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Best Qi gong video out there
A. Luna | Joliet, IL United States | 06/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I tell you I have done other Qi gong video exercises with other instructors, but none compare with this one. Dr Paul Lam really hit the jackpot on this one. It is so easy to do these Qi gong exercises, the Qi gong exercises are divided in 5 parts, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. All of these exercises don't take a lot effort or are streneous on your body. All you need is to be focused and have concentration. I tell you when you are done doing these exercises you will have a mind that is relaxed and a body that is free of stress. I will say the best and easiest Qigong exercises that is out there."
Short on substance
Wang Fu | 10/04/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Much of the CD was taken up by testimonials to Dr. Lam and his demonstration of Tai Chi. Easy to learn because the teaching part seemed to be less than 15 minutes."
Good instruction, horrible unending testimonials Should be 2
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 01/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I agree about the testimonials... it never seemed to stop. Luckily you can skip it in the menu to the students getting in the gym for the warm up exercises done by a British? woman in her 50s/6s who speaks slowly/carefully with several students who are in their 60s-80s for stretching/increasing rotation in simple, soft exercises for the neck, shoulder, hips, knee & ankle. There are testimonials before & after the slow warm up.
Paul Lam's English was better then I could have expected, easy to understand & has an 50s slightly overweight tall Austrian? guy demonstrate & hold the positions for a LONG time while Paul talks. This takes about 15-20 min though actually doing the exercises only takes 4-5 min. There is only ONE movement for each of the 5 elements: earth, metal, water, wood & fire. Then there is more testimonials & lastly Paul Lam demonstrates in real time with no talking.
An added "bonus"? he demonstrates in real time the 37 steps of the Sun style Tai Chi... I don't know why, he doesn't teach it.
What you want is only 5 min of warm up, 15 min of instruction & 5 min of demonstrating/follow along.
I did feel energy by doing the exercises, that's why I give it so many stars despite the testimonials that were all over the place.
***Update*** I did this review when I was still suffering from a near death side effect from a doctor administrated pain killer for a simple skin test. With weakness & heart issues, any qi gong exercises & simple stretching was very helpful, though I felt more from Linda Modero's "Discovering Chi" (my favorite in terms of entertaining/pace & immediate effects), from Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's "8 Pieces of Brocade" or "15 min to health" & from Gaiam's "QiGong for Beginner's" & "QiGong for Cleansing". After doing this again for the first time since the review & feeling healthy, I felt no difference other then it's good to help you breath more slowly/deeply with the pace of your hand/leg movements.
Take off 2 stars if you expect a big difference from a simple 5 min easy movements."