Are there any Side Effects with your Method

In China, Taoists have been studying, experiencing, passing all of their lifetime experiences down to us for 8,000 years. We know the route and so it is very easy to guide one along. The nature of the warm current or Chi is that it tends to flow up to the head, which is the most important part of the nervous system. If it gets stuck there, and you don't know how to bring it down, it can damage the brain. By gradually exposing yourself to increasingly larger amounts of energy, however, it is...

Proper Practice will prevent Side Effects

In awakening the life force energy of Taoist Esoteric practice each person is required in the first stage to open the Microcosmic Orbit. The Governor Channel corresponds to the route that is followed by awakened sperm energy rising from the coccyx to the crown of the head. The Tao System differs from the Indian in that a return route is provided for from the palate to the tongue to the throat, to the navel and back to the coccyx to begin a new circuit. In this way, power is evenly distributed...

Contents

About the Word of Awaken the Chi Life Primary Energy Proper wiring of the Etheric Body What does it mean to Open The Lessen Side Effects by Careful Acupuncture and Microcosmic Prepare to Circulate the Chi Energy Create a Relaxed Stimulating the Flow of Chi How to How to Mental Position of the First Second Third Secret of the Inner Smile Healing Power of a Smile Love into your Vital How to Smile Down with the Inner Smile Start with the Eyes Front Tongue to Neck and Loving Swallow Saliva into...

Mantak Chia

Master Mantak Chia is the creator of the Universal Tao System and is the director of the Universal Tao Center and Tao Garden Health Resort and Training Center in the beautiful northern countryside of Thailand. Since childhood he has been studying the Taoist approach to life. His mastery of this ancient knowledge, enhanced by his study of other disciplines, has resulted in the development of the Universal Tao System which is now being taught throughout the world. Mantak Chia was born in Thailand...

Shoulder and Upper Back Pain

Those people who have shoulder and or upper back pains may find that the power will not be able to flow beyond those areas or, at least will be slowed so that it takes much longer for it to reach the head. With continued practice many people have found that their back problems have been alleviated and even cured as the power works its way through on its upward path. However, if the power builds up in the brain you may experience pain, nausea, illusions, irritability, insomnia, mood swings, and...

Set a Training Schedule

A normal, healthy student should practice a half hour in the morning and a half hour in the evening. Someone who is sickly or weak should practice an hour in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening. Those who do not have back trouble, high blood pressure or gastric ulcers should do the stretching the tendons exercise. This is done in nine sets of nine repetititions or three sets in the morning, afternoon and evening, making a total count of 81 for the day. Do not worry if you miss a...

Throat Center Coughing

When you concentrate on the mid-point between your nipples, the power pushes up to the throat chakra. Many practitioners develop a cough when the power gets stuck, as it were, in pushing up from the chest and into the throat chakra. Some may even cough up dark sticky mucous at this time. Cleansing this point can help the power flow considerably. By the time it pushes up from the throat to the tongue you will feel calm and less worried. This does not mean that you will never have any worries or...

Iron Shirt Chi Kung

Before guns were used, the Chinese depended very much upon Kung Fu. It is at that time, about one-tenth of the Chinese nation was involved in such practice, which they engaged in from what is found at the present. At first one had to develop internal power - to get the warm current energy , to open the Microcosmic Circulation, complete another six special channels routes and an additional 24 normal channels routes so that the internal power could be circulated freely. One then learned how to...

Ovaries

The ovaries, like the testes, have two functions first, to provide ova or egg cells and secondly, to secrete sex hormones. The hormones of the ovaries are estrogens and progesterone and unusual conditions androgens may be produced. The ovaries are awakened to activity when a young girl reaches 11 to 13 years of age. The female hormones serve to develop the secondary feminine sex characteristics of breast growth, pubic and auxiliary hair, maturation of the genital tract and also the contours of...

Tai Chi Chi Kung Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan

Without the circulation of chi through the channels, muscles and tendons of the body the Tai Chi Chuan movements are only physical exercises. The practice of Tai Chi Chi Kung awakens and circulates Chi energy and is therefore the foundation for the mastery of Tai Chi Chuan. The potential to develop our self-healing capabilities begins with the discovery of the flow of this vital energy through the Microcosmmic Orbit. This circulation is enhanced and sustained through the practice of Tai Chi Chi...

An Interview with

Dan is a young photographer who, for eight years, had been putting much effort into practicing esoterics on his own, and had tried many other methods with many different masters. After studying with Master Chia for only two months, through simply concentrating on his navel, the Chi energy started to circulate in the Microcosmic Orbit automatically without concentrating on the other energy centers. Dr. Young I know that you have been studying with Master Chia for about two months. I would like...

Personal Experiences with the Microcosmic

Master Chia When I first came to the U.S. I practiced acupuncture. In time I discovered that many of my patients had been referred to me by a doctor who was interested in Chi Kung. Whenever he had problem patients who didn't respond to conventional western medicine, he sent them to me. Many of them responded quite well to what I had to offer. Now I've been in this country for about four years and it was at least two years before I met the good doctor. He was excited about the way many of his...

What is Chi or Electro Magnetic Life Force

Chi, otherwise called the Warm Current, Kundalini Power or electromagnetic life force, is very difficult to describe because this energy, or life force, cannot be seen. However, we can feel the life force in the body. In the early days of Tao, chi was expressed as nothing in the top portion of the Chinese pictogram and as fire in the lower part, so that no fire might be conceived of as defining Chi. More contemporary Taoist sources classify many kinds of Chi. There is pre-nature Chi, the kind...

Introduction What is the Healing Energy of the

In the sixth century B.C., Lao-Tse began his classic essay, the Tao Te Ching, with this admonition The Tao which can be spoken of is not the Tao. Loosely translated, Tao means the way or the power. In early Chinese writings the Tao implied an understanding of life which stressed individual harmony with the forces of nature. The Taoist sages often became hermits that lived in the mountains and disdained offers of power from admiring emperors, saying they preferred the Ruler of Nature to the...

Observations on Higher Taoist Practices

The following is a discussion by Mantak Chia on the higher levels of Taoist Esoteric Yoga, tape recorded at the annual retreat in North Andover, Mass. August 1982. You endeavor in your practice here to open channels so that your soul has some place to go. The Microcosmic Orbit provides a crib for you, when you are a 'baby' so that your soul and spirit can run on it. As you grow up a separate room is made ready to provide you with privacy. This room represents the 8 psychic channels. When you...

Medical Opinion on the Benefit of Taoist Chi Circulation by C Y Hsu MD

For over two thousand years the theory of Chi has been the basis of classical Chinese medical practice. Chi is said to flow through a system of channels in the body when the flow of Chi is disturbed for whatever reason, illness results. Medical treatment aims to reestablish the normal flow of Chi and thus restore one's health. Unlike the circulation of blood, the flow of Chi is difficult to document objectively. For several decades many scientists throughout the world attempted to demonstrate...

Beginners Reverse the Chi Flow

Easiest of all, however, and most recommended for beginners who are often unable to send the energy through the palate, is to return the energy to the navel along the same route it came from. Simply reverse the flow of the chi and take it back down the spine and continue all the way to the feet. Then bring it up your front to the navel, throat, and palate. Practice the following sequence to drain excess energy collected in the head and circulate it to the Door of Life and the soles of the feet....

Rubbing the Face

During meditation, the hands will become very warm because of the Warm Current passing through them. Immediately after practice, rub your hands together briefly and then rub them briskly over your face for one or two minutes. This will serve, literally as a rejuvenating cosmetic substance. Rub your eyes gently and rotate them. Then rub your ears. Beat your teeth together lightly thirty-six times and finally rub your waist, legs, hands and soles of the feet. We will deal with this extensively in...

Do you have to Sit in a Chair

This is the most comfortable position for most and is especially good for those people who have back and leg problems. It also allows chi to flow freely through the legs. Many people believe that if you assume the lotus position you will feel more rooted and will gradually limber, or already have very open energy routes in your legs, sitting in the lotus or quarter lotus can only interfere with energy flow and hamper your progress. If we compare the head to root...

Why do some People experience Ringing in the Ears during Practice

This will happen when the power ascends into the brain and it is sometimes the result of energy vibrating in the ear the bony inner ear . Practitioners respond differently to it. Some like it and think that it means that they are making progress, while others are con vinced that something has gone wrong and are frightened. If they can calm down and practice swallowing saliva, it will help to keep the eustachean tube open which equalizes pressure on the ear drums and can facilitate hearing. They...

Circulate Chi Power Continuously in the Orbit

When you have completed the route point by point you are ready to continuously circulate the chi power in the Microcosmic Orbit. It is the steady flow of this warm energy current that offers the most powerful results in the self-healing process. 1.To do this, when you concentrate, begin at the navel. When you feel the power, bring it down to the Hui-yin, the coccyx. Then up into the spinal cord, stopping at the Ming-men and then going on to the pineal gland, on top of the head, where you...

Adrenals

Adrenals Location

The adrenals are a pair of glands capping the upper ends of the kidneys. When they are removed, death ensues rapidly. The gland is composed of a cortex outer portion and a medulla inner portion . The outer portion produces the sex steroids, the glucocorticoids corticosterone, hydrocortisone which are involved in the control of carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism and the min-eralocorticoids aldosterone, deoxycorti-kidney tubules , affecting blood volume and blood pressure control. The...

Open the Arm and Leg Routes the Large Heavenly Cycle

Once you have completed the microcosmic orbit, and feel competent circulating the energy, you are ready to direct the power to the arms and legs in addition to the main body trunk. 1. Begin with the basic orbit, concentrating on the navel until you feel warmth or energy, directing the chi down to the Hui-yin perineum , up the spine to the Pai-hui crown of head , and through the tongue and palate back to the navel. Stop at the navel to collect more energy, then direct the power once more to the...

Sixth Energy Center Chichung Opposite the Solar Plexus on the Spine

The sixth energy center is located between the adrenal glands T-11 , opposite the solar plexus on the spine. The adrenals stimulate the inner part of the medulla in the brain, which prepares the organism for fight or flight. The outer part, the cortex, governs sodium balance and is involved in blood sugar level. Those who have diabetes may find that concentration on this point will help them to lower their blood sugar level. Allergy sufferers may also find relief by concentrating here. If you...

Seminal Kung Fu Taoist Secret of Energy

For more than 5,000 years of Chinese history, the no outlet method of retaining the seminal fluid during the act of love has remained a deep secret. At first it was practiced exclusively by the Emperor and his innermost circle. Then it passed from father to chosen son alone, excluding wives, daughters and other family members. The method permits a man to retain bodily secretions which are an invaluable source of energy when stored and recirculated to the vital centers. Sages of all time and...

By Lawrence Young MD An Interview with S

Young I would like to do an extended study of people who meditate. It's a venture that would call for a lot of follow up. Were you to take a drug for a month or so it would be fairly safe but were you to take it for 5 years it would not be. In the same way, the medical field is very eager to learn about people who meditate for a lifetime. That might include people who have problems, what the nature of those problems are, how they get problems and what they do to be rid of them. I'd like to...

Iron Shirt Chi Kung Highest Form of Chi Kung

The physical integrity of the body is sustained and protected through the accumulation and circulation of internal power chi in the vital organs. This energy is stored in the fascia which is a layer of connective tissue covering, supporting or connecting the muscles or inner organs. Over time, the Iron Shirt Chi Kung practice strengthens one's vital organs as well as the tendons, muscles, marrow and bones. Historically, the practice of Iron Shirt Chi Kung was a prerequisite to the effective...

Tai Chi Chuan Long and Short Forms

In order to benefit from the still, slow and soft movements of the Tai Chi Chuan form, it is necessary for one to have cultivated an awareness of Chi and internal power through the Opening of the Microcosmic Orbit and Tai Chi Chi Kung. The Tai Chi Chuan form further educates the body to serve the mind through relaxing and strengthening. In addition, Tai Chi Chuan can be used as a self-defense technique, but only if one is able to properly circulate and utilize the intrinsic energy called Chi so...

Pineal Gland Human Compass

Niwan Point

The pineal gland is a cone-shaped body, reddish in color, about half an inch in length, and not much larger than a grain of wheat. It is attached to, and situated over, the third ventricle of the brain, weighing about two grains. It is composed, in part, of nerve cells containing a pigment similar to that present in the cells of the retina. This strengthens the argument for its function as an eye in earlier animal species. In the Taoist terminology, the Niwan-Kung corresponds to this gland. In...

Stimulate the Pancreas

When you concentrate on the Chi-chung adrenal gland , you also activate or stimulate the pancreas. Like the adrenal glands, the pancreas is involved in blood sugar level and concentration on this point may have a normalizing effect. Whether this can help those who have diabetes would have to be born out by extended tests with many subjects under controlled conditions for a considerable period of time. However, without doubt, there would be improvement in the condition. As you continue...

Eleventh Energy Center Hsuan Chi Throat

Solar Plexus Tan Tian

The Hsuan-Chi is the energy center of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Concentrating here will often cause coughing or difficulty in breathing. When the energy pushes up through the throat and enters the mouth some people have been known to cough up dark, sticky mucous. This is considered to be characteristic of the clearing of this energy center and this leads to a free flow of energy from the throat to the tongue. Most people feel more calm and less worried when this energy flows from the...

Tongue touches the Palate

Embryologically, the pituitary begins by manifesting as an outgrowth of the mouth cavity. This outgrowth takes the form of a pouch, which gradually extends toward the brain. By the end of the fourth week this protrusion contacts a downgrowth from the brain called the infundibulum. The pouch then develops into the anterior lobe of the pituitary, whereas the infundibulum, representing an outgrowth of the oldest part of the nervous system, develops into the posterior lobe of the gland. There is a...

Thymus Gland

This is the gland of child development. It is situated in the chest between the lungs and behind the upper part of the sternum breast bone . It descends and covers the upper portion of the heart, overlapping the great vessels at the top of the latter. It reaches its greatest size at the beginning of puberty, gradually disappearing thereafter at which time it is marked by a loss of glandular structure. It does persist, however, and some of the secreting cells remain throughout life. In Taoist...

Appetite and Stomach Ailments

The most important thing to us is the stomach the element of earth . Concentrating on the navel you may feel the area expand, as though with air. This sensation often extends up to the stomach, at which time you may be assailed by fits of belching and yawning . . . especially if you have some stomach disorder. Raisng your tongue to your palate will increase the flow of saliva. When you have totally cleansed your stomach and intestines, the saliva will become much more sweet and fragrant.

During Practice What should Men do when they get an Erection and What should Women do when the Vagina swells

When this happens in men, the testes may feel as though they were vibrating, there might be a slight discharge of semen along with a sensation of pressure in the prostate gland, and the Hui-Yin may also seem to vibrate, whereas women may feel their vagina and nipples distending. When you are able to practice and collect power, it will naturally flow down to your reproductive organs and stimulate sexual anxiety. To overcome this, shift your concentration back to the Ming-men and then bring it up...

Taoist Yoga and the Kundalini

Although Hatha Yoga became known in America in the 1930's, it was not until the late 1960's and 70's that attention began to focus on the higher stages of yogic development in which a phenomenon occurs known as awakening of the kundalini. The kundalini is the sudden release of vast untapped reservoirs of creative energy that transports an ordinary human being into states of higher consciousness and bestows upon him or her unique creative pow ers. A person who has attained full command of this...

Seminal and Ovarian Kung Fu

This ancient Taoist yoga practice sublimates and transforms sexual energy through its circulation in the Microcosmic Orbit. The conservation of this precious, biochemical force has been recognized by sages of various esoteric traditions as a major revitalizing factor in the physical health and spiritual development of both men and women. The turning back and circulation of this generative force from the sexual energy centers to the higher centers invigorates and rejuvenates all the body's vital...

Tenth Energy Center Tongue to the Palate

Qigong Tongue

In the beginning, place the tip of your tongue just behind your front teeth later you will transmit more energy if you place it in the middle of the soft palate or even further back along the roof of the mouth . The palate links the front and back channels, and the tongue on the palate links the switch that enables the energy to flow in a complete circuit. If you watch sleeping babies you will see that often they keep their tongue on the roof of their mouths. They know instinctively how to...

Taoist Esoteric Yoga Course Offerings

There were original nine Taoist Esoteric Yoga Centers in the U.S. offering personal instruction in various practices ranging from the Microcosmic Orbit to Tai Chi Chuan, Pakua, Hsing I. Taoist Esoteric Warm Current Meditation as these practices are also known, awakens, circulates, directs and preserves the generative life force called chi through the major acupuncture meridians of the body. At progressive stages, dedicated practice of this ancient esoteric system eliminates stress and nervous...

Dah Uh Gong Nei Kung Five Finger Kung Fu

The Dah Uh Gong Nei Kung stytem integrates both static and dynamic exercise forms in order to cultivate and nourish Chi which accumulates in the organs, penetrates the fascia, tendons and muscles, finally reaches the hands and fingers. Practitioners of body-centered therapies and various Healing Arts such as chiropractic medicine, polarity therapy, shiatsu and Swedish massage will benefit from this technique. Practiced sequentially, it functions to expand and relax the breath, calm the mind and...

Prepare to Circulate the Chi Energy

Tongue Position Tai Chi

The key to Chi circulation is deep relaxation in order to circulate the warm current you must be calm within yourself. If you are distracted by the television, passing cars, or your unmade bed, your mind will turn outwards and you will be unable to focus on your energy. As you progress you will learn to ignore the distractions and will be able to meditate anywhere, but in the beginning choose a quiet spot and a special time. The more comfortable the atmosphere the more easily you can...

Begin the Orbit Open the Front Channel the Functional

Pain How Feel

The functional channel meridian runs down the front of the body and is yin, female, or cold in quality the governor channel at the back is yang, male, or hot. When joined, these two form the Micro-cosmic Orbit which links with all the vital organs of the body. By completing this route, the yin and yang mix in harmony, enabling you to increase your energy flow, and send energy, hormones, and vitality throughout your body. In this way energy can be collected, transformed and absorbed where...

Final Goal is Automatic Circulation of

Microcosmic Orbit

Many have found that when they have completed the orbit and practiced for a while that concentration on the navel causes the energy to flow through the Microcosmic Orbit instantly. They feel the power in the head the crown , and the mideyebrow area, instantly upon feeling the navel get warm. This is because the energy flows as a complete stream. The tongue might feel warm or numb, as though from an electrical shock. The flow can actually be felt to descend down to the navel and go into the...

Awaken the Chi Life Energy

Chi Energy Flow

Meditation, properly speaking, is the stilling of the mind. Most of the meditation techniques taught today still the mind using one of two basic approaches. The first is the Zen approach of silent sitting, facing a blank wall until the mind becomes blank. You sit until the moment of pure awareness arrives, even if it takes twenty years. The second is the Mantra approach, in which the mind is rhythmically lulled to sleep with sounds or images. After thousands of repetitions the body begins to...

Thyroid Gland Gland of Energy

The thyroid gland is located in the throat and lies in front of and on either side of the windpipe and just beneath the larynx voice box and is connected just below the Adam's apple. This gland arises from the same tissue and almost from the same spot as the anterior lobe of the pituitary body. It weighs about an ounce. Each lobe of the thyroid is about two inches in length, and from an inch to an inch and a quarter in width. The thyroid gland is highly vascularized and receives many times more...

Why do I feel tired after Meditating

The warm current concentration is an exercise of the mind, which directs the current and burns large quantities of energy in the course of purifying the nervous systems of the organism. During the early stages of practice you will be doing a great deal of repair work on your body. After concentrating you may feel tired or experience some soreness in your back. The Taoist rebirth process explains itself. It is a means whereby the sick and damaged body recreates the life process to that of a...

Endocrine Glands and Taoist Energy Centers

The hormones are chemical messengers produced by the endocrine glands in minute quantities but eventually affecting every single cell of your body. The secretions of the endocrine glands empty directly into the blood where they find their way to various organs, stimulating or suppressing them, or in some way influencing their activity. In the Taoist Esoteric System the energy centers do not belong to the physical body at all but are regarded as adjuncts of the vital body, which are set apart...

Fourth Energy Center Chang Chiang Coccyx

Points Acupressure Coxis

The fourth energy center point is the Chang-Chiang Woii Lui at the coccyx. This point is very important because it is here that the power is either returned to the body or lost. When the generative power sperm power is returned, it passes through this canal and into the spinal cord and then to the brain. This has been called the Passage to the Door of Life and Death because it is here that the warm current is said to enter the central nervous system. When you have concentrated for some time you...

Seven Formulas of the Seven Books of the

First Formula Fusion of the Five Elements This formula literally combines the separate energies of the five principal elements into one harmonious whole. The meditation has a particularly powerful filtering and purifying effect upon the human nervous system. The Earth is the Mother of all the elements. All life springs from her generative womb. This reunites the other four elements of Chinese cosmogeny with the mothering Earth. Thus, metal, wood, water and fire are drawn back into the earth and...

Fifth Energy Center Ming Men Opposite Navel Point On Spine

Ming Men Localisation

This point is the Ming Men, the Door of Life. It is the midpoint of the kidney, between L2 and L3 on the vertebrae. It is at this point that kidney power is concentrated. The left kidney is Yin and the right is Yang and at the center point is a balance between the two. The Ming Men the main power point of the body then, is the harmony point, containing Yin power. When you concentrate here, the power rises up the back or descends to the feet. This helps to prevent some of the side effects that...

Review Major Points of Microcosmic Orbit

Sit easily and erectly on a chair with your right hand clasped over your left. Your chest should not be held up but be allowed to collapse slightly, while the head is tilted a bit forward. Count your breath, now, either from 1 to 10 or 10 to 1, doing this 10 times. This is done for its calming effect. When you have practiced in this way for some time you can dispense with counting. More advanced practitioners are immediately calmed upon assuming their seats. 2. Next on the agenda is...

Cleansing Process Belching and Diarrhea

People who, develop belching and diarrhea during practice might think that it is due to something that they have eaten. This is not the case, however. When the power starts to flow, it acts as a cleansing and filtering agent for the body and the organs. The diarrhea that ensues is not the usual kind. After it is over you will feel very energetic and internally light and clean. You may feel a little weaker but you will feel much better than you can recall. Your stool may be very dark and sticky....

Ninth Energy Center Yin TangBrow Point between Eyes

The Yin-tang is the pituitary gland and is called the Tsu Chiao or the Original Cavity of the Spirit by Taoists. In fact, there are many names for it in the Taoist Encyclopedia Life Palace, Yu Ting, Jade Cauldron, etc. . This point is located between the eyebrows, above the nasal cavity. It is the master endocrine control gland, regulating growth, gonadal function, the adrenals and the thyroid. It is said to govern the forebrain, vision, the right eye, as well as being the seat of love,...

Table of Energy Centers

Mingmen Spinal Gates

Swadisthana Over The Spleen Social Splenic Chung-Chi, CO-3 Four tsun below the Umbilicus Kuan-Yuan CO-4 Three tsun below the navel, female ovaries energy center 3. Gate of Mortality Door of Death amp Life Hui-Yin, CO-1 In the center of the perineum, midway between anus amp scrotum in the male and the posterior labial commissure in the female. Bulbourethral gland, ending of the nerves vessels, testes Chang-Chiang, CO-1 At the lower end of the coccyx between the tip of the coccyx and the anus....