ADVANCED CHI NEI TSANGOpening the Wind Gates at the Navel

(Pages 40–49)

Upper left quadrant: Press your elbow down on the navel and move it toward your student's left (W/270°). Repeat this movement from the center outward, moving in ten-degree increments up toward the S/180° point, then returning to W/270° in the same way.

Lower left quadrant: Release the pressure, then press down and out from 270° to 360°/N in ten-degree increments, then back to 270°.

Have the student breathe in deeply to push your elbow out. Flush the winds down the legs and out through the toes.

Lower right quadrant: Press with your elbow toward the student's right—E/90°. Repeat the steps above on the lower right quadrant from 90° toward 0° and from 0° toward 90°.

Repeat for the upper right quadrant—from 90° toward 180°. Flush and vent 15–20 times.

ADVANCED CHI NEI TSANGMaking Space in the Pakua

If there's too much wind when pressing down, stop, flush, and vent.

6. Press both hands or thumbs on the northern gate at the bottom of the pakua (0/360°: bladder/genitals). Repeat at the southern gate (top of pakua, heart, 180°); the eastern gate (right side of the pakua, right kidney, 90°); the western gate (left side, left kidney, 270°); the south-western gate (upper left, stomach/spleen, 225°); the northeastern gate (lower right, intestines, 45°); the southeastern gate (upper right, liver/ gallbladder, 135°); and the northwestern gate (lower left, intestines, 315°). Flush and vent 1520 times.

7. Have your student press her fingers on her navel and feel a fire in her lower tan tien burning out the sick winds.

8. Close session with Monkey Dancing: Have student lie on her back and raise her arms and legs up. Shake them enthusiastically while laughing and breathing deeply into abdomen.



Sequence for releasing the wind gates

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