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  1. @dwai I wanted to let you know that my wife got me your book for Christmas. I recently finished it. I read a lot. I have to confess, though, that it's the first time that I have read a book strictly for enjoyment and not with the intent of learning something (business, programming, Qigong, ...) in over 15 years. That's not to say I didn't learn anything, in fact, I learned plenty. I ended up researching the mythological entities that were described in the book. Also, reading the book strengthened my resolve to commit to doing more Zhan Zhuang. I enjoyed the story and look forward to the next one. Thank you for being an encouraging presence here on TDB and giving me the opportunity to realize I can read just for fun again.
  2. It does sound like he's revealed the secret in just 13 minutes. It seems like the understanding of it, though, is just beyond my grasp.
  3. Congratulations. It's now on my Christmas list.
  4. Zhineng/Wisdom Healing Qi Gong

    Here is a written description of Straight Leg Sitting. http://www.zhinengqigong.org/methods/ztz.html It's also published in 'Later Methods Zhineng Qigong and Taiji'. This is where I bought 'The Methods of Zhineng Qigong Science'. https://www.daohearts.com/books/
  5. Zhineng/Wisdom Healing Qi Gong

    I would like to find a video of someone performing Straight Leg Sitting. I watched an interview with Ooi Kean Hin where he seemed to downplay LQUPQD in favor of Straight Leg Sitting. I've read written instructions of the technique, but it's a little hard to follow without also seeing it.
  6. Zhineng/Wisdom Healing Qi Gong

    @dlc123 Are you attending classes in person at the Chi Center or are you taking the online courses?
  7. Zhineng/Wisdom Healing Qi Gong

    I experienced some trembling when I started doing Ba Duan Jin. I have not experienced any sensations of Qi doing Zhineng, though. That's the main reason I gave up on it for a while. Several weeks ago I felt compelled to do LQUPQD again. I have noticed that my mood has lifted, I am more calm, and my bad habits have diminished. So, instead of gross sensations of Qi the effect is much more subtle. Do you do other practices besides LQUPQD?
  8. The part of you that has never suffered

    This thread so much reflects my path and the thoughts that I have been having. I also liken the commonly held belief of the image of God to that of Santa Claus. I say this as I'm about to take my family to a Methodist church... But, I've been wanting to run this idea by TDB. In terms of The Dao I'm coming to believe that we exist because "nothing" also exists. A long time ago I questioned, "If God created us, then who created God?" I have felt like I exist on the razor's edge of two impossibilities. To have been created out of nothing seems impossible. But, for there to be nothing at all also seems impossible. In terms of The Dao they must both exist: Nothing and Everything - Stillness and Motion.
  9. Cushions for meditation

    I don't think it really matters as long as you are comfortable. I prefer a seiza bench. Here is a reference for the different seating options. https://sanctuaryoftao.org/method-of-tranquil-sitting/
  10. Zhineng/Wisdom Healing Qi Gong

    Another reason I chose Zhineng is because I wanted to avoid all the weird stuff. Zhineng is derived from Soaring Crane, but with the intent of avoiding Qi Deviation syndrome. Zhineng is safe and gentle. Many years ago I experienced a premature Kundalini Awakening. At the time I didn't even know what Kundalini was or what had happened to me. I chose Zhineng because I did not want to repeat any similar experience and the aftermath.
  11. Zhineng/Wisdom Healing Qi Gong

    I would love to see more discussion on Zhineng. If you have done some searching you might find some of my posts regarding it. I've been practicing Qigong for almost a year now. After studying many systems I chose to make it my main practice. I like that it is an open system, Dr. Pang explains the reason for everything in his books, no secrets. I can attest to the LQUPQD course on Udemy. You'll find a review by me there. After doing LQUPQD for a while I wasn't sure it was the system for me either. I explored other systems and now I'm back to Zhineng. I'm now learning the Level 2 Body Mind Method. I think I've seen Mingtong Gu say that Zhineng is compatible with other systems. So, instead of doing 3 Centers Merge I prefer to do Zhan Zhuang Yiquan style as Master Lam Kam Chuen teaches it. I also do Ba Duan Jin, 13 Movement Tai Chi Chi Kung, bone breathing, and, of course, wall squats. Zhineng is considered more of a medical Qigong. I combine it with my practice of martial Qigong. I seperate the forms by time or do them on different days. So, yes, yes, yes. I would love to see a Zhineng group get started on TDB.
  12. StarGazers

    I used to love watching Jack Horkheimer. He would come on after Doctor Who on Saturday night on my local PBS station. Those are good memories. "Keep Looking Up."
  13. What is your favourite exercise?

    Power clean with a heavy barbell. Clean and press with a kettlebell
  14. What is your favourite exercise?

    Reverse hyperextensions
  15. You're so right. As a former football player and powerlifter back in the 80's I know this all too well. Had my share of knee injuries... I've learned what you're saying from doing Tai Chi. In the case of wall squats I've learned that it is better to do 10 with good form and focusing on LDT than it is to do 100 sloppy squats just to say I did 100.