Cloud Hands
The Gentle Mind-Body Arts of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung

 

Subtle Body
Esoteric Body


Indexed by
Michael P. Garofalo

March 20, 2004

 

Quotations        Links        Bibliography       Notes

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud Hands - Yun Shou

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Bibliography and LInks

Subtle Body, Esoteric Body

 

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


The Art of Happiness: Teachings of Buddhist Psychology.  By Mirko Fryba.  Translated from
the German by Michael H. Kohn.  Foreward by Claudio Naranjo.  Boston, Shambhala, 
1989.  Index, notes, 301 pages.  ISBN: 0877734666.  MGC.  


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.  MGC.  


The Best Guide to Meditation.   By Victor N. Davich.  Los Angeles, CA, Renaissance Media,
Inc., 1998.  Index, bibliography, appendices, 350 pages.  ISBN: 1580630103.  


The Book of Charkra Healing.   By Liz Simpson.  Foreward by Teresa Hale.  New
York, Sterling Publishing Co., 1999.  A Gaia Original.  Index, glossary, bibliography,
143 pages.  MGC.  ISBN:  0806920971.      


Breathing Practices - Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga


Chakras for Starters.   By Savitri Simpson.   Nevada City, CA, Crystal Clarity Publishers.
144 pages.  ISBN: 1565891562.  


Classics of Taijiquan


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


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.  MGC. 


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


Dancing at Dawn: Taijiquan   


Eight Section Brocade Qigong    Eight Treasures Chi Kung.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   
Instructions, notes, links, bibliography, quotations, and charts.  180Kb+.


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


Gardening and Meditation: Quotes, Bibliography, Links


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.


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.   


Meditation: Links, Bibliography, Notes, Quotes.


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.


Nature Mysticism: Quotes, Bibliography, Links.


The Natural Science of Kriya Yoga.   By Goswami Kriyananda.   Chicago, The Temple of 
Kriya Yoga, 1976, 2002.  Index, 367 pages.  ISBN: 0961309911.  MGC.     


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


Qi, Chi or Ki


Qi, Chi or Ki


Qigong - Breathing Practices  


Qigong Empowerment: A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, and Wushu Energy
Cultivation.   By Liang, Shou-Yu and Wu, Wen-Ching.  Way of the Dragon, 1996.
348 pages.  ISBN: 1889659029.


Qigong Links and Bibliography
     


Qigong Taoist Yoga     


Relaxation (Sung) and T'ai Chi Ch'uan   Quotes, links, bibliography, notes.  


Silk Reeling (Chan Ssu Jin): Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.    


Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan  Links, bibliography, notes, quotes.   


The Tai Chi Book: Beginning and Enjoying a Lifetime of PracticeBy Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D..   
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, YMAA Publication Center, c 1998.   209 pages.  
ISBN: 1886969647.  Chapter 9 on health and healing.  


T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Breathing Practices


Taijiquan Classics


Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy.  By Georg Feuerstein.  Boston, Shambhala, 1998.  Index,
bibliography, notes, 314 pages.  ISBN: 157062304X.  MGC.  


The Taoist Body.   By Kristofer Schipper.  Translated by Kare C. Duval.  Foreward by
Norman Girardot.  Berkeley, University of California Press, 1972, 1993.  Index, 
bibliography, notes, 273 pages.  ISBN: 0520082249.  MGC.    


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.


Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong.   35Kb.  


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.


Yoga - Breathing Practices


Yoga - Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.


The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosphy and Practice
.  By Georg Feuerstein,
Ph.D.  Foreword by Ken Wilber.  Prescott, Arizona, Hohm Press, 1998.  Index, bibliography,
glossary, chronology, 686 pages.   ISBN: 0934252831.   MGC.  



 

 

 

Quotations

Subtle Body, Esoteric Body

 

 

"Any single repetitive pattern tends to distort the open-ended flexibility of the entire
system.  Let us be on our guard against adopting any particular posture, mode of 
exercise, or repetitive discipline as being perfect, or ideal, or best.  Only constant
variation
calls the full alertness of the system into being.  It is, after all, constant 
variation that we are called upon to cope with throughout our lives, a condition from
which we can only partially insulate ourselves no matter how hard we many try to 
cling to models, and no matter how "right" those models appear to be from a 
particular theoretical point of view.

Any set pattern, no matter how good it looks on paper, is a fixation that threatens
to be crushed by its own existence to the onrush of things and events.  The goal
of bodywork should not be to impose universalized standards of posture and 
movement upon an individual, but rather to help the individual to cultivate the
mental awareness and flexibility to continually adapt to the changing needs of 
the moment."
-  Dean Juhan, Job's Body: The Handbook for Bodywork, 1987, p. 142.  

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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