Full Backcover Description
Qi Gong (CHEE-gong) is an ancient Chinese health system that promotes mental and physical balance and a feeling of calm vitality. Millions of people have discovered the amazing benefits of these simple standing exercise, breathing, and slow repetitive natural movements.
Filmed amid the beauty of California’s Alabama hills, developed and taught by Chinese martial arts and Qi Gong expert Matthew Cohen, these two 40-minute programs cultivate calm, balanced energy and vitality, detoxify the body, and offer the practitioner a sense of inner peace.
FIRE heats and strengthens the body, activates and expands the senses, relieves depression, stimulates the immune system, and detoxifies they body.
WATER cools the body and calms the nervous system, develops grace and greater range of motion, promotes deep relaxation and releases tension, stress, anxiety, and fear.
DVD includes bonus martial arts demonstrations and yoga mudras for health.
Qi Gong Fire & Water with Matthew Cohen
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Instructor: Matthew Cohen (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 80 min.
Street Date: 05/01/2008
Certified instructor description:
Two separate Qi Gong (Chi Gung) workouts. “Fire” is slightly faster-paced; it's designed to increase energy and expand your senses. “Water” is a little more contemplative and breath-focused; it's designed to reduce stress and promote calmness. Both programs demonstrate 15 to 17 postures. They range from simple overhead arm motions like “moon circles,” to more detailed total-body movements like “taming the tiger” (where you squat down to “push on the tiger's back" with your hands). Each workout starts with a “grounding” segment and ends with a gentle meditation. Precise, non-intimidating cuing. Quiet instrumental music. Filmed outdoors in the Arizona desert. ©2007.