The book in itself is a beautiful object, what I would classify as an arty book. It contains a rather long list of Qìgōng (氣功) routines from different times and periods. Its paintings and drawings are well reproducted, it is printed on quality paper, the ensemble is quite a nice catalog of ancient routines.
It should not though be taken for an instructional book. There is no such intention, as far as I see: there are no descriptions of the routines, no details, no additional instructions. I would argue that it is impossible to learn Qìgōng (氣功) or Internal Martial Arts (内家武術) from any book. This book has no such ambition and is still a good companion, its value is on the historical perspective that it provides.

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