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Energy Balance Through the Tao: Exercises for Cultivating Yin Energy

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An introduction to the ancient Taoist exercise system of Tao Yinandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Includes 45 fully illustrated exercises that promote flexibility, strength, and balance in oneand#8217;s physical, mental, and spiritual energyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Addresses the health needs of the musculoskeletal system and the unique physical stresses of a modern urban lifestyleandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the Western world, exercise focuses mainly on physical fitness and developing muscular strength. In the East, exercise systems balance fitness practices for the body, mind, and spirit. This balance is strongly emphasized in the Taoist system of Tao Yin, one of the oldest and most diverse forms of exercise in China. Tao Yin focuses on creating balance between internal and external energies and revitalizing the body, mind, and spirit with a combination of strength, flexibility, and internal energy exercises. Its ultimate goal is for the practitioner to become pure, responsive, and full of energy, like a child.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;Energy Balance through the Tao, andlt;/Iandgt;Master Mantak Chia introduces 45 fully illustrated Tao Yin exercises to Western readers. He explains the history behind the practice and its connections to other complementary Chinese exercise forms, such as tai chi. In this book Chia focuses on the lying and sitting positions of Tao Yin, which improve health and structural alignment and, once mastered, strengthen movements and postures in standing positions. The benefits of these remarkably simple exercises include harmonizing chi, developing strength and flexibility through tendon stretching, relaxing the abdominal muscles and the diaphragm, releasing toxins through the breath, and training the andquot;second brainandquot; in the lower abdomen to coordinate and direct these processes.

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The Taoist system of Tao Yin is one of the oldest and most diverse forms of exercise in China. Tao Yin focuses on creating balance between internal and external energies and revitalizing the body, mind, and spirit with a combination of strength, flexibility, and internal energy exercises.

About the Author

A student of several Taoist masters, Mantak Chia founded the Healing Tao System in North America in 1979 and developed it worldwide as European Tao Yoga and Universal Healing Tao. He has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors from all over the world and tours the United States annually, giving workshops and lectures. He is the director of the Tao Garden Health Spa and the Universal Healing Tao training center in northern Thailand and is the author of 50 books, including andlt;Iandgt;Taoist Foreplayandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Inner Smile, Cosmic Fusionandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Sexual Reflexologyandlt;/Iandgt;, and the bestselling andlt;Iandgt;The Multi-Orgasmic Man.andlt;/Iandgt;

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Putting Tao Yin into Practice

Foreword: Poetry in Motion

Part 1  Foundations

    1   Man, Nature, the Universe, and Tao Yin

     The History of Tao Yin

    3   Tao Yin and the Universal Tao System

    4   The Physical Benefits of Tao Yin

     Tan Tien Consciousness: The Second Brain

    6   Preparation and General Instructions

Part 2  Tao Yin Exercises

    7   Set 1: Foundations--Conscious Breathing, Energy Balancing, Spine and Psoas Conditioning

    8   Set 2: More Spine and Psoas Conditioning, Lymph Laughing, and Ring-Muscle Power

    9   Set 3: Spirit of the Love Cobra--Developing Yi

   10  Set 4: Opening Meridians, Removing Abdominal Chi Blockages, Increasing Body Oxygen

   11  Set 5: The Straight Vector in the Curve--Stretching and Growing the Tendons

   12  Finish with Yin Meditation

Appendix: The Twelve Meridians

About the Author

The Universal Tao System and Training Center

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594770593
Author:
Chia, Mantak
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Holistic Medicine
Subject:
Breathing exercises
Subject:
Healing - Energy (Chi Kung, Reiki, Polarity)
Subject:
Eastern - Taoism
Subject:
Taoist
Subject:
Metaphysics-Healing
Subject:
EXERCISE;MARTIAL ARTS
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
237 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.6 in 19.67 oz

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Religion » Eastern Religions » Taoism
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