Next, we cover the exact step-by-step daily exercise to rejuvenate your sexual energy, endurance, and overall health.
An Ancient Taoist Secret: The Deer Exercise
The Taoists practice what's called "The Deer Exercise". It's a simple rubbing and anal contraction exercise with many benefits:
1. Strengthens the tissue of the sexual organs
2. Draws energy up the spine through all seven glands
3. Improves circulation and transports nutrients from the semen to the rest of the body.
4. Replenishes energy in any weakened glands
5. Builds sexual endurance
The deer exercise taps into the life-giving power of your sexual glands and distributes it throughout your body. Since you will be contracting your prostate muscle, it will feel a little like an orgasm. With enough practice, a tingling sensation will travel up your spine to your head.
If any of your glands are weak, the energy will stop at that gland. It will continue to stop there until that gland is replenished. So if you don't feel anything at first, it's ok, just keep at it.
How to Perform the Deer Exercise
Do this exercise in the morning upon waking and at night before going to sleep. It can be done standing, sitting or lying down. I prefer to use grapeseed oil or organic coconut oil to make the rubbing smoother though no oil is necessary.
First Stage - Semen Production
While rubbing, put your full attention on the physical movements and the growing warmth of energy. Taoists state that mental focus is a key component of this exercise since it bridges the mind and body to create synergistic effects.
The Taoists say you can begin with clockwise or counterclockwise but I begin with counterclockwise because it closes the sacral chakra, then I switch to clockwise so that I end with the chakra open. Also, the Taoists specify 81 times because it is a yang number.
Second Stage - Prostate Strengthening (also known as doing a Kegal)
Step 1: Tighten the muscles around your anus as if you were drawing air up and inward. Hold for as long as you can comfortably. (You should not feel any pain).
Step 2: Stop and relax.
Step 3: Repeat the anal contraction as many times as you can without feeling any discomfort.
During the anal contractions imagine a flame or a light rising up from your prostate (or root chakra) to your head.
It will probably be hard to hold the contraction when you first start but keep at it. Within a few weeks of daily practice, you will feel the difference; higher sex drive, stronger anal muscles, more energy, better erections, and improved general health.
Also remember to be patient with yourself. This isn't like the weight room motto of "no pain, no gain". The emphasis is on consistency and presence rather than maxing out. You may not feel much for weeks, just keep working on it.
If you feel any serious pain after doing these exercises, see your healthcare practitioner immediately.
Curing Impotence with The Deer Exercise
In today's society Impotence is so common that it is accepted as natural for older men to lose sexual vitality. The Taoists do not believe this is natural, but rather, it is prostate failure caused by misguided lifestyle choices.
Through regular deer exercise, an improved lifestyle, and other Chinese herbal formulas (which I'm currently researching and hope to write about in the future), the prostate can be rejuvenated back into proper function.
For more information on Taoist wisdom, see Stephen Chang's books The Great Tao and the Tao of Sexology or Dr Maoshing Ni's book, Secrets of Self-Healing (AskDrMao·com).