Qigong Meditation: Embryonic Breathing

Qigong Meditation: Embryonic Breathing

by Yang Jwing-Ming, Jwing-Ming Yang


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Qigong Meditation: Embryonic Breathing by Yang Jwing-Ming, Jwing-Ming Yang

ForeWord's Book of the Year Award FINALIST - 2006
The Root of Spiritual Enlightenment
Chinese Qigong can be generally categorized into External Elixir (Wai
Dan) and Internal Elixir (Nei Dan) Qigong. The first step of practicing
Internal Elixir Qigong has been known as Small Cyclic Heaven (Small
Circulation or Microcosmic Meditation). After completing Small Cyclic
Heaven, a practitioner will learn Grand Cyclic Heaven (Grand Circulation or Macrocosmic Meditation). The purpose of Grand Cyclic Heaven is to re-open the Heaven Eye (Third Eye) to unite the natural spirit and human spirit. This is the ultimate goal of spiritual enlightenment in both
Daoism (Taoism) and Buddhism. Although these kinds of meditations are popular, very few scientific books or documents are available to the public.
The Foundation of Internal Elixir Cultivation
In order to reach the goal of longevity and spiritual enlightenment,
the Qigong practitioner must learn Internal Elixir Qigong. The first step to learning is to understand the theory and the method of Embryonic
Breathing. Practicing this breathing technique will help you to establish your central energy system, conserve your energy, and store this energy to abundant levels. Once you have established this foundation, you will be able to practice Small Cyclic Heaven (Small
Circulation or Microcosmic Orbit) and Grand Cyclic Heaven (Grand
Circulation of Macrocosmic Orbit) effectively. It is understood that without this foundation, the root of spiritual enlightenment will not be established and the study and the practice of spiritual enlightenment,
through meditation, will be in vain.
• Embryonic Breathing theory and techniques were kept secret in Buddhist and Daoist (Taoist) monasteries.
• Dr. Yang discusses most of the available documents, translates and comments upon them.
• Scientific analysis and summary of the practice methods.
• A comprehensive, straightforward way to understand and practice Embryonic Breathing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781886969735
Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
Publication date: 11/15/2003
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 809,707
Product dimensions: 7.39(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught
Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern

Table of Contents

Romanization of Chinese Termsviii
About the Authorxi
Part IFoundations
Chapter 1General Concepts
1.2General Qigong Concepts6
1.3The Network of Qi Vessels and Channels31
1.4Buddhist and Daoist Qigong Concepts38
1.5Four Refinements43
1.6Five Regulatings63
1.7Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain Washing Qigong85
1.8Small Circulation, Grand Circulation, and Enlightenment Meditation88
1.9Definition of Embryonic Breathing94
1.10Embryonic Breathing and Cultivation of the Dao97
1.11About This Book102
Chapter 2Theoretical Foundation of Embryonic Breathing
2.2Human Qigong Science113
2.3Theoretical Foundations of Embryonic Breathing134
2.4Meanings and Purposes of Meditation144
Part IITranslations and Commentaries of Ancient Documents Related to Embryonic Breathing
Chapter 3Translations and Commentaries of Ancient Documents
3.2General Concepts157
3.3About the Dan Tian220
3.4Regulating the Breathing229
3.5Regulating the Mind241
3.6Regulating the Spirit267
3.7Methods of Embryonic Breathing287
3.8Other Related Documents306
Chapter 4Summaries from Ancient Documents
4.2Summaries of Important Points314
Part IIIPractice of Embryonic Breathing
Chapter 5Practice of Embryonic Breathing
5.2Preparation for Embryonic Breathing324
5.3Practice of Embryonic Breathing329
5.4Recovery from the Meditative State343
Chapter 6Conclusion347
Appendix ATranslation and Glossary of Chinese Terms349

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