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Nine Methods of Taoist Breathing

Taoist meditation, Nourishing Life Arts, and Internal Alchemy practices all incorporate some or all of the following nine breathing methods to help mobilize the Qi. These represent the nine classifications and training methods for the breath, falling under the Taoist theories of “regulating the breath” (調息, tiao xi) and “refining the breath” (鍊息, lian xi)....

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Excerpt from Refining the Elixir

This blog post presents the Conclusion section to Stuart Alve Olson’s introductory material in his latest book: Refining the Elixir: The Internal Alchemy Teachings of Taoist Immortal Zhang Sanfeng © 2016 by Stuart Alve Olson. Refining the Elixir The whole process of internal alchemy, especially in the structure Zhang Sanfeng presents, is really not that complicated. If we look […]

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