Dan Tien

The center of balance and gravity in a standing human body, also thought to be the center of Qi or life force energy. It is located on the sagittal plane or centerline, approximately three finger’s width below the naval.

The Dan Tien is considered to be one of the fundamental energy points in the body and is an important point of reference for all Chinese martial arts, meditation and Chinese medicine. In Japanese it is considered to be the source of Ki and is called Hara (腹). In Yoga, this point corresponds to the Swadhisthana Chakra, the seat of Prana that radiates outwards to the entire body.

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