Powerful Dragon and
The Dragon and the Tiger Breaths will transform you into an even stronger
being. With Tan Tien Chi Kung your Empty Force will grow with these
ancient and powerful Taoist breaths.
You will receive clear and detailed explanations of Perineum Power and
Perineum Power Exercises. By training the urogenital muscles, the perineum,
anal and the genital muscles you will learn to control the Three Lower
Gates. You will discover how to generate and store Tan Tien Chi more
Chi Belt and the Second Brain
You will develop your best Inner Chi Belt by using the Dragon and Tiger
Breaths with Perineum Power in the Eleven Animal Postures. Tan Tien
Chi Kung activates your Second Brain enabling you to discover true rest
in Doing Nothing.
Eleven Animal Postures
Observation of the behavior of eleven particular animals gave rise to
these Taoist postures and movements. Master Mantak Chia presents and
organizes these movements step-by-step making them useful and fun for
the enthusiastic student.
In the Universal Tao Practice,
Second Brain Chi Kung (also called Tan Tien Chi Kung) is the art of
cultivating and condensing Chi in the Lower Tan Tien and thereby raising
the pressure in this area.
The Lower Tan Tien is, in the Taoist energy paradigm, the center of
the body. It is both the major generator and storage place for Chi energy
in the body and the center of awareness. Taoists train this lower abdominal
area as the second brain. In all Taoist practices the student is required
first to lower the upper brain down to the lower brain. The student
trains to consciously become aware of the second brain, so the upper
brain which consumes a lot more energy than the lower brain can rest
when it is not really in use.
The Lower Tan Tien is also called the "Medicine Field" as
well as "the Elixir Field", as it gathers and contains the
healing power of the Original Chi or Prenatal Energy. Other names for
it are the Ocean of Chi, the Sea of Energy, the cauldron and the navel
center. The use of the expressions "Ocean" and "Sea"
refer to the wavelike quality of Chi. The cauldron and the navel belong
to the lower Tan Tien. The expression "cauldron" refers to
the function of the lower Tan Tien as the chief laboratory and center
of internal alchemy which transforms energy frequencies.
The Lower Tan Tien serves as the source of the life force or vital force
which then as Chi becomes the source of Shen Chi or spirit power/energy.
Thus, throughout all Universal Tao practices including the highest ones,
the Lower Tan Tien remains the key to opening the body and the mind
for a free uninterrupted energy flow.
To keep the practitioner in this process firmly on the ground and rooted
so that they do not lose the connection with the earth, Tan Tien Chi
Kung provides a safe and effective method of bringing us "down
to earth" and receiving the energy of the earth. To the extent
that we ground ourselves, Tan Tien Chi Kung is the basis of our stability,
physical and mental/spiritual balance. It helps us to live from our
own center and be proactive instead of reactive, giving space to others
as we are in touch with ourselves and value our own space. Tan Tien
Chi Kung proposes that the source of true happiness and joy lies within
our very selves and not anywhere else. The negative energies within
and around us, which we may experience as obstacles to our happiness,
are the "raw material" for energy transformation. Through
them we may learn to accept and appreciate ourselves, others and the
world around us. It helps us to see our own negative energies as garbage
we can recycle into compost which can then serve to compound our positive
In the recycling process, our inner power will grow and the pressures
from outside and within ourselves will come into balance. As a result,
we will feel at ease and our Lower Tan Tien will be relaxed, which is
the most essential technical requirement for keeping up the Chi pressure.
Tan Tien Chi Kung is above all a practice by which the unity of what
is above and below is acknowledged and honored. Through its service
as reservoir and focus of condensation of Chi, the Lower Tan Tien confirms
the unity between earth and heaven in the body.
Tan Tien Chi Kung is a Chi Kung form that Master Mantak Chia has developed
to build up the Tan Tien Chi. It is an important basic form for all
the basic training, especially Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Tai Chi Chi Kung
and Microcosmic Orbit.
The Lower Tan Tien is the place where our original force is stored;
it is in the center of the belly just under the navel. This is at the
same time the storage place for all the energy which we are absorbing
and collecting during the Chi Kung exercises and Taoist Inner Alchemy
meditation practice. In Tan Tien Chi Kung we make use of Tan Tien breathing,
by which we will train the Tan Tien Chi in eight directions. You also
learn to control and move the Chi through the power of the mind and
to increase the Chi pressure in the Tan Tien with the Tiger and Dragon
breaths. In this way you can send and circulate the Chi in Tai Chi Chi
Kung, Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Microcosmic Orbit; you are also able to
strengthen your connective tissue. The old Taoists first learned Tan
Tien Chi Kung so that subsequently they could move the Chi into Tai
Chi Chi Kung and Iron Shirt Chi Kung forms.