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  1. @Apech@awaken@Vajra Fist Thank you for your perspectives! Intuitively speaking, reducing movement makes sense. But when it hurts badly, i don't want to force it. This is a position that feels good to me even for longer periods. Are there some downsides when you meditate like this and not in lotus position?
  2. Automatic Yoga

    Thank you! I can't speak chinese, so getting into the books will not work. But I will check out the QA.
  3. Dear Bums, my meditation sessions are getting longer and longer now. The focus is there, but my body aches after a while. What is your approach? Just staying with the pain, making it conscious, growing with the pain? Or is a more gentle approach appropriate? I thought about changing from cross legged sitting into another posting after every 40 minutes. (Maybe my knees or laying on the back?) Would love to hear your perspectives!
  4. Purpose of QiGong

    Thank you all for contributing, this forum is truly something special. I learned a lot but also i have thousand more questions as a result. A main theme that i picked up is that it is wise to choose a certain style/school and commit to it. I feel overwhelmed with the diversity of styles but one thing seems to attract me the most: "Zifa Gong", "Katsugen", "Spontaneous Qigong" - There are many names for it and this topic attracts me endlessly and i always come back to it. There are many names of this "automatic healing force" but sadly i can't find any in depth and high quality material about it. There are no courses in my area and i have no luck finding a book about this topic. So if any of you can help me out i would be very grateful. I really want to explore this phenomena but i don't know where to start.
  5. Purpose of QiGong

    What's the difference between qigong and Taiji? And where would i start with Taiji if i don't have a teacher around?
  6. Purpose of QiGong

    great, thank you!
  7. Purpose of QiGong

    I tested out a fair share of spiritual practices and qiqong seems to be the most suited for my personality so i want to commit. (I love to move and i can't sit still) But now a questioned entered my mind: Has qiqong the same purpose as sitting meditation or yoga? I want to become healthy in body and mind, calm my being and open my heart. Is QiGong the right practice for walking this path? Imagine that i commit to a life long mastery of Qiqong, where would this lead me, what will get out of the practice? Another Question that is related: will all practices lead me to the same thing the one way or another?
  8. Automatic Yoga

    Awesome, thanks! Sooo, where to start? The amount of information seems a bit overwhelming.
  9. Automatic Yoga

    Can you explain what you mean with Shiv Asna and with the recapitulation?
  10. Automatic Yoga

    wow this is great! Sounds very intuitive. See my post above for my "awakening". I am also interested in your grounding techniques!
  11. Automatic Yoga

    For everyone who wonders, i described my "kundalini awakening" in my Introduction Thread: Also after this experience my body changed quite dramatically from being weak and unenergetic to very fit and strong. And girls suddenly where interested in me that was nice too :D
  12. Automatic Yoga

    Thank you for bringing me to the conclusion that i over identify with kundalini and that it is probably not the case. It was the first thing that i found that described my symptoms but i will leave this narrative now. Thank you, very insightful. I'm sure that i didn't reach the end, my body feels quite restless far from ease and stillness. With what practice should i continue after i reach this stage? If i had to choose between Agenda and Letters on yoga, wich one should i choose?
  13. Automatic Yoga

    What would be the benefit of doing so?
  14. Automatic Yoga

    Since my Kundalini Awakening some years ago i developed something that is described by some as automatic yoga or spontaneous yoga. When i let go, my body begins to move on its own. When i am lying down, my body slowly twists, bends and sometimes shakes. Sometime my body goes into classic hatha positions, but most of the time it's a dynamic blend between different kinds of stretching and yoga. Most of the time this is very pleasurable, sometimes even blissful. But here is something i noticed. When i do this longer than 50 minutes, i go very deep. I am not too experienced, so i get scared when i go to deep. I worry about not doing it "right" and screwing something up. Because i go freestyle, without any guidance or rules, i worry that it could be damaging to me in some way (it definitely feels great and develops without force) I just let it happen as my body pleases. My question is: should i trust my body completely? Should i just let myself "fall" into the pit, fall so deep as my body wants to? Or should i be cautiousness with these kind of practices? Maybe only follow a teaching and don't go wander on my own?
  15. Hey guys, i have the opportunity to go into physiotherapy and get my spine corrected. I have my doubts and i thought the best way to gather different perspectives is to ask here. My main concern is that through forcefully straightening the spine, my body gets damaged. I have strong tension in the neck area and i am certain that it is a result of blocked emotions and trauma. Heal the trauma and the neck is free. But maybe through physiotherapy i get faster relief, maybe even helps with the healing process? So has anybody done something similar or can share his experience or point of view? I would highly appreciate it.