I've been reading this book about Taoism and longevity.
So some people might hear Taoism and say: Isn't that like a religion? Isn't this a branch of Eastern Spirituality?
Yeah, it's kind of a religion, but it's like religion light.
There's no 10 commandments
There's no heaven
There's no hell
Mostly it's a lifestyle system with the goal of living a long, vibrant life with some spiritual under tones.
One of the things that becomes pretty obvious early on in this book is that Taoism is basically like The Force from Star Wars - minus the lightsabers (unfortunately) and the celibacy (fortunately!)
Taoist masters over a very long period of time developed a breathing technique that's very effective, proven and a little counter intuitive so I think it's appropriate to say that this is how a Jedi would breath.
In principle, breathing is a science, but in practice it is an art. (3119-3120)
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