Tai Chi and Healing

WHY SHOULD THE TONGUE REST AGAINST THE PALATE?

Tai Chi involves the circulation of energy throughout the body. According to Chinese physiology, eight connective pathways, located in the trunk of the body and in the limbs, transmit and store energy, so that this energy can reach every cell in the body.
Perhaps the most important are the Tu Mo ( Channel of Control) and the Jen Mo (Channel of Function), because, along them, the twelve psychic centers are located. These centers play an important role in the purification of the vital energy, ching, into ch’i, a more refined and dynamic form of energy that can be stored up for future use (Tai Chi Chuan and Meditation, Da Liu, 1986, Schocken Books Inc., New York).
When the tongue rests against the palate, it forms a bridge between the Tu Mo and the Jen Mo, thus enabling the circulation of the energy in a more effective way (Tai Chi Chuan and Meditation, Da Liu, 1986, Schocken Books Inc., New York).

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