Friday, January 30, 2009

Tai CHI according to the I Ching or Scale down Live It up Wellness Workbook

T'ai CHI according to the I Ching: Embodying the Principles of the Book of Changes

Author: Stuart Alve Olson

• Reveals the close relationship between the eight basic postures of T'ai Chi and the hexagrams of the I Ching.

• As handed down in the teachings of the Yellow Emperor and Chang San-Feng.

• Explains the physical and spiritual benefits that result from the practice of the Before Heaven T'ai Chi form.

• An essential reference book for any serious student of T'ai Chi and the I Ching.

T'ai Chi is a physical expression of Taoist thought--a philosophy in motion. The relationship between the I Ching, Taoist philosophy, and T'ai Chi is well established in many of the classical texts and teachings handed down by the Yellow Emperor and Chang San-Feng, yet it has essentially remained a mystery in the West. Stuart Alve Olson, a longtime student of renowned T'ai Chi Ch'uan Master T. T. Liang, shows how the hexagrams of the I Ching relate to the eight basic postures of T'ai Chi, and how together they comprise the orderly sequence of the postures in the Before Heaven T'ai Chi form. The practice of this form initiates a process of internal alchemy that allows for the stimulation and accumulation of chi through the major energy systems of the body. Physically, this process restores youthful flexibility. Spiritually, it frees the mind to roam the sublime Tao. 

Because the Before Heaven sequence of postures is the foundation of all T'ai Chi forms, this book provides valuable advice for all practitioners, regardless of the style they practice or the depth of their experience. An essential reference book for any serious student of Taoism, T'ai Chi According to the I Ching is an invaluable guide to how even the most esoteric aspects of Chinese philosophyare firmly rooted in a physical practice.

See also: Living beyond Multiple Sclerosis or You Are All Sanpaku

Scale down--Live It up Wellness Workbook

Author: DannaRN Demetr

You can achieve a healthier lifestyle and lasting happiness from the inside out!

And with the Scale Down—Live It Up curriculum it's easier than ever! You can use this workbook by yourself as you listen to Danna's audio CD series or in a small group with the Scale Down—Live It Up DVD. Either way, the lessons in this book enhance all the Scale Down resources, giving you a complete and accessible road map to your ultimate destination: a leaner, healthier body and a more balanced soul and spirit. Inside, you'll find
• easy-to-follow outlines
• helpful charts
• questions for reflection
• suggested resources for further study

It really works! Just look at what other people are saying about this empowering, guilt-free program and book . . .

"I just finished Scale Down, and for the first time, I get it. I have so many books by other people, [but] I feel you have brought a fresh approach to the Christian weight loss thing."—Jacquie, Virginia

"Thank you, Danna, for writing Scale Down! It is a realistic guide for the ladies in my coaching group (and for me), helping them to keep their focus on the Truth as they move forward."—Vicki, Georgia

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Danna Demetre, R.N., is a radio personality, writer, and popular motivational speaker. She is the president of Lifestyle Dimensions and president and cofounder of Women of Purpose, an evangelistic ministry. Danna was producer and cohost of a daily radio talk show and currently hosts aweekly radio show called Health Solutions Today.

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