CHI KUNG means "energy exercise," the ancient Chinese yogic art that cultivates one's internal energy, the vital life force--or "chi." For centuries it has been practiced for healing, rejuvenation and vibrant longevity. Ch... more »i Kung For Health is the ground-breaking series by Terence Dunn, creator of the popular Tai Chi for Health series. Chi Kung for Health teaches the very rare and powerful Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi Meditations - a remarkable system of medical chi kung created more than 400 years ago by a legendary Taoist master, Feng Tao Teh, of the Ehrmei Mountain school. Carefully preserved through six generations of an impeccable Taoist lineage, this sacred knowledge is now available to the public as a precise, safe, and dynamic program for natural health, healing and illumination.« less
"I think this is a great DVD. It moves very slowly. It is very calming. Because it is seated, most people could do the movements. My arms did feel sore the first few days but then I got used to it very quickly. And I always felt so much more grounded afterwards."
Good instruction and routine on qigong, meditation, and brea
YogaKat | Oregon United States | 07/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Overall this is a very good Qigong (aka Chi Kung) DVD. You get 6 seated meditations. There are three basic seated mediations and 3 "monk serves wine" mediations. They are all seated and utilize breath control with the Chi Kung arm movement. You will start each of the mediations on the DVD with 3 deep breaths, then a sequence of differing percentage of lung capacity exhales, then the qigong practice. There is also a cute intro from zen-bear ;O)
Here's the exercises/practices:
Exercise 1: "Monk Gazing at Moon" palms are inward at eye level. This is the longest of the 3 basic mediations. Starts with 3 deep breaths, then exhale 5%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 60%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 80%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 40%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 30%. Then you hold the posture, relaxed; hold egg shape with hands, then rotating hands slowly out and in.
Exercise 2: Palms are up near waist. Starts with 3 deep breaths, then exhale 50%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 30%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 10%. Moving arms with palms down slowly up and down.
Exercise 3: Arms down, palms facing. Starts with 3 deep breaths, then exhale 50%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 10%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 50%. Qigong.
Monk Serves Wine: These 3 mediations have move choreographed sequences of Chi Kung movement. For each exercise there is a segment where you learn the movement, then the following segment you practice breathing with the movement.
Exercise 4: Starts with 3 deep breaths, then exhale 90%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 50%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 40%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 30%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 10%. After the breathwork commence with movement you learned.
Exercise 5: Starts with 3 deep breaths, then exhale 50%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 40%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 30%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale1%.After the breathwork commence with movement you learned. I like this one, it is a earth meditation movement.
Exercise 6: Starts with 3 deep breaths, then exhale 90%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 80%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 50%, inhale/exhale/inhale, exhale 20%. After the breathwork commence with movement you learned. Wide chest movement.
I have been looking for a seated qigong after practicing standing qigong for a bit of time. Terence Dunn is a very good instructor and the DVD is well worth the money. The background music is very mellow, but I am not sure where the desert-like back ground is filmed. Does anyone know? It is very well chaptered and you get clips from other DVD in the menu interface.
Check my other yoga, qigong, and meditation reviews on amazon."
Flying Phoenix Chi Kung
Tony | Phoenix, AZ, USA | 02/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is by far the best presentation of this Taoist set of exercises and although seemingly simple to practice they have good effect. Definitely recommend most of Terry Dunn's productions which are professional and easy to follow especially if a teacher is not accessible from where you live."
Satia Renee | Altanta GA USA | 07/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was given one of the dvds in this series as a gift and enjoyed the slow practice very much. Due to chronic vertigo, it is not always easy for me to find a practice that is comfortable for me and does not exacerbate my condition so when I saw this dvd of seated meditations I was eager to add it to my collection. On days when my vertigo is causing me problems, I will happily pop this dvd in and work through the meditation practices. A lovely and perfect addition to my personal practice."
Calming And Acessible
Michelle Sims | Durham NC | 01/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have ben working with Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong to some degree or another and wanted to try to keep consistent in my practice, mostly to help relax and reduce stress by addressing the physical aspect of where I carry stress and the emotional element by meditation. Of course all these elements are intertwined.
This DVD is a good set of practices that are easy to do since they are all seated. There is a good concentration on breathing and making sure you concentrate on the breath which helps with stress reduction.
These focused exercises work wonders. If you are looking for a way to reduce stress and feel better, allowing time for relaxation and meditation helps go a long way and Qi Gong is not physically demanding, at least on its most basic level, and this DVD is one to start with."