Balance.   By Eric Chaline.  New York, Sterling Publishing Co., 1998. Index, 127 pages.  ISBN: 0806963212.  Detailed Instructions and color photographs for the 24 movement standard short form.  Includes some qigong exercises.  VSCL.    

Tai Chi for Health Institute   

T'ai Chi for Seniors: How to Gain Flexibility, Strength, and Inner Peace.   By Philip Bonifonte.  New Age Books, 2004.  216 pages.  ISBN: 1564146979.  Includes the Eight Section Brocade.  VSCL. 

Tai Chi Qi Gong.   By Jiang Jian-ye.  117 minute videotape.  The 24 movement form is taught along with some qi gong modifications.  

Tai Chi Qigong For Stress Control and Relaxation.   By Gary Kohr.   Heian International Publishing Col, 1995.  ISBN:  0893467952.  

Take Off Your Glasses and See:  A Mind/Body Approach to Expanding Your Eyesight and Insight.  By Jacob Liberman.  Crown Pub., 1996.   ISBN: 0517886049.

Tai Chi Symbol, Yin-Yang Emblem, Taiji Tun  

The Great Stillness: The Water Method of Taoist Meditation Series, Vol. 2  By Bruce Kumar Frantzis.  Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 2001.  272 pages.  ISBN: 978-1556434082. 






Taiji Sword (Jian):  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.

Tao of Abundance: Eight Ancient Principles for Abundant Living.  By Laurence G. Boldt.  New York, Penguin Compass, c 1999.  Exercises, notes, 353 pages.  ISBN: 0140196064.  VSCLC. 

The Taoist Body.  By Kristofer Schipper.  Translated by Karen C. Duval.  Foreword by Norman Girardot.  Berkeley, California, University of California Press, 1993.  Originally published in French in 1982 as Le Corps Taoiste.  Notes, bibliography, index, xx, 273 pages.  ISBN: 0520082249.  VSCL. 

The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient Way.  By Daniel P. Reid.   New York, a Fireside Book, Simon and Schuster, 1989.  Index, 405 pages.  ISBN: 067164811X.   VSCL.      

The Tao of Natural Breathing
: For Health, Well Being, and Inner Growth.   By Dennis Lewis.  Mountain Wind Pub., 1997.  Index, 208 pages.  ISBN: 0965161102.  Forward by Taoist Master Mantak Chia.  Information

The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism.  By Fritjof Capra.  Boston, Shambhala Publications, 1975, 1999, 25th Anniversary Edition.  Index, notes, 366 pages.   ISBN: 1570625190.  VSCL. 

The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan:  Way to Rejuvenation
.   By Jou, Tsung, Hwa.   Edited by Shoshana Shapiro.  Warwick, New York, Tai Chi Foundation, 1980.  263 pages.  First Edition.  ISBN: 0804813574.  Excellent textbook.  A Third Edition is now available.  VSCL.    

Tao of Yiquan: The Method of Awareness in the Martial Arts.  Volume 2 of the Trilogy: Warriors of Stillness.  Meditative Traditions in the Chinese Martial Arts.   By Jan Diepersloot.  Walnut Creek, CA, Center for Healing and the Arts, 1999.  Index, notes, 272 pages.  ISBN: 0964997614.  

Taoism, Nature Mysticism and Alchemy

Taoist Arts Center   

Taoist Classics: Bibliography and Links.  By Mike Garofalo.

The Taoist Classics.  The collected translations of Thomas Cleary.  Volume Four.  (The Taoist I Ching and I Ching Mandalas).   Boston, MA, Shambhala, 1986, 1989.  Index, 436 pages.   ISBN: 1570629080.  VSCL.   

Taoist Classics.  The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala Press.  Four Volumes:  Volume One, 296 pages, 2003.   Volume Two, 640 pages, 1999.   Volume Three, 304 pages, 2001.   Volume Four, 464 pages, 2003.  

Taoist Culture and Information Center   An highly informative and extensive website.  An essential on-line resource.  

Taoist Health Exercise Book.   By Da Liu.  New York, Links Books, 1974.  135 pages.  ISBN: 0825630290.   VSCL. 

Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques.   Edited by Livia Kohn.  Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies, 1989.  398 pages.  ISBN: 0892640855. 

Taoist Meditation: Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala Publications, 2000.  130 pages.  ISBN: 1570625670.

Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality: A Complete Program of Movement, Meditation and Healing Sounds.   By Hon, Sat Chuen.   Boston, Shambhala, 2003.  208 pages.  ISBN: 1590300688.  For an audio recording of the Healing Sounds is online.  

Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality: The Inner Smile and Six Healing Sounds.  By Mantak Chia.  Healing Tao Books, 1991.  115 pages.  ISBN: 0935621008.

The Tao of Meditation: Way to Enlightenment.   By Jou, Tsung Hwa.  Scottsdale, Arizona, Tai Chi Foundation, 1983, 2000.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0804814651.  VSCL. 

The Tao of Zen
.  By Ray Grigg.  Boston, Charles E. Tuttle, Inc., 1994.  Book Sales, 1999.  Notes, 357 pages.  ISBN: 0785811257.  

Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality.  A Complete Program of Movement, Meditation, and Healing Sounds.   By Sat Chuen Hon.  Foreword by Philip Glass.  Boston, MA, Shambhala Pubs. Inc., 2003.  Notes, 174 pages.  ISBN: 1590300688. VSCL. 

Taoist Studies and Practices: Ripening Peaches

Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality.   By Charles Luk.   Weiser Books, 1999.  206 pages.  ISBN: 0877280673.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu: Selected Translations, Bibliography and Commentary.  Compiled by Mike Garofalo.

Temple Chi Kung  
 Researched by Mike Garofalo. 

Text Sources for Qigong 

Thirteen Postures of Taijiquan.   Bibliography, links, notes, charts, quotes.   8 Gates and 5 Steps of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.   By Michael P. Garofalo.    

Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong.   35Kb. 

Tiantian Qigong  

A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warrior  By Tom Bisio.  New York, Fireside Books, Simon and Schuster, 2004.  364 pages.  ISBN: 978-0743245517.  VSCL. 

Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body.  By Reginald A. Ray, Ph.D..  Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True, 2008.  Index, 393 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-59179-618-3.  VSCL. 

Traditional Chinese Diagnosis   Five Elements Chart.  23Kb.  

Traditional Yoga Studies    Manton, California.  An informative and extensive website with articles, forums, resources, links, and information about a variety of types of traditional yoga.   The website provides detailed information about the 800 hour distance learning course of traditional yoga studies conduced by the noted scholar and author, Georg Feuerstein.   

The Truth about Spontaneous Qigong (Jinns, Demonic Possession)   By Anonymous.   Anonymous rightly points to some of the dangers of meditation and qigong and has assembled the writings of numerous authorities to support his case.  However, his own leap of faith (likely Fundamentalist Christian) to believing that Satan is behind the varied mind-body practices from the East is spontaneous humbug.  Anonymous is worried about "Qigong Deviation Syndrome" but probably thinks rolling on the floor and speaking in tongues or burning witches at the stake is better for the soul.    

Tse Qigong Centre  and Qi Magazine.  

Unified Fitness: A 35-Day Exercise Program for Sustainable Health.   By John Alton.  Hampton Roads Pub., 2002.   436 pages.  ISBN: 1571742247.  

Valley Spirit Center, Red Bluff, California

Valley Spirit Qigong.  A website by Mike Garofalo.

Vital Breath of the Dao: Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong (Laohu Qigong).  By Master Zhongxian Wu.  Little Canada, Minnesota, Dragon Door Publications, 2006.  246 pages.  ISBN: Unknown.  There is also a DVD to accompany this book with a running time of 65 minutes called "Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong."  For more information call 1-800-899-5111.  

Vitality, Energy, Spirit:  A Taoist Sourcebook.   Translated and edited by Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala, 1991.  281 pages.  ISBN: 0877735190.   VSCL. 

VSCL = Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California. 

Wake Up to Your Life.  Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention.  By Ken McLeod.  San Francisco, HarperSanFrancisco, 2001.  Sources, index, 468 pages.  ISBN: 0062516817.   VSCL.   

Walking Meditation: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes, Instructions.  By Mike Garofalo. 

Walking Meditation: Pakua-The Martial Art of the I Ching.   By Paul Crompton.   Shaftesbury, England, Element Books, 1996.  Glossary, resources, index, 163 pages.  ISBN: 1852308974.  VSCL.  

Warriors of Stillness: Meditative Traditions in the Chinese Martial Arts.  Volume 1. The Teachings of Grandmaster Cai Song Fang.  Qigong Qi of the Center, Essence of Taijiquan.   By Jan Diepersloot.  Walnut Creek, California, Center for Healing and the Arts.  Glossary, 226 pages.  ISBN:  0964997606.  A study of Wu Ji meditation, 13 postures, and push hands.  

Wayfarer Publications.   A fine source for Qigong books and videotapes.  

The Way of Energy: Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Exercise.  By Master Lam Kam Chen.  New York, Fireside, Simon and Schuster, 1991.  A Gaia Original.  Index, 191 pages.  ISBN: 0671736450.  The Eight Section Brocade, Chapter 4 - Preparing for Energy, pp. 63-81.   VSCL.   

The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing.  By Kenneth S. Cohen.  Foreword by Larry Dossey.  New York Ballantine Books, 1997.  Index, notes, appendices, 427 pages.  ISBN: 0345421094.  One of my favorite books: comprehensive, informative, practical, and scientific.  VSCL. 

The Way of Qigong.  By Ken Cohen.  5 audiocassettes, 6 hours.  Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True, 1993.  ISBN: 1564552578.  VSCL.      

Ways of Walking: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Bibliography, Links, Lessons, Resources 

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine.  By Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D..  Chicago, McGraw Hill Contemporary Books, 2nd Edition, 2000.  Index, bibliography, appendices, notes, 500 pages.  Foreward by Margaret Caudill, M.D., and by Andrew Weil, M.D.  ISBN: 0809228408.  An excellent introduction to traditional Chinese medicine and modern research on the topic.  VSCL. 

Wen Mei Yu, Master    

What is Qigong.   By Kenneth S. Cohen.  

White Cloud Temple.   By Yanling Johnson.   89Kb.

White Crane Hard and Soft Qigong.  By Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming.  YMAA Publications.  DVD, 170 minutes.   Book: The Essence of Shaolin White Crane.

White Tiger, Green Dragon: A Tale of Taoist Sexual Alchemy.  By Simone Mariner.  Authors Choice Press, 2000.  156 pages.  ISBN: 0595125751.  VSCL. 

The Whole Heart of Tao: The Complete Teachings from the Oral Tradition of Lao-Tzu.  By John Bright-Fey.  Birmingham, Alabama, Crane Hill Publishers, 2006.  376 pages.  ISBN: 1575872471.  The Reverend Venerable John Bright-Fey, Sifu Fey, is the 12th generation lineage holder of the Blue Dragon Order of Esoteric Zen Buddhism, a distinct line of knowledge descended directly from Shaolin Temple. Sifu Bright-Fey teaches at the New Forest Center for Contemplative Living, Birmingham, Alabama.  VSCL. 

The Whole Heart of Zen: The Complete Teachings from the Oral Tradition of Ta-Mo.  By John Bright-Fey.  Birmingham, Alabama, Crane Hill Publishers, 2006.  296 pages.  ISBN: 1575872331.  The Reverend Venerable John Bright-Fey, Sifu Fey, is the 12th generation lineage holder of the Blue Dragon Order of Esoteric Zen Buddhism, a distinct line of knowledge descended directly from Shaolin Temple.  This book includes a good discussion of the 18 Hands of the LohanReview of Book by Ned Mudd.  Sifu Bright-Fey teaches at the New Forest Center for Contemplative Living, Birmingham, Alabama.VSCL. 

Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes.
 By Mike Garofalo.

Wild Goose Qigong.   By Zhang, Hong-Chao.   Edited by James O'Leary.  Boston, YMAA Publications, 2000.  128 pages.  ISBN: 1886969787.   VSCL.  

Wisdom of the Body Moving: An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering
.  By Linda Hartley.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1989, 1905.  Index, bibliography, 346 pages.  ISBN: 1556431740.  VSCL. 

Woman Qigong Taiyin,   Wild Goose   By Sat Chuen Hon. 

Women's Qigong Alliance    



Women's Qigong Links

The Wonders of Qigong.  A Chinese Exercise for Fitness, Health and Longevity.  Compiled by the China Sports Magazine, Beijing, China.  Published by Wayfarer Publications, Los Angeles, CA, 1985.  111 pages.  275 line drawings.  ISBN: 0935099077.  Includes the Eight Section Brocade (pp.28-33), Taiji Qigong, Wuqin Qigong, Wild Goose Qigong by Yang, Meijun (pp.46-62), Yininjing, Seven Star Boxing, Ten Minute Qigong, etc.  

Workshops - Qigong - Directory   Kung Fu Magazine   

Wu Dang Qigong:  Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes, Lessons  By Mike Garofalo. 

Wudang Qigong: China's Wudang Mountain Daoist Breath Exercises.  By Yuzeng Liu and Terri Morgan.  International Wudang Internal Martial Arts, 1999.  244 pages.  ISBN: 0967288908. 

Wuji Qigong: Bibliography, Links, Instructions, Information.  By Mike Garofalo.

Wu Ji - Standing Meditation   
By Mike Garofalo. 

Wu Qin Xi, Five Animal Frolics Qigong   Animal Frolics Qigong webpage development Plan in 2009:  I intend to develop the webpages on the Animal Frolics Qigong in 2009 in the following order:  1)  June and July:  Animal Frolics Qigong and Crane Frolic.  2) August and September: Bear Frolic and Dragon Qigong.   2)  October and November:  Tiger Frolic and Deer Frolic.  3)  December:  Monkey Frolic

Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Frolics): Chinese Health Qigong.  Compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association.  Beijing, Chine, Foreign Languages Press, 2007.  102 pages, includes an instructional DVD.  ISBN: 9787119047799.  VSCL. 

Xing Yi Nei Gong: Xing Yi Health Maintenance and Internal Strength Development.  Compiled and edited by Dan Miller and Tim Cartmell.  Includes an instructional videotape featuring Tim Cartmell.  200 pages. 
Plum Publications

Yang's Martial Arts Association (YMAA).   Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, 1946-.   Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.  A true master and prolific author who has had a great influence on Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung in America.  

Yangsheng Gong, Daoyin, Qigong:  Bibliography, Links, Resources, History, Lessons, Quotes 

Yangsheng Zhuan (Nourishing Life Standing Post).  Instructions by Yao Cheng Guan. 

Yang Style of Taijiquan    Bibliographies, Links, Resources, Guides, Lessons

YeYoung Culture Studies.  Master Bing YeYoung.  Sacramento, CA.  Chen style, New Frame, Taijiquan, qigong, calligraphy, Chinese philosophy, and Qin music.  Emphasis upon the Literai tradition. 

Yi Jin Jing: Chinese Health Qigong.  Compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association.  Beijing, China, Foreign Languages Press, 2007.  95 pages, charts, includes an instructional DVD.  ISBN: 9787119047782.  VSCL. 

Yi Jin Jing Qigong (Muscle/Tendon Changing Qigong): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Lessons.   By Mike Garofalo. 

Yoga and You: Energizing and Relaxing Yoga for New and Experienced Students.  By Esther Myers.  Boston, Shambhala,1997.  Index, 244 pages.  ISBN: 1570623201.  VSCL.  

Yoga - Breathing Practices (Pranayama)

Yoga: Guides, Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes  
By Mike Garofalo. 

Yoga of the Mahamudra: The Mystical Way of Balance.  By Will Johnson.  Rochester, Vermont, Inner Traditions, 2005.   151 pages.  ISBN:  0892816996.  VSCL.    

Yoga Research and Education Center 

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness.   By Erich Schiffmann.  New York, Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster, 1996.  357 pages.  ISBN: 0671534807.  VSCL.  

Yoga: The Technology of Ecstasy.   By Georg Feuerstein.  Los Angeles, Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1989.  Index, notes, 344 pages.  ISBN: 0874775205.  VSCL. 

Xin Qi Shen Dojo   Seattle, WA.  Excellent resouces and information.    

Xu, George.   Master of Taijiquan: Chen Style, Wu style, qigong, XingYi, and weapons forms.   San Francisco, CA.  He leads workshops, retreats, and produces high quality videotapes.    See also Shanti School

Zen Body-Being: An Enlightened Approach to Physical Skill, Grace, and Power.  By Peter Ralston with Laura Ralston.  Berkeley, California, Frog, Ltd..  183 pages.  ISBN: 1583941592.  Website: www.ChengHsin.com.  VSCL. 

Zen Poetry

Zhineng Qigong.  Grandmaster Ming Pang, MD.


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