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  1. Is this technique what you guys are talking about when you say Anus-lifting breathing / Don't Tighten Up Your Butthole ?
  2. Five-element theory and Lao & Chuang

    Can you please send me the link of this post? This rings true, thanks. May I ask where have you learnt acupuncture? In the West (Western teacher) or in the East (Eastern teacher)?
  3. Yellow Yard Sutra

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1j5W5IdOao 4 books: https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Pavilion-Taoist-Peace-Healing/dp/0804830606/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1527168189&sr=8-6&keywords=gold+pavilion https://www.amazon.com/Taoist-Meditation-Mao-Shan-Tradition-Philosophy/dp/0791413608/ref=pd_sim_14_7?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0791413608&pd_rd_r=ZTDGN8M08SVAFSD0CR4J&pd_rd_w=KsXMT&pd_rd_wg=mo7ZK&psc=1&refRID=ZTDGN8M08SVAFSD0CR4J https://www.amazon.com/dp/1456481657/?coliid=I3KSOAIGXCBGDC&colid=1L9JC9J3HZ6HS&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it https://www.amazon.com/dp/0985102829/?coliid=I3PHRFR28C6XNJ&colid=1L9JC9J3HZ6HS&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
  4. Yellow Yard Sutra

    The Yellow Court Classic Translated by Stuart Alve Olson - Vol1: https://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Court-1/dp/1542393868/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527117340&sr=8-1&keywords=yellow+court https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Court_Classic
  5. Monasteries, chi kung, tai chi, in China

    I have it on good authority that Master Yuan Xiu Gang is the "real deal" and I've seen a Chinese tv documentary/interview with his teacher, Master Zhong Yun Long, which left me with a very good impression of Master Long.
  6. Monasteries, chi kung, tai chi, in China

    Indeed GSmaster, "if you want to get lung cancer go to Beijing." This is horrible.
  7. A practitioner's responsibility

    Bingo, this is hard. I don't know if watching the news and trying to make no judgements is the greatest challenge but I have been struggling with this.
  8. This is not my view. These are the teachings of Classical Chinese Medicine but like I've said I'm no Dr. so no authority on this subject. Don't take my word for it as it might be wrong. Best to find a Dr. of CCM or read books. Did I already say this is complex but fascinating stuff? The Body, Mind, Spirit can't be considered independently, they are Three that form One. I'm not saying that the body causes emotions, they are the result of our interaction with the world and this is done through the senses. What I'm saying is that the imbalance of the emotion is rooted in the Organ. The emotion affects one's qi and is not just a mental process. When I say Organ I'm not referring to the physical organ, this is explained in Nei Jing Su Wen. An imbalance in the emotion anger is detrimental to the Wood Element - this is addressed by acupuncture.
  9. No, the imbalance is in the Organ(s), the mind might be affected because of this. What if the patient doesn't get angry because someone tried to overcharge him (a normal reaction to have)? When he doesn't seem to express (even suppressing it) Anger in a healthy and balanced way?
  10. This is complex but fascinating stuff You have to study it in the context of Classical Chinese Medicine and theory of Wu Xing - 5 Elements/Phases/Movements. Western Medicine only looks at the mind (this is changing) but it's more complicated than that. Anger is not just a mental process of getting angry. It's the emotion related to the Wood Element. There are 12 Organs in our body and they dwell in the 12 Main Meridians. The Liver and Gallbladder are the Wood Organs. If you go to a Five Element Acupuncturist he'll check for signs that might show disharmony and unbalance in the 12 Organs in order to make a diagnosis (please note the patients symptoms have no importance here). He might check for your emotion of anger to see if it's balanced. Even if it's only present in one Organ, that disharmony and unbalance affects the cycle of the Elements and can eventually cause damage to the other Organs as well (they're all connected). Having made the diagnosis the Dr. will then have to choose at what level to place the treatment: Body, Mind or Spirit. (Please forgive the oversimplification as I'm no Dr.)
  11. A practitioner's responsibility

    I think now this makes sense to me: "From now on I'll (try to) not leave things piled up. I'll store things or take them home." Then I look at it as an opportunity to let go of these things, whatever they may be and move on. This seems to be important, no higher levels without transcending the ego. Would you say that when fully integrated into life this "cuts right through" is the ultimate finish line of this teaching? Suffering leads/seems to lead to a connection to the Divine, no inner cultivation needed, I find this very interesting. Could you please share more details? Do you put it in practice in the same way as Steve has explained regarding the application in daily life? Was this teaching introduced to you in the context of Wu Xing or any other? Very interesting! Could you please elaborate about that shifting relationship? I think the Classics say personality disappears when one is no longer "operating at the frequency of Wu Xing"?
  12. Stories about Taoism in daily life

    This is the teaching that impacted me the most when reading about Wu Xing. Thank you for your beautiful post.
  13. A practitioner's responsibility

    Thank you sir/madam for rear-ended me. I would pay to see his/her reaction.
  14. A practitioner's responsibility

    The opposite, you try to stop the blaming. But this is not an on/off switch, that would be easy, you can't "chuck blame out of the window now" - unless you know something I don't in that case please share how you do it.