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  1. Beginner questions

    Maybe didn't read through the questions, as they're clearly different situation. or maybe a genius yogi that can hold a child on lap while doing zhan zhuang.
  2. i'm gonna try this as well, i've used basic yoga (yoga for complete beginner from yoga-vidya on youtube), which served me well during my initial work. Edit: this yoga nidra thing, maybe the best practice for my wife... she always said that breathing training always cause her to feel sleepy, and so far no result because she slept so fast, lol
  3. no, walking as normal, is it necessary to shake while walking? still feel qi blanket around my arms and legs, or maybe its blood flowing, but the general feeling is qi-like Edit: But i massage my tensed muscles afterwards, i felt it deeply relaxing (the massage)
  4. is it normal if zhan zhuang induces tension around buttock, and calf muscle? i think i did it correctly (like knee not more forward than toes, keep my back straight, and just let the pelvis rest/hang on air). my experience with zhan zhuang: (wu ji and holding balloon position): my mind is relaxed, my body (spine) is relaxed, my head sometimes got confused what to do/where its normal/natural place (sometime causing tension below jade pillow area), mostly attention goes to my breath which then follows energy flow like usual. Sometime later, my pelvis got confused too on whether it should tilt forward, backward, or just stay in place (moves in a way that can't be described as subtle), also i always feel tension around my butt sides, and calves, sometime upper body sways back and forth (balancing, not sure if its qi) edit: i always thought zhan zhuang is for endurance, will it really work to release tensions? usually i maintain the position until trembles subside, then i walk around for a while as closing session
  5. Hi, as title stated, any pointer on how to release tensions from our limb? i've managed to release physical tensions from my back and abdomen area, but i find it difficult to "access" tension on my limbs (beyond shoulder and buttocks), now that less tensions are felt on my body, tensions on my limbs felt more pronounced (not pain, but more as discomforts) such in triceps area. My difficulty relates to how i feel less qi around my limbs (maybe because there are tensions?), and they (limbs) barely move during meditaion. Moving meditation is not yet in my understanding, i got too focused on moving that i feel les qi as well. Edit: i'm using sung breathing method, and starts doing ji ben qigong, which i think seems/feels similar to ba duan jin thank you for any responses
  6. Chinese Soul

    out of my capacity too, but i'm interested to learn as well
  7. Indonesian Shaman Keeps Sex Slave

    i'm indonesian, and as far as i know,there are just too many "shaman" that end up being jailed for trickeries. From my point of view, if i were to go to any shaman, i'd come with whole bag of scepticism, and if there's money talk, or sex talk, then its bogus. the real deal will accept anything (even only word of gratitude) or nothing at all. But this topic is quite new to me, most cases that went to news are about tricking women to have sex with him, or scamming money (like doubling the money given to him)
  8. Beginner questions

    lol, no... its different state, i do zhan zhuang midnight mostly, when no one is around, but sitting i sometime do while acompanying my oldest studying/doing homework, and sometime the younger kids just come and sit on my lap watching her sister. i find my awarenes is more focused when i watch my kids doing positive stuffs or chi feels stronger. Maybe because i really smille from my deepest realm, or i'm in a state of selfless Edit: Really do not add child into equation please
  9. Beginner questions

    Actually i want to recreate that event when the time/need arises. I mean, after conserving, its much better to indulge to the maximum possible experience, right? As i havent reach/be able to transform jing yet. How about that holding/let kid sit on lap while meditating, in my oppinion, it should be just fine, as we normally have qi around us, but what concerns me is during cleansing, we expel negative qi, and i wonder what will it do to others too close to us (the negative qi). There are some thought that once released, its no longer negative or positive qi, but just qi in its natural/neutral state as in returning to cosmos. Any idea?
  10. Qigong Beginner questions

    Yeah, been there, in my case its diapraghm getting tired or adjusting to new breathing. Try maintain straight posture (dont sit slouching or do any postures that press the stomach area), also massaging gently around the area below your rib helps me a lot. Now i can (to some degree) control my diaphragm movement at will, and can breathe more deeply. Just be patient and enjoy every positive changes you feel. (Like now i can smoke 2 packs of cigarettes without coughing, but that's not why i'm cultivating... i will let go of that habit when the time is right, for now i'll just enjoy it every moment, so when the time comes, i can say farewell without looking back)
  11. Qigong Beginner questions

    From my personal experience, focus on nowhere, i mean just observe/feel whats going on around and inside your body. Have your mind's eye and senses sensitive enough to feel deeper, or in simpler term: learning awareness. I think now i've been cultivating for 5 months, and only just recently i felt my lower dantian swirling inside. Just begin with being aware of all those sensation, observe them, don't put too much focus in any point (i had my chi stagnate around my solar plexus because of this - or at least that's my own conclusion, and its really annoying). But do put awareness around or on spots where you feel dull or distant pain, this is usually blockage. About lifting the sky, if you already do abdominal breathing unconciously, you should breate as normal (which should be abdominally, because your automatic mind already reprogrammed that way), breath in on going up, pause, breath out when going down. But the most important part is relaxed mind that follows the movement. In my case, dynamic qigong is somewhat better in avoiding stagnant chi. Again, i'm also a beginner, so don't take my words seriously before consulting more experienced guys. And don't be shy to point or correct me if my understanding is wrong, i have no teacher as well. thank you
  12. Beginner questions

    1. is it fine to hold child on my lap while meditating to clear blockages? I mean will it do them any harm, or will it help them avoid/clear their blockages as well? 2. i've experienced sudden erection during zhan zhuang which lasts for quite some time, and there are times when it suddenly malfunction (like when i'm too tired, etc). Is it possible to have intentional erection (like when i really need it, and have it rock hard)? 3. what is the cause of that sudden erection? thank you
  13. umm, is that the whole story? I was expecting something longer than that , or maybe i'm lost? Anyway, i like that painting a lot, that i looked bigger version of it, and set it as wallpaper, maybe i'll even print it large
  14. What is Mantak Chia?

    In my oppinion, Mantak Chia really understand what he's saying, and i too for the first 3 months is using his references (books) for cultivating. His books is good if you already have understanding about the topic (kinda like school textbook, which contains info, but you will still need teacher to point out the details, in fact its what is missing from his books: details), its just too fast to learn by myself (from my experience as well, i experienced qi deviation a while ago, which i managed to get rid of with help from seniors here). For now, i find that Damo Mitchell's book: Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change provide in depth teaching, with basics (background story), steps, what to expect, and so on (more noob friendly if i may say so). To make myself more clear: its hard to read Mantak Chia's book and expect to learn from the book alone, you will need guidance from either him, or his certified teachers. Also he made way too many books, which makes things more complicated as in where to start. Again, this is my oppinion, being a newbie reading master Chia's book.