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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 tension, massages the internal organs, and restores health to damaged tissue.

This practice is of particular use to practioners of polarity therapy, shiatsu, Kundalini yoga, Swedish massage and other healing arts in which the exchange and cirulation of life force — energy ki, prana or Chi — must be maintained while working with clients or students. The first two formulas are described below. The remaining 5 formulas will be described when offered.

Opening of the Microcosmic Orbit is the first level in the Taoist Esoteric Warm Current Meditation. Through unique relaxation and concentration techniques, it provides for purification of the first two major acupuncture channels of the body, the Functional and Governor meridians. Master Chia will assist students in the mastery of this technique by passing energy through his hands into their energy channels. (Course No.1)

Completion of the Microcosmic Orbit is a prerequisite for any student who intends to study the higher levels of Taoist yoga which includes various forms of Chi Kung, Seminal and Ovarian Kung Fu, and the long and short forms of Tai Chi Chuan.

Fusion of the Five Elements and Cleansing of the Organs is the second level of the Taoist Esoteric Warm Current Meditation. At this level one Iearns how the five elements (earth, metal, fire, wood, water) and their corresponding organs (spleen, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys) interact with one another in three distinct ways: producing, combining and threatening. This formula combines the disparate energies of the five principle elements — and their corresponding emotions (sympathy, sadness, joy, anger, fear) — one harmonious whole. The filtering effect upon the entire psycho/physical system is particularly powerful as these combined energies circulate throughout the Microcosmic Orbit and the Six Special Channels.

The second formula is taught in three parts.

Part I: The 12 steps for collecting, fusing, harmonizing and cleansing of the organs;

Part II: The opening of the three Chung-Ma (Thrusting Routes) and the nine Tai-Ma (Belt Routes);

Part III: The opening of the Positive and Negative Legs and Positive and Negative Arms.

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