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

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

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 067164811X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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.













briefly retain the breath, while performing a quick series of deep anal sphincter contractions. Hold the last contraction tightly for a few seconds, then completely relax the sphincters as you exhale. When lungs are empty, perform one more deep contraction and release it before commencing next inhalation. Do this two-three times. In the lying position, you may direct the stimulation of the contractions directly to the colon by performing them with knees drawn up against the chest, with arms

after marrying his 24th wife, and it remains a matter of historical record in China that he was born in 1677, during the early years of the Ching Dynasty. That made him 256 years old when he died, for those who wish to count the years. Lee died with all his own teeth and hair, and those who knew him say that he looked about 50 when he was already over 200. Lee Ching-yuen left clear-cut guidelines for those who wish to follow his footsteps and emulate his example. He followed three primary rules

mind in charge of body and breath, rather than permitting body and breath to call the shots, as in normal activity. This practice eventually spills over into ordinary activities. For example, you’ll find it easier to control your diet and men will find it easier to control ejaculation after commencing the practice of meditation. Regular meditation accustoms body and breath to taking orders from mind and therefore reverses the constant drain on spirit caused by undisciplined loss of essence and

an even better life. They were pure philosophers, and in their writings they preserved for posterity the original pristine spirit of Lao and Chuang. One of the greatest all-round Taoist adepts in Chinese history was Ko Hung, who lived during the third and fourth centuries AD. A dabbler in philosophy, alchemy, diet, breathing, sex and every other branch of Taoism, Ko Hung wrote 116 volumes on Tao during his lifetime. Ko Hung’s contributions to Taoism were enormous. He wrote astutely on medicine,

direction on the exhalation, pushing left palm toward earth and right palm to sky. Do three quick breaths, then return to starting position on the next inhalation. Repeat three times on each side. Figure 3.10 Plucking Stars * * * Figure 3.11 The Grand Celestial Tour (a) Horse Stance, (b) Embracing the Jug, (c) Pressing Palms to Heaven, (d) Pressing Palms to Earth, (e) Return Palms to Heaven, (f) Surrendering * * * * * * Weapons to the Emperor, (g) Plucking Stars,

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