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  1. Yes, I read Tsonkyi Rinpoche's interview on lung. When I did hatha yoga the instructor often said I was holding my shoulders wrong. Thank you for all of your advice. I'll keep it in mind. I want to thank everyone for their responses in this thread.
  2. I'm a Westerner (U.S.A.) and English is the only language I know. I didn't have any particular emotional traumas in mind when I asked. I was just fascinated by the idea of using energy practices as a tool for creating emotional well-being and healing trauma. I think of emotional healing as something that everyone needs. I didn't know if there was a certain type of energy practice suited to that, or if all energy practices are expected to heal emotions as a side-effect. I wasn't aware of this system, so thank you for telling me about it. I tried Googling it for a few minutes and had trouble figuring out where I can find a good resource to start off in Fragrant Qigong. Do you have any suggestions? I have a therapist that I see every week. I agree that psychology can help in ways that brute force meditation probably won't. I bought Terry Dunn's first two Flying Phoenix DVD's on Amazon recently. I have a solid idea on how to get started with Flying Phoenix, but where would I go to get started with Fragrant Qigong? When I google it I see so many things all over the place. Thank you for your help!
  3. Hi everybody. There are a few things I want to find information about: how energy work can lead to emotional healing, how to ground my energy, and energy work that doesn't involve the head area. First question. I was inspired to join this forum after reading an interview with a Buddhist teacher who said Westerners tend to have really messed up emotional bodies compared to Tibetans, and having a fractured emotional state goes hand-in-hand with energetic imbalances. This wasn't the first time I'd heard an idea like that, and I feel like it's true for me. Can anyone on this forum recommend a system of energy work that focuses on the goal of emotional healing? Second question. I've been experiencing weird movement of energy through my body for a few years now, particularly in my head. I talked to a meditation teacher and they said I have a "head rlung disorder." They recommended several things to manage the disorder, and one of them was to practice grounding exercises, particularly exercises which pull energy from the head downward. Can anyone here recommend a certain practice or system of practices that would complement the teacher's advice? I know there's tons of stuff on the internet that uses words like "grounding," but I don't know where to start, and I figure it would be better if I asked here than if I reinvented the wheel. I just looked at a grounding video today, and it involved moving energy both up and down, so that's probably not what I want. The teacher also recommended that if I do any energetic practices in the future, I should focus on the heart area and not the head or third eye. Are there any energetic systems you would recommend that don't get involved with the head area? As to why I don't just ask the teacher: this isn't the type of teacher I can talk to regularly. They were traveling around the world, and I basically just had that one opportunity to talk to them. Thank you for your help!
  4. Hello. Is it possible for me to have access to the men's subforum?
  5. Thanks for having me

    Hi everybody. I've been Buddhist for 4 years, and I recently became interested in energy work after reading an interview with Tsoknyi Rinpoche in which he says Westerners need to balance their energy more than Tibetans needed to. I'm interested in exploring how energy work can lead to emotional healing. Thanks for having me.