The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient Way

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 15, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 405 pages
With a detailed introduction to the ancient philosophical, ethical, and religious Chinese practice of Taoism, The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity is a unique, comprehensive, and practical self-help guide to live a balanced and positive Taoist lifestyle.

Written by a Westerner for the Western mind, The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity is perfect for the modern reader interested in exploring the balanced and holistic health care system used by Chinese physicians, martial artists, and meditators for over 5,000 years.

Drawing on his extensive personal experience and research from original sources, author Daniel Reid covers all aspects of the healthy Taoist lifestyle, delivering concise information and instruction on diet and nutrition, fasting, breathing and exercise, sexual health, medicine, and meditation.

Featuring helpful charts and illustrations, The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity makes the ancient practice easier to understand and more applicable to a modern Western audience than ever before.
 

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User Review  - drj - LibraryThing

Written by a Westerner who lives in Taiwan and has studied under several masters. This is a clearly written text with diagrams and charts that cover the Taoist approach to the physical aspects of life ... Read full review

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User Review  - Spiderbobster - Goodreads

Great insights on chinese philosophy. Also a great way to rethink the way our body works and behaves in time. Tao signifies the primordial essence or fundamental nature of the universe and is both a religion and a philosophy. Read full review

Contents

preface
11
Yin and Yang xxxiii
33
The Three Treasures xlv
45
Cast of Taoist Characters lvii
57
Diet and Nutrition 3
3
Fasting and Excretion
81
Breathing
99
Exercise
152
Ejaculation Control
254
Taoist Bedroom Arts
273
Part III
305
The Tao of Nurturing Life
322
Sitting Still Doing Nothing
336
The Microcosmic Orbit
347
The Cosmic Astronauts
354
Death and Immortality
360

Taoist Healing Arts
192
part ii
215

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About the author (1989)

Born and educated in the United States, with a master's degree in Chinese language and civilization, Daniel P. Reid now lives in Taiwan, where he has studied with numerous Taoist masters. He is the author of Chinese Herbal Medicine, which was hailed by The New York Times as "highly readable...a marvelous introduction to the field of Chinese medicine.

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