Chinese Meditation Balls

Chinese Meditation Balls

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Chinese meditation balls, or Baoding balls, date back to the Ming dynasty. They are said to originate from the small town of Baoding in the North China Plain and are one of the so-called “Baoding treasures.” Their adepts came from diverse classes of society, and included emperors and paupers. Before Baoding balls, soldiers and the general public exercised their hands by rolling walnuts around. This continued until iron Baoding balls that doubled as weapons began to be manufactured.