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  1. This is an interesting clip from a series on the History Channel "The Proof is Out There" I cannot vouch for the practitioner, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen the whole episode and if so, what was the title of the episode? Notes in the video indicate this is a bonus clip from Season 2, "Ancient Alien Carvings and Bigfoot 'Shrooms" but I would have thought this would have been a stand alone episode. Has anyone run into this practitioner or know which school he is associated with?
  2. Fascinating question. I always try to remind myself of all those in much more unfortunate circumstances worldwide so that I don't waste energy complaining of my relatively minor inconveniences of daily life - I have had glimpses over the years to "close calls" with Death - my earliest was at around 8 years of age where an episode of abnormally long tachycardia had me preparing for death in a bathroom, then another close call at 20 where I was pulled into an undertow, then pulled in a riptide after I reached the surface. Even with no training at the time, all I could remember is thinking (after I realized I may really pass away here) "Here we go." No judgement, no expectation, only knowing there would be some sort of transition coming up quickly. I have further explored my own fear of Death (as far as I could personally) in a 3 year journey into psychedelics to see if these plant medicines made a big difference in my overall range of fears possibly holding me back in normal life. After about 15 sessions of ayahuasca, 2 sessions of Bufo alvarius (5-MEO DMT), 18 sessions of sapo (non-hallucinogenic, but feels like you are dying nonetheless), as well as mushrooms and pure DMT, I have ended this experimentation in favor of maintaining the grind of regular qigong/neigong practice. All I can say for sure is that after many years of reflection (I'm about to turn 54) I still would love to live out as much as I can while I'm here, to be as useful as I can. I think that Death is what it is, it will be for all of us. I don't know if I have actually extinguished all levels of fear, at least as much as I can self-perceive. All remaining ego will always keep you tied to some level of fear of death as long as you live as a "regular" human, in my opinion. Just my 1 cent view
  3. Feedback about 小梦想's neigong seminar?

    I just wanted to say once again, many thanks to Rudi for putting himself out there and offering this path. I have tread upon many dead ends over the years and I find the pragmatism and simplicity of Rudi's path a welcome change. I am also impressed by his continual monitoring of our progress/problems along the way so we will not deviate too far. I enjoy his continual inclusion of his own journey with such teachers as Master Zhou, which is a real treat for all of us. He has active Discord and Telegram channels which I have found incredibly useful, not only for community but to ask general questions, no matter how basic. This is what I have missed so much in years past, where I was just fumbling in the dark and had to depend on my own faith to keep going. I have taken a lot of chances in the past and this is one of the best things I have done over the decades, IMHO, to further my own development. R
  4. Teaching authentic neigong

    I just wanted to say once again, many thanks to Rudi for putting himself out there and offering this path. I have tread upon many dead ends over the years and I find the pragmatism and simplicity of Rudi's path a welcome change. I am also impressed by his continual monitoring of our progress/problems along the way so we will not deviate too far. I enjoy his continual inclusion of his own journey with such teachers as Master Zhou, which is a real treat for all of us. He has active Discord and Telegram channels which I have found incredibly useful, not only for community but to ask general questions, no matter how basic. This is what I have missed so much in years past, where I was just fumbling in the dark and had to depend on my own faith to keep going. I have taken a lot of chances in the past and this is one of the best things I have done over the decades, IMHO, to further my own development. R
  5. Teaching authentic neigong

    Many thanks to Rudi for the zoom lesson today. He gave some great information in a very pragmatic manner. He was also very generous with extra insights that lit up some past reference points for me. What an extra treat to see Master Zhou as well. I look forward to more in the near future. Cheers, R
  6. Thomas Cleary has passed

    Thank you for giving me a glimpse of the vast world, Rest in peace Thomas Cleary
  7. Mjjbecker

    Much love out to you Mjjbecker, may you rest in peace brother.
  8. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Awesome to see discussion on this topic reopened. You all have inspired me to restart this after years of neglect. Years ago, before I had any personal instruction, I remember just relaxing into Embrace the tree posture while watching videos. After about 15 minutes I distinctly remember the oddest feeling after finishing, that I was much bigger and expansive than my physical boundaries. I felt much taller, as if I were 10 feet tall. Just a very nice and strange feeling at the time, however I was not consistent and stopped this after a while. In recent years, I have used specific ZZ postures as part of sets I've been taught, but these are only held for short periods of time between exercises. I was curious if anyone has tried out the single-weighted postures in Scott Meredith's "Packing", he makes interesting claims about the efficiency of training single legged postures over standard double-weighted ma bu.
  9. Free Robert Peng Webinar, March 31

    Thanks for posting the link Cheya! Many thanks to Sifu Peng for the webinar, much love and gratitude. I really enjoyed the webinar - I also found it very cool to think of these energetic protocols as a "top off" to regular mundane precautions as the foundation (as Sifu Peng also emphasized), all great tools to deploy at this time - fascinating how his wogu gesture is the same mudra taught by Bill Bodri for use when visiting the sick in hospitals or when going to a cemetery as an extra level of energetic protection - this same mudra was taught to me as well for use during my routine tenaga dalam training, my laoshi told me to use this if I ever found an external, unwanted energy around me, doing the hand gesture at the same time as thinking the thought "Get out." Also fascinating to see Sifu Peng's use of the password/passcode "I am in the qi, the qi is in me" - This type of affirmation, when used with qigong exercises, seems to facilitate the merging of our ordinary consciousness with the greater field, basically affirming we are all one at a subconscious level. I have seen an almost identical use of this type of passcode with Spring Forest qigong as well as a higher level qigong taught by another esteemed teacher Zhou Ting Jue. Sifu Peng's explanation of the harmonization application of the "S pattern energetic reset" is very reminiscent of my personal experience with Sifu Chunyi Lin's Small Universe exercise when outer conditions were going chaotic. So much to learn, so little time. I hope you all are staying safe and healthy, big ups out to you all. Rene'
  10. Free Robert Peng Webinar, March 31

    Just a bump to remind those with an interest in the Robert Peng webinar tomorrow.
  11. Free Robert Peng Webinar, March 31

    I will repost here on Monday as a reminder, no worries. R
  12. Forwarded from his newsletter, it is a free webinar: Dear Qigong Friends When I was practicing with my Master Xiao Yao years ago, sometimes we had to visit some patients in the hospital and some of those patients were isolated in infectious areas. Each time when we went in, he would always tell me“Wogu”, which is a mudra to create an energy bubble to protect the energy body from invasion. Today, when the whole world is surrounded by COVID 19, I was reminded of Xiao Yao’s advice. I plan to share these techniques with our community and practice together to reorganize our energy pattern for each individual as well as the whole planet. Strengthen Your Guardian Qi Reorganize Our Energy to Harmonized Pattern 6b8d7fbcc99037d0e59d86987c76524d I will lead a live Webinar to teach and practice these valuable exercises at 12 noon EDT Tuesday March 31. Please try to adjust your time. I’m sorry some place such as Australia or New Zealand may be in deep midnight. If you can't make it that time, you can still learn and practice after the video archive is ready. I’ll send out another email to let you know. Keep this link, and click to join on 12pm EDT Tuesday March 31: https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/GuardianQi Please help to spread the information among your friends! The more people practice together, the more powerful the energy field. Together with all our effort, we can change the energy pattern of world for the better. See you then! Good Qi Robert Peng *** www.RobertPeng.com
  13. Hard to believe, but the act of humming cranks up nitric oxide production in the sinuses - nitric oxide is a part of the local defenses used against bacteria and viruses, nitric oxide is broadly antimicrobial - It seems the optimal humming is whatever range vibrates your nose and sinuses the most - also interesting that there is one case study of a patient with chronic sinusitis that cleared it over 4 days of extensive humming 1-2 hours a day - perhaps a great time to get some OM in the day Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 166 (2), 144-5 2002 Jul 15 Humming Greatly Increases Nasal Nitric Oxide Eddie Weitzberg 1, Jon O N Lundberg Affiliations expand PMID: 12119224 DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200202-138BC Abstract The paranasal sinuses are major producers of nitric oxide (NO). We hypothesized that oscillating airflow produced by humming would enhance sinus ventilation and thereby increase nasal NO levels. Ten healthy subjects took part in the study. Nasal NO was measured with a chemiluminescence technique during humming and quiet single-breath exhalations at a fixed flow rate. NO increased 15-fold during humming compared with quiet exhalation. In a two-compartment model of the nose and sinus, oscillating airflow caused a dramatic increase in gas exchange between the cavities. Obstruction of the sinus ostium is a central event in the pathogenesis of sinusitis. Nasal NO measurements during humming may be a useful noninvasive test of sinus NO production and ostial patency. In addition, any therapeutic effects of the improved sinus ventilation caused by humming should be investigated.
  14. https://klinghardtinstitute.com/teachings/newest-corona-covid-19-dr-klinghardt-latest-research-session-19th-march-2020/
  15. John Chang Died February 5th 2020

    Rest in peace, much love out to him, his family, students and friends, he was a huge inspiration for many around the world.