Sample of the Jing Gong Fang Soong Gong Meditation. This is the beginning and basis for all Taoist Meditations. Taoist meditation practices begin with what is known as the three adjustments or the three regulations. The three adjustments are:
1.) The mind must concentrate on something. ( Tiao Xin )
2.) The Body must become deeply relaxed. ( Tiao Shen )
3.) The breath must become slow, long, thin, soft and even. ( Tiao Xi )
The three adjustments are interdependent. As the mind directs the body to relax the breathing will slow. If the breathing slows, the body will relax. When the body is relaxed the mind can concentrate more efficiently.
This is the very first step in Taoist meditations. Mastering these steps may take awhile. Notice how the mind is active doing something and not passive. Compare this with what modern meditation teachers want you to think meditation is.
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