Discover your Animal archetype to transform your martial arts practice and improve your physical, emotional, and sexual health.
Psychology professor and respected kung-fu instructor Steven Macramalla introduces the six Animals of Ch'ien-Lung, an eighteenth-century kung-fu practice based on the Animal archetypes of three great cats and three great snakes: Black Panther, White Leopard, Boa, Cobra, Python, and Tiger. Each Animal represents a martial style, personality type, brain region, system of the body, and aspect of consciousness--and each has its favorite foods, media, and hobbies associated with it. Macramalla shows how to determine which Animal most resonates with you and explains the strengths and traits of each. Understanding and working with them can inform not just your martial arts practice but every aspect of your life. When you bring your Animal into perfect balance with its "opposite," the combination of cat and snake is formed, resulting in the "dragon" and helping to bring balance and effectiveness into your life. The book includes cutting-edge research in neuroscience on the mind-body relationship as well as detailed descriptions of each aspect of the Animals and Animal exercises to improve your day-to-day life. (Blue Snake Books)