About the Author viii

Preface—First Edition xii

Preface—Second Edition xv

Chapter 1. General Introduction 1

1-1. Introduction 1

1-2. Definition of Qi and Qigong 2

1-3. The History of Qigong 4

1-4. History of the Eight Pieces of Brocade 11

1-5. Qigong Theory and Training Categories 16

1-6. Qigong Training 21

1-7. How to Use This Book 26

Chapter 2. Qigong Training Theory 29

2-1. Introduction 29

2-2. Three Treasures—Jing, Qi, and Shen 30

2-3. Qigong Training Theory 32

Chapter 3. Sitting Eight Pieces of Brocade 42

Chapter 4. Standing Efght Pieces of Brocade 57

Chapter 5. Conclusion 77

Appendix A. Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms 78

Index 92

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