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  1. I busted out the rebounder the other day from where it was gathering dust and did some 10 minute sessions. This works in a similar way due to the circulation of lymph. Despite the reputed immunity benefits on the second day I caught a pretty heavy flu bug. Wondering if this circulation of lymph can trigger a 'healing crisis' early on as viruses laying dormant in the body are woken up?
  2. Weather Magick

    The way weather magic works as the op practices it is by commanding some low level spirits to alter things within the range of their abilities. It's not a siddhi. It's also an exchange, although what you're giving away in return for bragging rights I wouldn't like to say. It certainly can be a siddhi though when you reach a high level in practice. But by then you wouldn't need the elaborate rituals or garb. I'd also imagine that very few people have, or are able to reach that level.

    Would have loved to be one of his neighbours looking over the fence from an upstairs window. Perfect time to sip some tea and enjoy the weirdness.
  4. Qi vs Virus

    Not dismissing your achievements, but often life has a way of tripping you up when you start feeling invulnerable. Call it God's great banana skin. Be confident in your resilience, for sure, but don't be reckless. Make sure you wear a mask, stay safe. Life is too precious.
  5. Purpose of QiGong

    A lot of people here get a bit snooty when considering yoga, particularly the commercialised western style yoga you see around a lot on dvds. Their reasoning is that only the most rarest practices are the most high level. But I've always preferred yoga to qigong. For me it works on a deeper level in clearing out the trash in your body. One of the most powerful things Eric Isen has tested for me has weirdly been a DVD series by Rodney Yee, and he's tested a lot of the stuff that people here rave about. Of course your mileage may vary, it all depends on what other stuff you're doing and your own energetic makeup.
  6. 100% agree. I think we've lost our root in nature, and therefore our own human nature.
  7. The scandal of me sitting in full lotus padmasana

    I kind of feel this is slightly exploitative of someone suffering with mental illness. Can mods just delete this thread and perhaps remove this person?
  8. Best resource on Mudras?

    Kuji-in is from ninjutsu and esoteric Japanese Buddhism. Stephen Hayes is a ninjutsu master and has put out an excellent DVD on this, although it is a bit light on the details. I'd stay away from stuff by Maha Vajra, which seems like it's a system he invented by himself. On the whole kuji-in is kind of like a system of exorcism/protection, at least that is how I've seen it used. Regarding the other mudra dvds by Chris Matsuo, I haven't seen his stuff but I've read he borrowed a lot from Jin Shin Jyutsu, which is a system of healing through mudras. Thankfully there's a pretty affordable book which lays it all out. I own it but have never got around to reading it.
  9. Spotted this on the Guardian today: Really related to this. As someone who works as a journalist with furious daily news deadlines, it's nice to be reminded from time to time to slow down and live in the moment. I plan to do one of these nature retreats this year.
  10. Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

    It's worth adding that thanks to the links shared by SirPalomides I've been able to reconnect with some former practitioners, some of whom had a less positive experience than I. Would definitely recommend anyone thinking of this practice to read widely, both positive and negative stuff, and make an informed decision.
  11. Best overall book on Buddhism?

    Life changing one for me was Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth by Tulku Thondup
  12. Tai Chi Ruler

    Nice to see this thread bumped again. I might crack out the ruler and give it another go
  13. Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

    I wouldn't call it a straight up lie. There's a heck of a lot of circumstantial evidence which adds up to something happening. One middle aged woman I interviewed was tortured pretty badly. They beat the shit out of her with a cattle prod and made her sit naked in stress positions for days at a time. She said she was randomly taken to a hospital for CT scans and blood tests, although they refused to tell her why.
  14. Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

    And yet people have been tortured and put through state 're-education'. I've seen the scars, physical and emotional. If FG has exaggerated any claims on organ harvesting, I think it can be forgiven. What people have been through is harrowing.