There are three major energy centers of the body called Dantian (Dan Tien) in the Asian culture. The top energy center is located in the head area, the center of knowledge and wisdom. The middle energy center is located in over the chest in the heart area where compassion resides. The lower torso energy center is located a couple of inches below the navel where a person’s vitality is stored. Maintaining strength and balance in these three energy centers is very important for vibrant health, general well-being, and greater longevity.
Top Energy Center
The top energy center is the strength of the thought process and the ability of the mind to function. When this center is weakened, brain and nerve disorders like dementia and Alzheimers may develop over time. It is very important to continually use the brain and learn new things to prevent its deterioration.
“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33)
Middle Energy Center
Love is the fuel of the body’s middle energy center. When a person compassionately gives from the heart to those in need, the body gains strength. A selfish person’s energy is lower in this area of the body contributing to poor circulation and bodily weakness. Actively serving those in need increases a person’s energy field.
Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
Lower Energy Center
The lower energy center is strengthened by work and exercise. Physical vitality is stored in this lower center of the body. The adrenal glands are located in this center. Keeping the body strong is backed up by Scripture too.
“For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” (II Thessalonians 3:10)
“For bodily exercise profits a little [while], but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.” (I Timothy 4:8)
Balancing all Three Centers
Keeping all three of these energy centers strong and balanced is very important! For example, if a person has a sedentary office job with lots of thinking all day, this must be balanced with getting outside and working or exercising in the evening. Or, the head energy will be overstimulated compared to the lower body. Over time, without getting enough exercise, a sedentary office job could result in brain fog, headaches, eye strain, poor muscle strength, etc.
A strong healthy body comes from balancing all three of these energy centers by keeping the mind educationally stimulated, abundantly loving God and all people, and plenty of work or exercise.