Xunzi

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  1. Wearing Hats and Qigong

    In Dragonball the shaolin monk character says he shaves his head to unfetter his Qi...
  2. I feel stupid and slow

    *sigh* Even if I live as long as heaven and earth, thousands of years from now that will be still be my greatest regret. PM with your progress if you like. Mostly physical. Although he will say things like 'make your lower body firm and relax your upper body, then the qi will gather in your LDT. etc.' Also, he talks about the meridians and vessels when talking about Silk Reeling. Thank you for your advice everyone, I will be following it. Please keep it coming. EDIT Also, I've noticed my love is very strong and easy to generate (compassion not so much). I think it's related to my being celibate. It may be connected to this matter I suppose.
  3. Importance of TCM's knowledge in our practice

    Hi everyone, I've been practicing Taijiquan for a few months now. Fangsong, Dantian rotation, and Silk Reeling. I've also been celibate for over 100 days now. Starting about two weeks ago I noticed i've become stupider. I have gained some difficulty in reading and understanding subtlety in meaning. I've been under HUGE amounts of stress so that's what I thought it was. But on a hunch, I did dawei-laoshi's oil mediation with dantian breathing http://thetaobums.co...-head/?p=487536 and after only a couple reps, my mind returned to normal and I felt very relaxed and blissful. I felt like I was melting into the chair I was lying on. Now my mind is starting is falter again. Any ideas what's going on? I do find it hard to relax my chest during Taiji. Today during post standing the center of my chest hurt and felt cold. Maybe that is also part of the problem. This has happened before. My teacher said not to worry. Thank you so much. crossposted from: thetaobums.com/topic/34853-i-feel-stupid-and-slow/
  4. I feel stupid and slow

    Sorry, I forgot something (see). I find it hard to relax my chest during Taiji. Today during post standing the center of my chest hurt and felt cold. Maybe that is also part of the problem. This has happened before. My teacher said not to worry. Also please explain what progress and how it causes wind-damp to rise to my head? I'm reading that thread now.
  5. Hi everyone, I'm been practicing Taijiquan for a few months now. Fangsong, Dantian rotation, and Silk Reeling. I've also been celibate for over 100 days now. Starting about two weeks ago I noticed i've become stupider. I have gained some difficulty in reading and understanding subtlety in meaning. I've been under HUGE amounts of stress so that's what I thought it was. But on a hunch, I did dawei-laoshi's oil mediation with dantian breathing http://thetaobums.com/topic/32200-energy-stuck-in-head/?p=487536 and after only a couple reps, my mind returned to normal and I felt very relaxed and blissful. I felt like I was melting into the chair I was lying on. Now my mind is starting is falter again. Any ideas what's going on? Thank you so much.
  6. I've been practicing Taijiquan for several weeks now. Just stretches and dantian breathing. During class on monday up to right now, I've had a cold feeling in my chest and a fast pulse. My teacher says not to worry about it, but he didn't seem to know what it is. Any ideas?
  7. Intercourse without harm

    I've noticed this somewhat. Any advice on how to sublimate it exactly? Say I'm feeling lust, how do I turn it into love? I've read this. But I couldn't find anything practical and immediately useful... I will be sure to keep this in mind for the future.
  8. Such as? Especially as Tsung Hwa Jou's promised fourth book on the southern school is never coming out. I'm not interested in Dual Cultivation, just in not hurting myself through sex. Thank you.
  9. I've just finished reading this book. I have a few questions about the chi ball visualizations. Will someone experienced with the techniques please PM me? Thank you.
  10. How can the Gelugpas be a cult based on Shugden, if the founder of the Gelugpa didn't worship Shugden?
  11. How is that possible if Shugden first appeared over two hundred years after Tsongkhapa's death?
  12. Good Tai Chi in LA

    Looks amazing. But unfortunately way too far for me to go on even a semi-regular basis.
  13. Good Tai Chi in LA

    Any good teachers in LA? They all seem like scams or cults. Thank you.
  14. Energy stuck in head

    Thank you everyone for your replies! It seems like I'm a little taller today. Is that an effect of acupuncture?
  15. Energy stuck in head

    No it just hurt. The pain would come and go and increase and decrease but was present in at least one part of my body the whole time. Mostly my calves. I'm shocked at how damaged my kidneys must be, because the doctor said that the pain is a sign that the treatment is working. I was lying on my back so I couldn't see but he adjusted the needles twice. First halfway though and second almost at the end. Each time he adjusted them the pain increased so I think he pushed them further in. Spleen 8 is for jing huh? That explains why it hurt the most. The left point hurt more than the right. Is that because the left kidney is more damaged?