Today’s gesture is to put the tongue on the upper palette. This is gesture six of the Seven Gesture sitting posture that we use in Kum Nye. So one way we can solidify our understanding and embody the essence of this gesture is to practice it every Saturday a few times a day until it begins to become a habit.
Why do we put the tongue on the upper palette? Doing so facilitates the continuation of the flow of energy through the body. Energy flows through the many channels of the body, and there is one main circuit that goes up the front of the body, through the mouth to the head then around the skull and down the spine.
So when we open the mouth and put the tip of the tongue on the upper palette, we complete the connection so energy can continue to flow freely.
Developing stillness of body leads to developing stillness of mind.