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  1. Mo Pai and unwellness

    Here's a interesting interview with Kosta that's fairly recent. I don't practice mo pai but he touches on a lot of points relating to internal arts in general. Also discusses reasons for stopping teaching/practicing.
  2. The Cool Picture Thread

  3. Tulsi (Holy Basil)

    I buy it in bulk from mountain rose herbs. They sell all three varieties and give descriptions. I usually get rama and Krishna.
  4. Tulsi (Holy Basil)

    Love tulsi. Actually drinking a cup of Rama tulsi right now. Wonderful adaptagen that is often overlooked.
  5. Interval Timers for Practice

    The one I use is an app unfortunately but it works great and is very customizable. It is called "insight timer". It also offers guided meditations and community also. Worth the 5 bucks I think it was. also sells a nice one but believe its like $108 (which is crazy, I hope it makes a cup of coffee too...).
  6. Meditation on "Feeling" Love release Heart stress

    Ive found this meditation helpful from time to time. Take a moment and feel your physical body and settle in Then feel whatever emotion you have. Whether it be anger, happy, sad etc. Really Take it in. Take a breath and express compassion and understanding to yourself Then feel that you are not alone. Feel the presence of life all over. Take a breath and express compassion and understanding to all. Repeat
  7. colds and flu season

    Elderberry is great. Started taking it 2 years ago during the flu season and haven't been sick yet.
  8. Does anyone have any hip flexor exercises?

    Certainly can feel discomfort from lunges in the knees but you dont wana feel pain. A lot of great stretches were mentioned. Perhaps best to do what works for you and that may help with stretches that are more difficult down the road. I would definitely recommend checking out tre exercises too. Basically you do a few leg exercises to exhasust leg muscles and then hold acouple positions that induce tremors to release tension. These will start in your legs and within time work all the up to shoulders. Unfortunately there is no longer a full video available on youtube.
  9. Does anyone have any hip flexor exercises?

    Yea that is correct. I was told theres a muscle in there that could be stretched with that and regular lunge (psoas major I think). And is responsible for alot of lower body pain. It may help to be near a table or something the lowered hand can use as support. Just a lunge stretch can also be helpful. I seen a art doctor (active release techniques) and he recommended that stretch, regular lunge and 2 other stretches I'll post images of. I did them for about a month along with tre exercises and my regular tai chi and qi gong. Helped me tremendously. This is just my experience. Take with a grain of salt. Everybody's different. Or
  10. Does anyone have any hip flexor exercises?

    Ive always found this one very helpful
  11. Daoist or Chinese Music

    Master Zhongxian Wu records some daoist inspired music. Its pretty good for practice. One album is available on spotify.
  12. Why do so few qigong masters radiate vitality?

    I would consider Grandmaster Lu Zijian a master with great "vitality". Theres several clips on youtube of him performing his practices at 118 years old! Theres also a video of him smoking cigarettes over 100 and with his girlfriend that was half his age. He attributed his longevity and health to practicing internal arts and qigong. Or perhaps he'd hit the gene pool lottery.
  13. Really need help with healing, qigoing recommendations?

    Flying phoenix is defenetly a solid practice for boosting health and wellbeing. I've had a lot of success with it. I would also suggest something like elderberry for what your describing. Either a syrup or gaia has extract capsules you can open and take under the tounge for a more potent delivery. It's very good at taking care of viruses in the body, clearing mucus in the body, boasting the immune system and a number of other things.
  14. Flying phoenix new member

    My experiences have been pretty great so far. I'm on my 308th day of consistant practice that I slowly progressed to how long I practice now. One thing I've noticed in particular is my bodies ability to adapt. I work rotating shifts and ever since I've been about 3 months in I can switch shifts with ease. It use to be very difficult and hard on my mind and body. I've also noticed improvement in the flow/relaxation of my tai chi practice. FP has certainly taught me to go slower in all aspects of my life.
  15. Flying phoenix new member

    Thanks for the welcome. I've done some of wong kiew kits stuff (carrying the moon, spantanious qigong etc),fragrant qigong, yi jin jing, one thousand hands buddha, wei qi gong, Eddie chong five petal plum chi kung, tao tan pai and some other bak fu pai internal forms such as vermilion sparrow returns to the nest which is a really good and I still practice often.