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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. Then, seated either upright in a chair, or cross-legged 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 (In Taoist Inner Alchemy practice, the three Dantian (also spelled Tan-t'ian) are the primary locations
within our energetic anatomy where qi is collected, transformed and circulated. The literal translation of Dantian is "cinnabar field," and they have a function, in Taoist practice, similar to the function of the Chakras used in Hindu yoga practice. The most important of the three Dantian is the lower Dantian, located in the lower abdomen, 1.5 cun below the navel.) and snow mountain (The kundalini is a very important
foundational energy center that is known in many great traditions. Buddhists call it the
for a couple of breaths. rest your hands. Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine know it as the Ming Men Area. between the 3rd and 4th metacarpal bones). when we make a fist (i. It is home to Yuan Qi – i.e. and the upper dantian in the head. stamina. deep within the abdomen.” 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. Since the pericardium is the sack that encases and protects the heart. the middle dantian in the heart center.Location The classical location of this point is where the tip of the ring finger lands. palms down. neck and jaw(falci). the Dai/Belt Channel and the Chong/Penetrating Vessel. You can use either location. Feel this gently circulating energy also as nourishment for the physical reproductive organs -. To complete the practice. “Gong” means palace. “Ming” means life and “men” means gate. Continue for two or three minutes. What's going on here? Lao Gong .Snow Mountain Area. directly back from the “third eye” point. The kundalini is key for energy. and it’s the 8th point on the Pericardium meridian. as the home of Kundalini – the “serpent power” which lies dormant there at the base of the spine. Snow Mountain is an important energy-source for the kidneys. vitality. so this area is the Gate of Life. A somewhat more interesting explanation is that. This center – located just in front of the coccyx/tailbone – is also known. Feel the connection between the three dantians: the lower dantian in the abdomen.e. The Chinese name for this point is Lao Gong.an important aspect of the Kidney Organ system. if not experienced in person.Palace Of Labor As it turns out. or a combination -. labor) it is to comfort and protect the king. between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones). which is considered also to be a minor chakra. until awakened by yogic practice. in Hindu Yogic traditions. Pericardium 8 . so the point name is often translated as “palace of toil” or “palace of labor. Then draw your mental focus up into the heart center. prenatal or ancestral qi – which is the qi/energy that we’re born with. maintaining a gentle smile. the Du/Governing Vessel. saints and healers from various spiritual traditions offering group blessings by extending the palms of their hands in the direction of their devotees.e.the space in the center of the head. the brain and the third eye -. according to the Five Shen system. between the inner edge of the eyebrows. the heart is residence of the “emperor” of all the shen. on the top of your thighs(coapse). It is also the starting-point for four important meridians: the Ren/Conception Vessel. and then into the crystal palace -. Taoists named it the Golden Urn. and “Lao” means labor or toil. Some modern texts define the location to be where the tip of the middle finger lands.depending upon what you’re intuitively drawn to.a subtle center located at the bridge of the nose. in front of the tailbone and sacrum(in fata coccis si sacrum). in the palm of the hand. 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. the palm of the hand is home to one of the most powerful acupuncture points. And you’ve probably seen photos. which naturally releases tension in the face.e. we can think of it also as being the heart’s (and emperor’s) “palace. Kundalini energy feeds the kidneys. immunity and long life.” whose job (i. . )energetic centers. supports sexual power and nourishes the brain and the Third Eye. noticing the fullness of energy in Hui Yin and the lower dantian. when we make a fist (i.
on the fingers and palm of the other hand. Activating Lao Gong To massage your own Lao Gong. slowly. in the context of qigong healing -. 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. as you place your mental focus gently upon the point. is the activation of the Lao Gong points. i. With your attention resting gently in the space between the palms.as a location from which to emit qi from one person to another person. pull your hands apart. similar to the function of the Chakras used in Hindu yoga practice. transformed and circulated. The most important of the three Dantian is the lower Dantian. 1. at least in part. Dantian Definition: In Taoist Inner Alchemy practice. Then. moving it in tiny circles. in a wave-like fashion. simply rest one hand.e. until they’re almost but not quite touching. Apply moderate pressure. Its classical acupuncture indications (i. the three Dantian (also spelled Tan-t'ian) are the primary locations within our energetic anatomy where qi is collected. between the two Lao Gong points. This. . Then. located in the lower abdomen. the effect its stimulation has on our own bodymind) include calming the spirit and resolving fatigue. use the bottom hand’s thumb to reach into the palm of the top hand. Chances are you’ll begin to notice sensations of heat or tingling. Repeat this movement. so there’s about an inch distance between them." and they have a function.e.5 cun below the navel(buric). or a magnetic or taffy-like feeling in and between your palms. until there’s five or six inches space between them. or a sense of heaviness (or lightness).As alluded to above. with your attention. begin to move your two hands in tiny circular motions. maintaining that one-inch distance between them. with the end or tip of your thumb. The literal translation of Dantian is "cinnabar field. in the space between the palms. and then press them back toward each other. ten or fifteen times (with your eyes either open or closed). palm up. Lao Gong is used in all kinds of ways. Notice what you feel. once again. Then separate the palms just slightly. in Taoist practice.
How To Nourish Snow Mountain Center Translation from Dr. especially in the head. in particular the thymus gland. associated with storing life energy (qi) and with respiration and health of the internal organs. Shang Dantian): at the forehead between the eyebrows or third eye. among other arts. it is thought to be the seat of prana that radiates outwards to the entire body. the brain and the "third eye" center. • • . 2008 at 8:21 PM The energetic center which in Tibetan Spiritual Healing is called Snow Mountain.[clarification needed] associated with cultivating life energy (qi) and with vital essence or sexual energy (jing). and Japanese traditions. is held in the Japanese tradition to be "acting from the hara". swordsmanship. Chinese: fù) which means simply "belly". just in front of the coccyx/tailbone. also called "the golden stove". in this part of your body. with your feet flat on the floor and your spine upright. Importance of the lower dantian The term dantian used by itself usually refers to the lower dantian. and with each exhalation release any unnecessary tension. and in Daoist practice is referred to as the Golden Urn & Ming Men Area. associated with the energy of consciousness and spirit (shen) and with the pineal gland. A master of calligraphy.Zhi Zhen Kuo's personal Cultivation Journey Cultivating the Snow Mountain Energy Sit comfortably in a chair. the term dantian is often used interchangeably with the Japanese word hara (腹. This practice for accessing the energy of Golden Urn is from Dr. Take a couple of deep breaths. The lower dantian corresponds to the yoga concept of the swadhisthana. breathing. Golden Urn is an important energy-source for the kidneys. very gently and with a kind of curiosity.• • • Lower dantian (下丹田 . Zhong Dantian): at the level of the heart. The lower dantian has been described to be "like the root of the tree of life". Zhi Chen Kuo Posted on June 19. and about a half-inch above the center of the pelvic floor (between the anus and the genitals). Xia Dantian): below the navel (about three finger widths below and two finger widths behind the navel). This "Golden Urn" center ? located just in front of the tailbone ? is also known. place your awareness in the Snow Mountain/Golden Urn area. In Chinese. which is considered to be the foundation of rooted standing. Korean. Middle dantian (中丹田 . tea ceremony. in Hindu Yogic traditions. it is considered the physical center of gravity of the human body and is the seat of one's internal energy (qi). and body awareness in qigong and martial arts. Smile gently and simply relax. as the home of Kundalini ? the ?serpent power? which lies dormant there at the base of the spine. martial arts. In yoga philosophy. neck and shoulders. or navel chakra. Just rest your attention. In speaking of the lower of the three points. until awakened by yogic practice. Upper dantian (上丹田 . Now. is one of the most important energetic ?spaces?.
and don't try too hard .as though there were a sun in your lower belly. which you can simply notice and enjoy. As the snow melts and turns to water. • • • Stay with this visualization . dissolve the visualization. steam rising upward as nourishment for your body . this visualization will create actual sensations within your body. really try to *feel* what's happening inside of your body. To end. So don't worry if your visualization doesn't seem precise. shining down on the Snow Mountain. and relax for a minute or two before continuing with your day. Continue the visualization by seeing/feeling that the warmth of the sun is melting the snow. visually . • Imagineaza-ti o linie care merge din buric spre spatele corpului (ac linie conecteaza buricul de pctul de acupunctura Ming Men. or longer. Different people have different ways of visualizing: for some the imagined "picture" is more kinesthetic than visual. the water flows down the sides of the mountain to form a lake at its base. and ? at the same time . Pe ac linie mergi o treime din drumul dinspre spate spre buric si din ac punct .deep in your belly .for a couple minutes. • Tips: • • Remember to stay relaxed.visualize a mountain of snow. with a very warm sun shining down from above . water forming a lake at the base of the mountain. for others it has an auditory component.a very gentle mental focus is all you really need for this practice.You'll find the way that works best for you.sun melting snow.steam rises upward and nourishes your entire body.• In that space . Little by little. As you become more comfortable with this practice.
Du. black eye lumea spirituala in lumea fizica.sursa de energie a rinichilor.coboara in jos cam 2. The energetic center which in Tibetan Yoga is called Snow Mountain. is one of the most important energetic “spaces” in the Inner Alchemy traditions.5 cm. Sit comfortably in a chair. Now.for a couple minutes. this visualization will create actual sensations within your body. steam rising upward as nourishment for your body . Just rest your attention. Tips: 1.as though there were a sun in your lower belly. Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 5 . Medicina Chineza traditionala il mentioneaza ca aria Ming Men.Pt a-l deschide complet si purifica. avand esenta energiei lor.Centrul acesta de mesaje tb sa fie complet deschis si pur. until awakened by yogic practice.sun melting snow. Stay with this visualization . just in front of the coccyx/tailbone. 2. neck and shoulders. which you can simply notice and enjoy. This "Golden Urn" center – located just in front of the tailbone – is also known. Smile gently and simply relax. with your feet flat on the floor and your spine upright. E esential pt deschiderea celui de-al 3 lea ochi. with a very warm sun shining down from above . sa trimiti cele mai complete si mai pure mesaje divinitatii si lumii spirituale. sa primesti toata invatatura si binecuvantarile lumii spirituale si divinului. In that space . water forming a lake at the base of the mountain.deep in your belly . and with each exhalation release any unnecessary tension.Dai.15 minutes. Continue the visualization by seeing/feeling that the warmth of the sun is melting the snow. and relax for a minute or two before continuing with your day.Poarta vietii. dissolve the visualization. and don't try too hard . E centrul energiei prenatale provenind de la parinti si alti inaintasi. 4. . place your awareness in the Snow Mountain/Golden Urn area. or longer.hrana energetica pt creier si al III-lea ochi. Remember to stay relaxed. and about a half-inch above the center of the pelvic floor (between the anus and the genitals). Take a couple of deep breaths.prin care lumea spirituala si Divinul comunica cu lumea fizica.steam rises upward and nourishes your entire body. este cheia calitatii vietii si a unei vieti lungi. 5. as the home of Kundalini Shakti – the “serpent power” which lies dormant there at the base of the spine. 6. To end. Little by little. and in Taoist practice is referred to as the Golden Urn. in Hindu Yogic traditions.Chong. Aici e Snow Mountain. and – at the same time .visualize a mountain of snow.a very gentle mental focus is all you really need for this practice. shining down on the Snow Mountain. or longer if you'd like Here's How: 1. in this part of your body. very gently and with a kind of curiosity. the brain and the "third eye" center. 3.punctul de pornire al celor 4 meridiane majore: Ren. Golden Urn is an important energy-source for the kidneys. the water flows down the sides of the mountain to form a lake at its base. especially in the head. As the snow melts and turns to water.
comfortably Practice The "Inner Smile" One of the most well-known of Taoist neidan (Inner Alchemy) practices is the "Inner Smile" . Take a couple of deep. either on a straight-backed chair. Imagine that place to be like a pool of warm water. This is a place referred to in Taoism as the Crystal Palace . thalamus and hypothalamus glands. let your attention drift deeper into that pool . pituitary. Different people have different ways of visualizing: for some the imagined "picture" is more kinesthetic than visual.home to the pineal. Feel the energy gathering in this powerful place. and your head arranged to allow the muscles of your neck and throat to feel relaxed. or on the floor. noticing how your abdomen rises with each inhalation. and waking up the Five-Element associational network. . really try to *feel* what's happening inside of your body. What You Need • • a precious human body a chair in which you can sit upright.back and toward the center of your head.the space equidistant between the tips of your ears.in which we smile inwardly to each of the major organs of our body. or how we might smile . So don't worry if your visualization doesn't seem precise. 5. and as energy pools there. and close to. your upper front teeth. just the kind of thing that relaxes our entire face and head. Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 10 . then relaxes back toward your spine with each exhalation. This smile should be kind of like the Mona Lisa smile. As you become more comfortable with this practice. and makes us start to feel good inside. Here we will learn a variation on this classic practice.You'll find the way that works best for you. 6. Smile gently. activating within us the energy of lovingkindness.. The important thing is for your spine to be in an upright position. Let go of thoughts of past or future. Now bring your attention to the space between your eyebrows (the "Third Eye" center).2. visually . You'll find the spot that feels perfect. energy will begin to gather. 3. Sit comfortably.. which allows us to direct the healing energy of a smile into any part of our body that we would like .if we had just gotten a joke that someone told us several days ago: nothing too extreme. for others it has an auditory component. Rest the tip of your tongue gently on the roof of your mouth.30 minutes. Let your attention rest now right in the center of your brain . or longer if you'd like Here's How: 1. allowing your lips to feel full and smooth as they spread to the side and lift just slightly. 4. As you rest your attention there. 2. 3.mostly to ourselves . slow breaths. somewhere behind.
take a couple of deep breaths. It's natural to desire and enjoy sexual connections. smile down into that place within your body. . simply notice this. you can imagine that you're gazing into the eyes of the person who you love the most. 2.. into your navel center.infused with the energy of lovingkindness and compassion .. Continue to smile into that place within your body.. with its smile-energy. If you notice frustration. Now. It might be a place that just feels a little numb or "sleepy. genuine smile . at this level. Release the tip of your tongue from the roof of your mouth." or simply some place you've not recently explored. 10. What You Need • • A precious human body.the energies that can heal us. direct your inner gaze. If your mind wanders. If you notice a build-up of tension. or floor to sit on. direct the energy of your smiling eyes back and down into some place in your body that would like some of this healing energy. Like good food and ample exercise. When this feels complete. relax. 9. A straight-backed chair. and they're gazing back at you . feeling warmth and brightness gathering now in your lower belly. anger. and release the smile (or keep it if it now feels natural). 11. then connect again with loving-kindness and compassion . For another powerful technique for energizing this center. letting it soak up smile-energy like a sponge soaks up water. and feel that place opening to receive smile-energy. Remember to maintain the quality of a gentle. 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. physical intimacy and touch provide nourishment and support for our bodymind. 8. it's important to find a balance between effort and relaxation. In any case. Tips: 1.. then return to the practice. It might be a place where you've recently had an injury or illness. 3. and come back to the practice. take a couple of deep breaths. Allow this energy gathering in the Crystal Palace to flow forward into your eyes." To enhance this. check out the link below to Sai Maa's "Brain Illumination" DVD.particularly when directing your "inner smile" into an injured place.as the Cave of Brahma. fear or judgment creeping in. As with all neidan practices. for as long as you'd like . infusing your eyes with this quality of loving-kindness and delight. Feel your eyes becoming "smiling eyes.in Hindu yogic traditions . The Crystal Palace is known also .7.
. as sensation spreads out to cover the entire bodymind. This isn't to say that we won't then choose to share these benefits with others – friends. In this way. But this is only half of the story: having transformed the dense Jing into a more rarified Shen.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 identification of sexual energy with any one physical location (e.Sexual Energy In Formal Taoist Practice The role that sexual energy plays in formal Taoist practice is. the lower dantian) also dissolves. and much of what claims to be this kind of practice. in relation to this model. rather than being projected outward. Though Jing is rooted in the reproductive organs. This process marks an ascension along a vibratory spectrum – from the more densely-vibrating Jing to the higher-vibratory Shen. To engage in such practices -. and jointly create a “merging of Heaven and Earth” circuit. quite unique. and then to transform Qi (life-force energy) into Shen (spiritual energy). lovers – just that our sense of satisfaction and fulfillment will not be dependent upon an external source. Most generally. 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.g. Sexual energy. and perhaps very different from how you're used to thinking about and relating to sexual energy. its home is in the lower Dantian – a subtle-body “space” located in the lower abdomen. isn't. circulate and store Jing/sexual-energy. the three distinct energetic “substances” – along with the three subtle “spaces” known as the Three Dantians -. on our own. 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. we are working to transform Jing (reproductive energy) into Qi (life-force energy). Within such continuity.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. The sexual energy drawn upon for the practice is circulated internally. the fruits of the practice – the power and joy and happiness generated – are not dependent upon another person. Kan & Li practice) we generate. is considered a prerequisite for any kind of “dual cultivation” practices – in which we exchange energy with another person.g. and (3) Shen = spiritual energy. 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. (2) Qi = life-force energy. What are these Three Treasures? They are: (1) Jing = reproductive energy. however. Becoming adept in this way at working internally. belongs to the category of Jing – reproductive or creative energy. Rather. Joining Heaven And Earth In the context of various Qigong and Inner Alchemy practices (e. in the direction of a hoped-for or actual romantic partner. we then allow Shen (spiritual energy) to once again “descend” – infusing the Qi and the Jing with its essence. colleagues. Eventually. 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.
These residues then color our present-day perception.from computers. leading to “false alarm” sympathetic nervous system responses. This is the root of our nervous system – related to the so-called “reptilian brain” – and home to some very primal survival-based instincts. we may well unearth some of these residues of old traumatic experiences. 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. 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. cultivating the capacity to “witness” the arising and dissolving of various bodymind sensations. We learn to be skillful in facilitating the arising of specific sensations. And for these sorts of situations. or feeling the evolutionary imperative to increase the presence of our gene pool on the planet. it's quite useful. The various man-made electromagnetic fields now present on the planet -.precisely because they operate within a sphere defined by nondual assumptions. A meditation teacher once described the uncultivated functioning of this aspect of our being very aptly. without getting sucked into their dynamics. we also work at the level of mind or awareness. with sympathetic nervous system “fight or flight or freeze” responses to perceived danger. In this way. This is really good news – if we can simply let those old patterns unravel. and (3) is it going to eat me? In other words. without mentally “grasping” these sensations. (2) can I mate with it?. the part of the nervous system associated with the root of the spine has to do.can also contribute to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. ownership.Dual cultivation practices of this kind. perhaps. Witnessing Sensation As we're working in this way with our physical and energetic bodies. for one. Cavemen With Cell Phones? All this is. When you and your partner are realized already to be not-two. and with them their habitual caveman/cavewoman-like responses. It's what kicks into play when we're being chased by a tiger. for weeks or years or lifetimes. but rather is rooted in the awareness (the Mind of Tao) within which all sensation arises and dissolves. . -. etc. the purest form of love -. easier said than done. cell phones." can also be profoundly intimate -representing. Instead. for one. 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. or are hot on the tracks of the antelope that will be our dinner. while in a sense "impersonal. 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. How is this all related to Taoism and sexual energy? As we learn to gather energy in the lower Dantian. dynamics based in objectification. simply do not arise. To create a conscious relationship with our sexual energy requires. our happiness doesn't become dependent upon attaining or maintaining any one particular sensation. 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. you're able to support and enjoy each other as manifestations of a common source. etc. of course. in terms of a kind of “caveman mentality” which relates to every living thing in terms of three questions: (1) can I eat it?. conquest.
Coming Home To The Belly-Brain Eventually.or "belly-brain" as it's sometimes referred to -.reproductive/creative energy -. Our conscious relationship to Jing -. As we re-member in this way the fluid security and intelligence of our root. How wonderful! . the lower Dantian -.will come to feel like a wonderful home: a place of deeply-grounded comfort. relaxation and joyful power. more and more. will come to be experienced as the meeting-place of Heaven and Earth. Our precious human bodymind. our capacity to skillfully engage in Inner Alchemy practices will expand.will allow for its continuous transformation into life-force energy (Qi) and spiritual energy (Shen).
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