Xun Jing Dao Ying Fa
(Meridian Tapping Method)
Tapping Meridians is an important part of Body and Mind Method. The main funtion is to strengthen meridians’ lateral abilities. This method uses tapping technique to tap along the Hand Meridians and Leg Meridians to achieve the lateral opening results. Combining the Body and Mind with Tapping Meridians Methods would facilitate the unison of the mind and body.
- Close the feet together, stand upright and relax the hands at sides. Look straight at the horizon (or in front). Pull in the vision slowly and close the eyes gently. Touch the upper palate with the tip of tongue. Push up the baihui, pull in the chin and lift up the Huiyin slightly. Pull in the abdomen and push the mingmen backward. Relax the whole body (fig. 1).
- Leading with the little fingers, rotate the palms slowly to face backward and flex the palms. Thrust them downward with fingers pointing to the front. Maintain right angle at the wrist. Slide the palms forward and backward 15 degrees 3 times (fig. 2). Make sure the elbows and upper arms move together with the palms from shoulder joints.
- Leading with the little fingers, relax the wrists and rotate the palms to face each other. Carry a ball of qi upward with both hands to the front till navel level. Flex the middle fingers and focus onto navel (fig. 3). Rotate both palms to face downward and sweep them at navel level sideways to the back. On reaching the back, cup the palms slightly and focus them onto the mingmen (fig. 4). Think of the qi flowing into lower dantian reaching the navel. Raise the forearms upward and forward to the sides of the body and press the middle fingers onto the dabao (between 6th and 7th ribs) with the palms facing upward (fig. 5). Think of the qi flowing into and meet at middle of the chest.
- Extend the arms forward with palms facing up until shoulder level. Flex the middle fingers and the elbows slightly and point the middle fingers onto the yintang (fig. 6). Leading with the elbows, rotate palms inward slowly while spread out both arms sideways until they form a straight line (fig. 7). Leading with the little fingers rotate the palms downward and then reverse the rotation to face the palms upward. Slowly raise both arms to sweep the palms upward and put hands together on top of the head (fig. 8). Slowly move hands downward to the front of the chest to form a inverted ‘T’ (fig. 9). The upper arms should form a 45 degrees angle with the body. The forearms form a straight line. Point the fingers upward and point the thumbs at tanzhong.
- Lower the hands following the edge of rib cage. Press the thumbs on the jingmen (at the tip of 12th ribs) at the back, press the index fingers on Zhangmen (at tip of the 11th ribs) and rest other fingers on the waist (fig. 10 & 11).
- Separate the feet slightly more than shoulder width and place them parallel to each other. Bend the knees and lower the body slightly. Make sure that the knees do not go pass outside the toes (fig. 12).
- Separate hands from the waist, turn left palm facing upward and extend it 45-degrees downward. At the same time glide the right hand along the edge of the rib cage, passing qimen and tanzhong to the left yunmen.
- Right hand tap and vibrate with the portion between middle of the palm and the lowest section of the fingers. Move down along the inner side of left arm, passing quze, daling and laogong to the finger tipsspan.
- Move the lowest base of right middle finger along the left index finger tip, thumb tip and glide along the portion between middle of the palm and the lowest section of finges till right middle finger tip reach the base of left middle finger (fig. 14).
- Turn left hand down and cover the right finger tips. Left hand tap and vibrate and move up along the outer side of right arm, passing waiguan, quchi, binao, jianyu till right base of the neck. Mind imagine move upward to the head (fig. 15).
- Turn right hand facing upward. Left hand tap and vibrate and move down along the inner side of the right arm, passing quze, daling and laogong to the finger tips.
- Move the lowest base of left middle finger along the right index finger tip, thumb tip and glide along the portion between middle of the palm and the lowest section of fingers till left middle finger tip reach the base of right middle finger.
- Turn right hand down and cover the left finger tips. Right hand tap and vibrate and move up along the outer side of left arm, passing waiguan, quchi, binao, jianyu till left base of the neck (fig. 16).
- Right hand glide down, passing collar bone, yunmen, tanzhong, qimen to rest on waist. At the same time move back left hand to rest on waist too (fig. 17).
- Repeat the same exercise by switching the hands (fig. 18-21).
- Turn plams inward and move hands upward along the edge of the rib cage till the bottom of the sternum. Join both middle fingers together (fig. 22). Tap and vibrate both hands up along chest, neck, chin and face.
- Gradually turn the fingers pointing upward and continue movement to forehead, xinmen, baihui till yuzhen. (fig. 23). Place palms to cover the ears and perform the “Drum Beating” exercise. Use fingers to knock the area below yuzhen (begin with 2nd, 4th & 3rd fingers x 3X and then 2nd, 4th & 3rd fingers together x 3X).
- ontinue to tap and vibrate and moving down along the back of the neck until cannot go further (fig. 24). Stop tapping and circle hands around the shoulders and under arms (fig. 25). Then, move hands up the back with mind intent to connect the path, resume tapping and vibrating downward (fig. 26). Body curls downward, gradually bending knees. Hands tap and vibrate down, passing Huantiao, thumbs stay outer side of legs while the rest of fingers move behind the back of legs (fig. 27). Continue to move down along the back of thighs, calves and outer side of feet. Stop the hands on top of feet and position the ten fingers over the ten toes to tap and vibrate (fig, 28). Continue to tap and vibrate up along the inner side of the calves, thighs and abdomen till the bottom of the sternum. At the same time, gradually straighten up the body.
- Repeat the same movement twice.
- A set of excercice includes three repetition of tapping and vibrating along the Hand Meridian and Leg Meridian movement.
- After the last repetition of tapping and vibrating, put hands together in front of chest in praying position. Close the feet together (fig. 29). Raise hands up to the the top of your head and straighten the arms. Stretch both arms as high as possible. Separate the palms while rotating them to face the front. Lower the arms sideways to form a straight line with the shoulders. On reaching the shoulder level, leading with the little fingers, rotate the palms to face upward and move both arms to the front of the chest at shoulder width. Focus the middle fingers onto yintang(fig. 30).
- Lower the elbows retract the arms and bring in the middle fingers to press onto dabao. Extend arms to the back. Spread out arms sideways. On reaching the sides rotate hands to sweep qi towards lower dantian(fig. 31). Rest both palms on the navel (For men, place the right hand on top of the left hand. For women, the left hand on top of the right hand). Relax for a moment (fig. 32). Separate and lower both hands to the sides of the body. Open eyes slowly.
The purpose is to ensure the lower hand would turn over to cover the other hand in a smooth and circular movement.
Drum Beating Technique
Hands cover both ears. Using index fingers, ring fingers and middle fingers to knock at the area below yuzhen. This would vibrate the back of the brain and the whole head.
Tapping and Vibrating Technique
The exercise should be carried out softly, slowly, continuously and naturally. In the beginning, hands should touch the skin at all times. Once the technique is mastered, separate hands from skin about 1 to 3 cm. The speed should be 2 times per second. Time taken from shoulder to finger tip and back to shoulder should be approximately 10 breathing cycles. From head to toes is about 24 breathing cycles.
When tapping, visualize the hand pressing into middle of the bone then pull it out to the skin.
The Body and Mind Method is to cultivite the exchange of External Hun Yuan Qi with the Internal Qi at the cellular level. It also strenghthen the Meridian Qi
The Tapping Meridian Method is to pull qi in and out of tissues in a direction perpendicular to the meridians to further refine the body’s ability to exchange Internal Qi and External Qi as well as to distribute Localized Qi more evenly throughout the body to enhance health.