drawing in YIN
XI YIN GONG
from the book: Jin Jing Zhong. Authentic Shaolin
Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin. ISBN:
The method of drawing
in YIN is the “soft” Shaolin GONG FU, it deals with the
“internal” training and belongs to the YIN category. The
purport of the method is to learn to draw in the left
and right testicles into the lower part of the abdomen
with a direct flow of QI to avoid their damage by the
enemy. During the first stage of training it is
necessary to be quiet and serene, eliminate all
extraneous thoughts and move QI through the whole torso
up to the lower part of the abdomen. Then, raise QI up.
Move QI up and down in cycles in such a way ...
... During the
first sessions of training you will not have any unusual
feelings. But over some time, when you descend QI into
DANTIEN, the scrotum will become inflated like a ball.
When you direct QI up, the testicles follow it and
finally come to the lower part of the abdomen. Outside
is only the scrotum. Therefore, enemies will not be able
to damage them. In that case you have gained the
complete success. Thus, when raising QI up, the
testicles are drawn into the abdomen, and when
descending QI, the scrotum becomes hard, which also
protects the testicles.