Taoism and Health

Taoism is about Health

Taoists have developed a system of exercises that are designed to maximise our health and keep us feeling good into old age.  Maybe we grow old but we don't need to grow sick and weak.  Practices are designed to keep the body healthy.  Taoist understood the body in a scientific way and have a diverse set of practices that are a formula for health.

 Taoism is about Energy

Energy is everywhere and as well as having a physical body we have an energetic body.  This is what acupuncturist treat and in fact acupuncture was developed by the Taoists.  Taoist practice is desigend to activate our energy bodies to promote healing inthe same way that an acupuncturist would.  The practices put us in control of our health because the state of our energy body is key to our physical health. 

Taoism is about Pleasure

As westerners we are used to spiritual traditions which say we should suffer.  Whilst realising that suffering is inevitable, Taoists realise we should strive to not suffer and to enjoy life.  When we are in balance with our energy bodies active and working, not only are we healthy, but we feel amazing.  We find that we have so much more energy, better use of our bodies and an additiional bonus of the pleasant feeling of energy moving around our body.

Taoism is Virtuous

Cultivating virtue energy is an essential part of Taoism.  Creating balance within the body creates balance in the world around us.  Although it can be easy to get stuck in cycles of negativity, everyone knows that feeling happy is better than feeling sad and feeling kind feels nicer than anger.  If you don't have virtuous energy your health will suffer.  If you have a lot of energy but it is not good energy, this makes you sick.  This is why Mantak Chia focuses s heavily on using Inner Alchemy to transform before building up too much energy.

Taoism is Spiritual

Taoism is a deeply spiritual philosophy.  It does not involve belief in a God or any dogma, rather it is a tool for us to return to our original energetic programming.  Divine connection is understood as energetic connection with the violet light in the Universe.

Taoism is Universal

You don't have to understand Taoism to be a Taoist because it is about living with the cycles of nature and energetic harmony. Doing these practices does not require any kind of theological belief, and Taoist legends are analogies of the aspects of human nature, not something that requires belief, rather critical examination and observation. Anyone from any religion can practice Taoism. Anything you do that is in harmony with nature and the world around you is Taoism. So is Quantum Physics.