The Journey of Qi Gong
  • Introduction: The Benefits of Qi Gong for Health and Healing
  • The Taoist View of Health
  • The Power of Self-Reflection
  • Self-Inventory Guided Practice
  • Journaling Exercise: Physical Self-Inventory
  • Journaling Exercise: Emotional Self-Inventory
  • Journaling Exercise: Spiritual Self-Inventory
  • Inner Healer Visualization
  • Journaling Exercise: Reflections on the Inner Healer Visualization
  • Qi Gong Practice for Energy
  • AM Qi Gong: Daily Practice
Qi, the Breath of Life
  • Introduction to Section Two: Qi, Your Life-Force Energy
  • Original Qi
  • Qi, the Breath of Life
  • The Problem of Stress
  • Journaling Exercise: Understanding Stress
  • Breathing: The Bridge between Mind and Body
  • Breathing Exercise
  • Journaling Exercise: Reflections on Breathing Practice
  • Basic Breathing Practices
  • Journaling Exercise: Reflections on Additional Breathing Practices
  • Breathing Meditation
  • PM Qi Gong: Standing Practice
  • Journaling Exercise: Stress Check-In
Self-Healing Practices
  • Introduction to Section 3: Meridians: Your Body’s Energy Network
  • Qi Gong for Self-Healing
  • Working with the Pressure Points
  • About Qi Gong for Self-Healing
  • Self-Healing: Sitting Practice
  • Journaling Exercise: Self-Healing Seated Practice
  • Acupressure Points for Self-Healing
Emotions as Energy
  • Introduction to Section 4: The Energy of the Emotions
  • Meditation: Coming Back to Your Center
  • How Meditation Heals
  • The Inner Smile
  • Dissolving Meditation with the Inner Smile
  • Journaling Exercise: Dissolving Stagnation and Blockages
  • Journaling Exercise: Sending Love to Yourself
  • Evening Qi Gong: Seated Practice
  • Journaling Exercise: Reassessing Your Emotions
The Five Elements and the Six Healing Sounds
  • Introduction to Section 5: The Five Elemental Energies
  • Internal Organs: Your Body’s Reservoirs of Energy
  • Introduction to the Healing Sounds
  • Kidneys and the Water Element
  • Livers and the Wood Element
  • Heart and the Fire Element
  • Spleen and the Earth Element
  • The Five Elements as Applied to Principles of Qi Gong
  • Journaling Exercise: Five Element Principles in Your Life
  • Healing Sounds Sitting Practice
  • Journaling Exercise: Reflecting on the Healing Sounds Meditation
Exploring the Six Healing Sounds
  • Introduction to Section 6: The Six Healing Sounds Practice
  • Sound Volume and Resonance
  • Making the Healing Sounds
  • Healing Sounds Meditation
  • Journaling Exercise: Working with a Healing Sound
  • Reflecting on Stress
  • Quick Guide to the Healing Sounds
  • Healing Sounds Standing Practice
The Microcosmic Orbit
  • Introduction to Section 7: The Microcosmic Orbit
  • Microcosm and Macrocosm: The Universe Within
  • Introduction to the Microcosmic Orbit
  • Practicing the Microcosmic Orbit
  • Journaling Exercise: Tracking Energy in the Body
  • Microcosmic Orbit Meditation
  • Journaling Exercise: The Natural Flow of Qi
  • Microcosmic Orbit: Standing Practice
The Three Treasures
  • Introduction to Section 8: The Treasures Inside Us
  • Jing: The Essence of Life
  • Qi: The Energy of Life
  • Shen: The Spirit of Life
  • Three Treasures Meditation
  • Journaling Exercise: Reflecting on the Three Treasures Meditation
  • Microcosmic Orbit: Sitting Practice
  • Blended Meditation
  • The Promise and Potential of Qi
  • Journaling Exercise: Setting Your Healing Goals
  • Exercise: Developing Your Weekly Practice Plan