The Great Stillness builds on the breathing and meditation techniques introduced in Relaxing into Your Being to teach more advanced meditation methods you can perform while moving, sitting, lying down and during sexual activity.
Learn specific Taoist meditation techniques that easily guide you to:
Feel your internal energy and make your body conscious - a key principle behind Taoist meditation
Perform bagua circle walking as Taoist meditation
Experience more vibrant intimacy and make it a meditative experience
Use the Taoist Inner Dissolving method to go beyond your everyday thoughts and experiences
Even more ancient than tai chi, this moving meditation practice was developed in Taoist monasteries over 4,000 years ago. Bagua circle walking is practiced for three reasons:
The Great Stillness book provides an overview of methods of bagua stepping, walking in a straight line, walking in a circle, and how to use bagua as a moving meditation.
For sitting meditation, learn the posture necessary to avoid knee and back pain. Detailed illustrations will help you see the difference between correct and incorrect body alignments.
Sitting practices can be more powerful than standing or moving practices because, assuming your energy channels have opened and your body strength has grown sufficiently from the standing and moving practices, you can put 100 percent of your attention and effort into the nonphysical parts of your being.
Some people have been known to sit and meditate for weeks on end without moving. The longer you can sit, the more layers you can strip off the contents that hide the nature of Consciousness from your normal awareness.
Sitting practices include body alignments for all Taoist sitting practices, three basic chair-sitting postures, three ways to sit and meditate in a chair, and use of the breath, vibration, and, ultimately the mind, to awaken internal sensations.
Learn techniques to make your partner's entire body wake up, relax, increase interest and gain greater intimacy during sex. Included are topics such as:
The central technique of The Great Stillness is the the Inner Dissolving processi, a potent tool to help you overcome deeply bound emotions and augment your spiritual and psychic development. Inner Dissolving can be done while moving, sitting, standing, lying down or during sexual activity. Its aim is to make your body conscious and more fully alive
Paperback Edition, 272 pages
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ISBN 1-55643-408-1 book store edition
Energy Arts/North Atlantic Books
Copyright B K. Frantzis, 1999, 2001
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