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how to proceed?

Postby sengtsan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:11 pm

Hello,

First, Happy New Year to all!

Second, I am interested in practicing qigong studying and following YMAA 's materials. I already begin some qigong practice from another source and now want to switch to YMAA curriculum. I already have some YMAA books and DVDs.
My question is: what is the order I should follow in the practices? Should I first train in Martial Arts (either kung fu or Taijiquan)?

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Postby Dvivid » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:13 pm

Hi, welcome.

YMAA Qigong order of study:
Qigong for Health and Martial Arts book
Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Health book
Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Health DVD
The Root of Chinese Qigong book
Tai Chi Ball Qigong book
Five Animal Sports Qigong DVD
Qigong Meditation - Embryonic Breathing book
Qigong Meditation - Small Circulation book
Qigong- The Secret of Youth book(Muscle/Tendon Changing - Marrow Washing)

Understanding Qigong - DVD1
Understanding Qigong - DVD2
Understanding Qigong - DVD3
Understanding Qigong - DVD4
Understanding Qigong - DVD5
Understanding Qigong - DVD6

The Essence of Shaolin White Crane book
Shaolin White Crane Hard and Soft Qigong DVD

Qigong Massage book
Qigong Massage DVD

Qigong Meditation - Grand Circulation book (future publication)

Aside from the YMAA school curriculum, YMAA Publications has several other titles by other authors which will help to expand your understanding of the subjects of Taiji and Qigong.
"Avoid Prejudice, Be Objective in Your Judgement, Be Scientific, Be Logical and Make Sense, Do Not Ignore Prior Experience." - Dr. Yang

http://www.ymaa.com/publishing
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Postby sengtsan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:42 pm

Hi Dvivid,

Thank you very much for replying so quickly.

I will look into this program and come back if I have any specific questions regarding the practice.

I was considering also using sunrise/set Taichi and Energy patterns by R.Rones.

Best of qi,
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Postby Dvivid » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:45 pm

Of course, if health is your only concern, just using the Eight Brocades or a short Tai Chi form should be enough for the rest of your life.
"Avoid Prejudice, Be Objective in Your Judgement, Be Scientific, Be Logical and Make Sense, Do Not Ignore Prior Experience." - Dr. Yang

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Postby sengtsan » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:34 pm

Hi,

Health is not my only concern.
English is not my first language so I may have expressed myself in a improper way.

Is it that R.Rones material is mainly health orientated?

What YMAA publications by other authors do you recommend?

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Postby Dvivid » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:20 am

Rami's books and DVDs are traditional style, with an emphasis on health.

HE compiles many internal practices and makes them accessible to the mainstream, and offers an excerpt of Yang style Tai Chi forms. But they are only sections of the form, not an authentic "Simplified" form by classical standards.

It is a good place to get a feel for internal arts.

After that, I recommend learning the 24-form:
http://ymaa.com/publishing/internal/tai ... _24_48_DVD

And if you are interested in kung fu also, start here:
http://ymaa.com/publishing/dvd/kungfu_D ... kungfu_DVD

Those above will give you a lot to study for 6-12 months.
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Postby sengtsan » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:52 pm

Thank you for your explanation and piece of advice !
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Postby Dvivid » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:42 am

Here is a helpful Guide for your

Order of Qigong Study:

http://ymaa.com/publishing/start-here/qigong
"Avoid Prejudice, Be Objective in Your Judgement, Be Scientific, Be Logical and Make Sense, Do Not Ignore Prior Experience." - Dr. Yang

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Postby sengtsan » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:24 pm

Thanks :D
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