(1) UPPER Tantien / House of the Spirit Realm
Located in the head (between the eyes and in the center of the brain), this is the place where the intuitive mind can perceive heaven's lighter and more subtle energies, especially if one is emotionally calm and peaceful. An impersonal space where the psychic mind can connect to the higher vibrations of celestial bodies and tap into all knowledge of the universe. Energies can intensify and stagnate in this region if one thinks too much, but can flow more smoothly and properly if focused on spiritual self-cultivation methods such as Taoist Meditation, where one can learn healthier ways to detach from the heavier and potentially more destructive energies of thoughts, emotions and lust .
(2) MIDDLE Tantien / House of the Human Realm
Located in the center of the chest (heart/psolar plexus region), but also further extends its energy into both hands. Considered by the ancient Taoist, Tibetan Buddhist and other spiritual traditions, to be the seat of one's soul and root of the ego's sense of self and individuality. Place where the raw earthly powers from below and the detached but sublime heavenly forces from above, mix and combine to create a unique kind of energy in the universe: human emotions and compassion, the heart's energetic capacity to express and receive feelings.
(3) LOWER Tantien / House of the Earthly Realm.
Located in the navel area (center of the abdomen), it connects to its source, the earth, via the feet and legs. This zone is primarily responsible for one's physical strength, sexual vitality and over-all health, drawing its power directly from the natural world of trees, mountains, rivers, oceans, sky and food. On a more esoteric level, this area deals with comparatively slower vibrations of energy and denser forms of matter, resulting in manifestations of physical objects and worldly accomplishments on earth.