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  1. Question about breath retention

    holding the breath at all is silly unless doing something other than anapanasati-breathConditioning-stillness (i.e. not achieving regular samhadi yet and working towards...) you simply dont fully de-link from the identification of the breath process fully - to the extent that there is any pause whatsoever, refer to a piston's motion inside of an engine relative to the crankshaft at the bottom of the stroke while there is the lowest piston-crankshaft angle - the piston sort of pauses its motion even though the crankshaft continues its motion through the bottom of the stroke and into the upside. paying good attention is what burns the pattern into the medulla's subconscious breath programming more efficiently - so by programming no pauses in there, it makes the autonomic effects that much more efficient when they are being relied upon. so I guess perhaps maybe we can differentiate between where breath retention is useful instead of overlapping it with a context of achieving samhadi - because "active" things will not directly produce samhadi.
  2. any good gin and tonic recipes?

    straight up Tang has long been the howya spell that, Tangueray...long ago my younger brother always started insisting that's the one, but I'm not really a gin connoisseur myself lime is a must with any gin recipe and there's simply no reason not to have the gin in the freezer Goya Mango nectar is a great addition if you want to fruiten it up a bit and so are those hardcore Acai berry ones like the Sambazon or...there's a couple others I forget - but just a touch of those are a good flavor-addition if you're adding that stuff then use club soda instead of tonic, or various seltzer waters. winds up being tough to find a non HFCS tonic water, and that stuff is disgusting. lol, or my buddy started drinking these new drinks, what are they, white claw? seltzer and vodka, 100 calories, and a surprisingly faithful fruit representation, although the mango ones are like the half unripe mangoes and not the Jamaican beach ripe fresh but that doesnt fit in the gin category. (he says gin makes him crazy like whiskey does, but somehow vodka's ok...I dont get it, cuz I'm really not a drinker, lol)
  3. Question about breath retention

    its actually a sweet sparkly glowy liquid - when you slow it down enough
  4. Question about breath retention

    but it comes with the option* to upgrade! *some mountains worth of work required
  5. What happens to suicides?

    killing oneself is pointless. maybe socrates can be excused for it, but that was capital punishment. I'll guarantee every one of us who has had someone even remotely close to them do this, we ALL wish with every fiber of our beings that they were still here with us. The problems are always temporary, but that solution sure isnt.
  6. Haiku Chain

    emptiness made known but its not truly empty fireworks inside
  7. Question about breath retention

    but you already know sometimes I paint the flowers with neon colors, just for shits & giggles (the trick is to figure out when its neon and when its natural )
  8. Question about breath retention

    I'm lazy and enjoy my food too much, but I achieved minute and a half averages before. Its got more to do with the work you put in as opposed to the little refinements that show their max efficacy after the fundamentals are roted into the muscle memory. That's the whole point of eliminating the airflow-signal to the olfactory nerve and rolling the inhales and exhales into one another, is that it conveys that exact same sense that happens momentarily from those little energy-peaks during meditation where its comfortable to sit with the excess until it burns off a bit and you have to breathe again. Its really all about the signals generated and the energy consumed by the generation of those signals. Once that additional energy is there as a matter of regularity and its built upon, that's what forms the basis for samhadi - so those energy boosts and such are signposts along the way, its the sparks off a flint before the fire gets going. Once the endocrine system is fully primed and gung is built and samhadi happens regularly, how can one not be happy - but that really winds up also manifesting the childlike wonder at everything too, where one can look at most things and winds up deriving simple pleasure from their sheer existence. That becomes more of an ongoing state instead of something that happens momentarily, which eventually gives rise to a contentment. I dont really see it as useful to think of it as limited, shallow, effortful, or unsatisfactory - instead I see it as merely signposts on the way, and all attendant phenomena are experiences to be had and recognized, transcended positively as opposed to thinking the body is a nasty bag of crap that just helps us get from point a to point b.
  9. What animal are you?

    humans are peculiar animals. peculiar and generally crazy
  10. Sitting Cross Legged During Practice

    you mean to tell me I cant sit in full lotus while in zhan zhuang either!?!?! cripes!
  11. Question about breath retention

    everything has its time and purpose but the calm soft "one breath" is just a base prerequisite safety valve and gung enhancer for all the other goodies at the candy store best learn that first then go on your travels a little more safely
  12. Question about breath retention

    The calm-quiet-high signal:noise produced during a breath hold can be reproduced by continuous breathing, but it requires training. Attenuate the signal produced by the olfactory nerves as air rushes across. (Dont use the nose or sinuses to facilitate the air's movement...anywhere air touches should remain passive, its all gut & diaphragm.) Roll inhales and exhales seamlessly together. Breath holds can have their uses, but for that quiescence and enhanced signal to noise ratio, the real way to get that is to do it in a continuous and sustainable fashion. (It will also make breath holds safer (gung) and longer/more meaningful.)
  13. on second thought, let's not go to camelot. tis a silly place.
  14. Central channel or Heart Field?

    I recognize it but only because it sounds like how I do things, which I intuitively developed after having worked through opening laogung & arm channels. except the other hand doesnt necessarily need to be touching anything, its just the creation of the polarity and flow across difference of the potentials. right adds and left reduces, all with intent-flavor. I never really had the energy sensitivity to tell the difference with either hand/arm before having done the practices to open the channels. (same with mco, and why what I deciphered is an mco-opener)
  15. Who are your favorite Comedians of all times?

    "When things get serious, you have to lie" -Juncker -or could have been any comedy show where the quip was just satire
  16. that's a big reason I appreciate what I do, its grown and evolved and changed enough to keep me interested. and the pay goes up as that happens, too, which is a plus. I hated back when I had to sit and hold the end of the fire hose and make the donuts, that was boring as shit and I wouldnt have lasted another 3 years doing it much less 10 or the...I dont really know how long it'll be until the math adds up. I'm still too young to know that, right? (or does that mean I'm slacking on my financial planning )
  17. Experienced views on Wim Hof method

    I think doing these things without a good foundation of breathwork/anapanasati/achieving regular samhadi, then they have more potential for danger. because a lot of these long duration things, if you have some gung as a capacitor to use, then these things can be brought to their full potential and its no big deal to do those long duration holds, because the body's base needs are energetic. without gung, therein lies the risk of burnup.
  18. Meditation to the sound of rain

    yeah, but ones that change are something to pay attention to the purpose of the noise is to cause a flatlining of sorts (in a smoothing/conditioning sense) with the energy of the vestibulocochlear nerve - and since it tends to work that when you do a sufficient amount of attenuation of sorts to one cranial nerve, it winds up flowing over to the others and helping produce an overall attenuation.
  19. Meditation to the sound of rain

    you'll love brown noise, then
  20. The Cool Picture Thread

    Campfire! ...and a different exposure.
  21. Who is Loneman Pai?

    Having been in the presence of and did some measure of work with perhaps a half dozen who had actual demonstrable energetic potential, I'll say that yeah, when someone's got something, it is noticeable. They were all from different walks and lineages, all had their own unique qualities and flavours, areas of JQS that were primarily "focused" upon, and of course, overall amplitude. (and of course, not all 'utilized the same measure of amplitude-focus' in our interactions as well.) None of it was anything physical, but indeed unequivocally felt. Well, unless physical you want to talk about the shen level lighthouse in my head sotg transmission blast for an entire weekend straight. That certainly had physical ramifications because I wasnt going to be doing anything else that weekend I dont really know why you two are still going at this after 10 pages. To see, To bleed, Cannot be taught In turn, you're making us... oh, I cant listen to that and then drive into the office, especially not in the rain
  22. Who is Loneman Pai?

    maybe the fluffy funny pesssudo way taught by some 'mastas', not the real way the real way that requires some flux to do it, and causes a great shining grapefruit sized ball of qi up the spine, waterfalls down the front with key resonant features before momentarily settling into the dark pool at the bottom... stirrin a bathtub with a straw vs stirrin it with a shovel
  23. Should I or shouldn't I ?

    depends how good you are with a can pick up something to ride on for a lot less than $6k, but one of the pros about newstuff is that there's nobody else's gremlins to deal with (aside from the factory's, of course ) my brother sold his bike with the intention to quickly buy another, but wanted to finish his schooling that he's almost done with...and he's still not done, so now he's kicking himself for having sold the bike, lol. me, I'm glad I got out of my early 20s bike time unscathed I wasnt very responsible with 70-90-110-130-150-160mph in my gears. if I were to ever get another, I think I'd go for something like that v6 honda valkyrie, I rode one once, it was like a combination of feeling like I was on a couch, but also on CHIPS with that windshield
  24. Certified Organ Harvesting

    the power & money pretty much go hand in hand, money was used to gain power, power was used to gain money a great many things can be introduced to keep people arguing about a great many things other than the primary thefts (law, currency)
  25. Certified Organ Harvesting

    I dont think the average adult understands that it takes a certain amount of time to cremate a body, and that time increases when more than one body is burned at a time. The average adult SHOULD understand that the alleged numbers are so far inflated its not even funny, and even with crematories running like mad they wouldnt have even reached 300k. Posting the math doesnt seem to help, leading me to conclude that programming>math for a lot of "average educated adults." Other things like brown brothers making great coin off of free slave labor....not mentioned so much, right along with the maternity ward at Osweiecim....