Tantien , Center of Energy in our Body

Tantien or Dantian in China and Hara in Japan,  is the center of our energy body and physical body.

It is located in the lower belly, more or less 2 cm lower than the navel, in the middle, inside.

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It is the gravity center of the body and the inner energy pump.

Our heart is the blood pump in our body, and our tantien the chi energy pump.

This center can be used as a tool, as an inner hand, to make the chi or life energy flow in the body, to concentrate your chi energy, to protect yourself, and to find the right posture.

My Master Vlady Stevanovitch , describes in one of his books how being centered in his Tantien, saved his life during the second world war.

In his book he describes a scene that can give an image on how being centered can change events in sometimes miraculous ways.

Before leaving his Master to go and join the resistance, his master wanted to check if he is ready and asked him to stand and concentrate in his Tantien.

After a while his Master took a glass of water and threw the water in his direction.

At the same moment a violent wind opened the window and blew all the water aside, not even one drop of water touched him.

Centered in your Tantien

When someone is centered, he has a different light in his eyes, a different presence.

He is rooted, and connected to the earth and sky,  powerfully anchored.

When you are centered, it feels as if you have an inner hand that holds the axis of the body between earth and sky.

The entire body organizes itself easily around this central axis, the muscles can be released of their tensions.

Imagine , a hand in your belly a little lower then the navel, in the middle inside, that you slowly close into a fist, hold it strongly.

It might feel as a contraction.

Open and close this hand a few times and listen to your sensations.

After a few times, you will start to feel a presence there, imagine it is a ball, a little heavy ball inside your belly, your Tantien!

Try to smile with your tantien.

Try to talk bringing up the sound from your Tantien, you will be astonished to hear it is a totally different voice.

When you cough or laugh, you can easily feel how it jumps in your belly.

If you are very sensitive, there is no need to contract it strongly in order to feel it, try to feel it by closing this inner hand softly.

I like to imagine that it is a Pearl held between two fingers.

I say strongly just to feel it for the first time.

Later you will be able to do it very softly and still control it.

As if it is a Pearl held between two fingers.

In fact it is enough to direct your attention there in order to feel it.

You can connect to it and control it with your intent, but the feeling is as if it is a muscle.

There are many ways to use it:

You can contract it with your exhale and release it with your inhale, when breathing in the lower belly.

You can contract it with your inhale and release it with your exhale, when breathing into your lungs.

You can contract it and hold it without connecting it to your breath.

In fact it is possible to have it slightly contracted all day long, you will feel rooted and it will keep you in the right posture.

When the Tantien is slightly contracted, the upper part of the body can lean on it and all the muscles around the shoulders, neck and upper back can be relaxed.

There are many different chi techniques with different variations, once you feel how to connect to your Tantien and use it to regulate your chi flow.

It is the center of control and regulation of chi or life energy in your body.

Any practice of martial art or work with energy requires the connection to the center and the ability to use it.

As for any skill, this can be acquired by regular exercise and attention.

The Tantien is the main and basic tool to all chi techniques.

The Chinese Masters also call it the “alchemical chaldron” because this is the place where the chi is purified before it is sent back to flow in the body.

If you are not connected to your Hara, working with chi energy can be dangerous.

The Tantien is the anchor, it is the only place in the body where it is safe to gather energy.

Accumulation or stagnation of chi anywhere else in the body is a result of resistance, and is painful.

As we already said, the chi must flow freely, and regularly, not too slow and not too fast.

Sometimes when you practice chi techniques it causes the chi to suddenly flow too fast, it can make you feel dizzy or give you headache.

Contracting your center will instantly slow the flow and balance it.

Each time you contract you Tantien, you bring back the chi energy there.

It is important to be able to do this easily before starting to practice any other chi technique or tantra.

Basic technique to connect and feel your Tantien

Sit down.

Place your fingers on your belly at the height of the hara, 2cm under the navel.

Breath in and push your fingers away from your belly with your muscles.

Breath out, the muscles that pushed your fingers out relax, and let the fingers go inside the soft muscles towards the center.

Let your exhales and the movement inside be longer than the inhale.

At the end of the long exhales, feel a contraction, in the center, inside your belly.

Stay there, a bit, until you feel the need to inhale again.

Then, with the next inhale, push your fingers away from the center again.

When you start to control the movement of the muscles, out and back in, you can remove your fingers.

Pushing your Tantien forward in your lower belly with the inhale and bringing it back to the center with the exhale, is the basic exercise for all the inner techniques of chi.

Practice this one as much as you can and your Tantien will become stronger and more present from day to day.

I suggest to practice relaxation techniques and to put your attention on your Tantien once your body is relaxed.

It will enhance your sensations and make it easier for you to feel the density of the Tantien and how it can create waves and easily fill a relaxed body with chi.

Just feel it is the center, and start breathing from there, let your Tantien fill your body with each inhale and take everything back to the center with each exhale.

After a few times you will notice your body has lost its borders, it has become a cloud that grows with each inhale and contracts with each exhale.

A breathing cell, expanding and contracting at the pace of the breath.

Always end the relaxation with a few long exhales, bringing back all your energy to your center, before coming back!

Here is another breathing technique to practice.

The most important is to always be conscious of your center, make it part of your life and attention, as your hands are.

It will take your presence away from your mind that most of the time disturbs more than helps.

It will bring you closer to a state called “no mind”, well known by all martial arts practitioners.

When you are connected and centered all your body organizes itself around it, it transforms your posture and your presence.

And it is the root for the flower to open at the heart level, your chest can be wide open because it has something strong to lean on.

Since it is your gravity center, it connects you to all gravity centers in the universe.

It opens the possibility to the body to be strong and efficient with a minimum of effort.

Makes you powerful, calm and rooted.

Brings you to the only place that really exists: here and now!

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Enhance Chi Energy Flow in Your Body

Chi Energy needs your body to be relaxed to flow freely through it.

Tension stops the flow.

Some tensions result from hard physical work, some are from continuous stress.

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When we are worried and stressed, we send frequencies of fear and insecurity through our body. The natural reaction of the body is to protect itself. How? By tensing the muscles that are related to self protection, for example, the back and shoulder muscles.

The first thing to do in order to restore the energy flow, is to release those tensions. You will find very effective relaxation techniques here. These techniques are what you start with and need to practice for a while.

But, the real work is in everyday life, you’ll be more aware of the fact that you tense muscles that you don’t really need right now, you’ll watch yourself doing it, and each time you will catch yourself tensing an unnecessary muscle, you will relax it. This way you will slowly, slowly build yourself new habits.

Then, one day, you will suddenly feel that you are relaxed, much more than a year or two or three ago, not totally yet, but the energy flows much better already through your body. And probably it will make you feel happy!

Once you are aware of this and do the everyday work of releasing tensions as much as you can, you can start using your chi power center.

Tantien, center of chi energy

This center, called Tantien, hara or the alchemy chaldron, is the geometric and gravity center of your body and also your chi pump.

The Hara pumps life energy in and sends out clean, fresh chi energy to all parts of the body.

Your power center is kind of an energetic heart; it has the same function for the energy as your heart has for the blood circulation.

Once you feel the Hara and know how to relax your body you are ready for the right posture. Which is a key element to enhance the flow of chi in your body.

When you start integrating the three elements -relaxation, hara and the right posture- you are ready to feel energy. Everyone can feel energy. Our hands are highly sensitive antennas. You only need to wake them up and they will tell you about chi.

And when you are fully attentive, centered and relaxed, sitting in the right posture, your breath slows down, and becomes deeper by itself with no effort.

Breathing is a key word for well being, and with time i will describe several breathing techniques on the site here.

Find your Chi Energy practice

The tools mentioned above (which I intend to develop further) are basics for many different practices and disciplines, you can use them doing meditation, tai-chi, dance or sport. You have to find what your discipline is, the one you will practice with passion and enthusiasm, the one that best suits the needs of your body and soul.

So where were we? Relax, connect to your center, keep the right posture, feel, breathe…so many things to do?! I’m already tired when I think about it! That brings us to our daily practice.

Relax! Take your time. After all, it took us many years to build our bad habits, it will take us some time to be perfect beings again, and the journey is more important than the target.

Build yourself a solid practice that won’t fade away after two weeks. The best way to lose energy, is to take decisions you can’t stand behind. Stand behind your decisions, your level of energy will rise.

So, how do I start? Small, start small! This is the secret of small decisions! Start with five minutes a day for two weeks, or one month, then add five more minutes for a couple of weeks, and so on until…after a few months you will practice daily for maybe half an hour, and you will enjoy every minute!

You can keep your half hour for years until you will have more time. The length of your daily practice doesn’t really matter. The most important is that you stand behind your decisions, and raise your level of energy by doing that.

Here is a good website with a lot of information about work with chi.

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This might sound heavy and too hard for you, learn and practice for so long before seeing results, maybe you need something that works immediately, something that enhances your chi flow and brings joy into your life.

Move, Walk, laugh, Dance! Dance everyday, party at home every morning and bring joy into your body and soul!

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A sorcerers’ anti aging secrets

Anti aging secrets were kept through history by a few chosen people. These people were Priestesses, druids, healers, sorcerers or white magicians.

The knowledge about most secrets of life, were kept carefully and passed from teacher to pupil only.

Today the knowledge is available to every one. Taisha Abelar, initiated by a group of Mexican sorcerers, tells the story of her personal initiation in her book: “The Sorcerers’ Crossing – A Woman’s Journey” ©1992

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The text below is an extract of chapter 10 in her book, where she describes the sorcerers’ anti aging secrets, a facial massage shown to her by her teacher Clara.

Sorcerers’ anti aging secrets

The Sorcerers’ Crossing – A Woman’s Journey ©1992 by Taisha Abelar: Chapter 10

“Clara sat on a rattan armchair at the edge of the patio, and she brushed her shiny black hair.

Then she arranged it with her fingers until everything was in place.

After she had finished grooming herself, she brought her left palm to her forehead and stroked it in a circular fashion.

Then she moved her hand over the top of her head and down the back of her neck; after which she flicked her wrists and fingers in the air.

She repeated that stroking and flicking sequence several more times.

I was fascinated as I watched her movements.

There was nothing careless or haphazard about them. She performed them with intense concentration; as if she were engaged in a most important task.

I broke the silence by asking, “What are you doing? Are you giving yourself some sort of a facial massage?”

Clara glanced over at me and saw I was imitating her movements while I sat on the matching armchair.

She said, “It may appear like a facial massage to you, but it is not.

“These movements are sorcery passes, and this circular stroking prevents wrinkles from forming on my forehead.

“Sorcery passes are designed to gather energy for a specific purpose.”

I flicked my wrists the way Clara had done, and I asked, “What specific purpose is that?”

Clara said, “The purpose of these sorcery passes is to keep oneself looking youthful by preventing wrinkles from forming.

“This purpose has been decided beforehand; and not by me, but by power itself.”

I had to admit that whatever Clara was doing certainly worked. She had lovely skin that set off her green eyes and dark hair.

I had always believed that her youthful appearance was the consequence of her Indian genes. I never suspected that she deliberately cultivated it by means of specific movements.

Clara said that whenever she gathered the energy of her awareness, as in the case of these sorcery passes, it is called power.

She also said that whether energy is gathered under someone’s command, or by itself, it is still referred to as power.

“Remember this, Taisha. You are going to hear much more about power; and not just from me, but from the others, too. They are expected back any time now.”

Although Clara had constantly referred to her relatives, by now I had given up all hope of ever meeting them.

Her references to power had been an additional matter.

I never understood what she meant by power.

Clara announced, “I am going to show you some sorcery passes that you must perform every day of your life from now on.”

She told me to do so many things every day of my life; the breathing, the recapitulation, the kung fu exercises, and the long walks; that if I lined up back to back everything she told me to do, there would not be enough hours in the day for even half of them.

I let out a sigh of complaint.

Clara saw my pained expression, and said, “For heaven’s sake, Taisha, do not take me so literally.

“I am cramming all I can into your peewee brain because I want you to know about all these things.

“Knowledge can assist in gathering your energetic awareness, so therefore knowledge is power.

Clara said that if I wanted to make any sorcery act work, I need only know what I intended as the result.

She added that I need not even know the purpose of the results I intended.

“If you could decide the purpose of your sorcery actions, you would be creating sorcery.

“And you and I do not have that much power.”

I moved my chair closer, and said, “I do not think I am following you, Clara. For what do we not have enough power?”

“I mean that even together the two of us can not gather the overwhelming energy it would take to create a new purpose for the sorcery passes.

“But, individually we can certainly gather enough energy to intend the results of these sorcery passes; no wrinkles for us.

“That is is all we can do. The passes’ purpose, to keep us young and youthful looking, has already been set.”

I asked, “Is it like the recapitulation whose end result had been intended beforehand by the ancient sorcerers?”

Clara replied, “Exactly.

“The intent of all of our sorcery acts has already been set. All we have to do is hook our awareness to it.”

Clara moved her chair across from me so that our knees were barely touching.

Then she vigorously rubbed each thumb on the palm of the opposite hand and placed them on the bridge of her nose.

She moved them outward with light, even strokes over her eyebrows to the temples.

Clara explained, “This pass will keep furrows from developing between your eyebrows.”

After quickly rubbing together her index fingers, like two sticks starting a fire, she brought them vertically to each side of her nose and gently moved them sideways over her cheeks several times.

She said, “That is to clear the sinus cavities.”

Clara deliberately constricting her nasal passages, then said, “Instead of picking your nose, do that movement.”

I did not appreciate her reference to my picking my nose, but I tried the movement, and it did clear my sinuses.

Then she said, “The next pass is to keep the cheeks from sagging.”

She briskly rubbed her palms together, and she slid them up each cheek to her temples using long, firm strokes.

She repeated this movement six or seven times; always using slow, even, upward strokes.

I noticed Clara’s face was flushed, but she did not stop.

She placed the inner edge of her hand with her thumb folded over her palm above her upper lip, and rubbed back and forth with a vigorous sawlike motion.

She explained that the spot where the nose and upper lip join, when briskly rubbed, stimulates energy to flow in mild, even bursts.

“If you get drowsy in the cave while recapitulating, rub this point briskly, and it will temporarily revive you,” she said.

I rubbed my upper lip and felt my nose and ears clear.

I also experienced a slight numbing sensation on the roof of my palate.

It lasted for a few seconds but took my breath away.

It left me with the sensation that I was just about to uncover something that was veiled.

Clara told me that if greater bursts of energy were needed, they could be obtained by pricking the point at the center of the upper gum underneath the upper lip and below the nose septum.

Clara moved her index fingers sideways under her chin, again using a quick back-and-forth saw like motion.

She explained that stimulating the point under the chin produces a calm alertness.

She added that we can also activate this point by resting the chin on a low table while sitting on the floor.

Following her suggestion, I moved my cushion to the floor and sat on it, and rested my chin on a wooden crate that was just level with my face.

By leaning forward, I put a slight pressure on that chin point Clara had indicated.

After a few moments, I felt my body settle down: A prickling sensation rose up my back, entered my head, and my breathing became deeper and more rhythmic.

Clara continued, “Another way to awake the center under the chin is by lying on the stomach with the hands in fists, one on top of the other, under the chin.”

She recommended that when doing the exercise with the fists, we should tense them to create pressure under the chin, and then relax them to release the pressure.

She said that tensing and relaxing the fists produces a pulsating movement that sends small bursts of energy to a vital center directly connected with the base of the tongue.

Clara stressed that this exercise should be done cautiously; otherwise I might develop a sore throat.

I went to sit in the rattan chair again.

Clara continued, “The group of sorcery passes I have shown you must be practiced daily until they cease to be massage-like movements, and they become what they really are; sorcery passes.

She ordered, “Watch me!”

I saw her repeat the movements she had shown me, except that this time she was making her fingers and hands dance.

Her hands seemed at times to penetrate deeply into the skin of her face.

At other times, her hands passed over her skin lightly; gliding on it’s surface.

Clara’s hands began moving more quickly; so rapidly that they seemed to disappear.

Watching her exquisite movements kept me mesmerized.

When Clara had finished, she laughed, “This way of stroking was never in your inventory. This is sorcery.

“It requires an intent different from the intent of the daily world.

“With all the tension that rises to the face, we certainly need a different intent if we are going to relax the muscles, and tone the awareness centers located there.”

Clara said that all our emotions leave traces on our face more than on any other part of our body.”

Therefore, we have to release accumulated stress using the sorcery passes with their accompanying intent.”

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