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Chinese Daoist Alchemical Meditation

    Basics   The descriptions of Daoist alchemical meditation in this article are for the purpose of visualization, and no scientific claims are made regarding “spiritual anatomy” or the benefits of the meditations. The Science Abbey articles, “My Zen, Part II: Ageless Chinese Wisdom” and “My Zen, Part III: Alchemy, Qigong and Taijiquan” present a […]

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My Zen Part III: Alchemy, Qigong and Taijiquan

    Read My Zen Part II: Ageless Chinese Meditation   Origins of Chinese Inner Alchemy   Chinese Inner Alchemy includes meditation, breathing and movement exercises like Qigong and taijiquan. In both Chinese Daoist alchemy and the Western Royal Art, two distinct interpretations of alchemy have developed over time: ‘external alchemy’ (Mandarin waidan) and ‘internal […]

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