Taoist Breathing for Tai Chi and Meditation: 24 Exercises to Reduce Stress, Build Mental Stamina, and Improve Your Health

Taoist Breathing for Tai Chi and Meditation: 24 Exercises to Reduce Stress, Build Mental Stamina, and Improve Your Health

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By (author) Bruce Frantzis, Narrator Bruce Frantzis

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  • Publisher: NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 192mm x 14mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2011
  • ISBN 10: 1556438427
  • ISBN 13: 9781556438424
  • Sales rank: 389,096

Product description

Breathing can transform your life and make you a healthier, more relaxed human being. Dr. Bruce Frantzis has developed a Longevity Breathing program from traditional Taoist breathing methods to help you improve lung capacity, massage your internal organs, and relax your nerves with each breath. Progression of 24 Sessions Bruce Frantzis leads you through a progression of 24 sessions that help you extend the length of your breath and fully bring oxygen to the back and sides of your lungs, areas rarely engaged by shallow breathers. CD-1 teaches you to feel your breath and avoid holding your breath. Next, you learn how to inhale into different parts of your body to strengthen and massage your internal organs and spine. In CD-2, Dr. Frantzis takes you further by teaching you how to lengthen your breath. Taoist breathing techniques enable you to become aware of your emotions and deepen your meditative focus. This CD set is a companion to the breathing lessons in the TAO Meditation series: "Relaxing into Your Being," "The Great Stillness" and "TAO of Letting Go."

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Bruce Frantzisspent more than a decade following the Taoist path of warrior/healer/priest in China, where he was trained by some of its greatest masters. He is the first known Westerner to hold authentic lineages in chi gung, ba gua, tai chi, hsing-i, and Taoist meditation. Frantzis also studied in Japan and India for five years and has extensive experience in Zen, Vajrayana Buddhism, yoga, Kundalini, energetic healing therapies, and Taoist Fire and Water traditions.

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"Frantzis' insight into the heart of these ancient meditation techniques can make the understanding of these precious teachings easily accessible to the mind of the Western seeker." --Namkhai Norbu, Tibetan Dzogchen Master and retired professor, Oriental Institute of the University of Naples, Italy; author of "The Crystal and The Way of Light"

Table of contents

CD-1: Introduction Lesson 1 Feeling Your Breath Lesson 2 Learning to Avoid Holding Your Breath Lesson 3 Becoming Aware of Distraction Lesson 4 Breathing Along the Central Channel of Your Body Lesson 5 Breathing Down the Central Channel to Your Lower Tantien Lesson 6 Stabilizing the Breath and Energy of Your Lower Tantien Lesson 7 Letting Your Breathing Drop From Your Chest to Your Belly Lesson 8 Breathing from the Sides of Your Body Lesson 9 Simultaneously Breathing from the Front and Sides Lesson 10 Lower Back and Kidney Breathing Lesson 11 Upper Back Breathing Lesson 12 Breathing Energy Into Your Lower Tantien Epilogue CD-2: Introduction Lesson 1 Relaxing Your Breath Lesson 2 Feeling Your Breath Lesson 3 Counting Your Breaths Lesson 4 Feeling All Sensations When You Inhale and Exhale Lesson 5 Developing Continuous Awareness of Your Breath Lesson 6 Becoming Aware of the Fog of the Mind Lesson 7 The Importance of Releasing the Chest Lesson 8 Breathing Underneath the Ribs and Awareness of Emotions Lesson 9 Becoming Further Aware of Your Emotions Lesson 10 Fear and the Kidneys Lesson 11 The Upper Body and the Spine Lesson 12 Activating all Energies in the Physical and Etheric Body Epilogue