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  1. downward energy flow

    You ever consider that your meditation isn't the reason this happened? Lifestyle and diet will affect you way more than meditation will. All these recommendations won't do anything if you are eating the wrong thing, getting too little exercise, going bed past 11 every day, maybe even playing games for a few hours a day. Maybe consider your lifestyle, and go see a TCM doctor, who can prescribe herbs to get rid of your internal heat and deal with your yin deficiency. You'll be surprised how quickly you feel better.
  2. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    What do you mean? Living in hot environments ice cold drinks are still not good for you. Aircon blowing on you isn't good either, any time areas of your body drop below normal temperature the blood flow and chemical reactions slow down. Basic physics apply to our bodies too. Cold showers depends who you ask, I don't take cold showers and neither do any of the masters that I know. I know some western research suggests it's good for you, but I prefer my warm showers.
  3. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    I would not go that far, modern TCM and what we do aren't the same, the basic theory is the same yes, but many things don't mean the same thing to us as they do to regular tcm doctors. We treat in different ways, use different formulas, many times contradicting what a modern TCM doctor would do. Understanding basic theory is required in all cases though, you just understand things differently when you have a higher understanding of qi and meridian flow.
  4. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    The worst thing a man can do for his health is be aroused all the time, ejaculating on a daily basis will destroy your health in time. Anything bad for your health, is also bad for cultivation. Follow the simple rule of age, if in 20s, 2 days between ejaculation, so if monday have some fun, no fun again till thursday. 30s, 3 days, 40s 4 days and so on. No particular diet, but I try to eat very balanced. Finding a balance is important. I don't eat or drink very cold things, this is super important, people do not realize the damage cold things does to the body. All these woman drinking iced beverages all the time, men drinking a few ice cold beers every evening. Give it 10-20 years, the serious diseases will come. Read up on some basic TCM theory, will help you a lot. I do take herbs regularly to balance and boost my organs, I do these formulas myself, to boost spleen and kidneys, to remove heat, to boost yin, improve circulation and so forth. Benefit of having studied TCM I guess. Herbs in my opinion are 100% required to bring balance back to the body, if you don't know herbs, will struggle to heal patients. So, those of you who want to get better, go see a TCM doctor, without the herbs you won't get very far. Not sure, they have always taught to westerners if they were sincere, not all masters are racist, though many are to some extent. Racist in the sense they won't teach anyone other than their own people. What can you do, just move on and hope you find one who doesn't care where you are from.
  5. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    You will find these things are shaped by our health. I see this often in clinic, people come and just by how they act and talk, how they express themselves, you already know which organs have issues. Once you fix their organs, their personality and viewpoints change too, it's quite amazing to witness. Many don't have the chance to see these things so they don't know, they just repeat things they heard from others who also don't know. Knowledge is too often hearsay that someone thought sounded reasonable to them and adopted this into their way of thinking, speaking of these things as fact,when in truth, they are just something you heard or read somewhere. No real evidence behind what they say, but they say them with authority.
  6. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    This is so true. People don't realize the relationship between the mind and the body. The mind and emotions are completely controlled by the function of the organs. An issue in the organs will result in a specific issue in the mind. This is common knowledge in TCM but I remember when we learned this in university, most of my classmates just wrote it off as nonsense. When the organs become strong, qi and blood flow unobstructed, then the mind becomes the same. A peace and contentment that just comes naturally. We all know people like this, they are just happy, don't stress about things but are organised and motivated in their lives. Check their health and you will find their health is of a very good level. The opposite is true too. If you find yourself short of temper, incessantly thinking about sex, depressed for no real reason, then no amount of therapy will help. A good TCM doctor can help, you mind will just become calm all by itself as the body heals. Many men in their 40s think having a strong sex drive is a sign of good health, I laughed for quite a long time when i heard this. The kidneys become deficient, sex drive goes up and you cause them to become more deficient, before you know it you look old before your time. I am much more interested in health and healing than I am in teaching qigong, I don't think I will ever teach qigong, just not my cup of tea, but helping people live healthier lives (it includes helping them see their current practice isn't helping them as much as they thought) is what inspires me.
  7. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    I don't mind you asking at all. I have been told what they are but they aren't things to discuss on a forum, I don't do them yet. I am waiting for my teacher to deem me ready (This includes many things, not just qi development) to teach me the higher level practices. The lower dantian and qi are considered basic practices, even the point of emitting qi is considered low level practices, not even worth talking about in many traditions. Considered the foundation required to really start internal development.
  8. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    I believe if you understood the nature of the mind and how it related to the organs and energy flow you would not make this statement. Especially not as it pertains to qi and dantian development. Buddhism is known to ignore the physical body and in turn results in many many struggling to make any progress. But I am sure you know better. If it were you, but it's not. It's easy to say what you would do when you have a million dollars too, but you don't. Those without experience often talk of what they would do if they had this or that. The reality that faces you when you do achieve these things are always different to what you believed them to be. Diluting a practice so that the many can attempt to do them is no different than the lineage failing. We see this everywhere, so many systems teach diluted, half truthed practices to develop the dantian and qi, yet none make any progress. I would say this is a failure in itself. Worse than this, people think these diluted practices are the real practices, forever stuck in a cycle of not making any progress. Ignorance is the worst thing possible. Thinking you know better doesn't make it so. I am not here to argue, answered a question that was posed. The arguments ensued when people didn't like what they heard. They want a participation trophy, no two ways about it. If you want to develop your dantian and qi, then you either do it properly or you don't. Coming here with Buddhist philosophy or Indian prana philosophy is trolling in my opinion. Nothing to do with the dantians, so I could ask the few who did the same thing. If you are so advanced, if you know so much, why lower yourself to online forums, why try and push your irrelevant knowledge onto people. So many people come to china, learn for 3-5 years then go back and teach what they learned as a complete system. They write books and sell online courses. They barely learned the basics but sell it as a complete system. Then someone who spend more than 3 years here, learned more than just the basics call them out, tell them they are a bit lost if they think what they are teaching is anything like the real practices, will lead to any of the actual results expected. This is especially relevant for taiji. Go to wuhan, learn taiji for 3 months or 6 months then back to your country to open a dojo (or watever the taiji equivalent is) and teach taiji calling themselves shifu. Someone who then spent 15 years at wuhan, stayed long enough to learn the internal practices too, say what those people are teaching are all but worthless in developing taiji, then are trolls? Seems about right to me. But I get it, it's about the ego, telling someone they failed hurts their feelings. Telling someone they are wasting their time hurts their feelings. They'd rather live in the bubble thinking what they are doing is the real stuff. And truthfully, i don't really mind these people. The people that try and give advice and act like they are achieved become a problem, the ones giving advice on forums, the worst advise anyone looking to achieve some results can receive. Ofcourse they know better, ofcourse they have developed dantians and qi, it's easy, just 3 months of practice and bam, dantian development done, now you start with the middle dantian lol.
  9. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    This I think is forgotten by most people nowadays. They want to do qigong, they want to do neigong, but want to do it at their own pace. Each practice is there for a specific reason, each practice has a very specific result, which must be achieved before you can move onto the next. People forget this, they dabble in this, want to move on to the more advanced practices before their time, don't understand the reason for the practices in the first place. Each practice has a specific goal, and you must hit this goal before you can move on. The way it works in an authentic lineage is like this. You are taught a practice, not told why you are doing it, but told to do it for as long as required. Your teacher will then evaluate your practice as time goes by. If he finds that you have achieved the desired result, then you will be taught the next practice to do. In many cases there is a test to pass, some method developed to see if you have attained the desired result. ONLY THEN can you move onto the next practice, ONLY THEN are you taught the next practice. The length of time you are to spend on this practice is influenced by many factors, your health, your dedication, YOUR HEALTH (said it twice for a reason). People do not realize that the state of your health will hugely influence the rate at which you progress. It can DOUBLE or TRIPPLE the time required to achieve the desired results of any given stage. Might even stop you achieving them altogether in which case your teacher needs to treat your health issues, or you won't get anywhere at all. This is a large amount of students btw, most are not healthy enough to succeed in developing and filling the dantain when they first show up. A good 80% of people won't ever get to the point of emitting qi without getting their health sorted out first, they are wasting their time. Building the dantian and qi is hugely influenced by kidney health. If you have kidney deficiency, you can expect to take AT LEAST TWICE AS LONG as people who have healthy kidneys though without any assistance from your teacher, you might never succeed. So, please tell me, how many teachers out there who are teaching dantian development and qi development, test whether or not you have achieved the required result before telling you that you can move on? I would hazard a guess that this number is very very low. Almost all teaching this don't have any dantian development themselves, how will they be evaluating your progress, how would they even know to evaluate your progress when theirs was never evaluated. There is no such thing as doing this practice for 1 month, then moving onto the next, then after 3 months moving onto the next one. You need to achieve the desired result for the practice you were doing before moving onto the next. People always go on about the need for electric qi, the need for qi emission. This is why it's done, to test students, to see if they achieved the desired results before moving on. It's done in stages. First you activate the dantian, once this is done, you then start to fill it. When it's got a certain amount of qi in it, you are tested, required to emit this qi into another person. If you can do it, then you have achieved the desired result. Now, you can have a practice added, one on top of the first, which helps you to learn how to pull your qi from the dantian into your channels. Later, you are tested again, now you should be able to emit qi into more people because you should have more and your ability to pull qi out of the dantian has improved. Now you have another practice added, you now do 3 in a row, build qi in the dantian, pull the qi out and fill the meridians, and the new practice is now doing something new. You get tested at this stage and then another practice is added. Eventually, years later, you have now done all you need to have balanced qi, a well formed full dantian and open channels. Now you are required to emit qi without any help. If you can do this, then you are ready to move onto the other dantians. Why is it done this way? Not because emitting qi is cool, not because it's about power, it's done because you require these skills to be able to work on the higher level practices. The higher practices are fueled by qi, which means you need the ability to draw your qi form you dantian into your meridians to fuel the practice you are doing. I cannot explain it any better than this. If people still don't understand why I say they aren't getting anywhere with their current methods if their teachers aren't able to emit qi, then I give up lol.
  10. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    It does sound really interesting. But sadly yes, the only way to really know is to meet. One thing that has put me off these kind of practices is the fact that they don't work on everyone, a non believer would be unaffected. Does this hold true for your jin emissions? Not trap or trying to trick you, I am geniunly interested to hear. I know of one taiji school, here in china, who develop dantians and qi to the same extent that our school does. There are some individual schools who have retained the knowledge, sadly, most don't, but they still think they do which is why we are having this conversation and thread. Your school might be an exception, who knows.
  11. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    Jhana is exactly the same in my opinion. You either achieve jhana or you don't. If you don't fully achieve the jhanic state, then you haven't achieved it. Saying you have is just deluding yourself is it not? Basketball isn't quite the right simile here, but you are putting enthisis (can't spell it lol) on the wrong thing. Having a dantian, full and open channels is the same as having a body for these basketball players, their ability to play basketball is similar to the various degrees at which people are able to emit qi. Without their body, none of them can play basketball, without your dantian you can't emit qi as it should be. There are many layers of emitting qi, many more advanced methods than electric qi, but electric is the base, the first level, after that there are 3 more levels of varying difficulty. This is standard throughout authentic taoist schools. This is standard in other non-taoist schools too, most people on here have just never had the chance to visit lineages scattered throughout china to see this for themselves. If you want to compare it to something then you should compare it with something that is an absolute. Something that is black and white. Though I would have thought the jhanas as black and white, you either enter them or you don't. No inbetween really.
  12. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    Someone who disagrees with me, disagrees with what i said about dantian and qi development, would you mind answering the following? How do 10 different people from 10 different schools all develop the dantian and fill it with qi, yet have 10 different outcomes? Same dantian, same qi, different results. Some schools only spend a few months working on the dantian and others spend many years. Do they achieve the same thing? Is 3 months just as good at 6 years. Will you have the same results? Both say their dantians are developed and filled, but surely this can't be. One of them has to be wrong in their statement, because both can't be right.
  13. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    In all instances I was specifically referring to developing and filling your dantian, not referring to any practice or school as nonsense or false. Most teachers don't have a clue how to develop and fill the dantian with qi, most schools cannot achieve this. Doesn't mean I inferred the schools or teachers were useless. They just can't develop the dantian with their methods, their methods to develop and fill the dantian was being spoken about. But you seem to be taking it quite personally, why is that?
  14. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    I love this, this is a thread about the dantian, how to feel it, and in turn develop it. Why do people ask questions and then when someone actually tells them the correct process, what actually happens, they get uptight about it. You want to hear the lies, you want a participation trophy. Meditation in most instances is good for you. But if you are trying to develop your dantian and your qi, then there is only one correct way, one way that generates the results you are supposed to get. I know there are hundreds of different schools, and hundreds of different methods, but they don't quite get the results you are meant to get do they? And because they don't get the results spoken about in the authentic writings, people start to believe the results they get are all you can get, or what you are supposed to get. I don't understand the mindset. If there are 100 different methods, and 100 different schools all have different abilities, then surely there is something wrong no? If they all develop the dantian and qi, yet all have wildly different results, something isn't quite right. Isn't this logical to people? Surely the logical mindset is that you develop the dantian and your qi, that everyone will end up with the same results? If you don't all get the same results, then some are getting the wrong results? Everyone can't be right surely? Develop the dantian, fill it with qi, the end result should be the same for everyone. We all are working with the same dantian and the same qi no? Or do some people work with a different kind of dantian, maybe there are 50 different kinds of dantians, and maybe there are 50 different kinds of qi, so you can have hundreds of different end results. It's a bit absurd no? Kind of like following a recipe but all ending up with a different dish.... how does this work? Same dantian, same qi, should get the same results.
  15. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    Never said what anyone does is nonsense or false, just said it's not going to lead to the results you are meant to see when working with the dantian and in another instance said what he does and what we do are not the same thing. Curious how you read nonsense and false?