Daoist Principles in the Martial Arts: Their Relevance for Illness Prevention.

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TitleDaoist Principles in the Martial Arts: Their Relevance for Illness Prevention.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTOPHOFF, M. I. C. H. A. E. L. M.
JournalJournal of Daoist Studies
Volume6
Pagination161 - 175
Date Published2013/02//
ISBN Number19415516
KeywordsChinese martial arts, martial arts, MINDFULNESS (Meditation), PHYSIOLOGICAL aspects, PREVENTIVE medicine, Taoism
Abstract

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.

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