The Yellow Emperor’s Guide to the Seated 8 Brocades: Yangsheng Practice & Medical Theory
Posted on 20. Apr, 2010 by James Miller in Sixth International Daoist Studies Conference
|Title||The Yellow Emperor’s Guide to the Seated 8 Brocades: Yangsheng Practice & Medical Theory|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Conference Name||Sixth International Conference on Daoist Studies: Daoism Today: Science, Health, Ecology|
|Keywords||Sixth International Daoist Studies Conference|
This paper will present how and why the inner alchemical exercise known as the Seated Eight Brocades are not just a Daoist, but a Chinese medical practice. The various movements and breathing techniques will be analyzed in the context of Chinese medicine, such as whether a movement or breathing technique has the effect of tonification, sedation, and/or qi circulation.