drifting.leaf

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  1. Another reason to practice

    Hello, I have a simple question - How can you deal with insect bites in a qigong way? I read/heard that it's more favorable to practice qigong while surrounded by nature, therefore, I tried it out at my local park, however, I couldn't get in the zone because the mosquitoes kept harassing me. Is there a qigong art which would help keep the biting or stinging bugs off. Iron Shirt, Golden Bell, what about the Guardian Qi I hear about, how do the advanced practitioners deal with this? If Iron Shirt can stop blades, it could stop insect bites too, right? I could put some bug repellent, but... is there another nonviolent and self-sufficient way. It would be ideal if the method is tested and safe. Thanks for any leads.
  2. Hello seekers, I've just started reading the book Gheranda Samhita. The book recommends to first purify the nadis before starting any pranayama, what's got me confused are the Bija mantras (YAM, RAM, THAM, VAM - I'm not sure if those are correct, I used Google translate of the text I found at a German website) and their duration. What are the Bija mantras? What does 16 times, 32 times and 64 times mean? What is the specific duration in seconds? Thanks for the help.
  3. Repeating the mantra during nadi purification

    Thanks for the tip, this was my first time posting. Should I delete this from the ‘General Discussions’ and repost it in the ‘Hindu section’ or should I add it as a new post there? I don't want it to appear as spam. For now I'll add it as a new post there. Thanks again. Edit - I just tried deleting this post and I can't find the delete button. I'll leave it here for now. Sorry.
  4. Hello seekers, I've just started reading the book Gheranda Samhita. The book recommends to first purify the nadis before starting any pranayama, whats got me confused is the mantras (RAM, THAM, LAM, VAM) and their duration. What does 16 times, 32 times and 64 times mean? What is the specific duration in seconds? Thanks for the help.
  5. New member first time post

    Greetings everyone, I'm here seeking to learn more about Qigong and Taoism. I recently had questions about "Ding" and "100 Day Foundation" and I found the discussions on this site informative therefore I decided to join. Thank you for the add.