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  1. I’d echo the recommendation to investigate mantras. Some can be down at anytime, anywhere, and reciting them can be a very “portable” practice. The Zhunti / Cundi mantra has been the one constant as I’ve tried various Qigong practices over the past few years. It’s done a lot for me, and when done earnestly for enough time, you might feel various energy flows (in addition to a lot of other benefits!). It’s a great “teacher” I’ve found. hope that helps!
  2. I would also recommend Pangu Shengong: http://www.pangu.org It’s dead simple to learn, safe, and has been used to treat all sorts of illnesses. Happy to answer any questions about it. Baduanjin / 8 Piece Brocade is broadly practiced and relatively easy to find follow-along YouTube videos, too. Good luck!
  3. Pangu Shengong

    Hi there, In my experience the more Pangu you generally do, the more effective it is. So doing a lot of Non-Moving Forms will make other Pangu practice like the Moving Form more effective. And vice-versa. That said, I didn’t see a super major difference or anything in my Moving Form practice once I learned the Non-Moving Form. Like Fa Xin, I don’t reasonate with the Non-Moving Form as much as the others, and there’s more of a learning curve with it (though it’s so simple you could probably explain it in 50 words, heh). I’ve heard from some advanced practitioners who say it’s even more potent than the Moving Form. Perhaps I’ll get there one day, who knows If you’re enjoying Pangu and want to learn more about the system, I’d definitely recommend learning it. I learned about 1.5 years ago and it’s gotten more effective for me over time. Certainly don’t regret it. In terms of results, when it “clicks” it can be reallllly relaxing and sorta flush you with a deeper energy flow than the Moving Form. At least that’s my experience. Hope this helps!
  4. Kuan Yin Magnetic Qigong

    This is a great thread, thanks all! What results have you seen from this practice, that you’d feel comfortable sharing? Judging from the YouTube preview, it seems very, very similar to Pangu Shengong, which uses three sets circling motions coupled with sun / moon visualizations, a stretching / breathing move, mudra, and “mantra” (called the password in Pangu). Very interesting! Pangu is geared mainly towards healing / physical health.
  5. I've checked out a few of Matt Kahn's YouTube videos, and while not of all them resonate with me right now, this video certainly does. It has helped me quite a bit over the past year. When I watch it, I feel something shift. It discusses how making new choices circulates new energy, which clears energy blockages and dissolves ego structures built around habits / energetic stagnation. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I'd suggest watching at least 30 mins or so to get the full flavor if you're interested.
  6. thought-stopping skill

    The more calm I am, the quieter my mind is and the easier it is to reach stillness. I find that when I’m not calm, my breathing is not calm, and vice-versa. When that happens, you can move your awareness to breathing, slow it down and involve your whole body, and you’ll calm down, with your mind quieting in turn. If you do do this multiple times throughout the day, it can have a great effect!
  7. A notable example of this is Fragrant Qigong, which has a Buddhist origin. According to some instructions I read (supposedly a translation direct from the Grandmaster) you were not supposed to apply any mind intent whatsoever, to the point where he’d recommend watching tv or chatting with people while practicing so you’d keep your mind off of Qigong...
  8. Spiritual Qigong that develops Chi

    Regarding the Pangu Shengong “password”, although it’s called a “password” it’s definitely not something that’s hidden, exclusive, or mysterious in anyway...it’s more that it’s like a “telephone number to energy” or a focused way to open your heart. It goes like this (see if you notice anything): Take kindness and benevolence as basis, Take frankness and friendliness to heart As part of Pangu Shengong, you’re taught that reciting it (especially with the palms facing up) can help you open up to energy from the universe (aka Pangu). For what it’s worth, maintaining a calm, kind and benevolent mindset does this too - the password just gives some folks guidance for how to get there. Hope this helps! Disclaimer: practiced PGSG for ~18 months.
  9. I can heartily recommend Pangu Shengong if you're looking for a healing qigong: http://pangu.org. There are a few threads on Pangu here on Dao Bums. You can learn the basic form from DVD as it is super simple and doesn't emphasize precise physical techniques so you don't need in-person instruction (it's more about intention, visualization, and mindset). Happy to answer any questions about it. It has a great track record for healing all sorts of ailments, ranging from late stage cancers to allergies and skin rashes.
  10. A little late here, but felt the following since Friday morning: Anxiety and strong sense of clearing / resolving something (lasted two days) Deeper and more powerful energy flows Since Sunday a sense of relief and a marked heightened shift that I still feel Overall was a crazy and WTF past few days but feel the better for it now.
  11. Xiang Gong - Fragrant Qigong

    I haven't received any formal training in Fragrant Qigong so I have no idea how good / bad my form is, but for awhile I followed these videos and the movements 'felt' right. A few small tweaks I'd make is to keep my elbows tucked to the side of the body and fixed throughout the motion (here they are a bit relaxed about that):
  12. Hello - Just Joined

    Hi ljazztrumpet, Thanks so much for the wonderful insights. Like you, the password of Pangu Shengong has really resonated with me. Loved your translations of the password. My personal / latest interpretation is something along the lines of: Kindness and benevolence as basis = treat everything, including yourself, with unconditional love Frankness and friendliness to heart = maintain a genuine childlike wonder and innocence as you go through life --- in practice --- Speak with reason = stay calm (this is the starting point towards proper conduct) Treat with courtesy = think of others Act with emotion = be true to yourself Accomplish results = put this all into action I'm finding that staying calm and peaceful is the first step for me in terms of staying "in the password". A little game I play is to try and still my mind -- i.e. silence the inner dialogue -- 24/7. Easier said than done though I think you'll really enjoy meeting Master Ou. The energy in the class is very strong -- sort of reminded me of the big qigong lectures in China in the 90s you might've read about -- and he's a very kind and gentle man. Totally epitomizes the password. I find myself thinking a lot about and gleaning new insights from the lectures. Cheers,
  13. Hello - Just Joined

    ljazztrumpet, Welcome! Awesome that you're practicing Pangu Shengong. I've also been practicing it for just over a year, having first heard of it on this forum. There are a few others here who also practice it. Would love to hear more about your experiences with it. Earlier this summer I finally received the in-person training from Master Ou, which was an interesting experience to say the least Cheers,
  14. What does everyone practice :)

    Pangu Shengong and Zhunti mantra recitation, with a bit of SFQ occasionally, too.
  15. MCO variants

    Hi there, If you're looking for an MCO variant, I can certainly recommend the "Small Universe" meditation as part of the Spring Forest Qigong system. It's the cornerstone of the system, and in my experience is very safe, simple, and effective. Can't speak for any other MCO teachings, though. You can buy MP3s of a 30 min or 60 min guided meditation from the SFQ website. Cheers,