In Holding Yin, Embracing Yang, Eva
Wong presents translations of three key texts containing the highest
teachings of the Eastern and Western schools of Taoist internal
alchemy—the discipline of cultivating health, longevity, and immortality
by transforming the energetic structures of body and mind. The texts
are primarily concerned with meditation, breathing practices, and sexual
yoga with a partner—all as means for developing within ourselves the
same life-giving energy that sustains and nourishes the universe.
texts in this collection offer a clear view of the physical, mental,
and spiritual methods of Taoist practice, showing why they are important
and how these methods all can work together in the cultivation of
mental peace, radiant health, and longevity. This collection will
provide inspiration and the essential foundation necessary to begin
Taoist practice under the guidance of a teacher.
classics translated here are: Treatise on the Mysterious Orifice
by Xuanweilun (sixteenth century), Discussion on the Cavity of the
Tao by Daojiaotan (nineteenth century), and Secret Teachings on
the Three Wheels by Sanjubizhi (nineteenth century). Included is an
introduction in which Wong discusses the various schools of internal
alchemy, as well as their main practices.
178 pages. Paperback.