Body of Original Chastity

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Inner Alchemy
Terms of Inner Alchemy
Mind , Spiritual Nature and Bodily Life
Essential Matter , Vital Breath and Spirit
Great Reversion Elixir
Small Reversion Elixir
Integrated Cultivation of Spiritual Nature and Bodily Life
Three Flowers Condensing onto the Head
Transporting through the Three Vehicles
Meeting of the Three Parts
Refining the Mind through the Nine Cauldrons
Intercourse of Dragon and Tiger
Refinement of Essential Matter into Vital Breath
Refinement of Vital Breath into Spirit
Refinement of Spirit Back to Emptiness

Refinement of Emptiness into Dao
Reversing Kan with Li
Centering Merits When Yin And Yang Join
The Five Vital Breaths Oriented to the Origin
Rebirth from the Original Fetus and Bones
Basic Cultivation
Self-Refinement
Harmonizing the Breath
Obtaining the Elixir Drug
Collecting Elixir Drugs
Fire Phases
To Increase Fire
To Reduce Fire
To Nourish in Warmth
Bathing
Unfixed Zi Phase
River Chariot
Mysterious Pearls
Passages and Cavities
Cosmic Orbit
Feminine Alchemy
Cutting the Red Dragon
Refining the Form through the Supreme Yin
Body of Original Chastity

"Body of Original Chastity" ( 元貞之體 yuanzhen zhiti ) is a term of Feminine Alchemy ( 女丹 nüdan ). "Chastity" means purity, and "original" means initial. The whole term describes the state of a female practitioner of Inner Alchemy ( 內丹 neidan ) after "Cutting the Red Dragon" ( 斬赤龍 zhan chilong ). The reason for this description is that by cutting the "red dragon", the turbid Yin menses in a female’s body have transformed into the pure Yang Vital Breath ( 氣 qi ), which results in a series of changes in the form, most fundamentally the change in the color of menses from red to yellow and from yellow to white. This white liquid is the essence of a female of original chastity. Being refined, it can further transform into the Vital Breath. To obtain a "Body of Original Chastity" is the necessary condition for a female to continue her cultivation of Inner Alchemy. Without a change in the nature of the Vital Breath, the other steps are out of the question. Therefore, in Feminine Alchemy, the "Body of Original Chastity" is the sign of an initial art of Inner Alchemy and is of great significance.