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The Resource Chinese healing exercises : the tradition of Daoyin, Livia Kohn

Chinese healing exercises : the tradition of Daoyin, Livia Kohn

Label
Chinese healing exercises : the tradition of Daoyin
Title
Chinese healing exercises
Title remainder
the tradition of Daoyin
Statement of responsibility
Livia Kohn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Daoyin, the traditional Chinese practice of guiding the qi and stretching the body is the forerunner of Qigong, the modern form of exercise that has swept through China and is making increasing inroads in the West. Like other Asian body practices, Daoyin focuses on the body as the main vehicle of attainment; sees health and spiritual transformation as one continuum leading to perfection or self-realization; and works intensely and consciously with the breath and with the conscious guiding of internal energies. This book explores the different forms of Daoyin in historical sequence, beginning with the early medical manuscripts of the Han dynasty, then moving into its religious adaptation in Highest Clarity Daoism. After examining the medieval Daoyin Scripture and ways of integrating the practice into Tang Daoist immortality, the work outlines late imperial forms and describes the transformation of the practice in the modern world. Presenting a rich crop of specific exercises together with historical context and comparative insights, Chinese Healing Exercises is valuable for both specialists and general readers. It provides historical depth and opens concrete details of an important but as yet little-known health practice
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Kohn, Livia
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dao yin
  • Breathing exercises
  • Taoist hygiene
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Breathing exercises
  • Dao yin
  • Taoist hygiene
  • Ch'i-kung
  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan
  • Taoismus
  • Gesundheit
  • China
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Medicine, Chinese Traditional
  • Relaxation Therapy
Label
Chinese healing exercises : the tradition of Daoyin, Livia Kohn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Latitude 20 book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Early Medical Manuscripts -- 2. Officials, Hermits, and Ecstatics -- 3. Exercise Classic -- 4. Pathways to Immortality -- 5. Modern Precursors -- 6. Daoyin Today
Control code
ocn436233405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 268 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441620019
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p44r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436233405
Label
Chinese healing exercises : the tradition of Daoyin, Livia Kohn
Publication
Note
"A Latitude 20 book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Early Medical Manuscripts -- 2. Officials, Hermits, and Ecstatics -- 3. Exercise Classic -- 4. Pathways to Immortality -- 5. Modern Precursors -- 6. Daoyin Today
Control code
ocn436233405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 268 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441620019
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p44r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436233405

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