Qigong Secret of Youth: Da Mo’s Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain


Qigong Secret of Youth: Da Mo’s Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain

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For over one thousand years, the timeless Qìgong classics of Bodhidharma (Dámó) have been considered the key to enlightenment and long-lasting youth. Dr. Yáng, Jwìng-Ming, long acclaimed for helping readers better understand Qìgong concepts, has translated and written commentaries for both the Muscle/Tendon Changing Classic (Yìjinjing) and the Marrow/Brain Washing Classic (Xisuijing). Using ancient Buddhist and Daoist documents as its foundation, this book analyzes and discusses theory and training methods in a modern and scientific manner. This double-edged approach will enable you to quickly achieve a high level of understanding of these profound Qìgong regimens. Qìgong The Secret of Youth is organized into four parts: Buddhist and Daoist Qìgong, Marrow/Brain Washing Qìgong (Xisuijing), Muscle/Tendon Changing Qìgong (Yijuijing), Unanswered questions about Qìgong, Whatever style of these classics you may practice, making sense of Qìgong theory and principles is the best way to achieve your goals sooner, more accurately, and at a deeper level. Contents General introduction to Qìgong and practice, include: Historical survey of Dámó and his influence on Qìgong, Adjusting Qì with Kan and Lí, Training theory of Muscle/Tendon Changing, Training theory of Marrow/Brain Washing, This third edition includes pinyin tonal marks for pronunciation, modern Chinese fonts, and illustration enhancements. Book jacket.

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Qigong Secret of Youth : Da Mo’s Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain Washing Classics
Jwing-Ming Yang
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Foreword Preface Acknowledgments About the Author PART ONE GENERAL CONCEPTS Chapter 1. Introduction 1.1 The Value of Tradition 1.2 What are Yijinjing and Xisuijing? 1.3 How the Yijinjing and Xisuijing Have Affected Chinese Culture? 1.4 The Value of the Yijinjing and Xisuijing in Today’s World 1.5 How to Approach This Book 1.6 About This Book Chapter 2. Historical Survey 2.1 Before Damo 2.2 Damo, the Yijinjing and Xisuijing 2.3 After Damo 2.4 Stories Chapter 3. Buddhist and Daoist Qigong 3.1 Buddhist and Daoist Qigong 3.2 The Differences between Buddhist and Daoist Qigong 3.3 The Two Major Styles of Daoist Qigong Chapter 4. Kan and Li 4.1 What are Kan and Li? 4.2 Kan and Li in Modern Science 4.3 The Keys to Kan and Li Adjustment 4.4 Kan and Li in Yijinjing and Xisuijing PART TWO MUSCLE/TENDON CHANGING QIGONG Chapter 5.Theories and Principles 5.1 Introduction 5.2 General Concepts from Old Documents 5.3 Purposes, Advantages, and Disadvantages 5.4 Waidan and Neidan Yijinjing 5.5 Waizhuang and Neizhuang 5.6 Iron Shirt and Golden Bell Cover 5.7 Training Theory 5.8 Other Concerns Chapter 6. Yijinjing Qigong Training 6.1 Important Training Rules 6.2 Who Can Train? 6.3 Keys to Training 6.4 When to Train? 6.5 Waidan Yijinjing Training 6.6 Neidan Yijinjing Training 6.7 Yijinjing Training Schedule 6.8 Other Considerations 6.9 Conclusion PART THREE MARROW/BRAIN WASHING QIGONG Chapter 7. Theories and Principles 7.1 Introduction 7.2 The Eight Vessels and Xisuijing Qigong 7.3 Theories 7.4 Training Concepts 7.5 Waidan and Neidan Xisuijing Chapter 8. Xisuijing Qigong Training 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Who is Qualified to Train? 8.3 Poetry 8.4 Refining the Essence and Converting It into Qi 8.5 Purifying Qi and Converting It into Shen 8.6 Washing the Marrow and Conquering the Hair 8.7 Refining Shen and Returning It to Nothingness 8.8 Crushing the Nothingness PART FOUR QUESTIONS AND CONCLUSION Chapter 9. Questions Chapter 10. Conclusion Appendix A. Herbal Prescriptions for Yijinjing and Xisuijing Training Appendix B. Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms Index
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