I’m having a question about lower dan tien/jing essence. Chinese medicine states that we are born with a certain amount of jing essence in our kidneys/lower dan tien.
What is your view on this theory?
You once told me about the lower dan tiens ability to grow bigger and embrace the earth and that this happens as a result of your training. Does the jing increase as a result of this process happening?
Are there different stages of energy development in the lower dan tien?
And I have a another question I have thoughy about for some time. It’s about sexual energy and how saving sexual energy is important for storing energy in the dan tien. What’s do you recommend in terms of health and energy development? :)
Lots of love
The jing essence is defined at birth. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) they say that it is limited and when it is finished your life ends, which is the case. So protecting this essence is very important.
Because you have been chronically ill, it doesn’t mean that your jing essence has been compromised too badly. You will have to do what you can in terms of avoiding stress and eating correctly for your constitution.
It is always good to be grounded – have barefoot contact with the Earth – wherever is possible. But because you are heading towards winter in Norway it is very important that you keep your feet warm, otherwise you can damage your kidney energy. This also goes for sitting down on cold areas.
Avoiding EMF as much as possible and ask your father whether you can turn the electricity of the whole house off while you sleep. Cold and hot showers alternatively in six repetitions is good for your immunity as long as your lungs are strong. For you this probably will not work in cold weather due to your medical history so this is a warm-weather practice for you.
Whispering Palms will protect your jing and kidney essence. When you turn into your twisted roots – and quite frankly all the movements of Whispering Palms – coil toward the ground. This inadvertently puts your foot in the right position so your bones open up so that the energy from the kidney point in your foot can rise to the inside of your legs.
Don’t concentrate on this. Just focus on the movements and the magnetism from this practice. You will feel as if your body is getting heavier as the months go by while you are practicing. This is your whole-body vest developing. This inadvertently protects your original essence.
When this vest fully develops your jing will be sealed from any leakage.
As far as sexual energy is concerned, it is always prudent when one has been ill for a long time to conserve sexual energy. This will protect your kidneys and your cerebral fluids and will stop your brain from shrinking :)
There have been studies done on men that release their semen too often and the more release the smaller the brain gets in physical size. So it is very important to be wary of excess in this area.
I have got very potent practices for this particular area but I have not and probably will not teach this. It is best that you abstain and when you feel the need – as long as you are strong enough – then you can be active. But remember because you are coming into winter it is very important to conserve because of the cold.
As far as the development of your lower dantien, focus all of the movements from everything you have learned from me to this area. The development of your lower dantien is intimately connected with your heart. So when your intuitive capacity increases, then you can be sure that your dantien is abundant.
In your Windlock practice, focus your movements from your groin across to your armpit. Turn your feet slightly in so you don’t have your weight on your heels or the knife-edge of your foot. This is the same technique to open up the bones so your kidney point allows the energy to run on the inside channels.