The Theory and Practice of Taiji Qigong
Widely practised in the Far East, Qigong is growing in popularity in the West as a system of simple exercises that, used regularly, can help to improve movement, breathing and inner concentration. This guide explores the theory behind Qigong and includes detailed advice on how it should be practised. The final section describes the 18 core movements with clear diagrams to help achieve the correct posture.
The Concise Book of Muscles
The latest thinking on the operation of muscles is that they are part of a complex interplay of ligament, connective tissue and bone. This book uses hundreds of illustrations to explain the musculature, with an emphasis on the most important for sport, dance and bodywork therapy. Colour diagrams show how muscles relate to the skeleton and describe their range of movement and directional strength. There are also tips on stretching and strengthening specific muscle groups.