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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baoding_balls?wprov=sfla1

 

I always thought that they where for meditation.  They have the ying yang symbol too.  Deals with Taoism.

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang?wprov=sfla1


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2 hours ago, bobby said:

did no where to put this 

 i need to know that this is and use for 

 

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I've seen some of these before being used specifically for medical purposes, such as improving motor skills and muscle strength of the hands, but it doesn't surprise me to learn that they are also used for meditation. Apparently the vibrations coming from the balls when they move around (which generates a chiming noise) are supposed to help with circulation, but I don't know if that is true at all, or why they were designed to make a chiming noise...I'm curious to know what the reason for the chiming noise is now, if that is linked to their use for meditation.

 

The second set you have in the pictures have the religious symbol of Daoism, however these balls come with a variety of pictures, and some no pictures at all.

 

I'm not sure of the exact origins of Baoding fitness balls, however here's an article I found that discusses their origins: http://www.baodingballs.com/history_and_types_of_baoding_balls.html

The article states that "People and soldiers would use a couple of walnuts to exercise their hands until iron balls were created".


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7 hours ago, Bjern said:

 

I've seen some of these before being used specifically for medical purposes, such as improving motor skills and muscle strength of the hands, but it doesn't surprise me to learn that they are also used for meditation. Apparently the vibrations coming from the balls when they move around (which generates a chiming noise) are supposed to help with circulation, but I don't know if that is true at all, or why they were designed to make a chiming noise...I'm curious to know what the reason for the chiming noise is now, if that is linked to their use for meditation.

 

The second set you have in the pictures have the religious symbol of Daoism, however these balls come with a variety of pictures, and some no pictures at all.

 

I'm not sure of the exact origins of Baoding fitness balls, however here's an article I found that discusses their origins: http://www.baodingballs.com/history_and_types_of_baoding_balls.html

The article states that "People and soldiers would use a couple of walnuts to exercise their hands until iron balls were created".


 

I think the ones without anything on them would be helpful.  :D

 

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