Body Feng Shui: The Ancient Chinese Science of Body Reading

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Sep 1, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 191 pages
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• The first book in English on the ancient Chinese tradition of reading personality traits in physical appearance.

• Includes over 100 illustrations that explain the meanings of physical characteristics.

• Explains how individuals can influence their destiny and use negatively perceived physical aspects as tools for healthy relationships and positive self-transformation.

Min Xiang Shue--also known as body feng shui--is an ancient Taoist tradition that uses the techniques from the more familiar art of placement (feng shui) to reveal the connection between inner character and external appearance. According to this ancient art, it is possible to recognize the personality of an individual from his or her facial features, hand shape, movements, and posture. Generously illustrated with more than 100 drawings that explain the meaning of distinctive physical characteristics, Body Feng Shui teaches you how to explore your own and others' destinies by reading the truths of the soul as they appear on the human body.

Introduced for the first time in the Western world, the art of body feng shui can show how a negative or positive physical aspect can be partially responsible for happiness or misfortune, health or illness, wealth or poverty. Moreover, though we are given certain attributes at birth, these are not unchangeable. Body Feng Shui provides valuable lessons for redesigning our fate based on the observations of our physical appearance and offers many examples of positive changes you can make to transform an inauspicious physical feature into a blessing--none of which require plastic surgery.
 

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Contents

The Harmony of the Laws The Energy of the Universe
5
The Body and the Five Elements
7
The Right Partners
11
The Five Elements and Health
14
Blood Types and Personality
19
Habits and Character
23
The Chi in Human Beings
27
The Laws of Harmony
35
Pillows of Power
120
The Hills of Wisdom
124
The Source of Eternal Life
127
Buds of Eternal Spring
130
The Pleiades of Happiness
134
The Petals of Reincarnation
136
The Perfection of Womans Being
149
The Perfection of Mans Being
151

Crystals in the Morning Dew
38
The Mountain of the Tender Dragon
46
The Shores of the Murmuring Creek
51
Lotus Flowers in the Mud
56
Snakes in the Garden of the Temple
58
Leaves on the Tree of Hope
64
The Erosion of Life
72
Clouds in the River of Eternity
81
The Way to the Heart
91
The Song of the Nightingale
118
The Ten Most Important Points on the Face
154
The Secret of Untarnished Beauty
159
Physiognomy as the Key to the Soul
163
The Secret of the Body
165
In Harmony with Oneself and Others
166
The Message of the Teaching of Correspondences
170
Body Feng Shui in Daily Life
187
Opinions of Chinese Experts
191
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Body Feng Shui
The Ancient Chinese Science of Body Reading

Introduction: As Outside, So Inside
1. The Harmony of the Laws
The Energy of the Universe
The Body and the Five Elements
The Right Partners
The Five Elements and Health
Blood Types and Personality
Habits and Character
The Chi in Human Beings
2. The Laws of Harmony
The Eyes: Crystals in the Morning Dew
The Nose: The Mountain of the Tender Dragon
The Lips: The Shores of the Murmuring Creek
The Teeth: Lotus Flowers in the Mud
The Eyebrows: Snakes in the Garden of the Temple
The Ears: Leaves on the Tree of Hope
Wrinkles: The Erosion of Life
The Hair: Clouds in the River of Eternity
The Hands: The Way to the Heart
The Voice: The Song of the Nightingale
The Cheeks: Pillows of Power
The Forehead: The Hills of Wisdom
The Chin: The Source of Eternal Life
Beauty Marks: Buds of Eternal Spring
The Back of the Head: The Pleiades of Happiness
The Breasts: The Petals of Reincarnation
The Jade Gate: The Perfection of Woman's Being
The Jade Stalk: The Perfection of Man's Being
The Ten Most Important Points on the Face
3. The Secret of Untarnished Beauty
Physiognomy as the Key to the Soul
The Secret of the Body
In Harmony with Oneself and Others
The Message of the Teaching of Correspondences
Body Feng Shui in Daily Life
4. Opinions of Chinese Experts

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