This is the first practice in which we make direct conscious contact with the life force and its flow through the meridian system. It is very difficult to deepen energy work without having a clear and conscious experience of what energy feels like.
The Microcosmic Orbit is a circular path through the spine and the front part of the body connecting with the complete meridian system all over the body. It is considered the ‘Main Street’ of energy flow therefore it is essential to maintain this avenue open and moving.
Each time we consciously complete one circuit of the Microcosmic Orbit the personal level of vitality increases.
All Daoist energy practices at the end lead to the Microcosmic Orbit and it is through this practice that we begin a life-long friendship with the life force. Daily practice generates the feeling of personal power and the ability to efficiently carry out our purpose.