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  1. How to Become a Hindu: A Guide for Seekers and Born Hindus
  2. A teacher named Michael Hronas claims to have cured his own MS using 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong, a form that was developed by Master Wang Zi Ping and later expanded by his granddaughter Master Helen Wu. A lot (but not all) of the movements could be done while sitting.
  3. Gideon Enz: http://www.gideonenz.com/?p=1
  4. Hi Rakiel, I just remembered that I had an old VHS tape of the Wei Zhong Foo Wuji Gong and just pulled it out and tried for the first time in many years. Yes, it is completely different from the Wudang Primordial Qigong taught by Milton, Winn, and others. This one consists of shaking for about 10 minutes, some various qigong movements for about 10-15 minutes, then a lengthy period of spontaneous qigong. It ends with a typical closing routine. The entire tape was 45 minutes long. I thought it was okay but nothing special. Of course many forms may not reveal their effects until after a fairly long period regular practice.
  5. Hi Fa Xin, You can buy the Xing Yi Nei Gong DVD on the US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TY97XU/ or directly from the Plum Publications web site: http://plumpub.com/ Tim Cartmell gives no verbal instruction on this video (I have the VHS tape). Tom Bisio has a good online course on this set: http://www.internalartsinternational.com/programs/xing-yi-nei-gong/ I have this and he gives detailed instruction on each movement. Gerald A. Sharp has a Xingyi DVD which includes Nei Gong, but I haven't seen it and I'm not sure if it's the same version: http://store.chiflow.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=XYMOTV1
  6. Hi lifeforce, There is also a chapter on his "Twenty Exercises for Treating Diseases and Prolonging Life" in the book "The Chinese Way to a Long and Healthy Life" His daughter, Wang Jurong, was also a kung fu master, who published the book: "Sword Imperatives: Mastering the Kung Fu and Tai Chi Sword" Wang Jurong is now deceased. Her husband, Chengde Wu, is an acupuncturist in Houston, Texas. I believe that he is now in his late 80s. He was mentioned in one of Dr. Glenn Morris's books, which was how I first heard of these people. Chengde Wu and Wang Jurong's daughter, Master Helen Wu, lives and teaches in the Toronto area. She added 4 movements to the original 20 and it is now called 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong. It is broken into 3 sections of 8 movements for the upper, middle and lower body. This form is covered in her book and DVD. They have other daughters who are teachers also. I've been practicing the 24 Postures for about 6 months now and love it! Some of the movements are like standard warm-up exercises, but there is something about the way that they are sequenced that really unlocks things for me and produces strong qi flow. In addition to Master Wu's DVD, her student, Master George Picard has a DVD on the form. It includes a two hour bonus disk where each movement is broken down from an eastern and western medical perspective, by Picard and a doctor of physical therapy. I hope to go up to St. Catherines, Ontario for his workshop and certification eventually, as I would like to teach this method. There is also a DVD on the 24 Postures by Picard's student, Sifu Michael Hronas, who lives in North Carolina. This one has good detailed instruction on each movement. He is also a Daoist and was a graduate of Dr. Jerry Johnson's medical qigong school. Hope this helps!
  7. There's an acupuncture school in Sarasota, you might want to ask for leads there: http://www.ewcollege.edu
  8. I haven't seen the Bagua material by Bruce Frantzis, but I have some of his other qigong materials and they are extremely detail oriented, as he was the one time I studied with him in person. Just as an FYI, Tom Bisio also has an online Bagua distance learning program. The first level features circle walking and a good variety of foundational exercises, nei gong, tao yin, zhan zhong, etc. The intermediate level features eight basic palm changes and more advanced nei gong: http://www.internalartsinternational.com/programs I don't have these programs, but I did buy his Xing Yi Nei Gong module and was pleased with it.
  9. Hello J0urn3y. Years ago I saw "Path Notes of an American Ninja Master" on the book shelf in Borders and decided to look at it because I thought it would be ridiculous and funny. It turned to be extremely interesting. I bought it and later attended one of his KAP workshops about a year before he died. He was a truly remarkable person who possessed a very wide range of knowledge on many subjects and was able to effectively compare, contrast, synthesize and draw conclusions. He had a good sense of humor too. The KAP course is still offered by 2 of his senior students in Florida (Santiago Dobles and Tao Semko) and is offered online and sometimes in person. They teach everything that Dr. Morris did and more, and are very good teachers. Dr. Morris's other books are "Shadow Strategies of an American Ninja Master" and "Martial Arts Madness." There was also one published posthumously called "Quantum Crawfish Bisque for the Clueless Soul." There are also some people in Canada that sell his meditation CDs: www.meditation-mastery.net. Each of his first three books have a detailed additional reading section where he recommends and comments on books on related topics. Those might be a good place for you to start.
  10. I liked this short DVD from Plum Publications: Qigong Essentials #1: Controlling the Body Might be be too basic for the OP's needs, but I find that you can never review the fundamentals enough.
  11. Hi Jox, Is this Tibetan One Finger Zen similar to the Shaolin Nei Jing Yi Zhi Chan method?
  12. Joint Loosening Exercises and Shaking 8 Section Brocade and Yi Jin Jing 5 Yin Organ Exercises (J.A. Johnson) Shibashi (18 Movements of Tai Chi Qigong) Primordial Qigong (both the Wudang and Hunyuan versions) Soaring Crane Qigong Pan Gu Shen Gong Tai Chi Ruler Zazen
  13. I've never studied with this guy, but he sounds as if he'd be interesting: http://spiritwindinternalarts.org/ Edit: He used to be in Philadelphia, but it looks like he moved to Toronto. It still mentions a Philadephia center though.
  14. I like Red Pine's because he provides excerpts from multiple commentaries for each chapter. A more obscure one that I really like is Guy Leekley's. He was an interesting scholar from Asheville, who died last year. Here he is reading some excerpts on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/138042398
  15. I was saddened to just learn that Susan Carlson, who posted here as ShaktiMama, passed away one week ago in Wisconsin: http://www.apg-wi.com/rice_lake_chronotype/obituaries/death_notices/susan-ann-carlson/article_893e4250-ce77-11e5-96a0-87ec29400aac.html While I never met her in person, I have been on the listserv she started for more than a decade, and witnessed her help people with Kundalini problems many times, with wisdom and compassion. May she rest in peace.