Author Archives: Livia Kohn

To Eat or Not? How Daoists Classify Food

[Learn About the Dao 学道] To Eat or Not? How Daoists Classify Food (1) Livia Kohn, PhD (1) From Livia Kohn, Daoist Dietetics: Food for Immortality (Dunedin, Fla.: Three Pines Press, 2010).   In traditional China, certain foods were seen … Continue reading

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Learn About Dao – Zhuangzhi on Freedom

       Learn About Dao Zhuangzhi on Freedom by Livia Kohn, Ph. D            Freedom is the central issue in the ancient classic Zhuangzi and the focus of its very first chapter, “Free and Easy … Continue reading

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Daoist Cultivation & Behavioral Kinesiology (2)

[Learn about Dao] Daoist Cultivation and Behavioral Kinesiology (Part 2 of 2) by Livia Kohn, Ph.D. (Cont. from March/April  Issue) ENERGY CENTERS The key factor in behavioral kinesiology, as described in detail by John Diamond in a 1979 publication, is … Continue reading

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Daoist Body Cultivation & Behavioral Kinesiology (Pt 1)

[Learn about Dao] Daoist Body Cultivation and Behavioral Kinesiology Part 1 by Livia Kohn, Ph.D. “Every man, woman, and child holds the possibility of physical perfection: it rests with each of us to attain it by personal understanding and effort.” … Continue reading

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Daoism and the Origins of Qigong, Part 2

Learn About Dao Daoism and the Origins of Qigong, Part 2 by Livia Kohn, Ph.D. Levels of Practice The three levels of healing, longevity, and immortality can be seen as three different dimensions of practice within the same greater universe … Continue reading

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Learn about Dao — Daoism and Origin of Qigong

Daoism and the Origins of Qigong, Part 1 by Livia Kohn, Ph.D. Qigong or “Qi Exercises” describes a group of practices highly popular in China and increasingly well known in the West. They involve slow, gentle body movements, breathing exercises, … Continue reading

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