Within Daoist (Taoist) self-cultivation, this is a specific point (located between and behind the eyes) that serves as the cavity of a profound and ancient knowledge.
While the yoga community is full of female teachers, it is primarily men who are promoting the majority of what's out there in the fields of Daoism, Qigong, and T'ai Chi practice.
The author of the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching), Lao Tzu, kept the Imperial Archives of the Court of Chou, in the province of Honan in the sixth century, B.C. Some historical records indicate that he had personally instructed Confucius and was an elderly contemporary, although others claim that he passed away before the birth of Confucius.
Daoism (Taoism), the philosophy of naturalism, realism, and self-cultivation, is well known in China. It is essentially the oldest spiritual tradition of the Chinese culture, going back well before the time of Christianity, and is one of the oldest spiritual philosophies in the world.
To students of Daoism, Zhuangzi's Butterfly Dream is perhaps the best parable and has been the topic of philosophical discussions for centuries.
Daoist (Taoist) immortals are considered "patron saints" of the Daoist belief. Images of them can be found in porcelain, wood, ivory and metal reproductions as well as in paintings. They were representative of typical individuals and represented wealth and poverty, old age and youth, male and female. The Chinese believed that average human beings could, through hard study, learn the secrets of nature and become immortal. These immortals were idolized and respected for their wisdom, humor, and moral lessons and became legends that almost everyone common person was intimently aware of.
In the Chinese language texts, the hand positions for Qianfeng Daoist meditation is often simply described as ‘手掐子午’ which can be translated as:
‘The left-hand rests palm-up on the palm of the right-hand..."
A brief comparison of Daoism and Star Wars. The Force is a narrative device used in Star Wars movies, books, comics, and TV series. It is based in large part on certain tropes of traditional Chinese culture that came to life and abide in Daoist thought, imagination, and legend.