Daoist Body Cultivation: Traditional Models and Contemporary Practices

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Livia Kohn
Three Pines Press, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 243 pages
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Daoist Body Cultivation is a comprehensive volume by a group of dedicated scholar-practitioners that covers the key practices of medical healing, breathing techniques, diets and fasting, healing exercises, sexual practices, Qigong, and Taiji quan. Each presentation places the practice in its historical and cultural context and relates its current application and efficaciousness. Ultimately aiming to energetically transform the person into a spiritual and trancedent being, Daoist cultivation techniques have proven beneficial for health.

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