Kundalini in China

The Chinese concept of chi is strikingly similar to that of prana in the Indian tradition. It is closely connected with health and vitality, and can be directed and circulated throughout the body by practices such as chi kung and acupuncture. The meridians of the Chinese system also bear a striking resemblance to the nadis, or energy channels of the Indian tradition.

Knowledge of the reversal of the reproductive system is indicated in the following quote from The Secret of the Golden Flower, an ancient Chinese book of life.

"The power of the kidneys is under the water sign. When the [sexual] instincts are stirred, it [the reproductive essences] runs downward, is directed outward and creates children. If, in the moment of release, it is not allowed to flow outward, but is led back by the force of thought, so that it penetrates the crucible of the creative, and refreshes heart and body and nourishes them, that also is the backward flowing method. Therefore it is said: ‘The meaning of The Elixir of Life depends on the backward flowing method!’”