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At the very root of the torso, at the center of the pelvic floor, a half-inch in front of the anus, lies Hui Yin, the first point on the Ren Mai (aka Conception Vessel). The English translation of Hui Yin is “Meeting Of Yin” or “Convergence Of Yin.” The point is also occasionally rendered as “Seabed.” Simply in virtue of its location (as the lowest-most point), Hui Yin is considered the most “yin” point of the human torso. Metaphorically, it’s like the floor of the ocean. It’s also the meeting-place of three important extraordinary meridians: the Ren (aka Conception), Du (aka Governing) and Chong (aka Penetrating) Mai. As an acupuncture point, its traditional indications include a variety of physical imbalances related to the lower abdominal region: vaginitis, retention of urine, nocturnal emissions, hemorrhoids, enuresis and irregular menstruation. Interestingly, Hui Yin is also used to alleviate mental disorders (aka “shen disturbances”). In certain Taoist sexual practices, Hui Yin is utilized to prevent ejaculation, and instead redirect and reabsorb the activated sexual energy back into the energetic matrix of the (male) practitioner’s bodymind. (Best to attempt such techniques only with the guidance of a qualified teacher).
Qigong Acupressure Practice To Wake Up Hui Yin
One way to activate and balance Hui Yin is first to wake up the Lao Gong point, in the center of the palms -- by using acupressure or simply rubbing the palms of the hands together, until they feel warm(frecarea palmelor impreuna pana se simt calde). Then, seated either upright in a chair, or crosslegged on the floor, slip one of your hands (right hand for women, and left hand for men, is how it’s traditionally taught), palm facing upward, between your legs and all the way under the base of your torso, so that you’re basically sitting right on top of the palm of that hand, like a hen sitting on an egg. The idea is to bring the Lao Gong point in the palm of your hand into more-or-less direct contact with the Hui Yin point on the pelvic floor -- or at least bring them into close proximity. Then, imagine/feel the energy from Lao Gong -- like an egg-shaped sphere of golden-white light -- radiating upward, waking up, and deeply nourishing Hui Yin. Next, feel and/or imagine that energy flowing upward, from Hui Yin, as nourishment for the lower dantian and snow mountain energetic centers, deep within the abdomen, in front of the tailbone and sacrum(in fata coccis si sacrum). Feel this gently circulating energy also as nourishment for the physical reproductive organs -- an important aspect of the Kidney Organ system.
the middle dantian in the heart center. and the upper dantian in the head. You can use either location. To complete the practice.Continue for two or three minutes. as you place your mental focus gently upon the point. neck and jaw(falci).e. The Chinese name for this point is Lao Gong. the effect its stimulation has on our own bodymind) include calming the spirit and resolving fatigue. palms down. use the bottom hand’s thumb to reach into the palm of the top hand.depending upon what you’re intuitively drawn to. directly back from the “third eye” point. Some modern texts define the location to be where the tip of the middle finger lands. Then separate the palms just slightly.Palace Of Labor As it turns out. saints and healers from various spiritual traditions offering group blessings by extending the palms of their hands in the direction of their devotees. and then into the crystal palace -. And you’ve probably seen photos.e. Another way to activate Lao Gong energy is to place the palms of your hands together in “prayer position” in front of your heart-center.” whose job (i. Apply moderate pressure. Pericardium 8 . “Gong” means palace. we can think of it also as being the heart’s (and emperor’s) “palace.e. which naturally releases tension in the face. on the fingers and palm of the other hand. between the 3rd and 4th metacarpal bones). and it’s the 8th point on the Pericardium meridian. Since the pericardium is the sack that encases and protects the heart.as a location from which to emit qi from one person to another person. What's going on here? Lao Gong . and “Lao” means labor or toil. or a combination -. so there’s about an inch distance between them. between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones).e. palm up. on the top of your thighs(coapse). A somewhat more interesting explanation is that.” Pericardium 8 may have been named “palace of labor” for a very mundane reason: because the hands are the part of the body frequently used to engage in manual labor. in the palm of the hand. rest your hands. As alluded to above. Lao Gong & Energy-Healing Taoist practitioners and other energy-healers who use qigong emission (external qi therapy) techniques to amplify and balance another person’s qi (life-force energy) frequently use the palms of their hands as a place from which to emit energy. when we make a fist (i. with the end or tip of your thumb. when we make a fist (i. according to the Five Shen system. the heart is residence of the “emperor” of all the shen. simply rest one hand. which is considered also to be a minor chakra. in the context of qigong healing -. maintaining a gentle smile. for a couple of breaths.Location The classical location of this point is where the tip of the ring finger lands. if not experienced in person. labor) it is to comfort and protect the king. Lao Gong is used in all kinds of ways. With your attention resting gently in the space between the palms. noticing the fullness of energy in Hui Yin and the lower dantian. moving it in tiny circles. so the point name is often translated as “palace of toil” or “palace of labor. Its classical acupuncture indications (i. Activating Lao Gong To massage your own Lao Gong.the space in the center of the head. begin to move . Then draw your mental focus up into the heart center. Feel the connection between the three dantians: the lower dantian in the abdomen. the palm of the hand is home to one of the most powerful acupuncture points. Then.
in the space between the palms. The most important of the three Dantian is the lower Dantian. Chances are you’ll begin to notice sensations of heat or tingling. between the two Lao Gong points. Notice what you feel. i. Then.e. This. Shang Dantian): at the forehead between the eyebrows or third eye. Repeat this movement. is the activation of the Lao Gong points. 1. slowly. Zhong Dantian): at the level of the heart. located in the lower abdomen. until they’re almost but not quite touching. at least in part. similar to the function of the Chakras used in Hindu yoga practice. Xia Dantian): below the navel (about three finger widths below and two finger widths behind the navel). in Taoist practice. Importance of the lower dantian . associated with storing life energy (qi) and with respiration and health of the internal organs. The literal translation of Dantian is "cinnabar field. pull your hands apart. ten or fifteen times (with your eyes either open or closed). Dantian Definition: In Taoist Inner Alchemy practice. in a wave-like fashion. associated with the energy of consciousness and spirit (shen) and with the pineal gland.your two hands in tiny circular motions. maintaining that one-inch distance between them. or a sense of heaviness (or lightness). once again. Middle dantian (中丹田. until there’s five or six inches space between them. and then press them back toward each other." and they have a function. the three Dantian (also spelled Tan-t'ian) are the primary locations within our energetic anatomy where qi is collected. in particular the thymus gland. • • • Lower dantian (下丹田. Upper dantian (上丹田.[clarification needed] associated with cultivating life energy (qi) and with vital essence or sexual energy (jing). with your attention.5 cun below the navel(buric). also called "the golden stove". transformed and circulated. or a magnetic or taffy-like feeling in and between your palms.
visualize a mountain of snow. the term dantian is often used interchangeably with the Japanese word hara (腹.sun melting snow.for a couple minutes. and about a half-inch above the center of the pelvic floor (between the anus and the genitals). shining down on the Snow Mountain. which you can simply notice and enjoy. This practice for accessing the energy of Golden Urn is from Dr. place your awareness in the Snow Mountain/Golden Urn area. In that space . it is thought to be the seat of prana that radiates outwards to the entire body. this visualization will create actual sensations within your body. until awakened by yogic practice. neck and shoulders. among other arts. steam rising upward as nourishment for your body . As the snow melts and turns to water.Zhi Zhen Kuo's personal Cultivation Journey Cultivating the Snow Mountain Energy • Sit comfortably in a chair. or navel chakra. Continue the visualization by seeing/feeling that the warmth of the sun is melting the snow. in this part of your body. it is considered the physical center of gravity of the human body and is the seat of one's internal energy (qi). the water flows down the sides of the mountain to form a lake at its base.as though there were a sun in your lower belly. and in Daoist practice is referred to as the Golden Urn & Ming Men Area. Stay with this visualization . A master of calligraphy. in Hindu Yogic traditions. The lower dantian corresponds to the yoga concept of the swadhisthana. Korean. as the home of Kundalini ? the ?serpent power? which lies dormant there at the base of the spine. 2008 at 8:21 PM The energetic center which in Tibetan Spiritual Healing is called Snow Mountain. which is considered to be the foundation of rooted standing. In yoga philosophy. This "Golden Urn" center ? located just in front of the tailbone ? is also known. and ? at the same time . water forming a lake at the base of the mountain. especially in the head. In speaking of the lower of the three points. • • • • • . Smile gently and simply relax. Little by little. Chinese: fù) which means simply "belly". Take a couple of deep breaths. Golden Urn is an important energy-source for the kidneys. very gently and with a kind of curiosity. Just rest your attention. with your feet flat on the floor and your spine upright. the brain and the "third eye" center. The lower dantian has been described to be "like the root of the tree of life". swordsmanship.The term dantian used by itself usually refers to the lower dantian. just in front of the coccyx/tailbone. Now.steam rises upward and nourishes your entire body. tea ceremony.deep in your belly . martial arts. In Chinese. breathing. and body awareness in qigong and martial arts. and with each exhalation release any unnecessary tension. How To Nourish Snow Mountain Center Translation from Dr. with a very warm sun shining down from above . and Japanese traditions. is held in the Japanese tradition to be "acting from the hara". Zhi Chen Kuo Posted on June 19. or longer. is one of the most important energetic ?spaces?.
Chong. E esential pt deschiderea celui de-al 3 lea ochi. As you become more comfortable with this practice. is one of the most important energetic “spaces” in the Inner Alchemy traditions. Imagineaza-ti o linie care merge din buric spre spatele corpului (ac linie conecteaza buricul de pctul de acupunctura Ming Men.Centrul acesta de mesaje tb sa fie complet deschis si pur. and in Taoist practice is referred to as the Golden Urn. visually . So don't worry if your visualization doesn't seem precise. Pe ac linie mergi o treime din drumul dinspre spate spre buric si din ac punct coboara in jos cam 2.sursa de energie a rinichilor. really try to *feel* what's happening inside of your body. sa trimiti cele mai complete si mai pure mesaje divinitatii si lumii spirituale. black eye lumea spirituala in lumea fizica.prin care lumea spirituala si Divinul comunica cu lumea fizica. E centrul energiei prenatale provenind de la parinti si alti inaintasi. sa primesti toata invatatura si binecuvantarile lumii spirituale si divinului.You'll find the way that works best for you.punctul de pornire al celor 4 meridiane majore: Ren.Dai.Poarta vietii. and relax for a minute or two before continuing with your day.Du.5 cm.• To end. Medicina Chineza traditionala il mentioneaza ca aria Ming Men. Aici e Snow Mountain. for others it has an auditory component.Pt a-l deschide complet si purifica. The energetic center which in Tibetan Yoga is called Snow Mountain. This . Different people have different ways of visualizing: for some the imagined "picture" is more kinesthetic than visual. este cheia calitatii vietii si a unei vieti lungi.a very gentle mental focus is all you really need for this practice. and don't try too hard . dissolve the visualization.hrana energetica pt creier si al III-lea ochi. avand esenta energiei lor. Tips: • • • Remember to stay relaxed.
You'll find the way that works best for you. until awakened by yogic practice.a very gentle mental focus is all you really need for this practice. the water flows down the sides of the mountain to form a lake at its base. Now. this visualization will create actual sensations within your body. the brain and the "third eye" center.deep in your belly . water forming a lake at the base of the mountain. What You Need • • a precious human body a chair in which you can sit upright. To end. or longer. Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 5 . dissolve the visualization.15 minutes. especially in the head. 3. 2. in Hindu Yogic traditions. Golden Urn is an important energy-source for the kidneys. for others it has an auditory component. So don't worry if your visualization doesn't seem precise. Different people have different ways of visualizing: for some the imagined "picture" is more kinesthetic than visual. with your feet flat on the floor and your spine upright. really try to *feel* what's happening inside of your body. neck and shoulders. very gently and with a kind of curiosity."Golden Urn" center – located just in front of the tailbone – is also known. As you become more comfortable with this practice. 5.as though there were a sun in your lower belly.for a couple minutes. place your awareness in the Snow Mountain/Golden Urn area. Tips: 1. Sit comfortably in a chair. with a very warm sun shining down from above . and don't try too hard . Stay with this visualization . and about a half-inch above the center of the pelvic floor (between the anus and the genitals). shining down on the Snow Mountain. or longer if you'd like Here's How: 1. just in front of the coccyx/tailbone. and relax for a minute or two before continuing with your day.in which we smile inwardly to each of the major organs of our body. visually . Remember to stay relaxed. In that space . and with each exhalation release any unnecessary tension. as the home of Kundalini Shakti – the “serpent power” which lies dormant there at the base of the spine. 4. steam rising upward as nourishment for your body .sun melting snow. As the snow melts and turns to water. activating within us the energy of loving- . and – at the same time .visualize a mountain of snow. 3. Continue the visualization by seeing/feeling that the warmth of the sun is melting the snow. Just rest your attention. comfortably Practice The "Inner Smile" One of the most well-known of Taoist neidan (Inner Alchemy) practices is the "Inner Smile" . in this part of your body. Little by little. 2. Take a couple of deep breaths. 6. Smile gently and simply relax.steam rises upward and nourishes your entire body. which you can simply notice and enjoy.
Release the tip of your tongue from the roof of your mouth. and release the smile (or keep it if it now feels natural). If . Take a couple of deep." or simply some place you've not recently explored. Here we will learn a variation on this classic practice. take a couple of deep breaths. This is a place referred to in Taoism as the Crystal Palace . your upper front teeth. It might be a place that just feels a little numb or "sleepy..home to the pineal. into your navel center. direct the energy of your smiling eyes back and down into some place in your body that would like some of this healing energy. 8. Sit comfortably. infusing your eyes with this quality of loving-kindness and delight. 6. smile down into that place within your body.. 3. thalamus and hypothalamus glands. Imagine that place to be like a pool of warm water.the space equidistant between the tips of your ears. If you notice a build-up of tension." To enhance this. 4. Smile gently. 2. let your attention drift deeper into that pool . 10. just the kind of thing that relaxes our entire face and head. Rest the tip of your tongue gently on the roof of your mouth. and they're gazing back at you . Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 10 . If your mind wanders.. genuine smile . or longer if you'd like Here's How: 1. feeling warmth and brightness gathering now in your lower belly. Tips: 1.if we had just gotten a joke that someone told us several days ago: nothing too extreme. and as energy pools there. allowing your lips to feel full and smooth as they spread to the side and lift just slightly. and waking up the Five-Element associational network. Now bring your attention to the space between your eyebrows (the "Third Eye" center). letting it soak up smile-energy like a sponge soaks up water. or on the floor. 7. It might be a place where you've recently had an injury or illness. The important thing is for your spine to be in an upright position. and makes us start to feel good inside. As with all neidan practices. either on a straight-backed chair. and feel that place opening to receive smile-energy. then return to the practice. Let your attention rest now right in the center of your brain .. for as long as you'd like . As you rest your attention there. When this feels complete. energy will begin to gather. you can imagine that you're gazing into the eyes of the person who you love the most. simply notice this.kindness.particularly when directing your "inner smile" into an injured place. Now. Let go of thoughts of past or future. pituitary. slow breaths. then relaxes back toward your spine with each exhalation. direct your inner gaze. 5.. 9. Feel the energy gathering in this powerful place.30 minutes.. 2.mostly to ourselves . relax. You'll find the spot that feels perfect. Allow this energy gathering in the Crystal Palace to flow forward into your eyes. noticing how your abdomen rises with each inhalation.back and toward the center of your head. 11. and come back to the practice. and close to. and your head arranged to allow the muscles of your neck and throat to feel relaxed. which allows us to direct the healing energy of a smile into any part of our body that we would like . This smile should be kind of like the Mona Lisa smile. with its smile-energy. Feel your eyes becoming "smiling eyes. In any case. or how we might smile . Remember to maintain the quality of a gentle. Continue to smile into that place within your body. somewhere behind. it's important to find a balance between effort and relaxation.infused with the energy of lovingkindness and compassion .
then connect again with loving-kindness and compassion . Joining Heaven And Earth In the context of various Qigong and Inner Alchemy practices (e. at this level.in Hindu yogic traditions . What You Need • • A precious human body.the energies that can heal us. (2) Qi = life-force energy. quite unique. or floor to sit on. What are these Three Treasures? They are: (1) Jing = reproductive energy. circulate and store Jing/sexual-energy. anger. belongs to the category of Jing – reproductive or creative energy.you notice frustration. This process marks an ascension along a vibratory spectrum – from the more densely-vibrating Jing to the higher-vibratory Shen. Eventually. and perhaps very different from how you're used to thinking about and relating to sexual energy. we are working to transform Jing (reproductive energy) into Qi (life-force energy). we then allow Shen (spiritual energy) to once again “descend” – infusing the Qi and the Jing with its essence. 3. sexual energy is understood simply to be a form of energy – a creative potency whose flowing intelligence can support our practice in all kinds of wonderful ways. Sexual energy. Taoism & Sexual Energy The Role Of Sexual Energy In Taoist Practice Sexuality As Nourishment Healthy and loving sexual relationships can be one component of a Taoist lifestyle. The Crystal Palace is known also . But this is only half of the story: having transformed the dense Jing into a more rarified Shen. and (3) Shen = spiritual energy. A straight-backed chair. It's natural to desire and enjoy sexual connections.g. fear or judgment creeping in. Rather. and then to transform Qi (life-force energy) into Shen (spiritual energy). For another powerful technique for energizing this center. its home is in the lower Dantian – a subtle-body “space” located in the lower abdomen. Though Jing is rooted in the reproductive organs. Like good food and ample exercise. however. Sexual Energy In Formal Taoist Practice The role that sexual energy plays in formal Taoist practice is. Kan & Li practice) we generate. Most generally. the three distinct energetic “substances” – along with the three . in relation to this model.as the Cave of Brahma. physical intimacy and touch provide nourishment and support for our bodymind. The Three Treasures In what are known as the Three Treasures we find Taoism's most general description of the energy manifesting as a human bodymind. It has little or nothing to do with sexuality – our feelings and preferences in relation to being sexually attractive or attracted to (specific) others – as part of our personal or social identity. check out the link below to Sai Maa's "Brain Illumination" DVD. take a couple of deep breaths.
rather than being projected outward. the purest form of love -. In this way. or . isn't. Within such continuity.precisely because they operate within a sphere defined by nondual assumptions. perhaps. and jointly create a “merging of Heaven and Earth” circuit. our happiness doesn't become dependent upon attaining or maintaining any one particular sensation. for one. or are hot on the tracks of the antelope that will be our dinner. Cavemen With Cell Phones? All this is. colleagues. conquest. on our own. without mentally “grasping” these sensations. cultivating the capacity to “witness” the arising and dissolving of various bodymind sensations. in the direction of a hoped-for or actual romantic partner. but rather is rooted in the awareness (the Mind of Tao) within which all sensation arises and dissolves. with sympathetic nervous system “fight or flight or freeze” responses to perceived danger. Instead.are allowed to flow as one continuous circuit – a joining described metaphorically as the “merging of Heaven and Earth” within and as the human bodymind. The Alchemical Marriage What's important to remember is that – in the vast majority of Inner Alchemy practices – all this happens within the body of an individual practitioner. To create a conscious relationship with our sexual energy requires. consciously entering the territory of the Snow Mountain and Lower Dantian areas – or what in Hindu traditions are known as the first and second chakras. easier said than done. This isn't to say that we won't then choose to share these benefits with others – friends. It's what kicks into play when we're being chased by a tiger. the lower dantian) also dissolves. is considered a prerequisite for any kind of “dual cultivation” practices – in which we exchange energy with another person. the fruits of the practice – the power and joy and happiness generated – are not dependent upon another person. and (3) is it going to eat me? In other words.g. the part of the nervous system associated with the root of the spine has to do. as sensation spreads out to cover the entire bodymind. for one. We learn to be skillful in facilitating the arising of specific sensations. This is the root of our nervous system – related to the so-called “reptilian brain” – and home to some very primal survival-based instincts. Witnessing Sensation As we're working in this way with our physical and energetic bodies. To engage in such practices -. of course. while in a sense "impersonal. the identification of sexual energy with any one physical location (e. we also work at the level of mind or awareness. (2) can I mate with it?. simply do not arise. and much of what claims to be this kind of practice. Becoming adept in this way at working internally. The sexual energy drawn upon for the practice is circulated internally. you're able to support and enjoy each other as manifestations of a common source. Dual cultivation practices of this kind. In this way.in which sexual energy is being exchanged in a way that has nothing at all to do with conventional dualistic notions of sexuality or romantic involvement – requires great maturity and clarity." can also be profoundly intimate -representing. dynamics based in objectification. etc. ownership.subtle “spaces” known as the Three Dantians -. When you and your partner are realized already to be not-two. lovers – just that our sense of satisfaction and fulfillment will not be dependent upon an external source. A meditation teacher once described the uncultivated functioning of this aspect of our being very aptly. in terms of a kind of “caveman mentality” which relates to every living thing in terms of three questions: (1) can I eat it?.
or "belly-brain" as it's sometimes referred to -. As we re-member in this way the fluid security and intelligence of our root.can also contribute to an overactive sympathetic nervous system.feeling the evolutionary imperative to increase the presence of our gene pool on the planet. And then it’s gone – and you’re a bit or perhaps a lot more free in your conscious relationship to that aspect of your being. the lower Dantian -. more and more. our capacity to skillfully engage in Inner Alchemy practices will expand. cell phones. Unraveling The Knots What's not so useful is when a “fight or flight or freeze” response is triggered by a situation that doesn't actually require this heightened level of nervous system involvement. we may well unearth some of these residues of old traumatic experiences. will come to be experienced as the meeting-place of Heaven and Earth. Think of it as being something akin to the unblocking of a long-clogged pipe: sometimes you catch a (perhaps scary) glimpse of the “stuff” that had been clogging the pipe. and with them their habitual caveman/cavewoman-like responses. leading to “false alarm” sympathetic nervous system responses. These residues then color our present-day perception.will allow for its continuous transformation into life-force energy (Qi) and spiritual energy (Shen). How is this all related to Taoism and sexual energy? As we learn to gather energy in the lower Dantian. This is really good news – if we can simply let those old patterns unravel. -. Coming Home To The Belly-Brain Eventually.will come to feel like a wonderful home: a place of deeply-grounded comfort.from computers.reproductive/creative energy -. without getting sucked into their dynamics. Our conscious relationship to Jing -. for weeks or years or lifetimes. The various man-made electromagnetic fields now present on the planet -. etc. How wonderful! . relaxation and joyful power. And for these sorts of situations. Our precious human bodymind. it's quite useful. Why would this happen? If at some point in our life we have an experience which we register as being life-threatening – and for whatever reasons are not able fully to process that experience – there’s likely to be a residue of the experience left within our nervous system.
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