Breathing Meditation (Zhuanqi) – Chinese Taoist Meditations – Unite Your Mind & Qi


Taoist (Daoist) Meditation has different types. The third one is:

▶ Breathing Meditation (Zhuanqi)

The instruction is “focus your vital breath until it is supremely soft” in order to 'unite mind and qi'. Sometimes this is done by simply quietly observing the breath (similar to Mindfulness Meditation in Buddhism).

However, in other traditions it is achieved by following certain patterns of exhalation and inhalation, so that one becomes directly aware of the “dynamisms of Heaven and Earth” through ascending and descending breath (a type of Qigong, similar to Pranayama in Yoga).

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