“We can breathe in the energy of nature, then swallow it with the saliva. Then it can be used immediately and more efficiently by the body. We can also use the mid-eyebrow point, the palms, and the skin to absorb energies for the body’s use.
“Taoist masters created many exercises to help us take in external forces, such as Chi Kung, Tai Chi, and various forms of meditation. Meditations, such as the Microcosmic Orbit, are the most direct way to take in these energies.”
From Awaken Healing Light of the Tao, By Mantak Chia