Daoism

Effortless doing and the Daoist art of Wu Wei
Daoism / Meditation

Effortless doing and the Daoist art of Wu Wei

A useful video clip from The School of Life in the series on EASTERN PHILOSOPHY, “Wu Wei” which literally translates as ‘non-doing’. Though of course literal translations rarely tell us much about the true meaning of things. The School of Life have done a pretty good job at explaining the […]

Old Man of the South Pole – Daoism & Longetivity
Daoism / Qigong

Old Man of the South Pole – Daoism & Longetivity

Shòu Xīng 寿星, is the Star of Longevity. The earliest known record of Shòu Xīng as a deity is the Shǐ jí 史籍 (historical records, 149–90 BC). We know this star as Canopus, the largest of the stars in the constellation Carina, and second brightest in the heavens. In Chinese […]

Understanding the complex History of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art and healing practice.
Daoism / Tai Chi

Understanding the complex History of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art and healing practice.

One of the best web pages I have seen that discusses the complex “History of Tai Chi Chuan” is that provided by Tai Chi Wizard which you can read in full here. Of course much of the early origins is shrouded in mystery and much of the story is guess […]

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art.
Daoism / Qigong

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art.

Blogger and qigong teacher Tiffany Jones, has written an enlightening review of the roots and origins of qigong for the Into Mountains, Over Streams; International Journal of Qigong (online). Which takes for its focus a book by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming called “The Roots of Chinese Qigong” a sample of which (pages 1 […]

What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?
Daoism / Qigong

What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?

Qigong (also spelled Ch’i Kung) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil […]