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Taoist Meditation – Stillness Of The Qi!

Taoist meditation practices are central to Chinese martial arts (and some Japanese martial arts), especially the qi-related neijia“internal martial arts”. Some well-known examples are daoyin “guiding and pulling”, qigong “life-energy exercises”, neigong“internal exercises”, neidan “internal alchemy”, and taijiquan “great ultimate boxing”, which is thought of as moving meditation. One common explanation contrasts “movement in stillness” referring to energetic visualization of qi circulation in qigong and zuochan “seated meditation”, versus “stillness in movement” referring to a state of meditative calm in taijiquan forms…

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