The Dao Bums
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About -_sometimes

  • Rank
    Dao Bum

Recent Profile Visitors

648 profile views
  1. Thank you, I wish for you the same!
  2. To let others in this thread know, I now intend to wait some time before I practice zhan zhuang. I will take the advice of those recommending against it, for I have foregone the advice of others too many times and paid for it sorely. I will look into the more physical practices recommended by @freeform and @Cleansox, thank you both! I understand the sort of trauma that may arise during such practices as zhan zhuang, and whilst this is something that I am working with on a daily basis, in fact it could be said the processing of trauma is pretty much all I do these days haha - I do feel like I would need more time before I stand completely still and enter the deeper parts of my psyche. Lot of shit to process yet ;D I think if I were to go back into the internal arts, and I hope to, eventually - when that happens I'm going to go about it the right way; learn from a verified well known teacher, make sure I'm also perfectly mentally balanced beforehand, hopefully with physical ailments out of the way. I'm tired of messing things up due to impatiently rushing into them like a maniac, wanting results as fast as possible. This one, I hope, I shall do right! Thank you all for the help and guidance, it is very much appreciated
  3. Based in the UK.. I do recall my doctor offered physical therapy several months ago, but I put it on hold, not being entirely certain how useful it would actually be. It might be a wise idea to follow up on that, perhaps. It's just a little difficult because the issue is very personal, and really.. a lil weird lol
  4. I have searched through older threads, but responses are varied, some say yes, others no, then are horror stories of people who fucked themselves over rather insanely, but I was hoping specifying static exercises that don't require any active moving of qi wouldn't be as problematic. Then again, if there are varied responses, it really might be best just to stay away
  5. For those curious as to what exactly these physical imbalances are, I often have a build up of tension around furthest sides of the face, close to the ears. I can consciously relax it, but when I do, it often results in contraction of various muscles in the face, causing involuntary twitches of the head this way and that. Likewise, if I completely relax as much as I can the muscles in my face and arms, my upper body tries to move on its own; fingers and arms raise up, head moves back or to the side and shoulders will lock into or out of positions. If I allow the movements to occur, I might end up in weird positions. I've done this aplenty and as long as I avoid making fast movements and try to 'move' things along, it seems perfectly natural, but honestly I'm a little tired of it. It's like my body is trying to correct some sort of structural imbalance possibly brought about through years of poor posture, and I was hoping Zhan Zhang might help identify what exactly is misaligned, allowing faster resolution of these issues. Thanks for reading!
  6. Several months ago I posted on here regarding some issues I was having, and I was recommended to stop all internal work for some time to get things in order. Much has been resolved, and aside from some physical misalignments (which I hope to resolve through ZZ) all has improved greatly, and I would like to start working with the energy arts to improve my physical health, vitality and hopefully, longevity. I am not interested in spiritual accomplishments, I simply wish to take care of my body. I have what seems to be structural misalignments of my neck, shoulder and facial muscles, and having been to various doctors, seen a neurologist and taken care of my mental health, the issues still remain. I hear Zhan zhuang is very useful when practiced with care and attention over the long term at rectifying physical imbalances within the body, and as such would like to take it up. Is this a good idea, can it be done effectively without a teacher, and are there any warning signs I should take note of, to prevent such things as qi deviation? I would appreciate any advice, thanks
  7. I'm curious as to why you specify this. Perhaps you have already explained why idk but well.. this would be a huge undertaking for me, as I'm rather lacking in the 'socialising' department. I just feel sort of empty of content / blank around people. Do you mean build connections, or just general interaction? Why? how would it help? I hope you don't mind the questions, I just personally need a reason to do something as opposed to just 'you should because it's good for you'
  8. What standing exercises do you recommend?
  9. Thanks for your help everyone. It seems there is much I can still do to help things along. Back to the drawing board it is!
  10. Play it long enough, and you can win, slowly but surely, no?
  11. Tobacco Why? What's wrong with sleeping late if it's easier to sleep?
  12. If I do something physically tiring I feel even more wiped out. After I can just sit on a couch and space out to the point where my vision starts to get 'staticky' and is overlayed with purple swirling lol. The pressure above the eyes also feels significantly more intense to the point where it causes some sort of muscle contractions followed by involuntary head movement, as I relax my face in attempt to relieve the pressure. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  13. Yes that was me. I started exercising more but curious why you mention voluntary work? what if the issue is mainly physical, such as some sort of structural misalignment, which I am almost certain of; I can still relax and allow my upper body move of its own accord (which I avoid atm), in what I perceive is an attempt to correct this imbalance; one arm feels heavier than the other, involuntary twitching of the head when sitting in silence, jaw rotating when eating. All this seems to point to some physical as opposed to energetic ailment. How can physical activity resolve this? Sleep isn't great because of insomnia, so I usually sleep late (~2am) as can fall asleep much easier. I eat very well ~70% of the time, have difficulty working because of aforementioned issues - aside from extremely mundane work which I find soul destroying. I don't drink much, smoke a little, nothing else. And socially speaking.. well.. I'm pretty poor at socialising, but I have a couple connections. Thank you for your assistance, it is much appreciated!
  14. I'm not sure what you're suggesting. You are saying you did a remote body scan, and apparently I'm draining something? I don't understand what you mean by this? I don't get this either. Which individuals? Almost 3 years now. Since my first trips on psychs. It was a lot worse a few months ago but seems to be improving over time, but well.. not fast enough as I have no clue as to the cause or what really is happening. I appreciate your input x)