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  1. Books or guides on stretching?

    I have great success with this guy's book. https://www.thegeniusofflexibility.com/
  2. Three Gunas in Taoism?

    Is there an equivalent term for the Three Gunas from Yoga and Ayurveda in Taoist medicine and Nei Gong or Qi Gong?
  3. I really like Steiner. It is more a question of how to digest his info in a healthy manner and not turn it simply into another belief system unless you're content with being a believer. Also look deeply into the history of his movement and what happened after he died. Again I really respect his work, but those closest to him may not served his cause very well. I plan on reading selected of his written works quite a few times more than once, and work with it. I will be happy with that.
  4. books for beginner taoist practitioners?

    http://daoistmeditation.com/ This is a great book.
  5. Can you learn Tai Chi from dvds

  6. Suggestions for toddler who keeps falling?

    Toddler's tumbling. Somersaults etc. Purposeful falling you might call it. We have toddler's gyms in our area where they do tumbling and stuff like that in groups.
  7. Zhan Zhuang Practice Videos

    Master Han whose father was one of Wang Xiangzhai most long standing students (sorry pun intended) has also come to the insight that people need more movement and rather than stressing holding postures for long stretches puts emphasis on being able to stand holding the body's "natural state". That if you stand while not being in the natural state it doesn't do much good. The natural state is one of condensing and combing the upper and lower body into the dan tien area while also being aware and expanded from the center to the fingers. It may be that someone can hold that state only for a few minutes so then one moves to the next of the eight postures and hold the state there and so on also trying to hold it in the movement. Having touched hands with Master Han and some of his advanced students I can attest to their very skilled level in expressing jin.
  8. My theory on body energy and spiritual growth

    I don't see where the OP talks about those starting after the age of 50. I read it three times in case my age addled brain is not reading it correctly. I still I don't think it is ever too late to start but it really depends on what kind of life one led up to older ages and the quality of teachings and teachers.
  9. My theory on body energy and spiritual growth

    Having recently turned sixty I can say that I feel healthy and energetic as I did in my thirties. My hip joints are a little more sore but all in all I am happier and like OP suggests have spiritual thoughts more naturally. I notice internal energy as energy free from the obsessions of youth. I feel more complete in myself. I am winding up of raising some kids. I have been meditating since the age of 16 and tai chi and qi gong since 25. In spite of 30 years of construction work I am still feeling good.
  10. Pithy Teaching Titles

    No Way by Ram Tzu From Normal to Healthy by Kuhlewind
  11. Still at it and enjoying it. Great stuff.
  12. Anyone want to discuss sacred geometry?

    <p>Much of my inspiration for the path that I take comes from seeing the beauty of Sacred geometry. I use the word inspiration in the sense that it really gives me energy for practice after the fact. However there is a dimension (excuse the the pun) of mathematics that exhilarates me and now I distinguish it from inspiration in a different way than traditional sacred geometry. It is things like Pascals theorem and the work of Paul Lockhart that really have me excited these days. I find the engagement with the specific topics in this approach are for me very much like meditative absorption. </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_theorem">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_theorem</a></p> <p>Actually the part that I really like is more clearly explained here</p> <p><a href="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PascalsTheorem.html">http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PascalsTheorem.html</a></p>

    I think a job digging ditches would be good.
  14. Should I poison myself?

    You can use Homeopathic remedies which are often made of poisonous substances to give you the same effect. They call forth effects analogous to the poison but in a way that fosters your growth. Takes some research to know which ones suit you and the strength that will work for you.
  15. Juice: Radical Taiji Energetics

    Cheya, After touching in with Niwan do you go down to the LDT then feet,back to LDT, up the back, then back to Niwan before going to the hands the first time? Maybe spend more time on LDT on each leg of the round trip before going up to Niwan and hands. Do you do standing Peng practice? That's a kicker and also the new Taichi/ ai ki practice as shown in his video. I find that my Niwan sensitivity really likes the slower surging pulse feeling and at some point takes on a slow blissful pulsing radiation on its own. I think lava lamp when I get the feel of it really well. I think the nine points aren't so important to focus on. The Niwan is kind of a master point ruling them all. Just as the pituitary is a master gland balancing and activating the glandular system.