Chi Kung For Health is a ground-breaking new DVD series by Terry Dunn that teaches the very rare and powerful "Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi Meditations"--a remarkable system of medical qigong created more than 400 years ago by a legendary Taoist sage, Feng Tao Teh, who resided at Ehrmei Mountain (Omeishan) in Szechuan Province and traveled throughout the China's western frontier and Tibet during his lifetime. This rare and powerful meditative art has been carefully preserved through six generations of an impeccable Taoist martial arts lineage, is now available to the public--as a precise, safe, and dynamic program for natural health, healing and illumination. Flying Phoenix is a complete classical system of medical Qigong--comprised of standing and seated, stationary and moving exercises that imparts profound health benefits: improved circulation, respiration, metabolism, skeletal strength, neuromuscular function and immunity. This seven-volume video series is beautifully filmed by Mike Hoover. Terry Dunn s expert, step-by-step instruction is enhanced by multiple camera angles and accompanied by transcendent musical scores by Robert Scott Thompson. Flying Phoenix Qigong is extremely simple in its method and is easy to practice (easier to do than Tai Chi), but is powerful and fast-acting with tangible, energizing and rejuvenating effects that are repeatable and verifiable. Whereas most styles of Qigong involve breath retention, posture, and extensive use of visualization and mental imagery, the Flying Phoenix Qigong requires no visualization whatsoever, but employs simple and elegant breathing formulas, natural postures, and slow, easy movements to bring all the body's organ functions under the regulation of the subconscious mind, thus activating the natural healing processes of the body. For this reason Flying Phoenix Qigong practitioners universally exclaim that they find it incredible that any human could have actually created this discipline. Volume Four teaches the Advanced Long Form Meditation called the Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi Meditation, which is the capstone of the entire Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Qigong system. Terry Dunn provides detailed, step-by-step, expert instruction in this 20-minute form, which is similar to a Tai Chi form in terms of choreographic complexity. Dunn organizes the instruction of this form into six sections, repeats each section four times, and demonstrates the entire Form at the end of the program. Daily practice of this meditation form insures impeccable good health and long-term vitality, and can replace practice of the basic Flying Phoenix meditations of Volumes One through Three. This beautiful moving meditation is practiced three times slower than typical Tai Chi form speed. Developing proficiency in the exercises of Volumes 1, 2 and 3 is recommended but not mandatory preparation for using this program. Regular practice of this sublime exercise will demonstrate the truth behind its illustrious and transcendental Chinese name.
Just Do It, May 10, 2007 By Four Tusk Njoku "Njoku" (Philadelphia, USA) - See all my reviews I could have given it 4 stars for still being in DVD. First, this is a superlatively beautiful form to watch and to perform. Secondly, this is an advanced practice. It would take most people at least 6 months of regular practice going through the first three phases of this practice to develop the skills to take on Volume 4. It takes a special committment and perhaps that is not you and it is definitely not most people, so I have found. I give out Part OneChi Kung For Health ( Qi Gong ) - Five Standing Meditations of this practice to everyone I know, and about 20% of them take it up and they are most grateful. This is a great practice for body, mind and spirit. It is holy; it is healthful; it is scientific. Yet, there are no words. Just do the movements, memorize the movements, do the breathing exercises before. Do not argue, do not think. Just do, and you will see results. How did the ancient Chinese discover this? I discovered Terry Dunn's series about 12years ago. They were then on clunky VHS, very hazy looking tape (he called them poor production values), but his instruction was just as detail oriented and precise. His voice was just as calming and the taiji background music, he still uses. This tape is much better than the first and the second editions, but it really needs to make it into DVD with all the great navigation. But, get Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and this. You will get to know your body and mind like the back of your hand and have access to reserves of energy. You will radiate it like the sun to others around you.Chi Kung for Health ( Qi Gong ) - Six Seated MeditationsChi Kung for Health ( Qi Gong ) - Two Standing Meditations --amazon dot com review by Njoku (Philadelpha, PA)