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  1. My own "greatest hits", secrets from my different teachers

    Women and cultivation, some tips from my sexual qigong teacher and Zhongxian Wu (Master Wu): Men protect their jing by regulating their ejaculation and loss of sperm. Women protect their jing by regulating their loss of blood during menstruation. How? This is done through particular sexual qigong exercises throughout the period between menstruation. Using massage, breath holding and muscle exercises (including jade egg exercises and lifting a weight) you strengthen the breasts and vagina. This will strengthen the vagina and uterus, which are connected to the Kidneys. If a woman is very healthy, her menstruation won't affect her that much. Neither physically, emotionally, energetically or mentally. It will be of short duration, a small amount of blood loss, and it won't impact herself or her surroundings negatively (no mood swings, back aches, head aches etc). If she is of average health, she will experience some negative affects during her menstruation. If she is of bad health, the time of menstruation will be a living hell for herself and her surroundings (anger, crying, shouting, mood swings, low energy, back and knee ache, head ache etc). This can all be improved by sexual qigong outside the time of the bleeding itself. During the bleeding fase, she should discontinue the sexual qigong. Instead she should meditate on and hold her breath in her middle dan tien. The middle dan tien is related to qi, the lower dan tien is related to jing (which is also blood, especially for women). Qi controls blood, whereas blood nourishes qi. By strengthening her middle dan tien, the blood flow will be controlled better because of the strengthening of qi. It will be more smooth, she'll lose less energy, and the negative symptoms (headache, mood swings, back ache, low energy etc) will be improved.
  2. Dear friends, In other threads I've already shared many of my personal experiences (I'll link these below). What I'm looking for now is to exchange experiences, information, teachers, herbs, mantras, mudras, methods etc. in this area. I would really love to hear your stories, your experiences, about your teachers and their methods. It's quite a controversial topic, but it's also quite an interesting topic Here are the links to my former threads: In this thread I've shared many of my personal experiences with this somewhat controversial topic: I've shared a bit more personal experiences in the second post here:
  3. @EFreethought thanks for your question I don't know your background, but if you've been doing qigong for a couple of years, I would suggest to start with the course you feel "attracted" to, or the course that you "feel" something for. If just starting out or quite new to qigong, I definitively recommend starting with "health and fighting qigong" and then go from there. But if you've been doing qigong and meditation for many years, I think it would be fine to start with the grand circle. I really like the "buddhist qigong" in the "health and fighting qigong". It's peaceful, it mobilizes and stretches you out, and there are some great and meaningful mantras which remind you of the truth of life as do the form. So, it depends on the person and what you're into, what you resonate with. Be blessed!
  4. My experience with Spring Forest Qigong

    Let me add some more about what is covered in Level 4 and what I think about it so far (I've been practicing daily for two weeks after the course now). What you realize in level 4 is that even though you don't get the deeper theory, actually you get everything you need in level 1, 2 and 3. What you learn in level 4 is that actually the basic standing postures from level 1, as well as small tiny tips like "feel your hands", or "invite your master from the end of the universe to come and help you with your practice"... Some of these small, tiny tips hold tremendous, treasured qigong secrets. When you practice visualisation, you're training your yi stronger and stronger. Your yi can actually go out from your body and travel anywhere in the world. When you send it to get your Master, to get the Sun, the Moon or the Rainbow, your yi is actually exiting from your body and going through the universe. This makes it stronger. This allows your yi to penetrate deeper inside your own body for healing purposes, but especially when using your yi during healing of others. Furthermore, paying attention to "feeling the exercise", feeling the tingling, the heat, the buzzing, the vibrations etc, this will eventually connect you directly to be able to feel the qi. Once you become conscious of your qi, you can do anything with it. Use it for healing, better massages, when making calligraphy, deeper meditation, self-healing, the list goes on. Furthermore, the whole standing set of level 1 and 2 (all of the active exercises) are all that you need for your three dan tiens, opening all channels and strengthening all your 5 organ system's qi. Furthermore, it can take you all the way to becoming one with the universe. You can really experience the beginning of the universe, the forming of yin and yang, the moving of yin and yang, and finally how the ten thousand things got generated from the original qi. You can see yourself in the prenatal state, how you formed as a fetus, how the dan tiens and channels developed. If you just continue with your training, it will go deeper and deeper. The very first meditation you learn in level one, namely the small universe, this is actually the most important. This is the exercise that will heal all physical problems and give you longevity as well as happiness, energy and peace of mind. The basic detection exercises used for healing in level 2.. if you just keep working at it, this will naturally (when your yi also gets stronger) allow you to do long distance healing. The combination of "feeling" with your hands and body, with your yi traveling, this can allow it to travel any length of distance in the whole universe. Later, it can allow you to send your yi back and forward in time, e.g. to read the past lives of the patients, as well as your own past lives. What is new in level 4 is that you get the theory more explicitly explained. This allows you to appreciate that you actually got all the "secrets" from level 1. Furthermore, you expand your capacity for self-development, spirituality and of course healing. This is by including BOTH the 1) physical level, 2) the emotional level and 3) the spiritual level. This is what's new. You expand and go deeper, you go to detect and heal blockages on ALL levels. Then he gives concrete techniques for healing ADHD, past lives, energizing objects, attracting more money qi, detecting and removing curses and black magic, and many other concrete techniques. With you having developed your qi, feeling and yi from level 1, 2 and 3 already, you have opened up the possiblity for using these much more advanced techniques. All in all, SFQ is great it's easy, it's simple, and if you keep at it, it really, really works! Be blessed!
  5. Dear Dao Bums, I've come across Master Liu He. I think she seems very good. Does anyone have any personal experiences, stories or the like to share? About Liu He and her qigong. Be blessed
  6. Healing in different systems

    I just realized I forgot to share the healing I've learnt from my sexual qigong teacher! I'll share in two parts: 1) general introduction, 2) personal experiences 1) General introduction There are several levels of healing: physical, energetic and spiritual. The physical is done through massage. This can be an actual massage (which focuses on certain key meridians on the arms, legs and back, and a special deep massage of the abdomen (and the buttocks too)). However, there is of course also sensual/sexual touching. By touching specific acupoints and meridians, you can help along healing, as well as of course arousal and orgasm. The licking, kissing and penetration is also very healing when done with "feeling". When you do anything with feeling, it means you're mindfully aware (almost meditating) on the sensations experienced when touching, licking, kissing and penetrating. This infuses your touch with qi. At higher levels, it also infuses your touch with "spirit". Energetic healing can be done through the eyes, breathing and of course touch (kissing, licking, penetrating, massaging, fingering etc). Spiritual healing is done through the mind. By combining the physical, energetic and mind together, the healing becomes much more powerful (especially if you have the intention to heal). Certain types of foreplay, positions and orgasms can help heal different things too. There are reflexological zones on the penis as well as in the vagina. Furthermore, there are different points inside different places in the vagina (different from the western model of clitoris, G spot, uterus etc). There are many more different points. Using these mindfully and purposefully during the act is also very healing. I think sexual qigong is probably the most enjoyable and fun type of qigong, cultivation and healing one can do 2) My personal experiences: I've managed to self-heal many things using sexual qigong. Tiredness, fatigue, bad moods, about to catch a cold, low energy levels and stress. What I've noticed (which I found quite surprising) is that when you start to experience "feeling" during your lovemaking, it can be more powerful than you think. I have been very surprised during sexual encounters with girls who were not at all sexual, and who complained about their lack of sexual desire, ability to "let go", ability to experience orgasm etc. first experience One girl had been in a more than 10 year relationship (her ex), without EVER getting orgasms. Only by herself with a vibrator could she reach climax. Using mindful touching and licking, in our 3rd encounter she started orgasming. She was blown away it was even possible, because now it had been about 16 years of only being able to orgasm with a vibrator. She had conditioned herself psychologically that she could only let go in that particular situation: alone at home with her vibrator. After that, she could orgasm in 5-10 minutes of foreplay, touching and licking. I don't know if she noticed it, but I noticed that after that "break-through" her personality started changing. She become more friendly and relaxed, more patient and loving with her family members as well as at work. Over about 2-3 months, she was a completely different person! That's when I realized the importance of a normal, healthy, sexual life. Due to her culture and family being very repressive, she had simply never developed a normal psychology around sex. No wonder Freud, Jung and Reich talked so much about the importance of sexuality! second experience Another experience is with a girl who didn't lose her virginity until the late 20s, once again due to repressive family, culture and religion. She knew about orgasms and had experienced a few with her first boyfriend and a rebound. However, after a few months, she remarked "I thought I knew about orgasms... But now I realize I didn't! There are so many different types and variations, and they can last much longer!". This was also simply by being together for a few months, and using the power of feeling. third experience At this point, I felt good about the techniques I had learnt and practiced, but still felt like it was mostly down to the "psychology" of the girl. If she is repressed or not, if she has regular orgasms on her own or not, and of course if she's able to let go. However, I had one encounter with a younger girl (early twenties) who was a strict Christian. She had had a boyfriend and also spend the night with a couple of other people from her town, but nothing out of the ordinary. She said that foreplay was very important to her, as well as being in a long term relationship with someone who was also a Christian. This was in order to let go, feel safe, and relax enough to get off. She orgasmed in about 2 minutes on our first encounter, with me only using mindful touching. We we're both in shock! She "died" for about 2-5 minutes where I just held her lovingly. After, I myself was wondering what happened. Why was it so fast, easy and powerful? I don't know if she was naturally orgasmic and had just given me "the talk" to make me put forward more effort, if she was really into me, if she really needed it, if my feeling had gone to a higher level, or maybe a combination. But she was very happy and harmonious after, compared to before where she was a tiny bit manipulating. Fourth experience I was with a very sensual and sexual women a few years older than me. She was tanned, had a few tatoos and big fake boobs. I don't know why, but I expected her to be very hard to satisfy. I thought that with all the things she had done to make herself more attractive, she probably had some psychological issues or something (please forgive me, I know that was a very prejudiced position!). However, she orgasmed 3 times in about 20 minutes on our first encounter! After, she couldn't stop talking to me happily for several hours, offering to cook me food etc. Maybe I was a bad judge of character at that point, but she actually seemed like a very stand-up, normal, loving, feminine woman! I thought with all the tatoos etc. she would be hardcore, a bit bitchy, continue to play hard-to-get etc. However, she completely let her guard down and we just enjoyed our time together. Conclusion I feel like I have only learnt very few basics of lovemaking so far, but I just wanted to share a few stories about how lovemaking can be healing on all levels: physical, energetic, emotional, psychological and even spiritual. I know I'm very happy for what I've learnt, even though I didn't enjoy the proces of going through the initial training. I'm learning and practicing on my own now, but looking for a new teacher I'm more on wave-length with (compared to the old one). There's nothing more beautiful than holding a woman that's completely sexually satisfied in your arms. The shine and light coming from their eyes, the warmth and satisfaction from their bodies, and the love, tenderness and surrender from their hearts. Be blessed!
  7. Dear Dao Bums, I would like to share some insights about different systems of healing and my own experiences using these. I will go over four systems of healing I've learnt and practiced: 1) Spring Forest Qigong (Chunyi Lin) 2) Talismanic healing (Zhongxian Wu) 3) Islamic healing / sufi healing, 4) "Energy and Chakra healing" (International Academy of Consciousness, IAC) 1) Spring Forest Qigong (Chunyi Lin) I really like the systematic, yet simple method of healing in Spring Forest Qigong. The system is something like this: 1) Preparation 1.1) Prepare the patient 1.2) Prepare yourself 1.3) Detect blockages 2) Healing 2.1) You strengthen the dan tien (open hand) 2.2) You open and circulate the small universe 2.3) You strengthen the dan tien 2.4) You open the blockages (using sword finger mudra) 2.5) You remove the excess/old energy (using an open hand) 2.6) You give healing energy to the places you've unblocked and removed old energy from (using your palm) 3) Closing 3.1) You strengthen the dan tien 3.2) You open and circulate the small universe 3.3) You strengthen the dan tien Mudras are used during the healing for different purposes. This is because mudras generate a certain energy field. This specific energy field is better for different things. Furthermore, you also empower or energize food and water for healing. This could be for yourself or for the patient. I've learnt just one talisman from Chunyi Lin. This talisman is drawn using a specific mudra. Again, it's because the talisman and mudra generate a certain energy. Lastly, Chunyi Lin is very big on massage, cupping and tapping. These are all physical techniques, everyone can use and understand them immediately. 2) Zhongxian Wu The healing I've learnt from Zhongxian Wu is very focused on using your body, breath and visualisation. This is done through posture, breath and visualisation. Posture is your own physical body, as well as the hand mudra you use. Breath is using specific breathing methods, especially mantras are the most important. Visualisation you use your mind to visualise the talismans which connect you to the qi field you need for your healing. The healing I've learnt from him so far is mostly focused on the specific place that's hurt. You use the talismans (one for each of the five elements) with their mantra and mudra to energize the 3 dan tien and/or the 5 organ systems, or the specific place on the body that's in need of healing. Furthermore you give mantras to the patients or exercises accompanied by mantras that they can use every day. Healing water is also used. 3) Islamic / sufi healing Each surah/verse of the Qu'ran has a specific energy. White, blue, black, yellow, golden, green etc. These different colors of energy are good for specific purposes. Some can remove black magic and evil spirits, make a protective circle around yourself and/or your family or your home. Some can energize objects. Some can make people respect you more. Some can give you more charisma, some can improve your aura etc. Some can heal physical diseases, some can help with psychological and emotional issues, and some can help improve relationships etc. You can heal the body, energy, mind or "life". Life understood as money, career, relationships, attract good luck, have more charisma etc. You usually have a system as you do the healing, e.g: 1) Salawaat (this is a way of connecting to either the Prophet Muhammad and/or Sufi Masters) 2) Qur'an (with the help of the prophet or saints you use the particular energy from the Qur'an you need) 3) Du'a (you use a prayer for the healing, or you make your personal prayer) 4) Salawaat (you close with salawaat again) You can then blow on the persons, blow on your hands and touch the persons, blow on water and make them drink it or sprinkle it around the house, energize objects, or blow on your finger and make a circle around yourself or your house. 4) IAC energy and chakra healing There are 3 fundamental energy techniques taught in the IAC, all with the goal of eventually allowing one to have an out of body experience. The techniques are: 1) Absorbing energy 2) Exteriorising energy 3) Circulating energy (called the VELO) For healing, you would firstly absorb a lot of good energy (e.g. from nature, trees, a river etc). Then you would exteriorize energy into the patient (usually using your hands). Geo-energy (from the ground, rocks and stones) they use for the root chakra. Water energy they use for the second chakra. Energy from plants and trees are good for relaxing the mind, as well as the heart chakra. Air energy and fire energy can also be used. The best self healing would be to head to a place that has the energy one needs (e.g. ocean, forest, river, mountains) and absorb as much energy as possible. Then you would VELO for a prolonged time, to circulate the energy as well as clear blockages. EDIT: I wanted to share some of my personal experiences with each system. 1) Chunyi Lin I strongly feel that a very particular qi comes to help when using SFQ to heal. It could be Chunyi Lin's qi, or a "commonly shared" spiritual container of healing energy shared by all SFQ practitioners. Especially I feel my middle dan tien extremely empowered when doing SFQ healing. I've also experienced a strong increase in my energetic perception when doing SFQ healing (especially during the healing). Lastly, the patients I've healed have felt heat, tingling, emotional release, insights about their problem and its cause and especially the taking out of the old/excess energy they feel very strongly. 2) Zhongxian Wu The talisman healing is very strong. I personally feel very, very powerful qi in my system when using the posture, mantra, mudra and talisman. When using it for healing, the patients have felt heat, tingling, electricity, insights about their problem, visions, vibrations and many other positive things. Something very interesting is the use of different healing tools. He is a strong advocate for having your own personal acupuncture needle you use for everything, own personal calligraphy brush, mirror, lamp/light, sword etc. The idea is that by using it everday both for your own cultivation and for healing, the objects themselves slowly get energized more and more. This makes them more powerful over time. Furthermore! You can also send energy using your feet instead of your hands. Feet are more powerful than hands, therefore their healing energy is stronger. 3) Islamic / sufi healing For some reason, I feel this healing is exceptionally strong when it comes to emotions and state of mind. When I've used it on myself or my house, or made others drink blessed water, I've noticed exceptional increase in joy, peace, hope for the future, calm trust in God's plan and the patient gets extremely enthusiastic and energetic. Furthermore, when doing a lot of salawaat, qur'an, du'a and salawaat, people become more friendly, respectful and attracted to you during your everyday life. For depression or other emotional states, this is the strongest I've seen. Especially salawaat. 4) IAC For me personally, going out into nature every single day for 15-60 minutes to absorb and VELO energies was extremely powerful. Once when I was starting to catch a cold, just after I had returned from a seminar (where I learnt the VELO), I did the VELO for 15 minutes straight. It cured my cold! For healing I've done it very little. However, what I experienced was that people could feel the energy going into their body. Furthermore, depending on whether it was geo-energy, phyto-energy or water energy, they could sense how the different energies were different. I.e. phyto-energy felt more peaceful and alive, geo-energy felt more solid, water energy felt more fluid. Conclusion I've seen all these kinds of healing work to a very large extent. However, I haven't experienced miracle-healings. By miracle healings, I mean like Jesus healed people, or some of the stories you hear from Chunyi Lin or Zhongxian Wu, about how people recovered from tumors, cancer etc. In my experience, it simply improves and energizes people, as well as accelerate their healing process. If someone would take 7 days to recover from a very bad flu, with healing it would take just 1-2 days instead. So, because of this, even though people feel energy etc. during the healing, they're not "blown away". Because they usually expect "Jesus-like-healing", with someone laying hands on them, and then everything is immediately healed in one go. However, they can usually tell that the healing has a positive effect and improves their energy. Commonalities All use the body, the breath (including mantras) as well as the mind (visualisation) to heal. Furthermore they use prayer and also healing water. Almost all use mantras and mudras. Even in islamic healing you make the prayers with your hand open (this is also a mudra). Warning What I've noticed in many of the healing workshops I've gone to is that healing is more trouble than healing. This is not to scare people, but simply to make people conscious of it. People simply send their own personal energy into each other, and thereby just mix energies. If the other person has great and pure energy, this is awesome. But mostly, people have their own issues,which also get transmitted with the healing. So, when people at a workshop simply mix their energies with each other, the result is not necessarily good. It's just a mess. Furthermore, with people putting 100% faith in the healer to miraculously cure their issues (which they themselves have caused with bad diet, lifestyle etc), they don't take responsibility for their own life. Therefore the issues (even if truly healed) will simply come back after a number of weeks, months or years (depending on the healing power they got). In my mind the best is always to educate people to take better care of themselves. Diet, lifestyle, good habits, daily qigong and meditation etc. Then, if they of their own free will continue these things, then healing becomes much more valuable. Because then it simply boosts and empowers these people in their own personal healing journey. But I'm still making up my mind about healing. For the past 3 years I've been very sceptical about it (like you can see above). However, recently I'm giving it a go again, to see how it goes. And with the patients being very happy with it, I'm rethinking my attitude. Is it good, is it bad, is it more trouble than healing, or is it to be viewed simply as a boost? I'm experimenting back and forth, and then based on my experiences and observations I'm changing my position Be blessed!
  8. My experience with Spring Forest Qigong

    @Learner thanks for your question! Yes, here are some very concrete benefits I've experienced under 4 headers, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. 1) Physically: The standing "active exercises" have been extremely beneficial for me. I found them very physical in nature compared to other qigong sets I've tried. They mobilize and move all joints, as well as stretch you out. Especially "harmony of the universe" is exceptional for my body. It stretches all the right places, it just feels so good. I've suffered some spinal injuries as well as shoulder injuries in my life. This has led to upper back stifness and general stifness and discomfort in the hips and lower back. The standing exercises coupled with his "closing" or "harvesting the qi" exercises have really helped me a lot. All the self cupping, self massage, and especially hitting the tailbone, sacrum, just next to the tailbone and sacrum, as well as the hips on the side... It works magic for my physical issues. 2) Emotionally: Due to my many years of deep meditation (I was a meditator for many years before I started qigong) it's quite rare I'm emotionally disturbed. However, especially when I work on my Liver, I notice I feel much more relaxed emotionally after. I realize I was both physically and emotionally a tiny bit tense. This tension releases after practice. 3) Mentally: Many, many, many things I've struggled with mentally have fallen into place with the explanations of Chunyi Lin. After going deep in meditation for many years, I had experiences with auras, ghosts, dead people in transition, curses and black magic, and many other things. In my prayers and meditation I got a lot of help and guidance with these things, but most of my teachers didn't help me out when I sought support and guidance with my experiences. They said "just ignore it", "don't pay attention to it", "keep practicing" etc. Chunyi Lin openly discusses and explains how these things work. This has brought me peace of mind, as the explanations have allowed things to "fall into place" mentally in my world view by allowing me to understand these things. 4) Spiritually: I truly feel that SFQ helps a lot with my third eye. Exceptionally much. It's the best for the third eye I've experienced, alongside my "Simplified Kundalini Yoga" meditations.
  9. @Learner The course is called "the grand circle". Here there is a section called "microcosmic orbit". In one of the first videos in the "microcosmic orbit" he talks about diaphragmatic breathing. Later he shows the "squatting monkey" standing meditation. By doing this for prolonged periods (up to one hour) using the special breathing method, you will over time 1) create and strengthen the lower dantien, 2) when the qi is strong enough, it will go to the "first gate" (the tailbone), 3) when even stronger, it will go the second gate "midback", 4) finally the third gate and base of the skull, 5) the third eye, 6) back down to the dan tien. When this is accomplished, you should continue to do the practice twice a day at certain times of the day for just 10 minutes to maintain. Keeping the lower dan tien strong and the microcosmic orbit open is a key secret for health and longevity, as well as the foundation for many other higher practices. Let me know how it goes Be blessed!
  10. My experience with Spring Forest Qigong

    Dear friends, An update! I just finished the level 4 retreat. Here are some initial thoughts (I'll include more as I practice more of the things we've learnt). What I especially like with Chunyi Lin is his mindset. Many other teachers of qigong follow the chinese cultural way: don't ask questions, submit to your teacher completely, don't think for yourself, simply do what you're told, be patient etc. Chunyi Lin's mindset is actually very academic, western, individual and intellectual in his approach. He was a college professor after all He considers qigong as "research". He has learned methods, theory, practice and techniques from his masters and of course studies of texts. However, he takes these as hypotheses to be tested out. Therefore he stays open minded and investigates for himself, always willing to change his positions on something if the evidence and research says something else (a very academic and intellectual approach from my point of view, which I like). Apart from that, he's humble, says he is also learning each day, and finally he talks openly about things other teachers consider "secret", "private", "inner door", "not to be discussed" etc. This allows for open, frank and equal dialogue. Therefore many things I've personally struggled with over the past couple of years, which my "more chinese minded" teachers ignored (auras, energies, spirits, transition of dead people, contacting dead people, objects carrying curses or negative energy etc) he discussed and explained openly. Furthermore he's open to "challenges". Someone asked him about a person they knew who had some troubles with their child. He simply said "let me check". After 5-10 seconds he said "there's a blockage here and here". So, he accepted the challenge and showcased his third eye reading skills immediately. Furtheremore, he explains very advanced things very simply, almost always using the physical body as an example. This means there's no imagination going on; if you see a person who dies with open eyes, this is what it means. If you see a person who dies with an open mouth, this is what it means. If you feel tightness in this part of the body suddenly one day, this is what it means. You can always come back to your physical body and "read its signs" which are physical facts. These can be felt and verified by everyone without a doubt. This takes all the imagination, fantasy and doubt away. Easy, simple, physical, no doubt nor fantasy nor imagination, just easy, practical tips you can use to improve your everyday life Be blessed!
  11. My experience with Spring Forest Qigong

    @hierundjetzt Thanks for your post 1) Why don't other systems share energy? Many qigong systems work in exactly the same way. It just not always apparent, or it's not explained or it's not emphasised. However, from the very first day in SFQ the importance of "connecting to the Master's energy" is explained. This immediately and consciously hooks every individual up to a commonly shared energy "bank" 2) Time spent on daily practice in the different levels I suggest you do qigong everyday. However, if you've only got 5 minutes, then do 5 minutes. The most important is simply to continue and don't stop You miss a day, okay, do it again the next. If you've only got 5 minutes, just do 5 minutes of connecting to the master, connecting to the universe (i am in the universe, the universe is in my body, I and the universe merge together), and bouncing. Or you could do 10 minutes of your most favorite exercise, moving of yin and yang, 7 steps to new life etc. 3) My personal practice time I usually pick and do a certain set of standing and seated exercises and stick with them for 49 day cycles. Then I choose other ones for a new cycle, or do the same again. I meditate about 20-75 minutes a day (usually in either the morning or evening). Qigong I do about 10-45 minutes a day. I'm very flexible with my self Be blessed!
  12. My own "greatest hits", secrets from my different teachers

    If you would like to experiment with the spirits of your 5 organ systems and their power, or simply your senses and their power in cultivation, this is what I would recommend: Start by using just one sense. Sit down in a comfortable posture and listen to your breathing. Breathing is one of our main sources of qi. By listening to your breath for just 5-10 minutes, your breath will be infused with healing qi. This will strengthen your kidney qi. Similarly, you can sit for 5-10 minutes and focus on "smelling" your breath. This will strengthen your lung qi. In the end, you can put all senses together in "one big bundle" and simultaneously see, smell, listen, taste and "feel/be/pay attention to" your breathing. This will safeguard (during the meditation, because your senses are turned inward) as well as strengthen the qi in all your organ systems.
  13. Dear friend, In this topic I'll share some of my own greatest hits, as well as the "secrets" from my different masters which have really surprised me. The things you can't find in any books and no one speaks openly about, yet can really help. Others are simply my own "take-homes" that really made a difference for me personally. Chunyi Lin Jing and longevity Most qigong alchemy, theory, books, classes, herbal medicine etc. talk a lot about the importance of Jing for a long and healthy life. It's the first step: to secure, replenish and consolidate the Jing. The lower dan tien and the Kidneys are very related to our Jing. Something Chunyi Lin has noticed in his many years of healing however, is that many sick people who died "young" (i.e. before 60) didn't necessarily have depleted Jing. This surprised him for many years, because it seemed to go against the idea that Jing is the most important for longevity. However, what he discovered through his observations was that many of the people who died "young" still had great Jing. What he then found out was that it was actually their middle dan tien that was out of order. This was mostly due to emotional blockages and unresolved emotional issues. Therefore he actually focuses on the Middle Dan Tien with many patients, which he has found out works very well. This is a shared observation with my other teacher Zhongxian Wu, who's said many times "all disease comes from the "Heart"". "Heart" here understood as our mind, our emotions and our middle dan tien. The importance of the physical body This is of coure a shared idea in daoism, namely that the health of the physical body is very important. However, the way Chunyi Lin uses this in practice is phenomenal. Someone had severe lung cancer, but didn't have that much time to practice. He simply told him to stand with his arms above his head as long as possible every day, at least for ten minutes in a row. This is because this posture physically forces open the lung channel. After two weeks of daily standing in this posture, the patient improved marvelously and noted "I can breathe so much better now!". Another example of using the physical body along with the knowledge of the importance of the middle dan tien is a women who had an undiagnosable illness. She was nauseous, losing weight, low energy, fever, bad sleep and many other symptoms. However, the doctors couldn't find any illness. She was told to stand in a posture, and meditate on her middle dan tien. After only two weeks, she was completely cured. Another example of the importance of the physical body is the "qi field" of the different organs. Everything is qi: the heat radiation from a bon fire, the fresh air near the ocean, the smell of good food, these are all coming from the qi field of the bonfire, ocean and food respectively. Therefore you can monitor the qi field of each of your 5 organ systems through your physical body! If something is going on with your tendons, it's because the qi field of the liver is affected. If something is going on with your eyes, it's because the qi field of either the Liver or Small Intestine is affected. Each day your body is communicating the state of your 5 organ systems through the qi field of each organ. Qigong is for all aspects of life In your money making, relationships, love life, family life, sex life, food, leisure time, decoration, everything is qigong. The universe is made up of qi, so qigong is the study of the whole universe. He always gives easy to follow and practical advice. To much radiation from computers and electronics in your home or office? Put more plants near the devices and keep a bowl of water in the room you stay in the most. Stressed out at work? Go into the bathroom and do a certain neck exercises with breathing and visualisation to release the negative qi from your system. Had a fight with a family member and they won't talk to you? Use hand mudras, breathing, meditation and prayer to heal the relationship. Simply move your decorations around, wear different clothes, practice facing different directions or use specific foods depending on the astrological qi of that particular year, month, day and time. Zhongxian Wu Just like I quoted above, he also often states "all disease starts in the Heart". Therefore it's actually mostly our emotions which make us sick. This should be dealth with by understanding which organ system the emotion is related to, work more on that organ (with mantras, mudras, talismans, feng shui, sleeping direction, food, colors of clothes etc) and then release that emotion. Furthermore, talismans are the most powerful qigong he's learnt in his life. I agree, one of the best things I've learnt in my life is the talisman qigong. The power of combining posture, mantra, mudra, breathing and visualisation with the talisman attracts and builds very strong qi. This qi can be used for healing, cultivation, feng shui or anything one wants. My sexual qigong teacher The saliva and sexual fluid are full of jing and qi. By keeping it under your tongue and letting it dissolve, before swallowing it into your dan tien, you can absorb it into your system, strengthen yourself as well as harmonize the yin and yang (if it's a man and a woman who's together). The genital organs have all the organ systems in them. The testicles are the "external kidneys" and the penis is connected to all of your 5 organ systems. The head is the Heart, then comes the lungs, then the spleen and liver, and finally the kidneys at the base. By stimulating these different zones in different ways, you can heal your 5 organ systems. If you grab and hold a particular zone, and stimulate it (without ejaculating!), and don't let go of your grip, you build up the energy in that organ stronger and stronger and stronger. Do it for as long as you can without ejaculating. When you let go, all the built up energy rushes from the penis into that organ system. E.g. grab it hard by the base (the Kidney area), and simply go up and down as much and as long as you can (without letting go of the grip, without ejaculating and without letting your grip go out of the Kidney zone). When you let go, you should be able to fell the qi rushing into your organs. If you're starting to catch a cold, masturbate without ejaculating 10 times that same day. The next day (or during the day) you will have healed yourself from that cold. Comparison between Chinese and Western teachers' ideas about qigong and some of my own observations Both Chunyi Lin, Zhongxian Wu and my sexual qigong teacher agree that "feeling" is very important. "Feel the exercise", "feel your body", "pay attention to the movements", "feel with your hands", "feel the tingling". This is something I didn't understand until quite recently. The reason is that each of your organs have a jing, qi and shen component. E.g. the shen of the kidneys are your sense of hearing, the sense of the liver is your sense of sight, the sense of your heart are your sense of taste, the sense of smell is your lungs and your sense of "feeling" or where you "pay attention" is the sense of your spleen. When you "listen" to something, you can energetically see (that's how I've perceived it) a blue field going from your kidneys, out through your ears and then traveling to whatever you're listening to and enveloping them/that. By "listening" to your kidneys, you put your kidney spirit back into your kidneys. This is of course extremely healing. When you're very powerful, simply by "listening" to a glass of water, a patient's heart, your kidneys, your kidney spirit heals them/that or puts healing energy into them. All systems of meditation talk of "sense control", and "turning the senses inward". I thought this was just for concentration, but with energetic vision and my teacher's explanations as well as transmission, now I can see why it's important. Furthermore, many western teachers discourage visualisation. They say it will make your practice worthless, because you'll be fantasizing about your practice and thereby ruining it. Instead you should simply feel your body and let things happen on their own accord. However, both Chunyi Lin and Zhongxian Wu say that visualisation is extremely important, and they employ it with all students from the very first day and most basic training. Conclusion Those were some of my own greatest hits. I'll put in more as I get more, as I remember more things to be shared, or in case of questions Be blessed! EDIT: addendum I wanted to share yet another interesting similarity between Vethathiri Maharishi and my sexual qigong teacher. My sexual qigong teacher taught me a certain exercise which in his words: "converts surplus semen from the hui yin into jing in the lower dan tien, energy in the middle dan tien and spirit in the upper down dan tien, as well as opening the bai hui" Vethathiri Maharishi's "Kaya Kalpa Yoga" exercises for converting (in his words): "the sexual vital fluid into spiritual energy". The exercise is identical. This is something that stunned me as I learnt it. The postures they use are different, however, the breathing technique, mantra and visualisation is close to identical. How could someone from South India teach a certain technique for conversion of sexual energy, which is completely identical to something taught in China? It was a very secret technique that can't be found in any books. Something from Chunyi Lin and Vethathiri Maharishi also resembles each other a bit, with a few differences. It's regarding how sense-impressions enter and affect our energy system. First, according to Chunyi Lin: The impression from the outside world enters our system through our senses (eyes, ears, nose, mouth or skin). Then the energy travels to the brain. Afterwards, it's journey through the body is different between men and women. For women, the energy goes from the brain into the breasts. From there it goes the female organs, namely uterus, ovaries, bladder etc. For men, the energy goes from the brain into the liver, and then down to the bottom of the torso, i.e. bladder, prostate etc. Therefore, very recent negative emotional information causes headaches and neck tension, as the energy is in the brain. This is healed through a simply neck exercise coupled with breathing and visualisation. Negative emotional information which happened some time ago would cause problems in the breasts for women and the liver for men. This is healed through postures, breathing, mantras, massage and visualisation which open the related channels. Work on the middle dan tien is used, mainly through the visualisation part. Deeply and long held negative emotional information (traumas) is stuck in the female organs for women, bladder/prostate for men. This is healed by working on the lower dan tien. Second, according to Vethathiri Maharishi: Vethathiri also states that impressions enter our system through our senses. Then it goes into the brain, and is send down through spine and the chakras, and finally lands in the root chakra (muladhara chakra). Inside the muladhara chakra is a grand archive storing ALL sense impressions ever experienced, by yourself as well as your family line. The incoming sense impression is then compared to any other similar experience in the archive. Afterwards, any similar experiences goes up through the chakras and spine into the brain. This then makes the person aware of other former experiences that could help them in dealing with and/or understanding the sense impression. The way to enlightenment according to Vethathiri Maharishi is actually by purifying the "genetic centre" inside the muladhara chakra, the grand archive. It holds all our habitual tendencies. By slowly eliminating negative habitual tendencies (thoughts, words or deeds which harm ourself or others), we purify ourselves. By slowly building positive habitual tendences (through thoughts, words and deeds which cause benefit to ourselves, and others) we strengthen ourselves. When the ratio between negative and positive habitual tendencies becomes favorable, an enlightenment experience can occur. After this experience, the practicioner is to continue the work of improving the ratio between positive and negative tendencies, as well as going into enlightenment every day. This will over time strengthen the positive habitual tendency of enlightenment, which when it reaches "critical mass" in the end can destroy all negative habitual tendencies in one single go.
  14. Middle Eastern Alchemy

    Most definitively Thanks for sharing!