This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of QiGong. Qigong is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures and motions of the body. Lama Tantrapa is the Official Guide to QiGong.

The Art of Being in the Flow (Qi Dao - Tibetan Shamanic Qigong) , by Lama Tantrapa, is a valuable resource for people interested in QiGong, and it is available through and Barnes & Noble.

Book Description
In this ground-breaking book, Lama Somananda Tantrapa shares the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Shamanic Qigong in a simple and practical way. Discovering, testing and applying its principles will remarkably enhance your vitality with greater attentiveness, awareness and presence. It will help you transform and enlighten your life by developing a culture of movement that is naturally graceful and harmonious. It will also provide you with profound psychological and spiritual insights into the true nature of health, relationships and other issues that teach you to approach life challenges as learning opportunities rather than problems. By practicing Qi Dao, you will unify your body, mind and spirit, empowering your whole being to live in harmony with the flow of the entire universe.

If you feel like something, perhaps adventure or even the general direction, might be missing in your life, this book can contribute to finding a more purposeful and elegant way of being.

From the Publisher
There is NOTHING like this method anywhere... period. No other system of Qigong or other Energy Arts offers the full spectrum of skills and applications developed in this tradition by the generations of enlightened masters. The power and sophistication of the Internal Martial Arts unified with the spiritual potential of Yoga and Zen meditation... less the repetitive routines of daily meditation or holding poses. And the best thing about learning Qi Dao is its applicability to virtually any sphere of life: from peacemaking to lovemaking to moneymaking (except mixing the latter two).

Developing your kinesthetic, body and energy awareness may require a certain amount of perseverance and motivation, for which Qi Dao DVD can be EXTREMELY helpful.The benefits of Qi Dao Coaching include, but are not limited to the following: * Quickly and effortlessly enter the Qigong state of profoundly deep (and very pleasant) meditative trance * Become more relaxed, centered, peaceful, and connected to others * Manage and prevent stress by increasing your ability to deal calmly and clearly with whatever life throws your way * Enhance your learning ability, memory, intuition, creativity, and your clarity, focus and concentration * Enjoy remarkable improvements in your physical health and wellness, healing the areas that have stubbornly resisted change with other approaches * Increase your production of vital hormones responsible for your longevity, well-being, and quality of life * Take a quantum leap in your personal growth and self-realization.

Author's Bio: 

This Book Review is part of a series that covers the topic of QiGong. The Official Guide to QiGong is Lama Tantrapa.

Lama Somananda Tantrapa is the holder of the lineage of Qi Dao that has been fostered in his clan for 27 generations since 1224 AD. He has over 30 years of experience in Qi Dao and other internal martial arts. He was primarily trained by his Grandfather who was the last Grandmaster of this style of Tibetan Shamanic Qigong. In addition to being recognized as an incarnate Bön lama, ordained as a Buddhist monk and initiated into Subud spiritual brotherhood, he holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology and certifications in Qigong, Hypnosis and NLP. Affectionately addressed by his students as Rinpoche, Lama Tantrapa’s initiatives dedicated to peace work and spiritual freedom were subjected to persecution in his homeland thus he received religious asylum in the United States in 1997. His unique background is complex enough to include serving in the Soviet Army’s Special Forces, being kidnapped in the Ukraine and going through several near-death experiences. Rinpoche’s coaching has inspired many professional athletes, speakers, dancers, singers, writers and actors to open up to the infinite source of intuition that exists within everyone.

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