Tan Tien Chi Kung: Foundational Exercises for Empty Force and Perineum Power
by Mantak Chia —
Tan Tien Chi Kung is the art of cultivating and condensing chi in the lower abdomen — the tan tien — the fundamental power storehouse of the body.
This area actually contains a large quantity of neurotransmitters, making it a key source of body intelligence, and holds the key to opening the body and the mind for the free and continuous movement of chi.
The book contains breathing and movement exercises that develop the power of the body’s chi to increase vitality, strengthen organs and promote self-healing.
Chia explains how these exercises also provide a safe and effective method for receiving earth energy, which allows the practitioner to achieve balance physically, mentally and spiritually.
He says it is our mind that directs and guides our chi, but if the mind and body are out of balance or under stress, the mind cannot perform this function.
It is for this reason the Taoists created exercises that would allow practitioners to gain awareness of the tan tien’s function to restore the mind-body balance that is essential for optimal well-being.
$16.95 — Destiny Books, One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 23, Number 1, February/March 2005.