Daoist Nei Gong for Women

Daoist Nei Gong for Women : The Art of the Lotus and the Moon

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Although the energetic anatomy of men and women is different, the ancient teachings of Nu Dan, a separate branch of internal alchemy for women, have been lost in the literature over the centuries and only survive through practice in the lineages. This book takes a detailed look at female energetic anatomy, exploring how it is different from its male counterpart, and explains and describes the specific practices which support the unique strengths and challenges that the female energy system presents. Previously wrapped in secrecy, the teachings in this book include qigong exercises that activate the energy of the uterus and an explanation of how menstruation and a connection to the cycles of the moon can be converted into a tool for Nei Gong development.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 17mm | 392g
  • Singing Dragon
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 105 b&w figures
  • 1848192975
  • 9781848192973
  • 162,212

Table of contents

Foreword by Sophie Johnson. Preface by Roni Edlund. Preface by Damo Mitchell. Notes on Text. 1. Women and Nei Gong. 2. The Female Body. 3. Breath and Sound. 4. The Moon, Menstruation and Menopause. 5. Lotus Moon Qi Gong. 6. Structuring the Body for Standing. 7. The Small Water Wheels. 8. Heart Centred Practice. Conclusion. Appendix 1. Menstrual Imbalances. 2. The Ten Lunar Months of Pregnancy. Glossary of Pinyin Terms. About the Authors.
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I knew I had found a rare treasure for my instructors and students when I read Roni and Damo's Daoist Nei Gong for Women. Thorough, deep and wise, this is a voluminous "must-have" on any serious Qigong/ Neigong practitioner's shelf. It is sure to answer all questions women will have on these ancient health and empowerment practices, as up until now, so few knowledgeable books have been written about them. Women practitioners will now have a deep well to draw from, gleaning wisdom from two of the finest teachers of Neigong in the modern world. -- Daisy Lee, Founder, Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong
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About Roni Edlund

Roni Edlund is a Senior Teacher within the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts and is Head Instructor of the Lotus Moon Spiritual Arts School. She teaches Nei Gong in the UK, US and Sweden. Roni was the first woman to begin studying the internal arts in the classical feminine way within the Lotus Nei Gong School and she now aims to teach this specific feminine process to more women.

Damo Mitchell has studied the martial, medical and spiritual arts of Asia since the age of four. He is the technical director of the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts, and teaches Nei Gong in the UK, Sweden and the USA. He is the author of several books published by Singing Dragon, including Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change.
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