Quiet Sitting: The Daoist Approach for a Healthy Mind and Body

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-10
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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Jing Gong (quiet sitting) has been shrouded in mysticism since it traveled out of the Far East and across the shores to the West. Along the way, new schools of thought developed and the essential keys to the simple practice that is Jing Gong had been lost. Quiet Sitting: The Daoist Approach for a Healthy Mind and Bodyis a combination of two translated texts from two of the most famous Jing Gong pioneers in China during the early 20th century. This no-frills handbook is essential to anyone who is interested in the Eastern technique of breathing for a healthy mind and body. Free of esoteric words and phrases, this book offers beginner students a basic, yet powerful, knowledge of the breath: where it comes from, how it is distributed throughout the body, and how to harness it to heal from within.

Author Biography

Jiang Weiqiao (1873-1958) is famous for his influential book Yinshizi's Method'of Quiet Sitting which he wrote after curing his pulmonary tuberculosis through the practice of Jing Gong. His other major work is General Discourse on Buddhist Studies.

Chen Yingning (1880-1969), Daoist name Yuandunzi, spent over sixty years as a devoted scholar of Daoist teachings and gained considerable expertise on Daoist breathing methods. In the 1930s, he worked as chief editor of Daoist Virtues Biweekly and Daoists' Monthly, and wrote multiple volumes on Daoism. After 1957 he served as Vice Director, and later, Director of the Chinese Daoist Association.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Questions and Answers about Jinggong (Quiet Meditation Exercise) Therapy for Stress-related Disordersp. 38
Yinshizi's Quiet Sitting Therapyp. 76
Acknowledgementp. 141
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