Bone Breathing and The Tao

The above photo shows the Taoist practice of bone breathing, or more classicly known as ‘washing the bone marrow.’ The practice consists of breathing, visualizing, imagining, and/or actualizing energy from the earth up through the channels and bones of the legs. This practice purportedly increases bone density, aids in the production of blood cells, and pushes out fat inside the bones to make room for bone marrow to grow.


38. Focus on That Which Lasts
Being virtuous doesn’t require Attachment to virtue.
Those without virtue Continuously worry about virtue.
The sage doesn’t focus on doing, He focuses on being,
Thus the right things get done.
The ordinary man is focuses on doing,
Forgets being, and many things are left undone.
The kind, just, and moral men
Could save themselves a lot of trouble By becoming men of Tao.
When the Tao is lost, man-made kindness, Righteousness, and morality take its place.
Therefore, the man of Tao focuses On the inner aspects of life, Rather than the outer aspects.
He dwells on the substance, not the ornate. He dwells on the fruit and not the flower. That which is lasting supersedes passing fads.


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