The Sun and the Heart, The Moon and the Kidneys
The Taoists are famous for creating exercises that draw in the energy of nature. For instance, there are practices that are designed to absorb the energy of the sun and moon into the body. We are very familiar with the sun and moon as they regulate life on this planet. By tuning into these familiar bodies, the corresponding energies inside of us will awaken.
The sun can be “inhaled” through the palms of the hands, through the acupuncture points “Pericardium 8” and “Heart 8.” These points and meridians both have the quality of the fire element, thus they resonate with the sun.
The energy of the moon can be absorbed through a point along the lower lumber called the “Door of Life.” This is a point between the kidneys that can be stimulated through massage or meditation. Because the kidneys regulate the water element and sexual energy in the body, the Door of Life is a natural point to draw in the energy of the moon. The kidneys can be related to the batteries of the body. When they feel charged up, they can perform their many functions, including the growth of bone marrow.