13 Best Tai Chi & Qi Gong

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Tai Chi & Qi Gong in 2020


The Tai Chi Space: How to Move in Tai Chi and Qi Gong

The Tai Chi Space: How to Move in Tai Chi and Qi Gong
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Tai Chi Qigong

Tai Chi Qigong
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind (Harvard Health Publications)

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind (Harvard Health Publications)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style: the Complete Form and Qigong

Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style: the Complete Form and Qigong
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • YMAA Publication Center

The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & QiGong Illustrated, Fourth Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & QiGong Illustrated, Fourth Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • ALPHA

Qigong for Staying Young: A Simple 20-Minute Workout to Culitivate Your Vital Energy

Qigong for Staying Young: A Simple 20-Minute Workout to Culitivate Your Vital Energy
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

A Healthy Tai Chi and Qigong Form

A Healthy Tai Chi and Qigong Form
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

The Qigong Workbook for Anxiety: Powerful Energy Practices to Rebalance Your Nervous System and Free Yourself from Fear (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

The Qigong Workbook for Anxiety: Powerful Energy Practices to Rebalance Your Nervous System and Free Yourself from Fear (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • New Harbinger Publications

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal: The Eight Essential Exercises of Master Li Ching-yun

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal: The Eight Essential Exercises of Master Li Ching-yun
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Qigong: Build Lifelong Health, Discover Success, and Create the Ultimate Happiness through the Ancient Chinese Ritual of Qigong (Qigong - Meridian ... Healing - Qigong Benefits - Qigong Healing)

Qigong: Build Lifelong Health, Discover Success, and Create the Ultimate Happiness through the Ancient Chinese Ritual of Qigong (Qigong - Meridian ... Healing - Qigong Benefits - Qigong Healing)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Tai Chi Ball Qigong: For Health and Martial Arts

Tai Chi Ball Qigong: For Health and Martial Arts
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • YMAA Publication Center

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power: Advanced Yang Style; New User Friendly Design

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power: Advanced Yang Style; New User Friendly Design
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • YMAA Publication Center

Tai Chi for Women: Beginner Exercises

Tai Chi for Women: Beginner Exercises
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • BESTSELLER

Qi Gong - the Chinese Yoga

Like Yoga, Qi Gong is largely based on the combination of breath control with stretching exercises. It is a set of physical exercises combined with concentration training which is considered to be a primarily holistic and spiritual discipline.

In China there is one institution which surpasses all others in its fame, longevity and almost mythical status; that institution is, of course, the Shaolin temple. The famous Shaolin Monastery was founded by the Indian Buddhist monk, Batuo, in 495 CE. Not long after this a famous Indian holy man, a prince who had renounced his luxurious life to become a Buddhist monk, who had come to be known as the Boddhidharma, arrived at the monastery as part of a journey through China. The monks who he found their were singular in their practice, spending long hours in seated meditation in theor quest for enlightenment. In fact, they were spending so long in this kind of meditation that their bodies were growing frail and weak. Boddhidharma knew that the mind and body are truly one, and that the weak physical condition of the Shaolin monks was actually hindering their enlightenment practices. For this reason he stayed at the monastery and taught the monks two set of exercises. The first set - the Eighteen Lohan Hands - were primarily 'external' exercises for strengthening the body and the second set, which has come to be known by the title of the text they were recorded in - The Classic of Sinew Metamorphosis - were 'internal' exercises, used to develop chi and aid in meditation. This second set, if not the first, were almost certainly drawn from the same source that eventually developed into what we now know as Yoga.

The Shaolin monastery soon surpased all others in the wisdom of its monks and the quality of its teachings and because of this gained favour with the China's powerful Emperor's who would go there on an annual pilrimage and who called the Shaolin temple the foremost monastery under heaven. Due to this royal patronage and favour the Shaolin temple soon became very wealthy, and as such was a popular target for thieves and bandits. After centuries of almost constant attack the Eighteen Lohan Hands which Boddhidharma had taught was extended and developed to form a powerful martial art - Shaolin Kung Fu - which the momkls used to defend themselves. Along side this the classic of sinew metamorphosis was also extended by the Shaolin monks and conjoined with the wealth of esoteric knowledge contained in traditional Chinese medicine to form Qi Gong. But the connection between kung fu and Qi Gong was never broken, with each one informing and feeding of the other. And although you may not have heard of Qi Gong before the two venerable traditions of kung fu and Qi Gong have a child together which you may have seen - Tai Chi. This is a martial art based entirely on the 'internal' energy and power of chi rather than the 'external' muscular strength of conventional martial arts. If you are trying to imagine what Qi Gong practice looks like then think of it a little bit like a cross between Tai Chi and Yoga!

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