The Tao of health, sex and longevity
Tao, the most ancient and fundamental element in the world's oldest civilization, is as relevant to today's world as to classical China. For the ... Show synopsis Tao, the most ancient and fundamental element in the world's oldest civilization, is as relevant to today's world as to classical China. For the contemporary reader, this readable and practical book is the first to explore in the light of the findings of modern Western Science, the balanced and comprehensive system of health care used by Chinese physicians, martial artists and meditators for over 5000 years. Daniel Reid has combined his personal experience with original research to focus on three specific aspects of Tao - health, sex and longevity - the inter-related foundations of human happiness. In an accessible and often anecdotal style he introduces the philosophy of Tao and presents the issues and answers of practical concern to a Western audience. The book covers every aspect of health with concise information on diet and nutrition, fasting and excretion, Taoist sexual yoga for health and longevity breathing and exercise, medicine, meditation and their relevant topics. Preventative approaches for fighting of disease and debility and for achieving mental and physical harmony are emphasized. Detailed guidance is given on selecting proper foods, combining them correctly and on detoxifying your system. Breathing exercises and Chinese callisthenics are carefully explained and helpfully illustrated, as are the Taoist bedroom arts.