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  1. Spring Forest Qigong and Zhan Zhuang

    well you are standing (with knees bent) for roughly an hour or more during the active exercises...
  2. Sacred Drinks

    Replaced coffee with Matcha years ago. Also switched to room temperature bottled water after I read about the adverse effects of food and drink being too hot or too cold
  3. Internal alchemy for everyone

    Internal alchemy is not for everyone. Title is misleading.
  4. I've been practicing since 2015 and can only do 30-45 minutes (sometimes longer) comfortably, and I sit in half lotus every day all the time while sitting at home. Sit often in half lotus and alternate the legs. Use pigeon pose to stretch the hip flexors (when you feel the stretch you'll know the sweet spot) and learn to actually rotate the hip when guiding leg onto other opposite thigh (again you''ll feel it) hope that helps
  5. Now that it's summer here in the states, anybody have any good G&T recipes?
  6. Dan tien/solar plexus/tinnitus

    If I focus on my crown I get those same high pitched sounds, and sometimes it feels like my whole head is getting bathed in energy, similar to the way you describe it. Is it just tapping into the vibrational qualities of that chakra?
  7. Stillness-Movement Qigong basics steps

    good question. i recently purchased Lomax' book on Amazon and was interested in SM, too. Any elaboration about SM technique from somebody would be greatly appreciated!
  8. I saw this recent interview where Chunyi Lin mentions healing his injured knee (4:15)
  9. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

    has anybody used either of these hemi-sync guided meditations from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche? https://hemi-sync.com/product/sacred-space-the-practice-of-inner-stillness-album/ https://hemi-sync.com/product/healing-through-awareness-album/
  10. Qigong ranking

    Yan Xin Qigong had state support back then, it seems very likely to be very high on that list!
  11. i've begun xiang gong myself lately, like it a lot. another suggestion might be the seated version of baduanjin
  12. Taoist Yoga, Basic Microcosmic Orbit Questions

    but i'm left handed
  13. I find Vrikshasana to be a very stimulating pose. I've often read that this pose helps stimulate the muladhara, but in my experience it seems to really stimulate the crown and third eye centers. I wonder why this is? my only guess is that the hands above the head is some kind of mudra.