ⓘ Dưỡng sinh. The exercise dưỡng sinh or Dưỡng Sinh is a form of partly indigenous breathing and yoga exercise similar to Tai Chi popularized in Vietnam by the hi ..

                                     

ⓘ Dưỡng sinh

The exercise dưỡng sinh or Dưỡng Sinh is a form of partly indigenous breathing and yoga exercise similar to Tai Chi popularized in Vietnam by the historian and political activist Nguyễn Khắc Vien.

Vien had been trained as a medical doctor in the field of womens and childrens psychotherapy. When he himself was given three years to live he turned to practice of traditional breathing exercises. However although the name "dưỡng sinh" was popularised by Vien in Từ sinh ly dến dưỡng sinh and other books, the idea of "dưỡng sinh" is well known to village people anyway as a complement to thuốc Nam herbal medicine.