There is no real substitute for personal interactions and experiences when learning any new exercise system. However reading and viewing work can prove helpful, particularly in jogging memories. Below I make several suggestions as to places to start.
Master Lam Kam Chuen (1991) THE WAY OF ENERGY: mastering the Chinese art of internal strength with Chi Kung exercise, Gaia Books, New York
Hoff, B (1982) THE TAO OF POOH, Penguin, New York
OTHER SUGGESTED READING
Cohen, K. (1996) THE WAY OF QIGONG: The art and science of Chinese energy healing Ballantine Books: New York
Hyams, J (1982) ZEN IN THE MARTIAL ARTS , Bantam, New York
Master Lam Kam Chuen (1999) CHI KUNG: The Way of Healing – Chinese exercises for quieting the mind and strengthening the body, Gaia Books, New York
Requena, Y, (1996) CHI KUNG: The Chinese art of mastering energy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont
Sheng Keng Yun, (1997) WALKING KUNG: breathing for health, Samuel Weiser, York Beach, Maine
MY OWN PUBLICATIONS
Warren, B & Coughlin J (2014) Stand, Breathe, Smile: Simple standing exercises and approaches to reduce stress and promote good health. Tranquility Press, Oxford.
Warren, B. (2008). “Don’t forget to breathe and smile: breathing exercises as warm-ups for arts activities in healthcare settings” in Warren, B. (Ed), USING THE CREATIVE ARTS IN THERAPY AND HEALTHCARE, Routledge, London & New York: Pp19-30 Available from the Publisher: click here
and from reputable online booksellers e.g. Amazon, Chapters.
Warren, B, (2009). “Sit, Breathe & and Smile: simple exercises and ideas to reduce stress and promote health”. In Baum, N. T. (Ed.) COME TO YOUR SENSES: Creating Supportive Environments To Nurture The Sensory Capital Within. Mukibaum, Toronto: Pp 55-64. Available from the Publisher: click here
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