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 encountered.
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 prolong intercourse.
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 processes 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
This exercise may be done standing, sitting, or
First Stage — The purpose of
the first stage is to encourage semen production
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
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
Place the palm of your left hand on the area of the pubis, one inch
below the navel.
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 eighty-one times.
Rub your hands together vigorously again.
Reverse the position of your hands so that your left 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 try 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
Some teachings suggest that thoughts should be used to help or guide
energy flow. Those who make these suggestions misunderstand the nature
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.
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.
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.
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
Do this exercise in the morning upon
rising and before retiring at night.