9781594770241-1594770247-Hara: The Vital Center of Man

Hara: The Vital Center of Man

ISBN-13: 9781594770241
ISBN-10: 1594770247
Edition: 4th Edition, New
Author: Dürckheim, Karlfried Graf
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781594770241
ISBN-10: 1594770247
Edition: 4th Edition, New
Author: Dürckheim, Karlfried Graf
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dürckheim, Karlfried Graf wrote Hara: The Vital Center of Man comprising 216 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1594770247 and 9781594770241. Since then Hara: The Vital Center of Man textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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The classic text on balance, inner calm, and the cultivation of tranquillity using the age-old techniques of Zen masters

• Reveals the psychosomatic underpinnings of Zen, Taoism, and other Eastern traditions

• Provides an alternative to the “chest out-belly in” postural attitude of the West

• Includes translations of the wisdom teachings of three Japanese masters

• Shows how the theory and practice of Hara helps us find our essential self

When we speak of an individual’s state, we are actually referring to something that transcends the duality of body and soul, something that reflects the entirety of a person’s being. Because each of us is a unity of body and soul, there is no psychic structure or inner tension that is not reflected outwardly in the form and order of the body. When we find the physical center of the body we also find the psychological center of the soul. According to Zen masters, by correcting posture and breathing to balance this center, one can cultivate inner tranquillity and balance: the state called Hara.

In Hara, Karlfried Graf Dürckheim shows the Western world how to overcome the physical and spiritual decay of modern life by adopting the age-old techniques of Japanese Zen masters. By leaving behind the “chest out–belly in” posture and attitude of the West and adopting the belly-centered posture and attitude of Hara, individuals can live a calm, grounded, and more balanced life. Included in this classic text are vital life force practices and translations of the wisdom teachings of three Japanese Zen masters. This book also explores how the practice of Hara emphasizes empirical learning and the cultivation of self-knowledge through the perfection of arts such as painting and archery.

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