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Taoist Healing Gestures

Table of Contents

Foreword                                                                                                                          v
Introduction                                                                                                                      ix

Part I
What Do We Know about Our Hands?                                                                                                                             3
The Hand As a Unique Tool of Creation                                                                                                                            6
Links of the Hands with the Body                                                                                                                                 9
Connection of the Hands with the Brain As Seen By Chinese
Natural Philosophy                                              12
Polarity of the Hands                                                                                                                                       20
Symbolism of the Hands in Astrology                                                                                                               23
The Role of Fingers and Their Symbolism in Religion and Astrology                                                                  28
        The Index Finger                                                                                                                                     32
          The Middle Finger                                                                                                                                 33
                 Phenomenon of the Middle Finger                                                                                                   33
        The Ring Finger                                                                                                                                       35
Numeric Symbolism of the Hand                                                                                                                      39
Color Palette of the Fingers                                                                                                                              42
The Hand and Universal Code of Pyramids                                                                                                      45
Use of Charts in Projecting Organs, Chinese Meridians, and Chakras
onto the Hand                                         49
Projection of Chakras onto the Hand                                                                                                                49

Part  II
What Is Zigun?                                                                                                                                                59
25 Basic Mudras for Normalization of the Functions of the Organism
    and Certain Other Canonical Buddhist Mudras                                                                                             63

Buddhist Canonical Mudras                                                                                                                           116
Mudras—Keys to Seven Sacred Chakras                                                                                                     121
Key Issues: Energy Effects Arising at Finger Movements                                                                                122
Chronic Stress—Tragedy of the Twentieth Century                                                                                        125
Express-Mudras for Stress Elimination                                                                                                           130
Express-Mudras for Instantaneous Stress Elimination                                                                             130
        Mudra for Protection against Energy Attacks                                                                                         130
        Technique of Equalizing the Balance of the Eight Wonderful Meridians                                                    131
        Hand Movements To Remove Stress                                                                                                     131
Techniques for Removing Emotional Blocks                                                                                                   133
Medical Self-Massage of the Hands                                                                   

Fingers Reflect Emotions, Elements, Organs                                                                                                  136
“First Aid” for Prophylaxis of Cardiac Attacks                                                                                              138
Gesture Methods for Strengthening the Lungs, Liver, and Spleen                                                                   142
Taoist Mudra of Harmony of the Whole Organism (Mudra of Prosperity
        and Longevity)                                                                                                                                     142
Methods of Strengthening the Kidneys—“the Roots Of Life”                                                                         144
Method Ban Gi Fa for General Health Improvement and Rejuvenation
     of the Organism                                                                                                                                       146
Energy of Geometrical Figures Formed by the Hands                                                                                    150
Method of Kinesiological Diagnostics with the Help of Palms                                                                        155
Diagnostic Omura Ring Test                                                                                                                         156
Epilogue                                                                                                                                                      162
A Note on Continuing Education                                                                                                                  164

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