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Health Qigong Federation UK was the first professional organisation in the UK fully recognised by the Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA) and is a member of the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF). Health Qigong Federation UK (HQFUK) is an independent British non-profit organization, promoting, teaching Health Qigong as a form of fitness exercise and self-healing technique.

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Health Qigong Books & DVDs

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We have the following health qigong books in stock. If you are interested in buying them, please send your payment (Cheques should be made payable to 'Health Qigong Federation UK') to:

 

HEALTH QIGONG FEDERATION UK (HQFUK)

32 High Street

Chislehurst

Kent BR7 5AQ

 

There is 10% discount for HQFUK members. Click here to apply for membership.

 

You can send your membership application together with your purchase to enjoy the membership discount.

 

Books (including DVDs) are sold only as a set @ £60.00 (£54.00 for members) + £5.00 P&P

by Chinese Health Qigong Association

Language: Book - English; DVD - English

Chinese Health Qigong Ba Duan Jing Book and DVD set

Ba Duan Jing (Eight Section Exercises), a traditional Chinese health and fitness Qigong exercise routine dated back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279), is a gem in China's health and fitness culture.

 

As a safe aerobic exercise, it features a movement of intensity and format in line with the theories of kinetics and physiology. Added to the traditional eight movements, are sections on the preparatory posture and closing form, making the exercises more complete, standardized and rational.

 

It has been proved that practice of Ba Duan Jin improves the respiratory system, limb strength, and flexibility of the joints, and fortifies the nerves, as well as enhances the general balance. It improves the cardiovascular function and helps to cure such illnesses as coronary artery scleroses and osteoporosis. It strengths one's immune system to a degree, and delays the ageing process, so as to increase the life span. It also improves one's mental health.

Ba Duan Jin Book Ba Duan Jin DVD

by Chinese Health Qigong Association

Language: Book - English; DVD - English

Chinese Health Qigong Wu Qin Xi Book and DVD set

Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Exercises), imitating the movements of animals, is a group of physical breathing exercises for health care with a uniquely Chinese national flavour. The system was designed by Hua Tuo, a leading physician of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD). He developed his system based on existing ancient Chinese traditional physical exercises following theories of the functions of the internal organs and meridians as well as the principles of the circulation of Qi and blood in the human body. His inspiration came from careful observation and study of the characteristic behaviour and activities of tigers, deer, bears, monkeys and birds. He came the the conclusion that wild creatures regularly performed certain exercises to build up their constitution and improve their life skills. In this book, the physical movements and spiritual expressions of those creatures are vividly described, and the principles of traditional Qigong exercises are used as guidance for students. During practice of the exercises, they are asked to coordinate their mind with the movements, and combine internal exercises with external exercises.

 

Movements are comparatively simple, and easy to master and are suitable for people of different age groups.

 

Experience has proved that after a certain period of practice, both the physical and the mental health are improved. Indeed, physical and psychological tests of people who practice Wu Qin Xi give high scores to their overall constitution, the functions of the various organs, mental attitude and power of perception, as well as physical fitness. In addition, the waistline and ratio between waist and buttocks in female practitioners are reduced, the cardiovascular and respiratory functions are markedly improved, and the grip strength is reinforced. The exercises enhance bodily strength, flexibility of joints, spiritual vitality and psychological confidence.

by Chinese Health Qigong Association

Language: Book - English; DVD - English

Chinese Health Qigong Liu Zi Jue Book and DVD set

Liu Ji Jue (Six Sounds Approach to Breathing Exercises) is a traditional health and fitness practice focused on control of the breath.

 

Liu Zi Jue regulates and controls the rise and fall of Qi (vital energy) inside the body and related inhalation and exhalation through different mouth forms (six in all) to breath and pronounce the "XU, HE, HU, SI, CHUI, and XI" exercises. These exercises strengthen the liver, heart, spleen, lungs, kidneys and Sanjiao (the three portions of the body cavities housing the internal organs) respectively and help to balance the energy and functions of the inner organs.

 

These exercises are slow, gentle and graceful and are easy to learn. They are suitable for people of all ages and conditions of health.

 

Liu Zi Jue is safe and reliable and it helps to cure chronic diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and high blood sugar. Surveys reported that the practitioners found general improvement of quality of life, improvement of social and family relationships. It is believed that such an effect is the result of gentle breathing movements which calm the feelings and emotions.

by Chinese Health Qigong Association

Language: Book - English; DVD - English

Chinese Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing Book and DVD set

Yi Jin Jing (Tendon Muscle Strengthening Exercises) is a health and fitness exercise handed down from ancient China.

 

Yi Jin Jing focuses on the turning and flexing of the spine, thus invigorating the limbs and internal organs. These movements have been proved to be able to improve health and fitness, prevent diseases, lengthen life and improve the intellect. In particular, practice of the Yi Jin Jing exercises has very impressive effects on the respiratory system, flexibility, balance and muscular strength. It can also prevent and cure diseases of the joints, digestive system, cardiovascular system and nervous system.

 

Yi Yin Jing requires the practitioner to keep his or her spirit totally relaxed. It involves an integration of mind and body, natural breathing, gentle movements infused with strength, and interplay of the insubstantial and the substantial. Easy to learn and perform, this refreshing exercise has impressive health and fitness effects, and is adaptable to all age groups.