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  1. Feedback about 小梦想's neigong seminar?

    I took this seminar at the weekend, Rudi is a very laid bad guy, easy to talk to, very accessible...open and honest about his level of skill, the practices and his background. I found him an absolute pleasure to interact with, and very accommodating, especially for those who have either no exposure or understanding of principles.... Quick note on the practices....I think everyone felt tangible sensations immediately during the seminar....that alone should tell you something The first night ran over time, and he was still willing to take more questions from the group.....My opinion based on this alone...he is as nice a person as they come..and not out to milk anyone for cash....he really seems to want to help people. His attentiveness to the telegram group is a further testament to that....you'd rarely get someone who would interact as much as he currently does. Id have paid the money just for an introduction to him...and I told him this in private after the seminar.... He is one person I'm glad to have in my contact list that's for sure.
  2. Your opinion on Damos neigong?

    1. There is no "fluff".... In addition to practical instruction...Damo often lectures around topics at length, and it's because of that most of his students understand the mechanics of the processes to a very high degree..both theoretically and experientially 2. He is absolutely credible....His methods are Quanzhen/Longmen as posted on his website....he teaches the foundational methods needed to get everything going which I know a few other Longmen teachers do not teach....any practice is almost pointless without strong foundations....a hard reality to accept for many....but one better accepted early on 3. His information is sound....you need not worry about that
  3. Your opinion on Damos neigong?

    Have you ever taken one of Damo's courses? He explains things in a manner and depth unlike anyone I have ever witnessed...the depth at which he is able to speak on topics usually summarized or not explained by other teachers (many of which simply dont know) You'd be extremely hard pressed to find anyone who can discuss these things at such lengths
  4. Wuji Posture

    This might help http://www.scholarsage.com/the-chakra-in-daoism/
  5. Wuji Posture

    Isnt that basically neigong though? Its pretty much accepted that you cannot progress through the alchemical process properly without prior neigong training Of course the term neigong means many things...it can refer to IMA, or it can refer to the process of change preceding alchemical work In this case I'm making reference to the latter This makes sense, and I had assumed as such...Now you may correct me if im wrong, but the mental work required for alchemical transformation is leaps and bounds ahead of what's required for neigong( which from what Im told is little)
  6. Wuji Posture

    What im finding hard to discern is whether you are referencing neigong or neidan Neigong, yes I see the parallels to what you are saying....but not as much for neidan, not as I understand it at least. In the system I study...alchemy is quite a bit more nuanced than standing, sink the qi, consolidate the mind and refine the field....this sounds like specific parts of neigong? ...Alchemy is a lot of seated work in what I do at least For example when forming the elixir....if one of the "ingredients" is not correctly prepared....it can cause very serious health problems... it is not related to neigong per se Of course I understand different systems have different mechanisms and ways of achieving certain things...but I can only speak for what I am familiar with
  7. Wuji Posture

    Im not sure I understand how that could be the case though? The way ive been given it, is that the ingredients are already there (somewhat) but these ingredients need to be refined, and combined in order to create the dan This is how I understand it also...at least its how it was explained to me The physical(ish) Dan tien is a very real thing...actually, if you take a look closely at the old video of John Chang...you can see it when one of the guys touches it...its clear as day...looks like an orange
  8. Wuji Posture

    Depends on the process we are talking about though doesn't it? Theres a lot of confusion regarding this in my opinion... If we are to get very semantic....We could say the xiatian (lower field) is not a dan tien (elixir field) per se...the Dan needs to be created, its the xiatian that needs consolidation ...but I think we are both talking about the xiatian in this case? Who believes the field needs to be created? I've not heard that before
  9. Wuji Posture

    Im referring to the notion that the body has layers, and for beginners, stretching everything open (physically) is important. From what I gather, the physical opening is the beginning stages...the rest comes later... Who ever said the dantien needed to be "created" ? There's a massive difference between creation, and consolidation
  10. Wuji Posture

    I think freeform elaborated on the why regards the dantien, but in any event, a physical stretch is a good thing for beginners....the toes you refer to for example, are key in physically stretching open another point im sure you know Most people are extremely tight and can certainly do with the tension...Id hazard a guess you are familiar with the drumskin concept
  11. Wuji Posture

    Standing on the balls of the feet isnt really the point...it is more to redistribute the weight to spread the tarsal bones wider. A 2:1 or so ratio of weight isnt so much a calf raise as an adjustment...certainly nothing like a ballerina
  12. Wuji Posture

    The discomfort is normal, and your weight should be as you stated, towards the front....in or around a 2:1 ratio of front to back to open yongchuan Heres a tip....Purchase a month long membership to the academy... Take EXTENSIVE notes and practice that for a while if you are tight on money.... You needn't worry about the neigong for now. You'll have plenty to keep you busy for a while I strongly suggest you take my advice ….there's nuances you wont pick up in the book that will save you endless hours and incorrect alignments. Nobody should ever try to learn from a book...they should only use it to supplement Damo knows exactly what he is talking about...The results of the practices speak for themselves and are very potent if done correctly
  13. The TM rabbit hole

    This is the same as what I know to be true and my practical experience of it also.....Things get really interesting and the sensations are unmistakable Its a shame a lot of people don't realize just how potent AUM can be when done properly....however, much like kundalini...it has been diluted, distorted and reduced to all sorts of wacky things
  14. Kundalini equivalent in Daoism?

    Its more like an intensive deep dives into specific topics....but you'd need to be a student of the school for this http://lotusneigong.com/past-events-2/
  15. Kundalini equivalent in Daoism?

    The Magus of Java is not as clear cut and accurate as people like to believe....it is not a good reference manual for anything...a nice story perhaps, great to expose John Chang.....but that's where it ends imo..too many misunderstandings, speculations, and unfounded assumptions. If you want accurate instruction on Dantien cultivation, Damos academy offers this, and he also has an intensive course on Dan Tian Gong for students of the school...Alternatively....there is another gentleman on this website offering a course on Dan Tian cultivation....you could always take that.... I am familiar with Damos methods and can confirm...they are as authentic as it comes In other words...there's a teacher a click of a mouse away. You don't need to travel anywhere right now to get accurate, authentic instructions, methods, and most importantly, a system that works