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 legs. A feeling of numbness may be experienced in the arms and legs, when the big circuit of the Microcosmic Orbit of the Large Heavenly Cycle has been completed.
Eventually the warm current will flow through your body automatically if you're creating a positive, permanent habit of circulating chi around the microcosmic orbit. Once your body/mind has internally absorbed the new pattern of chi flow, it will seek to maintain the dynamic equilibrium and circulate the chi automatically. Your weeks or months of self-discipline will begin bearing the fruit of a lifetime of delightful good health.
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