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Healing Love through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  358 ratings  ·  19 reviews
A new edition of the bestseller

• The first book to reveal in the West the Taoist techniques that enable women to cultivate and enhance their sexual energy

• Reveals Taoist secrets for shortening menstruation, reducing cramps, and compressing more chi into the ovaries for greater sexual power

• Teaches the practice of total body orgasm

For thousands of years the sexual princip
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 15th 2005 by Destiny Books (first published 1986)
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Eden Putini
Apr 02, 2008 rated it liked it
The concept of healing your sexuality with your lover is intriguing, but the views are too out dated and the literature itself is too complex to be enjoyable. A more accessible variation of this concept is found in "Intimate Wisdom" by Karinna Kittles-Karsten. ...more
struggling between 3 and 3.5 stars...

this was a very interesting reading to know about the female (my, wow:)) sexual energy, but I don't think I have the
a, simpy the energy
b, time
c, cultural background
d, my partner's patience
to set the theory into practice so to say...
so I have to find another methods, but this was a really interesting cultural journey anyway -into a (for me) unknown world, sometimes strange (or alien) train of thoughts - I found this really amazing!
Mariia Morozova
Mar 02, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: about-sex
Книга попала мне в руки совершенно случайно. Даосские практики, как и йога, цигун, кундалини - не научно доказаные вещи, для меня это что-то схоже религии: хочешь - верь, не хочешь - нет. Главная идея, как по мне, это всё же осознанность. Автор утверждает, что есть три вида энергии: сексуальная, духовная и жизненная. Жизненная с возрастом истощается, и её можно восстанавливать перенося сексуальную (одну из самых сильных энергий в мире) вверх по позвоночнику в голову, опуская к солнечному сплетен ...more
Siri Kalla
I've had this book for 1,5 years now, and reading in it gives me instantly the confidence that it's written by someone with great knowledge on the subject and for sure presenting some very powerfull stuff!
But to be honest, it stopped there for me...I never managed to get trough the book.
The text is kind of dry, I'm missing the juicyness of female sexuality! It is so very clearly written by a man, and even if he has great knowledge about what he is writing, it is written in a quite male manner...
Roberta Kostadinova
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Energy is everywhere and it would be great if we can all control it and use it for healing. In general, I found it hard to follow the concept of the book, especially at the beginning. Towards the end it is written in a more understandable way. I simply think I do not have the spiritual capacity to really open myself to the practices described by the author and I do believe practicing these requires some experience with similar lifestyles.
Interesting and useful. A reference I imagine I'll pick up again and again throughout my life-- but not quite as user friendly as I had hoped. ...more
Eva Nekai
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grāmatu ieteica izlasīt draugs. Lasīju gan krievu valodā izdoto grāmatu un bija vietas varbūt ko nesapratu, bet katrā ziņā iesaku šo grāmatu izlasīt katrai sievietei. Tā pilnveidos jūsu seksuālās attiecības un jūs pašu.
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Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm divided on this book. Some of the exercises in this book obviously cultivate a lot of strength in the pelvic floor, which is very good for women, and any kind of meditation is good for the brain. But a lot of this seems a bit too esoteric for anyone who's looking to simply improve sex with their partner. This is going beyond just better sex to generating some kind of healing superpower--cool, but maybe a bit ambitious for some (too much for me at this point in my life). Still, I'm keeping it ...more
Kay Baird
Chinese scholar Douglas Wile says "Chia's books contain a wealth of authentic teachings and original synthesis, incorporating Western science, Tantric concepts, and the author's own experience. They are the richest documents for researching the continuity of Chinese sexual practices in the modern era and for the process of their acculturation in the West. The detail of his discussion of genital calisthenics simply has no parallel in the published traditional texts and marks the debut of large qu ...more
Mar 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
The promise of the book and general theory behind me are right in line with my own beliefs and at first i was thoroughly delighted to find a manual enabling me to cultivate my sexual energy on my own, but the exercises and the frequency demanded proved too much so I stopped somewhere in the beginning. This is more a reflection of character than the book of course, and I will update this review should I return to this book at a later stage.
Wafaa Darwish
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health-medical

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It's an exercise book except of the first 90 pages, I knew from a doctor that the male eddition(Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy) of this book is applicable and beneficial if practiced regularly and It is very good for couples who practice together (as mentioned also in the book).

May 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is only really good for chapter 7 on jade eggs; the rest is just woo city, plus the text is dry and outdated. Using sentences like "...with sex organs in old age as tight and resilient as those of an unmarried lady" is quite backward and assuming in todays era where nearly all women are smart enough to drive before they buy. ...more
Ana Maria
Jun 16, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: re-visiting
Just starting...not so sure.

Clearly it's for somebody since a lot of people love it. I'm most certainly NOT one...not even a little bit. Maybe I needed...I don't know...a guide/teacher? I'm open to anything on a metaphysical level, but much of this sounded completely hokey to me.
Karen Wako
Jun 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
A wonderful knowledgeable book for wome to reclaim their sexual power.
Steven Wright
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amazing for cultivating female Qi energy just like it says
Jalu Wardhana
Sep 17, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: health
We did it and work well
unless your a celibate nun this book is crucial for anyone who is sexually active it blows the whole secret off the truth of sex the healing potential life changing
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Mantak Chia is a Taoist Master. He is best known for teaching his Taoist practices under the names of Healing Tao, Tao Yoga, Universal Healing Tao System and Chi Kung. Throughout decades of teaching, he has run numerous workshops, written a series of books, and published a number of training videos. For this reason, some people call him an author, a teacher or a healer. He views himself primarily ...more

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