Daoist Principles in the Martial Arts: Their Relevance for Illness Prevention.
|Title||Daoist Principles in the Martial Arts: Their Relevance for Illness Prevention.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||TOPHOFF, M. I. C. H. A. E. L. M.|
|Journal||Journal of Daoist Studies|
|Pagination||161 - 175|
|Keywords||Chinese martial arts, martial arts, MINDFULNESS (Meditation), PHYSIOLOGICAL aspects, PREVENTIVE medicine, Taoism|
The article discusses the relation of the daoist principles in martial arts in the prevention of illness. It states that martial arts have dual focus, first is to enhance health and second is to train mindfulness. It mentions that qi is the fundamental ingredient in the micro- and macro-cosmic dynamics of change. It adds that practice of martial arts can increase self-reliance, better balance and various benefits to autonomic nervous and immune systems.