The Art of the Lotus and the Moon
Although the energetic anatomy of men and women is different, the ancient teachings of Nu Dan, a separate branch of internal alchemy for women, have been lost in the literature over the centuries and only survive through practice in the lineages. This book takes a detailed look at female energetic anatomy, exploring how it is different from its male counterpart, and explains and describes the specific practices which support the unique strengths and challenges that the female energy system presents. Previously wrapped in secrecy, the teachings in this book include qigong exercises that activate the energy of the uterus and an explanation of how menstruation and a connection to the cycles of the moon can be converted into a tool for Nei Gong development.
Dana L. wrote:
I knew I had found a rare treasure for my instructors and students when I read Roni and Damo's Daoist Nei Gong for Women. Thorough, deep and wise, this is a voluminous "must-have" on any serious Qigong/ Neigong practitioner's shelf. It is sure to answer all questions women will have on these ancient health and empowerment practices, as up until now, so few knowledgeable books have been written about them. Women practitioners will now have a deep well to draw from, gleaning wisdom from two of the finest teachers of Neigong in the modern world
Roni Edlund and Damo Mitchell have done a great job in presenting the material in a very clear and easy to follow manner, while maintaining the depth and integrity of the traditions they are drawing from. It is no small task to present physical exercises in literary form and yet even the physical practices are laid out in a clear and easy to follow manner. By directly addressing the female practitioner and the ways in which her path is different from her male counterparts, this book helps tremendously towards the integration of the ancient Daoist arts and the contemporary context they are now alive in. I hope a second volume comes along in the future!