Over many centuries the Chinese Culture has placed great importance on the attributes of certain animals. Such is the case with the Chinese calender featuring the months of the year represented by animals (pig, horse, monkey, dog etc.). It should not come as a surprise then that the sexual exercise covered in the preceding two articles also has its own "animal origin." The ancient Taoists referred to this specific technique as the "Deer Exercise."
The Shaolin Monks were renowned for creating invincible fighting styles that mimicked the movements of ferocious predators such as the Tiger, Crane, Leopard, Snake and Eagle to name just a few. Centuries before the Taoist Monks became involved with the practice of martial arts, their teachings centered on health and longevity practices through the use of Qigong (Chi Gung), herbs, acupuncture and acupressure techniques. Naturally, they searched for characteristics in animals that showed instinctive habits and movements that would help prevent physical ailments in human beings.
Searching for immortality they looked to the Turtle which has one of the longest life spans of any animal on the planet. When they looked for an aid to digestion problems they found the Asian Crane which stands on one leg and circularly rubs its stomach with the other. This unique pose exerts pressure on internal organs in order to stimulate and strengthen the digestive system against a lethal diet of poisonous insects and amphibians.
In the quest to improve sexual functioning they chose the Deer (I bet you thought it was the rabbit!) for it's prolific ability to mate. Through observation and experimentation, they noticed the deer's constant tendency to wriggle it's anus. If you've ever seen a deer then you probably have noticed this behavior yourself. They concluded that the deer's anal movements were used to strengthen and stimulate the sex organs, anus and related hormones.
Practicing The Deer Exercise
The Deer Exercise can transform a man's sexual ability, add length and thickness to the penis naturally (by increased blood flow and energy circulation) and strengthen the body's sex organs that relate to improved performance. There are a few important things that you should be aware of when performing this technique.
If an erection occurs while practicing this exercise, place the thumb of the hand cupping the testicles at the base of the penis next to the pubis and press down sharply, while massaging the are of the pubis with the other hand. This will inhibit the flow of blood into the penis and maximize the build-up of energy within the sexual glands. It is important to avoid ejaculation directly following this exercise as this dissipates the energy which has begun to build as a consequence of this exercise.
Maintaining Proper Hygiene
Proper sexual hygiene must be practiced in conjunction with this exercise. It is important to keep the pubic and anal areas clean at all times. These areas are normally shielded from sunlight and they can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria, infection, disease and cancers.
Taoist sexual exercises are both powerful and effective. They were developed over thousands of years and require patience and dedication. Remember to begin slowly and gently. After some practice a greater intensity can be achieved in a natural and comfortable progression.
As just a word of caution, it is a mistake to practice this set quickly. It's effects are realized over longer periods of time with diligence and regularity. The greater the concentration the greater the end result.
** The Taoist practices and techniques covered here are presented as information only. It is not intended as medical advice. If you have a problem you should seek the advice of a qualified physician. This exercise is not to be used by anyone under the age of 18. People under 18 years of age are still experiencing rapid growth and hormonal changes and the regular practice of this or any sexual exercise may be harmful.
In the opening section of the "Yellow Emporer's Classic of Internal Medicine," the Emporer tells the court physician:
"In ancient times there were those known as Immortal Beings. They stood between heaven and earth, connecting the universe.
They understood and were able to control both Yin and Yang, the two fundamental principles of nature.
They inhaled the vital essence of life.
They remained unmoving in their spirit.
Their muscles and flesh were as one.
This is the way of the Tao... the way you are looking for."
In future articles we will examine many more of the different Qigong (Chi Gung) techniques used to increase ones sexual ability, stamina and health.
Posted by PRS
Monday, September 24th, 2007