As practitioners of Life Cultivation, all of us will learn and practice one form or other of The Tuna Technique. The Tuna Technique is a form of deep breathing, but it is very different from regular deep breathing, and the benefits to us are vastly increased.
The Tuna Technique comes in different forms. One of the most popular forms is adopted from Taoism. The Taoist form of Tuna focuses on Dantian Breathing. We practice the Taoist Tuna Technique for the prevention and treatment of illnesses, strengthening the physical body, and distributing vital-energy throughout the body. We will achieve this result after we practice more than one hundred days.
In the past, when the master taught the practice of Dantian Breathing, it focused on concentrating the mind to let the air enter through the proper Acupoint.Ancient Book
The proper acupoint referred to here is the Lower Dantian Acupoint. If we refer to the diagram below, the Lower Dantian Acupoint is the fourth red dot situated in the lower abdomen in front of our body, below the navel.
The Lower Dantian Acupoint goes to the Niwan Acupoint in the center of the top of the head, and the Yongquan Acupoint in the center of the bottom of the foot. It is the center of origin when we were born. It is the foundation of our life when we grow. It takes care of all the changes in our body. The mysterious and unpredictable opportunities come out from here.
This Lower Dantian Acupoint is an extraordinary orifice. Heaven and Earth are combined together here. This Acupoint is important as it contains all essence of our body.Ancient Book
The Way of Inner Practice is the simplest and the easiest. We only have to lower the fire from our heart into the water of our Dantian.Book of Xianjia
It is not necessary for us to learn about the theory of Dantian Breathing. If we practice it, we will reap all the benefits. Now let us learn how to practice Dantian Breathing.
First it involves Preparation, how we sit. Next it involves Setting up the Energy Field. Then we learn how to strengthen our vital energy field. Then we learn how to withdraw from the practice. Finally we learn how to take precautions in our practice.
As we have mentioned before, the proper way to learn and practice a technique is to do it this way.
Read the instructions, understand them, memorize them.
Visualize the instructions in your mind. If you have forgotten them, go back to read the instructions again.
Visualize the instructions into video clips.
Run the video clips over your mind until you are very familiar with them.
Now you have learned and you can start to practice. You practice from the eyes in your mind, not your physical eyes.
Procedure for Practice
Step 1: Preparation for sitting
You sit for this practice. There are several postures for sitting that we have mentioned before. You may sit with a single cross-legged posture, a double cross-legged posture, or a natural posture. For a beginner, you may feel that the double cross-legged posture is most painful to you, although it is the most effective posture for the practice. Choose the posture that is most comfortable for you, because pain will distract you from the practice. Now that you have comfortably seated, we will start the next step.
Place your left palm on top of your right palm, with the thumbs facing each other and loosely touching each other. Place them on your legs leaning against your lower abdomen, with your fingers slightly open.
The body must be upright, and the spine should not be straight or curved. The shoulders should be flat, the waist should be extended, the head should be straight, and the sitting should be stable. Place the tip of your tongue on the upper palate and close your eyes loosely or with a slit open.
Step 2: Set up the field
To be continued.
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