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http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2005/m...050313opi5.html

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Smile is ancient Chinese antidote to stress

By Iluminado Varela Jr.

MANILA: You’ve heard of people talking to plants, or playing them music, to make them lush and verdant.

But do you know people who smile to themselves to awaken their own healing energy? And to relieve themselves of stress or illness?

They are doing the inner smile. It is a basic method of learning to circulate the qi (pronounced “chiâ€) energy in the body, or “smiling down†the qi into the body’s vital organs with love.

The Chinese are among its consistent practitioners, although it also has popular adherents among non-Chinese who have learned the secret from overseas Taoist masters—who, incidentally, are dwindling in number.

The practice is considered esoteric and has been preserved among Taoist practitioners for a long time. In ancient China, the Taoists—those who believe in the philosophy or way of life based on the doctrine (6th century B.C.) of Lao-tse—taught that a constant smile, or a smile to oneself, insured health, happiness and longevity. A doubting Thomas would laugh off the claim.

But if you accept or have tried acupuncture—one of the most powerful techniques in the classical Chinese medical system—the inner smile is a health practice that’s very credible.

Acupuncture and other Chinese medical practices owe much to Taoist esoteric yoga (or Healing Tao system). Inner smile is just one of the ways of Taoist esoteric yoga. Taoist esoteric yoga is considered by adherents the mother of Chinese medicine and other systems of healing and martial arts like tai-qi chuan, kung fu, pa kua palm, or qi gong.

In the past thousand years, many Chinese have healed their illnesses with Taoist esoteric yoga. Today many hospitals and medical schools in China have adopted, for example, qi gong.

The secret common to all these systems, which was perfected by generations of sages, is the circulation of human energy, or qi, throughout the body. Qi is also known as kundalini power, prana, sperm or ovarian power, or the warm power.

Circulating this warm energy to power centers, or charkas, of the human body brings extraordinary improvements to health and life. The Esoteric Taoist circulates the energy, or qi, along certain pathways inside the human body to successively higher power centers, or charkas. One way is through a smile. Mantrak Chia, a Thailand-born Taoist master, calls it “inner smile.â€

Taoist masters believe that to gain a deep and lasting state of relaxation, vital organs—the heart, lungs, liver, kidney and stomach, nervous system and circulatory system—are to be relaxed. Through the simple secret of the inner smile.

The Taoist masters practiced the inner smile, which move energy and produce a high grade of qi, and achieved health, happiness and longevity.

The inner smile directs the qi energy into the organs and glands, which are vital to life. The inner smile energy increases the activity of the thymus gland, which, in the Taoist system, is the seat of the life force or qi energy. In his book Your Body Doesn’t Lie, Dr. John Diamond, presents a study that shows that the thymus gland is the first to be affected when we are emotionally stressed. Diamond conducted a study that showed the thymus has a role as the master controller directing the life giving and healing energies of the body.

Another scientist, Australian Nobel Prize winner Sir MacFariane Burner, formulated a theory of cancer suggesting that increasing the thymus gland activity results in a great ability to ward off cancer.

The thymus produces one type of cells called T-cells, the function of which is to recognize abnormal cells and destroy them. Of the billion of cells produced in the body each day, some will be abnormal.

It was found that if the T-cells are not activated by the thymus hormone, the abnormal cells will continue to proliferate and develop into cancer.

Western medical doctors have only recently discovered the disastrous effects on health of stressful living. Their ways of coping with the problem are still in infancy.

But the Taoists way has a long record of transforming stress into vitality and power. Western audiences got the opportunity to grasp and digest the essential and practical aspects of Taoist esoteric yoga from Master Chia, the Thailand-born Taoist teacher.

To do the inner smile, close the eyes and smile heartedly with them. (The eyes are connected to the automatic nervous system, which is divided into sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems).

With your eyes now tingling with the huge inner smile, direct the smiling energy down into your body and fill your vital organs with love.

Remembering the “smiling down†sequence is easy. Using “lines,†do as follows:

• The front line: Smile down into the eyes, face, neck, heart and blood circulatory system, the lungs, liver, kidneys, adrenals, pancreas and spleen.

• The middle line: Smile down from the mouth to the stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum, simultaneously swallowing saliva.

• Back line: Smile down the inside of the vertebrae of your spine, one by one.

The inner smile is used primarily to help to relax prior to practicing the microcosmic orbit. In its own right, inner smile is powerful as a meditation.

Smile the inner smile daily and expect tremendous results.

--PNA

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