As you do the two steps of this exercise, "feel" the fire or energy
generated in your sexual glands and feel it rise upward along the spine into
the breasts and the head. (Never try to use visualization to help the energy
rise.) Linking mind and body is a prerequisite for the harmonious and
powerful functioning of vital energy. Bringing this energy to the pineal
gland in the head is the Divine purpose.
1. Sit so that you can press the heel of one foot against the opening of the
vagina. You will want a steady and fairly firm pressure against the
clitoris. If it is not possible to place your foot in this position, then
place a fairly hard, round object, such as one of the steel balls commonly
sold in boxed sets in Chinese shops, against the vaginal opening. (You may
experience a pleasurable sensation due to the stimulation of the genital
area and the subsequent release of sexual energy.)
2. Rub your hands together vigorously. This will cause heat in your hands by
bringing the energy of your body into your palms and fingers.
3. Place your hands on your breasts to that you feel the heat from your
hands enter into the skin.
4. Rub your breasts slowly in outward, circular motions. Your right hand
will turn counter-clockwise; your left, clockwise.
5. Rub in this circular manner for a minimum of thirty-six times or a
maximum of 360 times up to two times a day. It will not be necessary to do
360 hand rotations once a woman has succeeded in stopping her period. Less
than 100 rotations, twice a day, will suffice to maintain a suspension of
menstruation once it has stopped. A woman is the best judge of when she
should suspend or resume menstruation. Resumption occurs after cessation of
This exercise can be done sitting or lying down.
1. First, tighten the muscles of the vagina and anus as if you were trying
to close both openings, and then try to draw the rectum upward inside the
body, further contracting the anal muscles. When done properly this will
feel as though air is being drawn up into the rectum and vagina. Hold these
muscles tight for as long as you can comfortably.
2. Relax and repeat the anal and vaginal contractions. Do this as many times
as you wish.
NOTE A You may insert a finger into the vagina when you do the contractions,
to determine the strength of your contractions.
NOTE B The lips of the vagina are sensitive and must be massaged and
stimulated during the Deer Exercise. Sitting on the heel of a foot or a ball
serves this purpose. Finger pressure also serves this purpose, but if finger
pressure is used on the vaginal lips, it is important to rub the lips and
press each of the twelve pressure points surrounding the opening in a
clockwise motion. Alternatively, your partner can rub the vagina. This is
very beneficial because the energy that flows through the hands of one
partner flows into the body of the other. (In the man's Deer Exercise, the
woman can do the rubbing and holding of the testicles.)
If a woman finds it tiring to use both hands at once to do the breast
rubbing, she can use one hand on the opposite breast while the other hand
rests. Or, the free hand can be used to stimulate the vaginal opening in
place of the heel. Another method is that the man rubs both breasts while
the woman rubs or presses her vagina with her hand. As you can see, this is
very flexible exercise which can be adapted to individual preference.
The first few anal and vaginal contractions may be hard to do. Eventually,
though, you will be able to increase the number of times you can do it as
well as the length of time you are able to hold the contractions. When done
properly, a pleasant feeling will travel from the base of anus through the
spinal column to the top of the head. This is caused by the build-up of
sexual energy and its movement up through the glandular system to the pineal
gland at the top of the head.'
The outward rubbing of the breasts is called "dispersion," and it helps
prevent lumps and cancer of the breast. It will also decrease the size of
breasts that are too large and flabby. Reversing this direction to an inward
motion, so that the right hand circles clockwise and the left hand circles
counter-clockwise, is called "stimulation" and its effect is to enlarge
Do this exercise in the morning upon arising and at night before retiring.
When you practice the Deer Exercise, try to avoid touching the nipples. A
woman's nipples are very sensitive and easily over-stimulated.
If the exercise is done correctly, a woman will notice an increased
sensitivity in her nipples.
A woman's sexual organ system consists of four inter-related parts: the
vagina, the uterus, the ovaries, and the breasts. Their inter-relationship
can be observed during the course of pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing.
Menstruation ceases during these events, and the blood that would be lost
during menstruation goes to nourish the baby. After the child is born, the
energy is converted to milk for nursing. Menstruation resumes only when
So, stimulating the breasts whether through nursing or massage, as in the
Deer Exercise, actually stimulates all the sexual organs. Most women find
the exercise very pleasurable, many even reaching orgasm with it.
The Deer Exercise stops menstruation for the same reason that nursing
prevents it. When the Deer Exercise is performed, the body reacts just as if
a baby were regularly sucking on the breast. The body rushes blood to the
breasts rather than the uterus. Taoists refer to this phenomenon as "turning
back the blood" because it reenergizes the entire body, expecially the
For thousands of years, the Deer Exercise was used as a technique of family
planning. But its main use was for maintaining a youthful countenance.
Historical records show that women famous for their beauty consistently use
the technique even after giving birth to many children.
The length of times required to stop the menstrual cycles varies by
individual. Most women accomplish this within two weeks to six months, but
some require as long as a year. All that can be said is that if you practice
the exercise diligently, it will happen.
Women should not perform the Deer during pregnancy. The energy generated by
the exercise combined with the accompanying increased stimulation of the
sexual gland might induce premature labor. Using the Deer Exercise during
the menstrual period is permissible., In fact, it usually brings almost
immediate relief from menstrual discomfort.
Doing this exercise will correct menstrual irregularities. It will eliminate
menstrual cramps and strengthen sexual ability. If you do the exercise with
more than the recommended minimum of thirty-six hand rotations twice a day,
— as much as 360 times twice a day — you can stop menstruation totally. But
on one condition. You must not let your thoughts wander to other matters.
When doing the Deer Exercise, it is important to concentrate on the divine
purpose, as it is very easy to become sexually stimulated. If the menstrual
period does not stop, practice the Deer more frequently. Work at it a little
harder and concentrate on the Divine purpose, even when the body becomes
The Deer Exercise will not prolong a woman's fertile period. Menopause will
still arrive on schedule at the time specified by the individual's
biological clock. However, the problems usually associated with menopause
will not appear.
The biological aging process will stop at the point where the Deer Exercise
begins to work. If you stop your period at age twenty, you will never look
older than twenty years of age. So as you can see, the earlier you begin the
Deer Exercise, the younger and healthier you will be. (This also applies to
Furthermore, many students used this method to assist family planning. There
were extremely satisfied with it because no chemicals, surgery, or side
effects were involved.
The Deer Exercise for Men
The Deer Exercise achieves four important objectives. First, it builds up
the tissues of the sexual organs. Second, it draws energy up through six of
the Seven Glands of the body into the pineal gland to elevate spirituality.
(There is a hormone pathway that leads from the prostate, connects with the
adrenal glands, and continues on to the other glands.) Concurrently, blood
circulation in the abdominal area is increased. This rush of blood helps
transport the nutrients and energy of the semen to the rest of the body.
When energy is brought up into the pineal gland, a chill or tingling
sensation is felt to ascend through the spine to reach the head. It feels a
little like an orgasm. If you feel a sensation in the area of the pineal
gland, but do not feel the tingling sensation in the middle of the back, do
not worry. Your sensitivity will increase with experience. If after some
time you still cannot sense the progress of energy, certain problems must be
taken care of first.
Self-determination is the third benefit derived from the Deer Exercise. If
one gland in the Seven Gland system is functioning below par, the energy
shooting up the spine will stop there. A weakness is indicated, and special
attention should be given to that area. For example, if the thymus gland is
functioning poorly, the energy will stop there. The energy will continue to
stop there until the thymus gland is healed. When the thymus is again
functioning normally, the energy will then move further up along the spine
towrad the pineal gland. If the energy moves all the way up to your head
during the Deer Exercise, it indicates that all the Seven Glands are
functioning well and that there is no energy blockage in the body,. If you
do not feel anything during the Deer Exercise, a blockage is indicated. The
movement of energy can be felt by everyone if no dysfunctions are
The fourth benefit of the Deer Exercise is that it builds up sexual ability
and enables the man to prolong sexual intercourse. During "ordinary"
intercourse the prostate swells with semen to maximum size before
ejaculating. During ejaculation, the prostate shoots out its contents in a
series of contractions. Then, sexual intercourse ends. With nothing left to
ejaculate, induce contractions, or maintain an erection (energy is lost
during ejaculation), the man cannot continue to make love. But, if he uses
the Deer Exercise to pump semen out of the prostate in small doses, pumping
it in the other direction into the other glands and blood vessels, he can
Under ordinary circumstances, when the Deer Exercise is not used during
intercourse, it will be harmful to interrupt orgasm or prolong intercourse
by ordinary means. Under ordinary means, the prostate remains expanded for a
long time, unrelieved by the pumping action of the ejaculation, until the
semen is carried away by the blood stream. But the prostate is somewhat like
a rubber band: it must be allowed to snap back to its original form,
otherwise continuous extension will bring about a loss of elasticity. When
the prostate loses its elasticity, its function is impaired and it is
damaged. The Deer Exercise prolongs orgasm and intercourse, but it protects
the prostate by relieving it.
The Deer Exercise is a physical exercise as well as a mental and spiritual
exercise. It improves one's sexual abilities as it builds up the energy
reserves within the body. Over time, the mental processese are heightened as
well, and the outcome is often a glowing feeling of inner tranquility, which
is a necessary prerequisite for the unfolding of the golden flower.
This exercise may be done standing, sitting, or lying down.
First Stage — The purpose of the first stage is to encourage semen
Rub the palms of your hands together vigorously. This creates heat in your
hands by bringing the energy of your body into your hands and palms.
With your right hand, cup your testicles so that the palm of your hand
completely covers them. (The exercise is best done without clothing.) Do not
squeeze, but apply a slight pressure, and be aware of the heat from your
Place the palm of your left hand on the area of the pubis, one inch below
With a slight pressure so that a gentle warmth begins to build in the area
of the pubis, move your left hand in clockwise or counterclockwise circles
Rub your hands together vigorously again.
Reverse the position of your hands so that your hleft hand cups the
testicles and your right hand is on the pubis. Repeat the circular rubbing
in the opposite direction another eighty-one times. Concentrate on what you
are doing, and feel the warmth grow. For all Taoist exercises, it is very
important — indeed, it is necessary — that you concentrate on the purpose of
the physical motions, for doing so will enhance the results. It will unify
the body and mind and bring full power to the purpose. Never tro to use the
mind to force the natural processes by imagining fires growing in the public
area, or any other area. This is dangerous.
Second Stage — Tighten the muscles around the anus and draw them up and in.
When done properly, it will feel as if air is being drawn up to your rectum,
or as if the entire anal area is being drawn in and upward. Tighten as hard
as you can and hold as long as you are able to do so comfortably.
Stop and relax a moment.
Repeat the anal contractions. Do this as many times as you can without
As you do the second stage of the exercise, concentrate on feeling a
tingling sensation (similar to an electric shock) ascend along the pathway
of the Seven Glands. The sensation lasts for fractions of a second and
results naturally. Do not try to force this with mental images.
Some teachings suggest that thoughts should be used to help or guide energy
flow. Those who make these suggestions misunderstand the nature of energy.
There are six forms of energy: mechanical energy, heat energy, sound energy,
radiant energy, atomic energy, and electrical energy. We emit electrical
energy. The electrical energy in man differs drastically from that used to
run a house, for example. The electrical current in the average house
fluctuates at 60 cycles per second; in men, 49,000,000 cycles per second.
The latter figure is about half that of light, which travels at 186,000
miles per second. So when a man starts to think or breathe, the electrical
energy will have already reached its destination. Our thoughts, breaths,
etc. are too slow to guide the flow of electrical energy.
What occurs at the unconscious level was not meant to be subject to the
control of the conscious mind. If the conscious mind interfere with
something it was not evolved to control — helping or guiding electrical
energy through visualization, thoughts, etc., — it can cause a great deal of
damage. Its interference with the natural progress of energy can cause
schizophrenia, brain damage, and a host of other problems. Taoists call
these calamities "Disintegration into Evil."
The Deer Exercise is extremely safe — provided, that is, it is not
supplemented with techniques of other teachings. For show, various
incompatible techniques are often thrown together to create spectacular
techniques, but the results are often disastrous. Lao-Tse said, "My way is
simple and easy." And true Taoist methods ARE simple and easy.
NOTE A At first you may find that you are able to hold the anal sphincter
muscles tight for only a few seconds. Please persist. After several weeks
you will be able to hold the muscles tight for quite awhile without
experiencing weariness or strain.
NOTE B To determine whether the Deer Exercise is having an effect on the
prostrate gland, try this test: as you urinate, try to stop the stream of
urine entirely through anal muscle contractions. If you are able to do so,
then the exercise is effective.
NOTE C Pressure is being placed on the prostate gland as it is gently
massaged by the tightening action of the anal muscles. (The anus can be
thought of as a little motor which pumps the prostate gland.) Thus
stimulated, the prostate begins to secrete hormones, such as endorphins,
etc., to produce a natural high. When the prostate goes into spasms, a small
orgasm is experienced. By alternately squeezing and relaxing the anus during
the Deer Exercise, a natural high is produced without having to jog ten
miles or endure the side-effects of running.
NOTE D Do this exercise in the morning upon rising and before retiring at