Daoist Body Cultivation

Author:   Livia Kohn ,  Shawn Arthur ,  Bede Bidlack ,  Catherine Despeux
Publisher:   Three Pines Press
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9781931483056


Pages:   246
Publication Date:   30 April 2006
Format:   Paperback
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Daoist Body Cultivation is a comprehensive volume by a group of dedicated scholars and 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 trancendent being, Daoist cultivation techniques have proven beneficial for health time and again and can make an important contribution in the world today. Daoist Body Cultivation provides a deeper understanding of the practices in their cultural and historical contexts, bridging the gap between healing and religion and allowing both scholars and practitioner to reach a deeper understanding and appreciation.

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Author:   Livia Kohn ,  Shawn Arthur ,  Bede Bidlack ,  Catherine Despeux
Publisher:   Three Pines Press
Imprint:   Three Pines Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.375kg
ISBN:  

9781931483056


ISBN 10:   1931483051
Pages:   246
Publication Date:   30 April 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Contains eight excellent and detailed studies and a superb introduction in its exploration of Daoist techniques and theories of how to live long, healthy, and harmoniously. - Shin-yi Choo, Rutgers University


Contains eight excellent and detailed studies and a superb introduction in its exploration of Daoist techniques and theories of how to live long, healthy, and harmoniously. - Shin-yi Choo, Rutgers University


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Livia Kohn, Ph.D., is professor emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University. The author or editor of over 40 books, she now lives in Florida, serves as the executive editor of the Journal of Daoist Studies, and runs various workshops and conferences. Her specialty is medieval Daoism and the study of Chinese longevity practices. She has written and edited numerous books and is a long-term practitioner of taiji quan, qigong, yoga, and meditation.

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