Storing Energy in the Body
The lower abdomen can store energy, transform It from a raw form to a more refined and usable form, and supply it to the brain, nervous system, and other organs. The aim of Taoist training is to integrate the brain, nervous system, reproductive organs, and internal organs. When the brain and reproductive organs generate an excess of energy, this energy can be stored in the lower abdomen (called the tan tien) organs, tendons, and bones.
When the body generates a surplus of energy and it isn’t stored safely in the organs, bones, etc., we end up having to throw it away. It is like preparing a feast for a large banquet, and only one person shows up. Fortunately, at each stage of Taoist practice, there are methods for storing energy in different parts of the body, beginning with the path of least resistance and increasing to more sophisticated methods.