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The Way of Qigong:  The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing by Kenneth Cohen

The Healing Promise of Qi:  Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi by Roger Jahnke, O.M.D.

Complete Idiot’s Guide to T’ai Chi & QiGong by Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas (despite the name…)

Qi Healing – Energy Medicine Techniques for Healing Self & Others CD/DVD set by Kenneth Cohen

The Way of Energy – Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Exercises by Lam Kam Chuen


Wood Becomes Water: Traditional Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life by Gail Reichstein (This is an excellent introduction to Chinese Five Element Theory.)

Traditional Acupuncture:  The Law of the Five Elements by Dianne M. Connelly, PhD.

The Web That Has No Weaver – Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted J. Kaptchuk

Between Heaven & Earth – A Guide to Chinese Medicine by Beinfield & Korngold

Nourishing Destiny – The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine by Lonny S. Jarrett


Healing with Whole Foods – Asian Tradition & Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford

A Woman’s Qigong Guide:  Empowerment Through Movement, Diet and Herbs by Yanling Johnson

Qi Energy in Foods for Living: Herbal Foods for Longevity and Vitality by Yanling Johnson


The Subtle Body – An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy by Cyndi Dale 

How Not To Die by Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

The Dao De Jing by Lao Tzu

The I Ching (or Book of Changes) translation by Wilhelm/Baynes & The I Ching Workbook by R. L. Wing

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain, The Essence of Taiji by Chungliang Al Huang

The Big Book of Chi by Paul Wildish


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From The Way of Energy


  1. Relax your arms, shoulders and upper body
  2. Let your weight sink into your lower body.
  3. Squat down to grasp the object, keeping your back straight and relaxed.
  4. Hold the object in against your body so it is in physical contact with you.
  5. Breath out before standing up.
  6. Breathe in as you stand up, carrying the object with you.
  7. Stay still for a second after standing up. This is very important
  8. Before you move, be clear in your mind about the direction of your movement, then move. Your mind should move first.

Complete the Movement:  it is essential to breathe in as you lift and to complete the lift fully before making another movement. Many back injuries are caused by moving sideways or at an angle while still lifting, or by merging the end of the upward movement with the beginning of the next movement. This can place great strain on the spine and cause dislocation. Be sure to complete the lift fully, and allow your mind to settle, before going on to your next movement.


  1. Relax your arms, shoulders and upper body
  2. Let your weight sink into your lower body.
  3. Hold the object in contact with your body
  4. Breathe in, without moving.
  5. Hold your breath as you squat down to lower the object.
  6. When you have lowered the object to its new resting place, breathe out
  7. Pause for a second.
  8. Breathe in as you stand up

Student Praise

Thank you Rose for sharing your energy and spirit with us. Your descriptions are very appreciated! Healing qigong is wonderful. ~ Carol Basch

You have an easy style, you make things clear and simple, and I love the descriptions that are so easy to grasp. You obviously love what you do, and that makes all the difference. Thank you so much for your time and effort and dedication to this wonderful practice. You’re an inspiration! ~ Jill Anderson

Thank you, Rose! This morning practice has really been a gift for me in many ways. I also wanted to comment what a calm and professional presence you have. There have been days, especially days when the technology is not cooperating, that the expectations and energy of we participants feels chaotic and heavy and you navigate it with aplomb and grace. ~ Sidra Quinn

Thanks for your help with transitions and form. I’m really glad I did the private session with you – it helped me to integrate what we learned at the workshop. ~ Patty Raedy