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  1. Hi everyone, recently I've been having some pain in my prostate. This could be due to stagnation of jing but I don't know if this is the case since the last time I ejaculated was a week ago (I've been doing semen retention) so I shouldn't have had stagnation build up in such a short time. About a day or two ago there was swelling in my taint area along with pain in my prostate but that went away. Now there is pain in my prostate occasionaly and I don't really know what to do about it. Is there any massaging exercise anyone recommends? On a side note it seems that if I think sexual thoughts this pain gets worse. When I do the microcosmic orbit it feels like this stagnation gets cleared a little bit but later in the day I still have pain. It started when I was taking my jing and making it rise up but my sexual thoughts got the best of me and I ejaculated that night. I had this weird sensation like there was a blockage in my lower abdomen before going to sleep. I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks UPDATE: I just did some lower abdomin breathing and it seemed to help the stagnation a little. I still don't know what to do to completly clear it out though.
  2. I've heard that following a bland diet has some interesting benefits. I've heard this mainly from the qigong/ martial arts side but I really can't find information on this anywhere. If anyone on this forum has knowledge about why the bland diet has benefits or even done it themselves please share, I'd love to know.
  3. Hi, awhile back I was having problems with kundalini rising. It was getting stuck in my chest and other places and was pretty bad. I would have to hold strange positions to get it unstuck, didn't have anyone to really ask about it either.I posted on this forum 3-4 months ago and one of the users here (Perciever ) helped me out. He gave me some exercises, even did a skype session with me to show me them. They completely solved my problem for me, essentially just clearing out the orbit and strengthening it, but did the job nonetheless. Also thank you to Micheal Winn for the exercises in the first place. If you are having it get stuck in your chest or other areas try these out. I can't say for sure they'll cure your problem but they might help. Here you go: Exercise: Visualize and feel an energy 3 cms above the base of your spine. Let it gather energy there, and then move it to the point just below the navel, gathering energy. Then move it to the perineum, vibrating and pulsating as it gathers energy again. Move it up right above the base of the spine, and make the ball a bit bigger. Keep doing this a few times, and then enlarge the ball until it fills up all of the dan-tien. Then slowly spin the pearl around its own axis (forward motion) and feel it along its path. Then visualize a tube going out, forming the orbit and connecting with the pearl. It should go from the bottom of your belly up the back, over the head and down the front. Remember to put the tongue to the roof of your mouth behind the teeth (very important), and don't keep your legs crossed. Your feet should be resting on the floor so you are grounded. Please clasp your hands so the energy can move through your hands too. Now slowly move the ball up the back of the orbit AND spin it around its own axis (slowly). The ball should be so big so that half is inside the body, half is outside. This is done in order to scoop up excess energy in the body and clear out energy blockages. Once you have spun it around the orbit once, you have done one cycle. It is recommended to do several cycles until you feel it's enough. If you have energy blockages in a specific area, you can move the ball up and down that area a bit in order to clear out the blockages. At the end, spin the ball back up to the back and pull it inside the lower belly again. Now spin the ball around slowly several times, in order to focus the energy in your belly. It is advised to do it at least 30 times (you don't have to count). Pull the tube back in, and say haa-hooo-huumm 3x while maintaining the focus on the energy ball in the belly. Then say it 6x silently inside, while retaining your focus on the ball. Then you are done and can open your eyes. A few things to keep in mind: - Remember to have the tongue up, or the energy cannot pass through your head - If you have insomnia or excess energy, it is advised to spin the ball slowly and do the orbit slowly - If you feel a pull towards doing the orbit faster or at a specific pace, then try that - it might be more beneficial for you that way - It takes time to build this skill and some people need several weeks (sometimes even months) before they feel anything - Some light side effects are to be expected when first starting this exercise. I had some extra energy for the first four days. Was slightly irritating. Not all feel this though. - Once you get more proficient in the exercise, you may feel your body rocking and twitching. You may also feel as if air or water is flowing through your body. This is all normal and is a sign that you are progressing in the exercise. Here are some more exercises, translated from a Danish website but still useful. The wording might be weird but the message gets across. More Exercises: this three qigong exercises that can reduce kundalini birch entries. exercises cleanse the meridians in the body of blockages so energy will not encounter so many obstacles. while open to channels down to the ground, so you ground the energy of the earth. condition: at all three exercises are one in the same way: the feet planted firmly on the ground. most of the weight on your heels. Loin tilted slightly backwards. Straight back. Look straight ahead. # 1: At first exercise places in your arms out to either side, shoulder high. we must develop the energy channels that sit respectively. left and right part of torso.. then draws in the air in, and you imagine that energy coming from the bowels of the earth, up through the heels until the lower abdomen, and breathe out through the right and left sides of the body up to the shoulders, through the arms and fingers. then the other way: breathe and the energy coming in from the outside world, through the fingers and arms into the shoulders, down through respectively. left and right side of the body, down to the lower abdomen, down through your legs, through your heels all the way to the earth. do it in both directions three times in setting up the channels. Then breathe so that the energy enters the earth's core and the surroundings at the same time; So through your feet and through your fingers at the same time; until the lower part of the stomach and inflated out the same way again. # 2: the next exercise put arms outstretched in front of you. Now we need to develop the energy channels that sit on the front and back of the body. So gather energy at the shoulders that run through each arm. then draw in the air in and have the energy come in through the heels until the lower abdomen, and breathe out, and have the energy flow up the front and back of the body, gather in the upper chest level and through each arm to the outside world. then reverse: inhale, and the energy coming in from the outside world, through the fingers and arms into the shoulders, splits up and goes down along respectively the front and back of the body, down to the lower abdomen, down through the legs, through heels all the way to the earth. # 3: Exercise 3 is slightly different. Here we have to enable the central channel which runs like a tube inside the body from the perineum and up through the body and head. remember to have your tongue up and touch the flesh just behind the teeth when in doing this exercise. tongue acts namely as an energy bridge, so can transport the energy from the head and beyond. without the energy can get to "stuck" in the head and wreak havoc. place yourselves in the same way but keep your arms now in a prayer position with hands flat together, upper chest height, approximately 30 cm out of the body. then draws in breath in and imagine the energy coming from the bowels of the earth through the perineum, up to the lower abdomen, and breathe out (tongue up) and energy now comes up through the body, through the tongue, through the head and up to the sun. then the other way: inhale (with tongue up) and the energy comes from the sun, down through the head, through the tongue, down through the body (in the energy-tube), down to the lower abdomen, exhale and energy comes out now through the perineum all the way to the interior of the earth where the groundes. then both directions at the same time: breathe in and the energy coming in from the bowels of the earth and the sun through the body, to the lower abdomen, exhale and energy now comes out the same way again. proposes to make these exercises a few minutes every day. I'm doing three repetitions of each exercise. in the beginning you can maybe make a little more, to set up the channels. in the beginning it might also be good to first pull energy into one way, then the other way and eventually both ways simultaneously. after a while you just do the exercises where you pull energy into both ways simultaneously. I only ever did the first exercise that I posted very first but these ones should help anyone out who needs the extra help.
  4. Hi, I've been doing the water position for awhile (the tongue position) and it's really nice but I do have a question on how the microcosmic orbit looks after this. I've read some other threads on this topic but no one seems to answer it. How does the orbit looks after you switch to the water way? With the wind way I understand it goes down in a straight line from the forehead to the tongue but with the water way it doesn't seem like it's doing that. It seems like it goes up to the pituitary gland but after that I can't really follow where it goes or if it just merges back up with the wind way so that the only difference is that when the path gets to the third eye the water way has it go back into the pituitary gland then go down, and the wind way has it go straight down. The wind position looks kind of like this, although this looks like the fire position almost So does the water position look like this?
  5. Microcosmic Orbit and the water position

    Well I guess it doesn't matter, I was just curious. There's a quite notable difference in how the energy flows once you change position though so it does make a difference like cihan said. I asked this question because I noticed that if I do the sixth tibetan than I have to keep my tongue in the wind position other wise if I keep it in water it feels like the energy get's blocked somewhere and I get a head pain until I stop. So it was just curiosity really as to why I had to do that.
  6. Ketchari Mudra

    Does anyone have any information on this? I recently just learned about the water way tongue position and I must say that it is the best. I was used to the wind way and I assumed that was the normal position but moving my tongue to the water way circulates the energy in such a blissful manner.I also read about the Ketchari Mudra where one takes the tongue and puts it into the nasel center? I'm not too sure exactly how it works. I'm not going to try it myself but I'd love information on it. Has anyone here had experience with this mudra? Here's a picture:
  7. Ketchari Mudra

    Thank you for the knowledge, so pretty much the Ketchari mudras effect is greatly diminished without proper guidance and instruction on how to use it?
  8. Ketchari Mudra

    What's the intention of practicing this exercise. I can only find vague references that it's "The best mudra" but nothing on what it actually does.
  9. Ketchari Mudra

    That's still something. Did you have to cut your lingual frenulum to use it? Or did you just learn to stretch your tongue?

    Please help, for some reason my chi is starting to pool at the base of my throat. So much chi has pooled there my skin started turning purple in that spot. I feel like I'm going to pass out, I keep doing the orbit but it doesn't seem to be helping much, the chi will unpool a little and then pool again. Please help I really don't know what to do.

    What do you recommend? A acupuncturist or a qigong master?I live in Orlando by the way so if anyone knows of someone reputable please point me in the right direction.

    Thank you, I very much appreciate the help. Someone Pm'd me and helped me through it, plus I do think I had to take my consciousness elsewhere . The whole purple skin thing was distracting me but eventually once I moved my attention after I got help the urgency went away. Now my energy is still pooling there but it's not to the extent were it's very serious, I will try all your suggestions after I see if I need to keep my consciousness away from it for awhile. Thank you all again!

    It's not a medical emergency, I've been manually removing the chi that't been piling up and I feel way better but it still pools there if I don't manually do it. My skin is less purple on that spot but like I said the chi is still pooling there
  14. Qigong; eating a bland diet

    Could you please expound on that?
  15. Qigong; eating a bland diet

    Do you have any advice on where to look?
  16. Hi everyone, so I've been experiencing kundalini energy for about 3ish years now. Up until now I've just copied a pose I've seen (arms to the side slightly above chest level, palms open and back straight) so that the energy can direct itself naturally up my spine. It's been working fine up until now, the energy usually made it's way up and out the top of my head.Recently however I've been having more intense kundalini energy, and it seems that now since my pathways are open around my spine(the energy flows much cleaner and easier then it did starting out) the energy just won't stop flowing, I'll feel it coming on and get up and let it out then sit down and have to let it out again and just keep repeating for an hour or two. It's really annoying not to mention constantly letting the energy up like that wears me out. It also seems that now with this much energy flowing my old pose won't do the trick anymore, with that pose now since there's so much energy it gets stuck aroundmy heart/solar plex chakra area (between my spine and my front) then slowly I have to work it out beforeit can continue up and out my head. This is a big problem for me because with this much kundanli I feel it becoming almost dangerous if I don't direct it properly out. I know there is a certain way you can direct your body and have the energy naturally flow out but I can't find it. I'm not trying to active my energy it just seems to flow out naturally, please help me I didn't ask for this energy it just started to happen. I need some way to get through this.
  17. Kundalini energy, how to direct?

    Oh... I think we might be talking about something different then. I wish it was that though, well (from my limited knowledge) I know that there's this certain energy that is located at the base of your spine and it can activate and start travelling up your spine out the top of your head. I've read some reports on it and it's a little different for everyone. Some people feel warmth travelling calmly up the spine and out the head. Some people, where the energy doesn't come out so clean or where a large amount is release all at once, are in agony. It can disrupt your normal lifestyle since some weird things start to happen.In the beginning when it first started to happen to me I thought it might be kundalini since I heard some things about it but I brushed it off thinking it was nothing. Well fast forward three years and it's still happening and now I can without a doubt feel it and I know it's not just in my head. It's kind of like chi when you first start qi gong, you can't really feel anything in the beginning but slowly you can feel it more and more till its undeniable it's there. It's the same thing with this, in the beginning I didn't really feel anything which is why I was able to brush it off but now it's undeniable. I just needed to clarify so that if someone else is reading this and it happens to them they don''t brush it off like I did, it's better to be prepared for this because once it starts it doesn't just go away.As for the energy travelling down, it can happen and the worst possible things are supposed to happen when it does. It almost happened to me once, I felt like I was going to pass out but I was somehow able to get it going back up again. Stuff like that is what's scary because even though if done properly it's supposed to be a big boon if done improperly it can mess you up.
  18. Kundalini energy, how to direct?

    I understand what your saying but practically that's not going to help me much. Kundalini can be dangerous if not properly directed, by directed I mean having a proper channel for it to escape through. Kundalini will direct itself sure but if done improperly it can get stuck somewhere along the way or even worse start going downward. I don't mean to sound abrasive but for something like this: practical advice > philosophical advice
  19. Kundalini energy, how to direct?

    They all sound very helpful. I'm especially interested in the microcosmic orbit, can you direct me to a good place to learn that? I tried learning from mantak chia's video's but that was a disaster and I stopped doing it and I can't find any other place online that has very clear instructions.
  20. Hello, I need some insight on this question I've been wondering about. I've heard somewhere that keeping the mind clear (no thoughts) is good to do for some spritual reason. I just wanted more explanation on that. I'm at the point where keeping the mind clear the whole day would be no problem , sure it takes a little bit more concentration but that'll only because I'm not used to doing it for that long. The problem is is that even though I know it's good I don't know why its good. So often times while walking or on the bus I have the option to keep my mind clear and just be or to think just because it's fun (who designed this bus, I wonder how it works, etc). Most of the time I'll choose to think because it's more of a habit and also I haven't learned exactly why I should choose keeping my mind empty over thinking. I'm not talking about times where one has to think but rather when one has the option to think or just be. Someone please enlighten me on this topic
  21. Why keep the mind clear?

    Hello, It's been awhile since I've last been on here. Since last time I came I re-evaluated how I was keeping my mind clear and it seemed to fall more under repression. I then started to do the shamatha practice where one keeps one's attention on the mind itself, or rather the nothingness that constitutes the mind. While starting that practice I kept getting glimpses of how it is to actually have the mind clear and it felt wonderful. Now I've progressed in it well enough to have my mind actually clear for a good stretch of time. This, I realize now, is the true clear of the mind because as someone said here it's not that I'm keeping my mind clear it's that the mind is naturally clear by itself, that this clearness is it's natural state.It does feel exactly like the mind is the sky and there is this feeling of underlying bliss in it, sometimes I stop and just listen tothis clearness of the mind and it is indescribably beautiful. As to the person who said they have been meditating for awhile and have only felt their mind clear for moments I don't know what to say. Progress isn't linear and it certainly is different for everyone but I wish you luck. As for the mind I feel like there is still some layer underneath this, I'm not sure what it is or really how to approach it but I know it's there.
  22. Why keep the mind clear?

    So what I'm getting is that when I get the mind truly still there really is no choice between thinking and non thinking because the mind by it's natural state is one of stillness, and that this stillness is the preferred state? Relevantly I was setting my mind yesterday and I got a good glimpse of what I think you mean when you say the mind is naturally like a clear sky. It was like this permanent state in which the mind is like the sky and it was always there I just had to notice it. Please correct me if I'm misunderstanding, I always like learning more.
  23. Knock knees and qigong

    Hi everyone, I've been doing qigong on and off for about a year now because of school and trips. I've definitely improved in my practice but there seems to be one thing holding me back, my knees. My knees are technically knocked knees because they turn inward. It's really not as severe as most people have but it's enough to be a little noticeable. The problem is is that when I'm supposed to be "relaxing my knees" I can’t. For example holding standing posture with my knees bent has my knees holding tension in them so that after 20 minutes my legs will start shaking from the effort (this limits how long my session can be aswell). I can't relax my knees when I bend them, I can bend them but it requires tension to keep it that way which seems to be a big wall in continuing my qigong practice. I enjoy qigong and I would like to continue to get better at it but it seems that if I can't relax my body I won't be progressing as fast as I would like, and maybe I'll never be able to get to a mastery level even if I do it for long. If anyone has any suggestions I'll be very grateful. Thank you
  24. Knock knees and qigong

    I'm doing Ken Cohen's 100 day qigong guide. Lately I've been going very deep in my meditations so I don't know if that had an effect on this but today when I did qigong I had my deepest session yet. It lasted close to an hour and I had my knees bent in the same way (just slightly bent I'm not going over the toe line) and only toward the end did my legs start to shake but only very minimally and nothing too drastic at all. I thoroughly enjoyed this session but I really don't know what changed. I guess my knees just had to get used to it or something like that. I'm near Orlando, Fl if anyone knows a good teacher near this location I would be very grateful.
  25. Pain in prostate from stagnation?

    So is semen retention something that shouldn’t be used? I'm not talking about long distance where I'm forcefully holding it in for 100 days or even a year I'm talking about more of 30 days then I release then another 30 days. Or is there really no way in which it can be used safely without having a teacher to talk too? I was under the impression that if one knows enough techniques for controlling stagnation (daily qi gong?), converting jing to shen, and doesn't have any sexual thoughts then it really would be fine.