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[ Daoist physique Cultivation: conventional types and modern Practices Kohn, Livia ( writer ) ] { Paperback } 2006

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E. , liver-connected) point of the heart protector meridian . It renews the heart by providing access to a clear source of qi. It also helps to open up the diaphragm area in conjunc- 34 / Daolst Body Cultivation tion with Gate of Hope. The last point I inserted a needle in was In­ ner Frontier (Neiguan P'J iMJ, HP-6) on the heart protector meridian, a yang energy line that su pports the heart and runs up from the hands along the outside of the arm. In conj unction with Gate of Hope and Dove Tail.

Represents the personal perspective of the in di o vidual on his or her life experience as assimilated through the win' dow of his constitu tion. From the perspective of the center of the circle, the Taiji *� or Great Ultimate, on the other hand, each constitutional type generates ill· ness because it represents a movement away from oneness with Dao. This movement has occurred through a process of personalizing life experience to build a separate sense of self, a process that denies our fundamental nature of unity with each other and all things to which Dao gives birth .

It shows the five phases points on the stomach meridian, which b egins below the pu­ pils, passes across the head, move s down through the torso, stomach , and groin, continues alon g th e outside of the legs, and ends at the second toe. On this meridian, which has a total of forty-fIve points, St41 is the fIre point and relates to the heart, St- 36 is the earth point that relates to the spleen, and so forth . The productive cycle names the order in which the phases produce or give birth to each other .

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