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  1. Oh my God this is sick! I'll be digging this. Any specific issue that you had in mind? Thank you windwalker! I really appreciate it.
  2. Thank you idquest, and everybody. Ok so I was aware BDJ works with fascia and so on... I just still don't know what does it exactly change inside of the tissues. And why for example it is said that Drawing the Bow to Shoot the Eagle is good for spleen and kidneys, and why you have to point your index finger up for it to work. Kinda like a switch? The same with other movements, why Sway the Head and Shake the Tail is good for the heart? And how was it discovered? How was it designed? By Dao Yin you mean the Yi Jin Jing exercises? or something else? Speaking of yoga, how many incorporate it in their routines? How many of you do both qigong and yoga?
  3. Well anyone who has practiced qigong regularly for some time can say that it does indeed 'improve' you in one way or another. For the longest time, I have been wondering: Is there a way to accurately, scientifically describe how qigong exercises work on a physical level? I'm just simply not satisfied at all with explanations such as "it promotes chi flow", "it removes blockages", and even all the talk about meridians and channels. The Root of Chinese Chi-Kung has failed me. Yes, I guess I have to admit I'm asking for a western scientific explanation of things, so any studies would be welcome, as well as just your common sense understanding. In other words: 1. What makes movements of Ba Duan Jin(as an example) so special and different than, I don't know, aerobics for seniors? Why those particular movements? 2. Since there are thousands of qigong forms, and even Ba Duan Jin has so many variations and styles, wouldn't it be possible to easily come up with your own, spontaneous forms, for all these systems probably utilize virtually every imaginable motion of the human body? Also what's the point of stressing details so much if the variation next to previous one looks different anyway? 3. What exactly happens to your muscles, tendons and organs, apart form better blood circulation? I'd appreciate serious answers, thank you :-)
  4. I just did it too. Generated just the right amount of gratitude and calmness, moved my imagination into familiar world of fantasy. The stars were pretty indeed. After leaf 86 I drifted into thoughts of loved ones and warmth of human company. I wish everyone to experience these good feelings as much as possible throughout 2018 :D. Thanks ML
  5. I'd like to jump in an throw a word of caution. I did both of these things only not one after the other. The olive oil/grapefruit juice flush didn't do me anything except excruciating pain and nausea the morning after. No stones in toilet no nothing. Fasting is cool but in retrospect it seems to mostly deal with mental "toxins" after all. IME of course. YMMV but if you're slim, or especially if you do not have much muscle mass, it might be unpleasant to the point of not being worth the result. Still cool experiment, I did it at the beginning of the January too :).
  6. Well thank you, that's some awesome advice Wells! I know exactly what water you're speaking of. I went down and bought a 10L pack right away LOL. I was also considering supplementing calcium in tablets since apparently 3kg of yoghurt a week and tons of kale aren't enough! But we'll see. I am surprised that xylitol has such a property, I think I read somewhere it is helpful in quitting sugar and only in that way was beneficial, but I guess there's more to it. Would consuming it instead of spitting out be a problem though? I am using it to do just that, limit white sugar intake. Cheers.
  7. Has anybody got a good advice on how to remineralize teeth? I've had pretty healthy teeth before I started eating copious amounts of fruit and generally went vegan for a while. Some of my teeth started developing great sensitivity to extreme temperatures, and two of them are also very sensitive to touch. I've had this problem for a year now... Dentist said it's decalsification. but offered no help... Any advice fellas? Thanks
  8. Does anyone know the music from that video?
  9. This should be a quote somewhere.
  10. My experience after a year of standing(arms always droped like a rag doll) is that now I can stand easily for 10 minutes, and before I couldn't. LOL And let's just say I'm more aware of how my weight is distributed on my feet. So as long as I keep my inner arcs of the feet from collapsing I get to perform other activities without that much stress to the knees. Which I guess was my goal(?). I regard it primerly as a posture developing exercise. Healing? Well it calmed my mind enough to be able to find healing elsewere. BTW at the end of his I chuan DVD series, BK Frantzis says(with a grain of salt) you CAN learn this stuff, if you are diligant and take it slowly.
  11. There's a book by Thomas Cleary called Taoist Meditation which Im yet to read. But it's probably conserned with what is considered "classic" daoist meditation. From my poor understanding it is in a nutshell akin to Vipassana... At least from what BK Frantzis seems to be teaching. Going inside your body and observing 4 different qualities: 1. Tension. 2. Strength(stress). 3. Contraction. Forgot the last one. Focus and let them dissolve in time. Cheers.
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    Calling funny cat videos a waste of energy?! What kind of blasphemer just are you! My recent thought: nuclear energy is fine too, provided they do not dump the waste here on earth, and send it all to pluto. But Ofc the costs of sending stuff even to earths orbit is way too big....
  13. So it's been over a year already?! Let me tell you guys something funny. Some of you might smile very broadly when reading this. I'm not even urgent to tell this, as this is such a benign thing, and yet most profound! So here it is: boy I think I'm fine! Yeah like really! So weird to see how everything came out much more naturally then I expected. Wanna hear more? Well first let me just express my inner most amusingly perplex feeling of "Duh!", as I look back at the anguish I was going through that May day of 2016 when I was asking such big questions(bout what the hell should I do basically ^^). So while people were saying I should "basically chillout" I kept thinking about this whole grounding thing as some kind of magical, mystical process, unknown to anyone outside the circle of trust , and even started going to Taiji classes and doing crazy stretches on the floor. Then I just had luck because I stumbled upon an idiot doctor who thought the best thing for me to do would be doing upward dog 24/7, and a great chiro(hero)practor guy stepped in, apparently felt pity for me and said: "dude I'll fix yer back". And so he did! And he did it for free! And has helped with so much more! Released my knees and hips to some extent, and even abdominal pains bit too. He was the one who encouraged me to do an endoscopy(both ways lol), which actually revealed some inflammated area in the duodenum mucus membrane. The funny thing is that those examinations have immediately released so much binding caused by stress and shit. Few days later I was almost free of lower belly pains and constipation. Well the stomachs ulcer-like pain still persists 24/7 and I'm trying different things but more on that next time perhaps... That same chiro then told me: "boy you gotta get your ass to the gym or you're soon gonna be as disabled as you were before I met you. I have fixed a lot of things that you've carried for many years, but you gotta maintain it" After like 6-7 seven months of breaking the muscles and getting back to the shape I had 5-6 years ago I recently started realizing that from time to time, and even most of the time I am once again like I used to be. Cannot describe it other than saying I feel this quality -> Strength. Being able to. Not being so stagnant. All my joints are slowly repairing. I can climb trees and shit. Holy fuck I started to go dancing! And of course it is not only because I'm not afraid of my limbs. In all of this process my psyche got naturally stronger too. Effortlessly. I rarely get stressed even. I had lotsa finals this month and handled that shit surprisingly skillfully, you know. Not to mention the social successes . Opening up. Singing loud! As I am reaching a certain equilibrium of sorts I am also seeing how it is much more about not doing wrong things than about doing lot's of "beneficial routines". Like, please don't try to do a horse stance just yet, please! Go for a walk. It'll do. And I remember reading posts of you guys saying simple solutions work best and so on, and kind of raising my eyebrows sometimes. Waiting until the understanding would have arised. And it's so fucking funny to see that it is that one simple thing that I always had. That special kind of personal perception of the world that is key. The voice that says: "Yup you can do it." "No you cannot do that","Maybe one day, not today though". I cannot think of a time I went by without periodic depression happening for so long! I guess all remains to say is thank all of you Bums, especially Andrei for great advice and BES for loving compassion. Thank you so much!
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    MH being pragmatic as usual
  15. "Thinking is a psychological disease"