The Daoist Approach for a Healthy Mind and Body.
Jinggong (quiet sitting) has so often been shrouded in mystery and 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 Jinggong had been lost.
Quiet Sitting: The Daoist Approach for a Healthy Mind and Body is a combination of two translated texts from two of the most famous Jinggong pioneers in China during the early 20th century. Though it was written nearly 80 years ago, this no-frills handbook is essential to anyone who is interested in the Eastern technique of breathing for a healthy mind and body. In ancient times, the non-invasive practice of Jinggong was used to cure everything from stress related illnesses, such as insomnia, panic attacts, and restlessness to physical ailments like indigestion, blurred vision, and limb weaknesses.
Free of esoteric words and phrases, this book offers the beginner student of the Jinggong meditative practice 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. You will learn a simple technique that helps you to start your meditation journey from just looking at the tip of your nose and counting your inhalations and exhalations.
Whether you are looking for alternative ways to improve your physical health, maintain your mental well being, or surious about breathing medititations, Quiet Sitting: The Daoist Approach for a Healthy Mind and Body will give you the basic tools you need to get started.