The Tao of health: International forum focuses on health and longevity

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Health and longevity have been the focus of the 3rd International Taoist Forum in Southeast China’s Jiangxi Province. In Taoist theory, to concentrate on individual development is to practice the path of the return to the Tao on a macro level to be in harmony with nature. CCTV’s Han Bin interviewed Taoist masters to seek the answers of healthy living.

The Tao of health: International forum focuses on health and longevity

Health and longevity have been the focus of the 3rd International Taoist Forum in Southeast China's Jiangxi Province. In Taoist theory, to concentrate on individual development is to practice the path of the return to the Tao on a macro level to be in harmony with nature. CCTV’s Han Bin interviewed Taoist masters to seek the answers of healthy living.

Taoism is connected with achieving well-being. Traditionally, those practices were reserved for followers, acquiring an aura of mystery.

“To cultivate health, you need to learn the true meaning of life. Only by understanding life, can we pursue the cultivation of longevity, the importance of health,” said Taoist master Zhu Heting.

“Health needs a healthy mind first, by minimizing your desires and centering ourselves on stillness. Human lives are in our control,” said Taoist master Li Zhiwang.

Taoism believes in the value of life. Taoists do not focus on life after death, but rather emphasize practical methods of cultivating health to achieve longevity. The forum only gives a glimpse of their health philosophy to determine our lies through the many meanings of Tao.