Qigong Technical Tip: Opening the Mingmen
The mingmen is located between lumbar vertebraes L2 and L3, on the Governing Vessel point GV4. It is the back gate to the Lower Dantian and is essential to all energetic training.
Maintaining this area open while doing qigong:
- enhances the flow of qi along both the Governing and Conception Vessels,
- avoids qi deviations
- avoids leaky qi through CV1 at perineum
- opens the gua (kua) to allow qi flow through the hips (meeting point of Yin both Left and Right)
- enhances the flow of Qi along the Dai Mai (Belt Vessel)