Daoist Body Cultivation: Traditional Models and Contemporary Practices
This comprehensive volume covers the key practices of medical healing, breathing, diets, 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 transcendent being, Daoist cultivation techniques have proven beneficial for health time and again and can make an important contribution in the world today. The book provides a deeper understanding of the practices in their cultural and historical contexts, bridging the gap between healing and religion.