Daoist Abstruse Incantations and Hand Positions - SC 247
by Wu Sheng
$16.95 Simplified Chinese Characters;
54 pages, English/Chinese text, illustrations and accompanying VCD showing exercises also with minimal English/Chinese narration.
This ancient practice is only supplementarily attached to martial studies but is fascinating anyway. The basic theory suggests that the body is completely integrated and all the channels run qi through the hands. Therefore subtle changes in hand positions and harmonics that directly affect the organs can be melded with meditative technique to rectify problems in health. Daoism is a belief where the longevity of the practitioner is the aim, Daoist belief that we need more time on earth to realize our true natures.