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Qigong Meditation

Author : Jwing-Ming Yang
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This book presents the foundation theoretical theory for the two most popular methods of meditation, Small Circulation and Grand Circulation.

The Primordial Breath Additional translations of nine treatises on embryonic breathing from the Taoist Canon the Tao Tsang

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Qigong Through the Seasons

Author : Ronald H. Davis
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Within the holistic framework of the Daoist way, Ronald H. Davis provides a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the principles and practice of actively living in harmony with the seasonal energetic changes throughout the year. The program focuses on the importance of Qigong, meditation, and diet to support good mental and physical health. The author includes clear explanations of the theory underlying this approach to a healthy life, including the Five Phases of Change (Five Elements) of Chinese Medicine, the body's Qi system of channels and reservoirs, and the concept of chronobiology. For each season he provides a Qigong specific for the season, meditations, herbal information, and dietary recommendations with simple recipes to support the functions of the organ in focus in that season. This accessible program of Qigong for the seasons will be of interest to anyone seeking a healthy life, students of Qigong at any level, and the seasonal emphasis makes this an excellent quick reference for Qigong teachers.

Embryonic Breathing

Author : Stuart Alve Olson
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This book reveals the simple and effective method of Embryonic Breathing within Taoist meditation for the purpose of opening the lower Elixir Field, the very foundation of Internal Alchemy. It focuses on Stuart Alve Olson's translation of The Lofty and Foremost Jade Emperor's Canon on Embryonic Breathing, a very popular sixteenth century Taoist text comprising nine verses, as well as a translation of the brilliant commentary by Taoist Master Zhong Xuzi. In addition Olson provides a concise and informative introduction and commentary on the nine verses of the text, and shares much of what he had learned from Master T.T. Liang on this subject. Despite the brevity of this work the theory and practice of Embryonic Breathing is very profound. The text and commentaries are simple in their underlying message: congeal the Spirit and Qi in the lower Elixir Field. The nine verses succinctly cover the very foundation of this method in an uncomplicated manner by simply teaching that the proper use of Embryonic Breathing, swallowing the saliva, and deep concentration on the lower Elixir Field are the root conditions for opening the Elixir Field, thereby bringing about the causes and conditions for attaining longevity and immortality. This book teaches that the opening of the lower Elixir Field is accomplished through three functions: Embryonic Breathing, Swallowing the Saliva, and Retaining the Spirit. All three rely on directing attention to the lower Elixir Field where the three internal energies of Jing (Essence/Body), Qi (Vitality/Breath), and Shen (Spirit/Mind) converge. The experience of opening the lower Elixir Field is paramount to progressing in any meditation practice, and this work succinctly provides the instructions for doing so, no matter the tradition.

Daoism Meditation and the Wonders of Serenity

Author : Stephen Eskildsen
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An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods. Stephen Eskildsen offers an overview of Daoist religious texts from the Latter Han (25–220) through Tang (618–907) periods, exploring passive meditation methods and their anticipated effects. These methods entailed observing the processes that unfold spontaneously within mind and body, rather than actively manipulating them by means common in medieval Daoist religion such as visualization, invocations, and the swallowing of breath or saliva. Through the resulting deep serenity, it was claimed, one could attain profound insights, experience visions, feel surges of vital force, overcome thirst and hunger, be cured of ailments, ascend the heavens, and gain eternal life. While the texts discussed follow the legacy of Warring States period Daoism such as the Laozi to a significant degree, they also draw upon medieval immortality methods and Buddhism. An understanding of the passive meditation literature provides important insights into the subsequent development of Neidan, or Internal Alchemy, meditation that emerged from the Song period onward.

Respiration and metabolism of embryonic vertebrates

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The papers in this volume were presented at an international symposium, held in South Australia on September 8-10, 1983. The purpose of the meeting was to present the comparative physiology of gas exchange, water balance and energet ics of developing vertebrate embryos. contributions were invited from leading research workers in an attempt to represent the forefront of investigation of all vertebrate classes and to promote a broadly comparative approach to the study of embryonic physiology. These proceedings therefore reflect the current level of research activity focus ing on each group of vertebrates. While considerable expansion and specializa tion has occurred in the area of avian embryos over the last decade, work on reptilian embryos is less developed and that on fish and amphibians is still in its infancy. Although a great deal is known about respiration and metabolism in embryos of placental mammals, the physiology associated with the curious mode of development of monotreme and marsupial embryos has not been examined until recently. In this symposium. the well-studied vertebrate classes are repre sented primarily by specific research papers that document original work. These are balanced by more extensive reviews of the lesser known classes.

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal

Author : Stuart Alve Olson
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Master Li Ching-yun is reliably chronicled to have lived more than 250 years, during which he practiced the Eight Brocades on a daily basis. His longevity and personal endorsements attest to the Eight Brocades as the quintessence of qigong practice.

Understanding Qigong 3

Author : Jwing-Ming Yang
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"In Understanding Qigong DVD 3, renowned Qigong (chi kung) expert and author Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches the theory and practice of embryonic breathing. Also known as "back to childhood breathing," this qigong meditation technique is the foundation of internal cultivation and advanced practice. Embryonic breathing develops excellent wellbeing and increases your sensitivity and awareness."

Cahiers d Extr me Asie

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Human Embryology Developmental Biology

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For the latest information about embryological development, turn to HUMAN EMBRYOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. This comprehensive, clearly written textbook emphasizes the molecular basis of human embryological development, explaining the "why" in addition to the "how." Many full-color clinical photographs and illustrations stress the function of embryological structures and the progression of development. All information has been updated to include the most current research findings and contemporary clinical applications. Chapter summaries and review questions aid in students' learning. This edition includes new clinical photographs, Clinical Correlation boxes, and clinical vignettes. Discusses development in terms of activity at the molecular and cellular level to explain embryological development, instead of just describing structure and function. Includes over 300 color drawings in striking detail, drawn in accordance with the universally-accepted embryological color code for more realistic representation. Contains end-of-chapter questions to provide quick review of the most important concepts for better comprehension. Features chapter summaries of the key concepts to reinforce comprehension and encourage student self-assessment. Uses boldface key terms to emphasize the terms and concepts that students most need to know. Features a clear, concise, understandable narrative that focuses on the progression of development to provide easy comprehension of difficult and complex material. Provides many full color photographs of clinical conditions. Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-471-9

Pamphlets on Biology

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Ultrasound in Gynecology and Obstetrics

Author : Eberhard Merz
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This textbook & atlas provides an excellent survey of this now very wide field: Detailed sonographic presentations of normal findings are followed in each case by the corresponding pathological findings, using the most recent images available. To make learning easier, most of the ultrasound images are compared with intraoperative, postoperative, or postpartum photographs of clinical & pathological conditions. Transvaginal sonography which is growing in importance alongside abdominal photography, is also given broad consideration. Numerous statistical graphs & tables, & an extensive list of references, round off this work.

Journal of Chinese Religions

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The American Heritage Stedman s Medical Dictionary

Author : Thomas Lathrop Stedman
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Features more than forty-five thousand entries, including general and specialized medical terms, thousands of new words drawn from current medical literature, and biographical sketches of important scientists and physicians.

Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine

Author : Geoffrey J. Laurent
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An impressive four-volume work that provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of respiratory medicine. It provides a vital interface between the pure and clinical science environments covering all aspects of respiratory medicine from the relevant molecular biology to the treatment of diseases that affect the respiratory system. It includes comprehensive coverage of lung cells, the structural components of the lung and key molecules that regulate lung function as well as all the major respiratory diseases. Students, researchers and professionals alike will find this an authoritative source of information on all aspects of respiratory medicine. Also available online via ScienceDirect (2006) - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. Includes diagrams of uniformly high quality and references to enable readers to access the wider literature Highly structured through the use of chapter templates Key four-color illustrations that will be invaluable teaching tools

Qi Gong

Author : Barbara Brown
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A beautifully illustrated guide to the ancient Chinese meditation practices teaches the calming, energy enhancing movements essential to this exercise while extoling its positive effects on health and state of mind.

Danforth s Obstetrics and Gynecology

Author : David Newton Danforth
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A core reference for residents and practitioners for over 35 years, Danforth's Obstetrics and Gynecology is now in its thoroughly revised Ninth Edition. To ensure complete, authoritative coverage of recent changes in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Scott has selected three distinguished new co-editors: Ronald S. Gibbs, MD, a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and infectious diseases; Beth Karlan, MD, a gynecologic oncologist; and Arthur Haney, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist. Content has been reorganized to focus on the modern clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology with maximum authority. This edition has more tables and algorithms that will speed access to critical information.

Rit Fiskideildar

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China

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Daoist Modern

Author : Xun Liu
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This book explores the Daoist encounter with modernity through the activities of Chen Yingning (1880-1969), a famous lay Daoist master, and his group in early twentieth-century Shanghai. In contrast to the usual narrative of Daoist decay, with its focus on monastic decline, clerical corruption, and popular superstitions, this study tells a story of Daoist resilience, reinvigoration, and revival. Between the 1920s and 1940s, Chen led a group of urban lay followers in pursuing Daoist self-cultivation techniques as a way of ensuring health, promoting spirituality, forging cultural self-identity, building community, and strengthening the nation. In their efforts to renew and reform Daoism, Chen and his followers became deeply engaged with nationalism, science, the religious reform movements, the new urban print culture, and other forces of modernity. Since Chen and his fellow practitioners conceived of the Daoist self-cultivation tradition as a public resource, they also transformed it from an "esoteric" pursuit into a public practice, offering a modernizing society a means of managing the body and the mind and of forging a new cultural, spiritual, and religious identity.