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Thursday, June 23, 2005

18 Buddha Hands Qigong - A Workout Video (1999)

18 Buddha Hands Qigong - A Workout Video (1999)18 Buddha Hands Qigong - A Workout Video18 Buddha Hands Qigong - A Workout Video

Qigong: 18 Buddha Hands promises viewers an introduction to qigong (pronounced "chee-gung"), the relaxing Chinese exercises meant to tone the body and the mind. Instructor Larry Johnson leads the audience through the simple stances and repeated movements of the 18 Buddha Hands form effectively, but production values can be a little distracting--the narration occasionally shifts in volume, and a long spoken introduction to the history of qigong is marred by dodgy sound and irrelevant natural vistas. Those new to qigong and similar martial-arts disciplines would have gotten more out of the video had it offered more detailed close-ups, shots from behind the instructor as well as in front, and some mention of exactly how each of the exercises should feel. Nevertheless, by simply doing as the instructor does and keeping in mind the breathing instruction from the narrator, you get the general idea pretty quickly. The movements--mostly a collection of stretches and stances--are disarmingly simple, so there's little chance of getting lost. And each exercise is repeated to the right and the left, so there's no need to fear getting it backwards by mirroring the instructor, a natural risk when watching the moves head on rather than from the back. The gorgeous outdoor setting also makes repeat viewings of the workout a pleasure for any fan of fitness and relaxation. --Grant Balfour

> Format: NTSC
> Rated: NR
> Studio: (studio name not provided)
> Video Release Date: February 12, 1999
> VHS Features:
> NTSC format (US and Canada only.)

18 Buddha Hands Qigong - A Workout Video18 Buddha Hands Qigong - A Workout Video


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