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Vital Breath of the Dao

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Immersing the reader in Daoist philosophy and its impact on life, this new edition of Vital Breath of the Dao by Master Zhongxian Wu is a fully illustrated guide to qigong, a way of physical and spiritual cultivation, and a way of life. The book includes the historical background, practical application, underlying principles and techniques of Daoist cultivation practices to bolster health and intensify spiritual connection to universal energy. Lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu uses storytelling and a wealth of practical examples to introduce powerful qigong and internal alchemy methods and offers previously unseen personal stories to deepen his explanation of Daoist philosophy.
Master Zhongxian Wu, lifelong Daoist practitioner, is the lineage holder of four different schools of qigong and martial arts. In China, he was Director of the Shaanxi Province Association for Somatic Science and the Shaanxi Association for the Research of Daoist Nourishing Life Practices, and in 2001, was recruited by the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, to help develop their classical Chinese medicine program. Master Wu has written 14 books (5 in Chinese) and numerous articles on the philosophical and historical foundations of China's ancient life sciences. Since 1988, he has instructed thousands of teachers, students, and patients seeking healing, in workshops, courses and training programs offered throughout China, North America, and Europe. For details, please visit
Introduction. 1. DaoFaZiRan - The Dao Follows its Natural Way. 2. TianWangHuiHui - The Universal Network. 3. DongXiYuanTong - The Pathway of Ying Yang. 4. Xiang - Symbolism. 5. Shu - Numerology. 6. Li - Theory. 7. XiuDaoJieYao - The Dao of Cultivation. Afterword
This new edition of Vital Breath of the Dao, the best-selling book by Master Zhongxian Wu offers a deep dive into advanced Qigong methods and Daoist philosophy for practitioners of all levels and for those interested in Daoism and traditional Chinese shamanism
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