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  1. About Kuji-in and Kuji-Kiri...

    So with Kuji-Kiri and Usui Reiki Ryoho one can have a MORE complete system. It reminds me of Kunlun in its simplistic, practical approach. Others have said that the shaking from Reiki Undo gives off the exact same feeling that all the shaking from kunlun does. I’ll have to check it out. Jox, does the person in the link you provided teach Kuji-Kiri in person? Also, what’s the difference between Kuji-Kiri and Kuji-In? They both seem very similar.
  2. Questions about Visualization.

    May I ask where these practices can be found? Sounds very practical and effective. I would like to learn more about it.
  3. What is the difference between the two and can Kuji-Kiri lead to the opening of the 8 extraordinary meridians?
  4. I hear of people getting all blissed out through MCO practice alone. They compare it to the blissed out experience of MDMA (ecstasy) except it’s far more intense and doesn’t come with the drawback of making someone a physical and psychological shipwreck. I never opened the MCO and I hate drugs so I can’t really comment as to the validity of that. I also heard of people using yogic breathing exercises that enhances their 5 senses comparable to that of the experience of marijuana. Again, all of the benefits and none of the side effects. I don’t have any experience in either so I cannot comment. Can someone with experience in one or both verify the validity of these claims?
  5. Questions about Visualization.

    In Vipassana it's encouraged to keep your eyes closed as anything in the outside world is considered a distraction. Imagery of any kind isn't exactly forced away but it's encouraged to acknowledge it for what it is and allow it to gently pass like clouds in the sky. Same goes for mental noise or emotions of any kind. In Soto Zen posture is heavily emphasized and shikantaza is done with your eyes opened. Half opened eyes is also okay. Like in the Theravada tradition Zen places zero importance on visualization skills. I could also be wrong in my generalizations but this seems very consistent with my limited experiences in both.
  6. Questions about Visualization.

    How is it that vipassana/samatha or zazen of any kind help in the development of such clarity of mental imagery in all 5 senses?
  7. My right brain visualization abilities are weak. I seek to improve it and don't know where to begin. The Tibetan visualizations can be rather intimidating and I'm also very skeptical of Image Streaming (I have yet to try it). Can anyone recommend techniques where one can learn to visualize vividly in all 5 senses? For those that have tried Image Streaming, does it even work?
  8. What is Immortality?

    Without seeming disrespectful why bother trying to cultivate it?
  9. What is Immortality?

    My questions relating to this topic: 1) How rare is it for Taoist cultivators to reach immortality? 2) Is immortality and achieving the golden dragon body of light the same thing? excuse my ignorance. I’m much more familiar with Buddhism and to my knowledge Buddhism is about enlightenment and does not recognize immortality.
  10. I looked into yin yoga with Paulie Zink and realized it's not for me. I don't doubt that tao yin works. I don't know.... maybe I'll give Paulie's material another chance. Has anyone ever tried sotai ho or yi jin jing?
  11. What style of tai chi? I'm also open to chi kung.
  12. I used to be into bodybuilding and powerlifting. Even though my physical strength went through the roof I feel that all the years of weighlifting made me slow, sluggish, stiff and poorly coordinated. I'm also trying to get back into martial arts. Does anyone know of any simple and effective ways to counteract all the bad side effects of weight lifting? I heard hatha yoga may be good but I'm not really into yoga. Any other suggestions?
  13. For the past few months I decided to use myself as an experiment (within set safety parameters) utilizing the more mainstream methods that are comparable to the jade dragon exercises. The manual methods can be found virtually anywhere and one should always exercise caution, be gentle and never forceful. I'm actually amazed at the results and even more surprised that doctors try to push surgical procedures to cash in on insecurities. The mainstream stretching/massage-like methods WORK (no, it's not a placebo) and injury can be prevented so long as one isn't unnecesarily forceful and stupidly irresponsible. My only issue with the "exercises" is the time (50 - 60 minutes/day, 5x a week) that one must put into them after developing some conditioning in the area. I looked into less well known (hopefully more effortless) methods from Dr. Lins website (ballooning) and for some reason not many people seem to like the guy and he's consistently accused of being a fraud and a charlatan. I never tried ballooning so maybe someone who's familiar with it can tell me if it works or not. Does anyone know of anything that achieves results similar to the more mainstream stuff but doesn't require so much time and effort?
  14. Hypnosis Qigong

    Where can I learn how to put animals to sleep through qigong?
  15. I've been looking into somatic systems from Feldenkrais to the Alexander technique, Tao Yin, Sotai etc. I heard that zhan zhuang is another really good one and what caught my attention is that the standing postures are similar to the ones being used in the Alexander technique. I also heard that effects and benefits are more readily available and accessible in zhan zhuang than they are in Feldenkrais and the Alexander technique. My questions are What exactly is zhan zhuang? Is it a martial art, a qi gong form a somatic system? Does zhan zhuang accomplish the goal of allowing the body to feel light and weightless? Secondly, who is the teacher that specializes in zhan zhuang and has simplified the practice to make it more accessible to regular people? Thanks