Qigong - Essence of the Healing Dance - book

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Qigong - Essence of the Healing Dance by Francesco Garri Garripoli is a seminal book on the healing art of Qigong (chi gung) that explains this ancient chinese system historically, through personal anecdotes of Qigong Masters, and details excercise descriptions. It also contains the full transcript of the PBS-TV documentary "Qigong - Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century" that Francesco produced and directed while living in China.

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Paperback: 300 pages, 8.5 x 5.5

Qigong (Chi Kung) (pronounced ‘chee gung’) is the ancient Chinese healthcare modality that has fascinated people throughout the millennia. The system that lies at the core of the Martial Arts and spawned the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong is a system that teaches us to understand Qi, our bioelectric life force, and use it to heal others and ourselves. Qigong – Essence of the Healing Dance will give you some of the basics of the outward “exercises” that are normally associated with this practice and will show you some movements from systems such as Wuji Qigong, Bagua Xun Dao Gong, and Shaolin Qigong. More than this though, it will take you on an exploration into the “essence” of this little understood healing practice.
Master Duan Zhi Liang

Masters from around the world such as the 93-year-old Duan Zhi Liang of Beijing join Francesco Garri Garripoli in contributing their personal insights into the wonders of Qigong. Another chapter is devoted to the powerful experiences of people from various walks of life that have encountered this healthcare technique. These doctors, practitioners, researchers, and surprised newcomers share how Qigong has played an important part in their physical and spiritual well-being.

Qigong – Essence of the Healing Dance is itself a journey, guided by Francesco Garri Garripoli, practitioner of Qigong and the healing arts for 20 years and director of the Public Television documentary “Qigong – Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century”.
Illustration by Patrick LugoThis book is an exploration that may inspire you to look deeper into the soul of healing and to discover how we can move beyond form and limitations…getting to the heart of the healing ability that we all carry within us.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to a variety of health-related, nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Illustration by Patrick Lugo

“I am happy to see you are spreading much knowledge about China, especially this ancient way of healing called Qigong. Yes, I have read your book on the essence of the healing dance and have seen your video on TV here in Canada. I am truly proud to be part of the journey to find a better way of living through Qigong and am gratefully thanking you for bringing more knowledge of it to the world.” — J.F., Ontario