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Internal Elixir Cultivation

Author : Robert James Coons
ISBN : 1943155135
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Thousands of years ago Chinese sages learned how to hack into the human nervous system for a lifetime of greater health, happiness and wisdom. In our time, global scholar and tea merchant Robert James Coons has devoted his life to rediscovering and mastering the ancients' most profound achievement - traditional Daoist meditation and internal elixir cultivation practices. Internal Elixir Cultivation cuts through cultural obscurity and cult secrecy to bring to the West the effortless essence of one of the world's most powerful wellness practices. Successful meditation begins and ends with simply paying attention to your breathing. Coons translates and explains core concepts from the writings of the great teachers. After an easy-to-follow introduction to Qi, the reader is taught clear techniques to develop and circulate human energy via meditation. Most manuals stop there, but Daoist Meditation goes on to guide you step-by-step to the summit, the ultimate esoteric achievement - how to produce Daoism's legendary "Internal Elixir." Daoist Meditation is a revelation for those who have wanted to meditate but were put off by New Age phonies or certain practitioners' confusing jargon. This break-through book takes you to the highest-possible level of practice. Prepare for how easy it really is to revolutionize your life.
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Chinese Medical Qigong

Author : Tianjun Liu
ISBN : 9780857011497
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Based on the latest edition of the approved textbook on Medical Qigong used in Chinese universities, this authoritative paperback edition has been completely revised and edited to meet the needs of western practitioners. The editors emphasize the practice of Qigong, and this section of the book has been revised and expanded; a wide range of Qigong forms are presented, taking full account of the history, correct practice, and development of Qigong. The section on the clinical applications of Qigong in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, with the recommended Qigong forms for treatment, and relevant references to the ancient texts has been substantially revised, and focuses on conditions more common in the West. The book also presents the newest research on Medical Qigong, including groundbreaking new discoveries about the physiological and psychological mechanisms. Omitted from this paperback edition are the extensive excerpts from the ancient texts, and the detailed history, more appropriate for academic study. This is an unparalleled resource for practitioners of Qigong and Chinese medicine, as well as medical students and other healthcare professionals seeking a better understanding of the theory, practice and beneficial health applications of Medical Qigong.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Cultivating The Tao

Author : Yiming Liu
ISBN : 0985547510
Genre : Alchemy
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Cultivating the Tao is a complete translation of one of the main works by the renowned Taoist master Liu Yiming (1734-1821). Divided into 26 short chapters, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of Taoism and an introduction to Taoist Internal Alchemy, or Neidan, authored by one of the greatest representatives of this tradition. Liu Yiming was an 11th-generation master of the Longmen (Dragon Gate) lineage. Having recovered from severe illness in his youth, he undertook extended traveling that led him to meet his two main masters. In 1780, he settled in the Qiyun mountains, in the present-day Gansu province. Since then until his death he devoted himself to teaching and writing. His works mainly consist of writings on Neidan and of commentaries on major Neidan scriptures. Liu Yiming grafts Internal Alchemy onto the teachings of the Book of the Way and Its Virtue (Daode jing) and of the later Taoist tradition. Few other masters have illustrated the relation between Taoism and Internal Alchemy as clearly as he does in this book.
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Chinese Health Care Secrets

Author : Henry B. Lin
ISBN : 1567184340
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Discover how you can heal yourself and others and achieve optimum health, when you practice the techniques in Chinese Health Care Secrets by Henry B. Lin. Grounded in Taoist principles (Nature's Way), the age-old wisdom of China teaches that by living your daily activities in accordance with the laws of nature you can achieve and maintain ultimate health. Chinese Health Care Secrets is a comprehensive reference to the history and practices of Chinese health care. It offers highly effective techniques that are completely natural and easy to use. Many have never before been published and are considered secrets even in China. Easy to read and fully illustrated, Chinese Health Care Secrets explains: ·Secrets of sexual vitality ·Qigong?breathing, meditation, and energy exercises ·Dharma?massage and gentle physical movements ·Secrets of rejuvenation and longevity ·Over sixty of nature's most potent healers ·Acupressure?learn techniques and the locations of over 100 acupoints (with full illustrations) so you can perform this powerful healing system ·A handy, A?Z reference guide to common ailments, with their treatments and therapies ·Internal and external exercises Never before has so much information about Chinese healing been available in one location. Learn about nutrition? Yes. Learn the secrets of Exercise? Of course. Walk the road to immortality? Naturally. Discover the inner health secrets of sleep and rest? Correct. It's all presented in a way that is clear and easy to understand, in Chinese Health Care Secrets. When you get Chinese Health Care Secrets, you are going to wonder where you should keep it. With information on nutrition and diet? With books on healing? With information on Oriental philosophy? Chinese Health Care Secrets is all of those things and more. So there is one ideal place to keep this book?where you can easily get it, read it, and use it.
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Foundations Of Internal Alchemy

Author : Mu Wang
ISBN : 9780984308255
Genre : Religion
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Originally written for Chinese readers, this book provides a clear description of the Taoist practice of Internal Alchemy, or Neidan. The author outlines the four stages of the alchemical practice and clarifies several relevant terms and notions, including Essence, Breath, and Spirit; the Cinnabar Fields; the "Fire Times"; and the Embryo. The book is based on the system of the "Wuzhen pian" (Awakening to Reality), one of the main sources of Internal Alchemy, and contains about two hundred quotations from original Taoist texts. Table of Contents Foreword, vii INTRODUCTION, 1 The Basis: Essence and Spirit, 3 STAGES OF THE ALCHEMICAL PRACTICE IN "AWAKENING TO REALITY," 11 The Four Stages, 13 "Laying the Foundations," 15 Main Points in the Practice of "Laying the Foundations," 20 The Functions of Essence, Breath, and Spirit, 36 Terms Related to the "Coagulation of the Three Treasures," 52 Conclusion of the Stage of "Laying the Foundations," 63 "Refining Essence to Transmute it into Breath," 65 "Refining Breath to Transmute it into Spirit," 99 "Refining Spirit to Return to Emptiness," 109 CONCLUSION, 119 The "Arts of the Way," 121 Tables, 123 Glossary of Chinese Characters, 133
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Qigong Meditation

Author : Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN : 9781594391521
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Finalist - 2006 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine Small Circulation, or the Microcosmic Orbit, is the practice of circulating energy, within the human body, Qi, through the two main pathways, or "vessels" of the body. This practice is considered to be the foundation of Internal Elixir Qigong, and was a fundamental step on the path of meditation training in ancient times. Over the centuries, this practice has slowly been lost from many meditation traditions, and its importance has been forgotten. Small Circulation regulates the Qi circulating in the Twelve Primary Qi channels, making it abundant throughout the entire body, which has been known for centuries for promoting health and longevity. This is also the foundation of Muscle/Tendon Changing Qigong (Yi Jin), which deeply conditions and strengthens the body. It is advised that you begin your meditation training by practicing Embryonic Breathing, which will help you to establish your central energy system, and to conserve and store this energy to abundant levels. Building on this foundation, Small Circulation is the next required stage of meditation training. Ultimately, one then practices Grand Circulation Meditation, which circulates Qi everywhere in the body and exchanges it with partners and the surrounding environment. Its purpose is to open the third eye and reunite the human spirit with the spirit of nature. This book contains translation and analysis of many ancient documents used to transmit Small Circulation and Internal Elixir cultivation to future generations, and offers modern scientific explanation for learning and training safely. Though meditation is popular today for relaxation and general health, the ultimate goal of this training, in both Daoism (Taoism) and Buddhism, is spiritual enlightenment. •Small Circulation Meditation builds the body from weak to strong and trains the mind to be calm and focused. •Dr. Yang presents a modern method for learning safely. •Includes scientific analysis, translation and commentary of ancient documents, and a summary of the practice methods.
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Red Pellet Golden Bones

Author : Jill Gonet
ISBN : 0692222790
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This selection of Lü Dongbin's poems on the art of Taoist internal cultivation and the formation of the Elixir presents two of the Master's instructional poetry sequences, as well as a third selection of his poems on the general subject of cultivation. One of the eight legendary Taoist immortals, Master Lü Dongbin was born in 796 C.E. in the province of Shanxi, during the Tang dynasty. Scholars, dedicated cultivators of the Tao, and those who are both, will find within these poems the trail of returning to the source. The reality that emerges throughout the stages of cultivating the Elixir Qi is both spiritual and of the physical body, and in this, these extraordinary poems are like mirrors reflecting the Master's experience of the union of spirit and body, the nature of the task of the creation of the Elixir, and the phases of its formation. In the Lü Dongbin poems presented here, the Master is working with and through the body, and he focuses again and again on what is right there within the aspiring adept. The poems in the current selection are presented with clarity and directness, and the glosses shed significant light on the coded language and symbolism within the poems. Ms. Gonet's translations and commentary offer the modern Western reader and Taoist practitioner a valuable window into the most central ideas and experiences involved in the processes and phases of creating the Internal Elixir, bringing the art of Taoist cultivation into the hands of modern-day cultivators of the Tao and practitioners of the Taoist arts. Many of these poems deserve to be used as meditation scriptures, for their terms and images resonate in a holy and responsive manner within the being. Ms. Gonet's translation does an impressive job, and provides the reader with excellent English equivalents that impart much of the same meaning and feeling as the original.
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Foundations Of Internal Alchemy

Author : Mu Wang
ISBN : 9780984308255
Genre : Religion
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Originally written for Chinese readers, this book provides a clear description of the Taoist practice of Internal Alchemy, or Neidan. The author outlines the four stages of the alchemical practice and clarifies several relevant terms and notions, including Essence, Breath, and Spirit; the Cinnabar Fields; the "Fire Times"; and the Embryo. The book is based on the system of the "Wuzhen pian" (Awakening to Reality), one of the main sources of Internal Alchemy, and contains about two hundred quotations from original Taoist texts. Table of Contents Foreword, vii INTRODUCTION, 1 The Basis: Essence and Spirit, 3 STAGES OF THE ALCHEMICAL PRACTICE IN "AWAKENING TO REALITY," 11 The Four Stages, 13 "Laying the Foundations," 15 Main Points in the Practice of "Laying the Foundations," 20 The Functions of Essence, Breath, and Spirit, 36 Terms Related to the "Coagulation of the Three Treasures," 52 Conclusion of the Stage of "Laying the Foundations," 63 "Refining Essence to Transmute it into Breath," 65 "Refining Breath to Transmute it into Spirit," 99 "Refining Spirit to Return to Emptiness," 109 CONCLUSION, 119 The "Arts of the Way," 121 Tables, 123 Glossary of Chinese Characters, 133
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Author : Fabrizio Pregadio
ISBN : 9780984308217
Genre : Religion
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"Awakening to Reality" ("Wuzhen pian") is one of the most important and best-known Taoist alchemical texts. Written in the eleventh century, it describes in a poetical form, and in a typically cryptic and allusive language, several facets of Neidan, or Internal Alchemy. This book contains a translation of the first part of the text, consisting of sixteen poems, which provide a concise but comprehensive exposition of Neidan. In addition to notes that intend to clarify the meaning of the more obscure points, the book also contains selections from Liu Yiming's commentary, dating from the late 18th century, which is distinguished by the use of a lucid and plain language. Table of Contents Preface, vii Introduction, 1 Translation, 21 Selections from Liu Yiming's Commentary, 75 Textual Notes, 89 Glossary of Chinese Characters, 95 Works Quoted, 101
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