Tag: taoist practices

Tree Energy and Cultivating Qi

Taoists observe that trees are tremendously powerful plants. Not only do they absorb carbon dioxide and transform it into oxygen, but they can also absorb negative forces and transform them into good Qi. Trees strongly root within Earth, and the more rooted the tree, the higher it can extend toward Heaven. Trees stand in stillness, […]

Jeffrey Yuen on Self-Cultivation

Interview for NESA Currents Newsletter An Interview with Michael P. Arsenault Posted in exact excerpt from original text   Mike Arsenault: Historically in Chinese Medicine, what part did self-cultivation of the practitioner play in this form of medicine?     Jeffrey Yuen: Well, historically cultivation is the basis, or one of the reasons why one […]

The 250 Year Old Man

 When Lǐ Qīngyún 李清雲 was 105 years old, he traveled to Pingliang County in Gansu to collect herbs. In the Kōngtóng mountains, Li met a Taoist hermit who was much older than he. Li asked the elder for the secret of long life and the old hermit laughed, saying, “Why are you asking me? Aren’t […]

 
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