The Five Earth Gates
We can awaken our energy and the connection between our body and energy from the earth by massaging the “five earth gates”. Some Taoists define these gates as: The Kidney-1 points at the ball of the foot, the Pericardium-8 points at the centers of the palms of the hands, and the tan tien point just below the navel. After massaging these points in a circular fashion, allow/envision the earth’s energy flowing into the body through these points.
Once this energy is awakened and flowing into the body, it can be stored. This energy can be stored in the navel, the organs, the bones, the tendons, and other places. One place to safely store energy Is the kidneys. The kidneys are known as the batteries of the body. In meditation, invite the Earth’s Energy to rise up through the balls of the feet, along the inside of the legs (the Kidney Meridian), and into the kidneys themselves. Through meditation and self-massage we can recharge the body in the morning, afternoon, or before bed; no cost!