The anterior circuit expresses multiple vantages on the soul. Physically, it corresponds to all the meridians of the front third of the body; imagine viewing a person from the side and slice her or him into three parts from top to bottom: a front, middle and back part). At a personal level, it corresponds to YOU. This circuit embodies the essential features (head, heart, initiative, family and belonging) of being human. At a psychic level it relates to Mother Earth (Gaia, Pachamama, Bhūmī-Devī—she has many names). At a spiritual level it resonates with the Divine Mother (Lakṣmī, Devī—again, many names).

Bhūmi Devī — a Hindu goddess that represents Mother Earth (photo: Tamil Nadu, India)

practices to develop the anterior circuit

As noted above, this region of the body serves to mesh many aspects—physical, energetic and spiritual. So, although first practices keep the reins held in tightly, they gradually open up to a kaleidoscopic whirlwind of qi and mental techniques.